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Orchestra Performance, Conducted by Mr. Lemma

2022 Spring Concert Brings Music and Memories For All

Hannah Shin June 24, 2022

On June 7th, BCA’s Spring Concert showcased talented student musicians who performed music of many different genres. From Star Wars to percussion on garbage cans to Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, the Spring...

Project Based Learning vs Examination Learning

Project Based Learning vs Examination Learning

Minjoo Song June 20, 2022

Since 1994, Bergen County Academies (BCA), located in Hackensack, New Jersey, was primarily known to be a big advocate for Project Based Learning. In more recent years, however, there has been a major...

Meet the Teacher: Dr. Smith

Mariam Ali June 20, 2022

In April of 2022, Dr. Ericka Smith began teaching at BCA, taking over the position that was formerly filled by Dr. Pergolizzi before his retirement. Dr. Smith now teaches AMST sophomores Neuroscience and...

Research in BCA: Student Interests Outside of Academy Classes

Research in BCA: Student Interests Outside of Academy Classes

Juliet Lee, Writer, Editor June 20, 2022

Within the walls of BCA, most students share the common understanding that the academy name on one’s ID tag is representative of a person’s academic interests. But it is also not uncommon to see students...

BCA’s First De-Stress Fest Brings Insight Into Student Wellness

BCA’s First De-Stress Fest Brings Insight Into Student Wellness

On May 23rd to May 24th, BCA experienced its first ever De-Stress Fest that had been postponed until after the pandemic.
Hannah Shin June 15, 2022

BCA is known to be a highly stressful environment, with its academic rigor and challenging classes. However, student-led organizations such as Student Council and the Wellness Club have strived to bring...

Group B taking their bows

LIVE ONE-ACTS ARE BACK!

Sisley Carretas June 2, 2022

Alongside the return of live theatre is the return of staged One-Acts, directed by the AVPA-T seniors. As part of their Theatre Directing course, the Theatre seniors are granted the opportunity to take...

The Rise of Discord: The Next Viral Social Media Platform For BCA Students?

The Rise of Discord: The Next Viral Social Media Platform For BCA Students?

Discord is a communication platform that has been rising in popularity among BCA students since the pandemic.
Hannah Shin and Sue-Ah Choi May 26, 2022

May 13th, 2022, marked the seventh anniversary of the release of Discord. Though first released almost seven years ago, Discord appears to have only recently reached its peak usage – and in many ways,...

Journey to the Bronx Zoo: an AMST Freshman Experience

Journey to the Bronx Zoo: an AMST Freshman Experience

May 25, 2022

The weather only entailed mild precipitation and gray skies, but for the  AMST freshman students in Mr. Zhang’s biology classes, it meant a possible hinderance to their biome scavenger hunt. On the...

The Final Push: The BCA Countdown Begins

The Final Push: The BCA Countdown Begins

Hannah Shin May 19, 2022

It’s almost hard to believe that the school year is already coming to an end. With less than a month of school remaining,  BCA students are eagerly counting down towards the end of the school year as...

LitMag: Behind the Scenes to its Success

LitMag: Behind the Scenes to its Success

Mariam Ali May 19, 2022

After years of hard work and effort, LitMag has finally done it; it has won several national titles. This past week, BCA’s LitMag advisor, Ms. Villanova, and the Co-Editors in Chief, Hafsa Ali and Chloe...

Mykee Fowlin: Inclusivity and Celebrating Your Differences

Mykee Fowlin: Inclusivity and Celebrating Your Differences

Vidhi Bansal, Writer April 7, 2022

On March 3, 2022, psychologist, poet, and performer, Dr. Mykee Fowlin, took Bergen County Academies (BCA) students on an experiential journey as he led them to reexamine core precepts they learned throughout...

The Return of SPECTRUM at BCA

April 7, 2022

SPECTRUM has been a club at BCA that serves as a safe space for LGBTQ+ students in BCA. Members have the opportunity to learn about important LGBTQ+ history/current events and host fundraisers to raise...

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