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Students Voice Their Opinions about BCA’s AP and IB Courses

Students Voice Their Opinions about BCA’s AP and IB Courses

Paloma Camacho

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features, School

"Results indicated that 46.7% of students favor AP classes, 38.9% have no preference, and 14.4% prefer IB classes.” The Bergen County Academies is one of the best high schools in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report rankings.  The curriculum at BCA consists of many higher level...

Students and the Growing Coffee Craze

Students and the Growing Coffee Craze

Rachel Holliday

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features, School

For many of us, the day doesn’t start until we’ve had our cup of coffee. The instant jolt helps us kick-start a Monday, and continues us on our daily routine. But why do so many people still reach for their second or even third cup of coffee throughout the day? Research may point to some int...

The Outlook on Outlook

The Outlook on Outlook

Grace Tan, Assistant Design Editor

November 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, School

“Bergen Email Migration”, read the subject line from system admin. Even before the school year started, the August 18th announcement seemed to foreshadow the big changes to come to BCA in 2017. After the migration of student Webapp accounts to Office 365, the biggest changes are the Microsoft services...

Study. Sigh. Study

Study. Sigh. Study

Anaiah Thomas, Journalist

November 25, 2017


Filed under Features

"I was talking to him during my frees instead of doing my Historical Investigation." School crushes can serve as an academic obstacle, according to Bergen County Academy students. Many feel that infatuations can be distracting and have a negative effect on individual productivity. “I had a good GP...

Meet the Teacher: Ms. Kaba

Meet the Teacher: Ms. Kaba

Amelia Denek

November 17, 2017


Filed under Features, School

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. A man who never reads lives only one.” -George R.R. Martin As a new addition to the English department at BCA, this quote Ms. Kaba lives her life by is very fitting. Residing in New Jersey for her whole life, she attended Ramapo College and taug...

Elektra: BCA’s Fall Play

Elektra: BCA’s Fall Play

Casey Beidel

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts, Features

Some of BCA’s finest performers are preparing for their performance of Elektra this November. The production, directed by Mr. Kaplan, takes the ancient Sophocles’s work but modernizes it and brings it to the BCA stage equipped with many special elements including an authentic Greek chorus, pop and roc...

The American Rise of 饶舌音乐(Ráoshé yīnyuè)

The American Rise of 饶舌音乐(Ráoshé yīnyuè)

Kevin Chew, Contributor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Features, World

2.7 billion views. One online reality TV show: The Rap of China. Running from late June to early September, this atypical online show managed to rake in billions of views from all over the globe, launching Chinese rap from an underground swell to a dominating force in the global music scene. Managing to...

Watching From the Sidelines

Watching From the Sidelines

Christa Akerele, Journalist

November 12, 2017


Filed under Features, School, Sports, Uncategorized

It is difficult to know how much you love something before it is actually gone. Rio Matsumoto is an ABF sophomore and a Bergen Tech Cross Country runner who has been injured for the entire season.  As the end of summer approached and practices were about to begin, she pushed herself to train harder ...

Halloween 2017 Reviews

Halloween 2017 Reviews

Anaiah Thomas

November 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

Academy students assessing Halloween 2017 say that, while the event was fun, it fell short of expectations. Events at BCA are known to be extravagant productions, into which students funnel their creativity and talent. On Tuesday October 31st, students enjoyed a number of Halloween festivities throug...

Christie’s Bad Reputation is Hurting Guadagno in the Polls

Christie’s Bad Reputation is Hurting Guadagno in the Polls

Paloma Camacho

October 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized, World

Phil Murphy is ahead of Kim Guadagno according to recent polls for the upcoming New Jersey Governor’s Election, and Chris Christie might be the reason.  According to the polls from Suffolk University and USA TODAY News, Democrat Phil Murphy has a 44 percent support or lean support ratin...

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...

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