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Summers at BCA

Grace Tan, Assistant Design Editor
June 30, 2017
Filed under Features, School

Whereas summer was once a time for play and free time, the high school experience has transformed these two months into an opportunity to pursue more serious endeavors, evoking a cocktail of mixed emotions. From relief, to sadness, to a cry of joy from juniors at having survived (accompanied by a scre...

Meet the President and Vice President: Brian Kehoe and Michael Murphy

Meet the President and Vice President: Brian Kehoe and Michael Murphy

Rachel Hur
June 22, 2017
Filed under Features, School

Brian Kehoe (ABF 2018) and Michael Murphy (ABF 2019) have recently began leading BCA as our new StuCo President and Vice President respectively. Often recognized for their incredible oratory skills, both Kehoe and Murphy have gained immense support for their warm personalities and exceptional campa...

Data Journalism Edition: How Income Affects Education

Joshua Farrington, Data Journalist
June 19, 2017
Filed under Features, School

Since the ratification of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, standardized testing has become typical in the majority of public schools, for the stated purpose of measuring whether students are learning. However, there is a correlation between income and success on these standardized tests, indic...

Data Journalism Edition: The Truth Behind the Screen

Data Journalism Edition: The Truth Behind the Screen

Irene Hwang, Data Journalist
June 19, 2017
Filed under Features

According to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 55% of what causes stress in high school students is homework. Especially among Bergen County Academies students, stress is the norm. There are different subcategories that cause stress, including homework, social life, sports, extracurriculars, and the c...

Data Journalism Edition: Can Women Lead? Skewed Ratios Persist Across Professions

Data Journalism Edition: Can Women Lead? Skewed Ratios Persist Across Professions

Ashley Kim, Data Journalist
June 19, 2017
Filed under Features

Arianna Huffington, a board member of Uber and founder of Huffington Post, recently stated during a board meeting that having one woman on a board usually encourages more women to join. In response, another Uber board member, David Bonderman, said “actually, what it shows is that it’s much more likely to...

Data Journalism Edition: Where are we Happiest?

Data Journalism Edition: Where are we Happiest?

Rudy LeDuc, Data Journalist
June 19, 2017
Filed under Features

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” Aristotle’s words resonate with many, but are they completely true? Can happiness be influenced by something as trivial as where you live? The World Happiness Report, published by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), seems to say just that. Bu...

Meet the Teachers: Mrs. Blake

June 9, 2017
Filed under Features, School

Mrs. Blake, a passionate history teacher for sophomores and juniors, sat down with me and opened up about her hobbies, motivations, and more. She also provided insight about how her past experiences helped her to recognize her enthusiasm for teaching and history. With her vivacity and her love of history,...

An Interview with Indrani Das, Top Winner of Regeneron Science Talent Search

An Interview with Indrani Das, Top Winner of Regeneron Science Talent Search

Angela Lee
May 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Science & Technology

  On March 14, 2017, Regeneron announced Indrani Das as the top award winner the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The Academy Chronicle was fortunate enough to conduct an interview with Indrani, who discussed her experience at BCA, hinted at plans for the future, and shared advice for other hig...

Your Social Media Accounts and College

Your Social Media Accounts and College

Grace Tan
May 24, 2017
Filed under Features, School

As important as it is to figure out what colleges want to see in an applicant, from GPA to extracurriculars, it is also becoming more and more critical to recognize what you don’t want colleges to see, whether it be that low SAT score … or your Facebook account. As people spend an increasing amount of time...

Drive Perfect, Drive KOALAfied: BCA’s U Got Brains Team

Drive Perfect, Drive KOALAfied: BCA’s U Got Brains Team

Casey Chan, Assistant Managing Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Features, School

Every young driver needs more experience behind the wheel. Now, thanks to BCA’s very own UGotBrains finalist team, it may be possible for BCA students to practice their driving in school. UGotBrains is an annual competition that focuses on the principles of safe driving. High school teams from all over Ne...

Hot Mikado – BCA’s 2017 Musical!

Hot Mikado – BCA’s 2017 Musical!

Katie Bang, Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts, Features, School

Photo credits: Sabrina Sam “If you want to know who we are...we are gentlemen of Japan!” The opening lines of Hot Mikado kicked off the jazzy musical at 7:30 Friday night (March 7), with two more performances following on Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30. The comedy, directed by Mr. Kaplan, boasted an ...

BCA’s SkillsUSA Chapter Goes Beyond the Classroom for Community Service

BCA’s SkillsUSA Chapter Goes Beyond the Classroom for Community Service

Simona Vigodner, Managing Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under Features, School

Students of Bleshman Regional Day School received an unexpected visit several weeks ago when 8 members of BCA’s SkillsUSA Chapter hosted a reading day for them. "We believe in the main idea of this project: to raise as much awareness of autism as possible throughout our school and our commun...

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