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Top 5 Horror Movies of 2016

Tara Yu

November 23, 2016

Since the beginning, Horror movies have played a huge part in the film industry. They always attract sizeable crowds, filled with routine thrill-seekers, unsuspecting dates, or people who aren’t really scared but just like the plotline. In 2016, a huge number of horror movies were produced, and h...

Halloween at BCA

Halloween at BCA

Angela Lee and Hannah Noh

November 2, 2016

With Halloween just around the corner, the school is buzzing with excitement for the long-awaited day of haunted houses and costumes. As “fang-tastic” decorations adorn classroom walls and our own neighborhoods, BCA is gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the school year. Although ...

Meet the President: Mr. Liam J. Coohill

Meet the President: Mr. Liam J. Coohill

Stephen Lu

June 9, 2016

Liam Coohill is currently a junior in ABF and the recently elected student council president. Often known for his strong political beliefs, Coohill has gained a substantial amount of student support for his student leadership and charisma. However, there is much more to be seen beyond the Vineyard...

Veganism

Veganism

Isik Surdum

June 1, 2016

  When people first find learn that I am vegan, they often sigh, roll their eyes, or laugh. This is usually followed by a barrage of questions, ranging from “Why did you decide to go vegan?” to “Where do you get your protein from?”. These reactions, questions, and comments show that ...

Starbucks Red Cups: A War on Christmas?

Starbucks Red Cups: A War on Christmas?

Melissa Cui

January 13, 2016

Holiday cheer, winter break, and a coffee cup controversy? Every year, Starbucks has released a festive coffee cup design with designs ranging from Christmas decorations to festive snowmen. This year, instead of a decked-out holiday cup, Starbucks released a minimalist red and cranberry colored...

Junior Wins $15 From BCA Mart Raffle

Junior Wins $15 From BCA Mart Raffle

Simona Vigodner

December 22, 2015

       Hunger is a real thing at BCA. Student-run and student-managed, the BCA Mart school store is the place every food-craving student goes to during the last three hours of the never-ending school day. From chips, popcorn, fruit snacks, and a few sweet delicacies, to various drinks to satisfy ...

The Roots of Rap and Ignore Fetty Wap

Brian Kehoe

December 9, 2015

"Rich white man rule the nation still/ Only difference is we all slaves now, the chains concealed/ In our thoughts, if I follow my heart to save myself/ Could I run away from 50 mill like Dave Chappelle?" -J.Cole Rap Music: What your grandparents haven't heard and your parents just don't und...

Meet the Teachers: David Wilson

Meet the Teachers: David Wilson

Carlos Tariche

October 22, 2015

Meet the Teachers: Mr. David Wilson            When Mr. Wilson isn’t teaching American Literature II or IB World Literature, he’s investing his time in music and his kids. His teaching style is very popular among BCA students and this is his second year teaching IB Literature and Lan...

A Working Summer

A Working Summer

Simona Vigodner

June 24, 2015

Summer. The word evokes an image of the beach, a nice drink by the pool, or an exhilarating trip to Europe, all away from the hassle of tests and schoolwork. Not so fast. BCA students are in no state of mind to forego the summer months without a hint of effort. Whether it be an internship, job, or vol...

Meet the Teachers: Ms. Kouefati

Meet the Teachers: Ms. Kouefati

Suzan Kim

June 10, 2015

  Where did you grow up? I grew up in Passaic County and attended Montclair State University.   As a child, did you have a nickname? Yes. My family and some friends call me DJ. The J stands for my middle name, which is Janina. Even to this day, I respond to my nickname.   Where did you attend ...

Netflix More Popular than Cable Television at BCA

Netflix More Popular than Cable Television at BCA

Simona Vigodner

June 10, 2015

Headphones out, laptop screens on. Walking down the hallway of BCA, there is always some kind of online activity. Some students are doing homework; others are entertaining themselves, most often by watching movies or television shows. In today’s day and age, technology has made it easier to get a...

ABF Takes on GoGo SqueeZ Marketing Challenge

Simona Vigodner

June 3, 2015

  On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Pinke adjusted the camera to face the business freshman class for a Skype session with GoGo squeeZ Innovative Marketing team member, Dennis Katsnelson. Katsnelson, a 2010 BCA alumnae, appeared on the screen, ready to hear what BCA students had to present. One by one...

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