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BCA’s Warm Welcome— Hello, Class of 2026!

BCA’s Warm Welcome— Hello, Class of 2026!

Christine Zeo and Clara Barsoum June 20, 2022

To welcome Bergen County Academies’ incoming freshmen (Class of 2026), the Parent Partnership Organization (PPO) held a picnic inviting families and students to showcase BCA’s various clubs, activities,...

BCA’s First De-Stress Fest Brings Insight Into Student Wellness

BCA’s First De-Stress Fest Brings Insight Into Student Wellness

On May 23rd to May 24th, BCA experienced its first ever De-Stress Fest that had been postponed until after the pandemic.
Hannah Shin June 15, 2022

BCA is known to be a highly stressful environment, with its academic rigor and challenging classes. However, student-led organizations such as Student Council and the Wellness Club have strived to bring...

One Act Festival 2022

One Act Festival 2022

One ActPlays 2022 Seniors in AVPA-T at BCA were handed the torch of responsibility for directing and putting on a show. BCA's One Act Festival is an annual event that brings students together from different...

Journey to the Bronx Zoo: an AMST Freshman Experience

Journey to the Bronx Zoo: an AMST Freshman Experience

May 25, 2022

The weather only entailed mild precipitation and gray skies, but for the  AMST freshman students in Mr. Zhang’s biology classes, it meant a possible hinderance to their biome scavenger hunt. On the...

LitMag: Behind the Scenes to its Success

LitMag: Behind the Scenes to its Success

Mariam Ali May 19, 2022

After years of hard work and effort, LitMag has finally done it; it has won several national titles. This past week, BCA’s LitMag advisor, Ms. Villanova, and the Co-Editors in Chief, Hafsa Ali and Chloe...

Are Streaming Services on the Decline?

Are Streaming Services on the Decline?

With Netflix reporting a loss of more than $50 billion, what does it mean for other streaming services and the future of streaming online?
Aidan Park, Online Editor May 19, 2022

It is clear that Netflix have established themselves as a global superpower in the world of digital streaming, reporting a revenue growth of $1.36 billion to $25 billion in a matter of 12 years and housing...

Are The Oscars On the Decline?

Leading up to this year’s 94th Academy Awards, viewership was of big uncertainty. Would the Oscars reflect yet another year of decrease in viewers? Or would it bring a resurgence in popularity with the pandemic slowing down? The answer is quite clear.
Aidan Park, Online Editor April 25, 2022

This year’s Oscars drew in 16.6 million viewers, displaying a 58% increase from last year’s record low audience of 10.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen, a global marketing research firm. However,...

Mykee Fowlin: Inclusivity and Celebrating Your Differences

Mykee Fowlin: Inclusivity and Celebrating Your Differences

Vidhi Bansal, Writer April 7, 2022

On March 3, 2022, psychologist, poet, and performer, Dr. Mykee Fowlin, took Bergen County Academies (BCA) students on an experiential journey as he led them to reexamine core precepts they learned throughout...

The Growing Divide Between New Music and Old Music

The Growing Divide Between New Music and Old Music

Recently, old songs, songs from the past - 2015, now represent over half of the U.S music industry. With the consumption for older songs increasing, current and upcoming artists face a new challenge: The market for new-music is actually shrinking.
Aidan Park, Online Editor March 19, 2022

Old songs now represent 70% of the U.S music market, according to the latest numbers from MRC Data, a music-analysis firm. With albums such as Thriller by Michael Jackson and Abbey Road by The Beatles,...

W O R D S (5 letters)

March 18, 2022

Wordle, a New York Times word game in which you guess a word based on clues from previous guesses of the word, has recently gone viral, becoming part of many lives, both nationally and at Bergen County...

Social Commentary in Modern Day Films

Social Commentary in Modern Day Films

Aidan Park, Online Editor February 23, 2022

Social commentary has been an age-old idea of using rhetorical means to provide commentary on issues in a society; however, as of recent times, it has sneakily crept into mainstream pop culture, namely...

Chef J: A Reflection of 19 Years

Chef J: A Reflection of 19 Years

Zoe Gossa, Contributor February 8, 2022

For 19 years, Chef John Branda (Chef J) has been a part of the BCA staff as one of the teachers in the Culinary Academy. He has inspired many students to strive to do their very best and encouraged them...

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