Academy Chronicle

Print Week at BCA

May 11, 2018


Filed under Features, School

Bergen County Academies students reflect on the annual Print Week celebration held at their school. Print Week at the Bergen County Academies is perhaps the most anticipated event of the year for students in the Academy for Visual Arts. Print Week serves as an event for Visual Arts students to come tog...

And the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Goes to…Kendrick Lamar

And the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Goes to…Kendrick Lamar

Hannah Noh, School News Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features

From a kid living in the streets of Compton, California to this year’s winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Kendrick Lamar has been changing musical culture since his first mixtape in 2003. The 30-year-old American rapper and songwriter whose recent album DAMN. was certified double Platinum and was dec...

BCA’s Very Own Shakespeare in the Park!

BCA’s Very Own Shakespeare in the Park!

Casey Beidel

May 10, 2018


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This Friday, May 11th, BCA is bringing a classic Shakespeare play to you! At 7 PM, you can come support student-run theatre outside the checkerboard. Even though Shakespeare wrote one of his most renowned masterpieces, Twelfth Night, over four hundred years ago, it is still performed today, often with ...

Twenty Years of Chocolate

Anaiah Thomas, Writer

March 29, 2018


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On March 26th, Bergen County Academies hosted its twentieth annual Chocolate Competition. BCA juniors and seniors in ACAHA had the opportunity to create a cake based on a theme they found inspirational. The one requirement is that chocolate is used as a core ingredient. This year nineteen teams of stu...

Meet the President and Vice President: Michael Murphy and Jessica Shi

Meet the President and Vice President: Michael Murphy and Jessica Shi

Rachel Hur

March 20, 2018


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On January 3, 2018, Michael Murphy (ABF 2019) and Jessica Shi (AMST 2019) were elected to lead BCA’s student body as the new StuCo President and Vice President. They have both been recognized for their charisma as well as their outstanding election campaigns which have won the hearts of the BCA stud...

Frosh Fundamentals: Where should you go during frees? It depends on your interests.

Frosh Fundamentals: Where should you go during frees? It depends on your interests.

Peter Mitelman

February 13, 2018


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For many BCA students, a prevalent topic is deciding which areas in school are the best to relax, socialize, do work, or have fun. The question that remains, however, is which of these locations is best - between the cafeterias, hallways, and information commons. Each having their pros and cons, it i...

Increasing Student Involvement at the Summer Opportunities Fair

Increasing Student Involvement at the Summer Opportunities Fair

Grace Tan, Assistant Design Editor

February 7, 2018


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More students were involved than ever before in the BCA Summer Opportunities Fair this year.

Super Bowl Snacks!

Super Bowl Snacks!

Rachel Holliday

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

It's almost game day, and you are set to go; guest list, flatscreen, drinks, commercial games and quarters to bet... except, you need TV fuel! This compilation of top hit recipes will make you the best host for Sunday night's game. Onto the eeeeats: SAVORY Game Day Nachos Bacon-Wrapped Ja...

Black Friday Trends: What Do BCA Students Think?

Black Friday Trends: What Do BCA Students Think?

Jamie Yun Lee

January 26, 2018


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Black Friday is well-known as the most hectic shopping day of the year with its mind-blowing sales on products in industries ranging from clothing to technological devices to home appliances. Through interviews and a poll, BCA students shared their thoughts on Black Friday and explained how the...

10 Books to Read as a Busy BCA Student

Maeve McFadden, Assistant Managing Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features

10 books you can read and enjoy while also balancing all of your schoolwork.

“ACAHA Express” Holiday Creation 2017

“ACAHA Express” Holiday Creation 2017

Rachel Holliday

December 22, 2017


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All aboard the ACAHA Express! Take a trip to the main entrance and you’ll find the long-awaited annual creation of the Culinary Academy seniors; the edible gingerbread Polar Express. Every year, ACAHA seniors come together and construct a sweet engineering project just in time for the holidays...

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


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"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...

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