Academy Chronicle

Chocolate Competition 2019: Bringing the Chocolate World to Life

Rachel Hur, Managing Editor

April 30, 2019


Filed under Features, School

Every year, students marvel as ACAHA juniors and seniors wheel in extravagant cakes into the upper cafeteria. These cakes, prepared for weeks by the entire ACAHA, aren’t just any cakes; they are made for BCA’s annual Chocolate Competition, a years-long school tradition in which ACAHA students ...

A Club of Your Filming Dreams

A Club of Your Filming Dreams

Jordan Lavalle, Journalist

April 23, 2019


Filed under Arts, Features, School

At BCA, students are constantly taking part in exceptional activities and events — a normality in such a unique school. However, it often becomes easy to overlook regular occurrences. Clubs, for example, are not always given the attention they deserve. One of the newest clubs in BCA is “Make a Movie!...

Green Ribbon Day: The Catalyst for Change Against the Stigma of Mental Health

Green Ribbon Day: The Catalyst for Change Against the Stigma of Mental Health

Maeve McFadden, Managing Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Features, School

On Tuesday, March 5, BCA held its first Green Ribbon Day for Mental Health Awareness, led by the Mental Health club. The event was empowering, important, and a promising beginning to addressing mental health issues that have always lain beneath the surface, but have shied away from coming into sharp foc...

“Once Upon A Mattress”: A Hilarious and Heartwarming Sensation

“Once Upon A Mattress”: A Hilarious and Heartwarming Sensation

Catherine Park

March 27, 2019


Filed under School

                 This year’s winter musical production of Once Upon A Mattress at BCA was another huge success, thanks to the hard work of the over one hundred students and faculty involved. A spin on the classic tale, “The Princess and the Pea”, Once Upon A Mattress is the story of a...

We Can Stop School Shootings… With A Robot.

We Can Stop School Shootings… With A Robot.

Ashley Kim, Broadcast Journalism Editor

March 20, 2019


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A little over a year has now passed since the Parkland school shooting, but the gravity of the tragedy has not diminished in any way. The shooting continues to affect people within and beyond Parkland, Florida. It has particularly afflicted BCA student Mariem Ahmad (ATCS 2021). Emotionally struck b...

AMUN XX: Delegates, Diplomacy, and Diversity

AMUN XX: Delegates, Diplomacy, and Diversity

Catherine Park

March 15, 2019


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From February 7 to February 8, Bergen County Academies hosted the twentieth annual Academy Model UN conference (AMUN XX), with over five hundred student delegates and dozens of high schools in attendance. Delegates were assigned to fourteen different committees, each debating different international issues....

BCA Research Expo 2019

BCA Research Expo 2019

Michelle Kim

March 14, 2019


Filed under Features, School, Science & Technology

Michelle Kim Observant drivers passing by the Bergen County Academies may have been confused by the congregation of students, teachers, and parents entering the building on a recent Sunday. Little did these passersby know that inside the building, a bustling science fair was taking place – BC...

Teamwork, Competition, and Friendship: the Holiday Locker Decoration Contest

Yilin Xie

February 12, 2019


Filed under Features, School

To celebrate the holiday spirit, the Sophomore Class Council organised the Holiday Locker Decoration Contest during the last week before the break. The student body avidly participated by decorating their lockers with all kinds of festive and holiday-related items for the grand prize of a basket of t...

How the BCA Community Epitomizes “Love is Love”

How the BCA Community Epitomizes “Love is Love”

Casey Beidel, Arts Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under School

When I first entered BCA, I was afraid; I was petrified. (Yes, I did just steal a Gloria Gaynor quote.) Coming from a middle school where I had been the only kid “out,” I had no idea as to what would be in store for me at BCA. To say I found a supportive community is an understatement; what I fo...

The Unexplainable Perpetual Fear of the Unknown

The Unexplainable Perpetual Fear of the Unknown

Eva Iskhakova

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features, School

Everyone is scared of something, whether it be flying, large bodies of water, or hospitals. Though many people exhibit irrational fears, the likelihood of them happening in real life is minimal at best. An irrational fear is a persistent or abnormal fear of a specific thing or situation that compels...

Don’t Trust the Boyz: BCA’s Fall Play

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features, School

The world is in a state of extensive turmoil. War is plaguing society, laws are prohibiting divisive language, and people everywhere are joining a movement to create a homogeneous population of blue people. Sounds wild, doesn’t it?   Well, as wild as it is, from November 15th to the 17th, the...

(Sorta) Love Songs: A Great Theatre Event Coming to BCA!

(Sorta) Love Songs: A Great Theatre Event Coming to BCA!

Casey Beidel, Arts Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features, School

Have you ever wanted to support your friends in a BCA production but didn’t have the time to come see a full production? Luckily, BCA’s Studio 216, the student-run theatre club, is hosting an event where you can come to watch your friends perform in a low-key setting for free!   On Tuesd...

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