Academy Chronicle

“ACAHA Express” Holiday Creation 2017

Rachel Holliday

December 22, 2017

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 and the Growing Coffee Craze

The Barista Academy

Rachel Holliday

December 8, 2017

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

“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

"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

Photo caption: Ms. Kaba in her classroom between classes

Amelia Denek

November 17, 2017

“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

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...

Summers at BCA

Grace Tan, Assistant Design Editor

June 30, 2017

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

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

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

Visual representation of the questions asked on the BCA student survey.

Irene Hwang, Data Journalist

June 19, 2017

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

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

“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...