Academy Chronicle

“The Secret in the Wings”: BCA’s 2019 Fall Play

“The Secret in the Wings”: BCA’s 2019 Fall Play

Audrey Gang, Writer

November 13, 2019

This week, BCA students will present their first production of the year, “The Secret in the Wings," directed by Mr. Kaplan. The play, which will be performed at Bergen County Academies on Thursday November 14th through Saturday, November 16th, will give students in the cast a chance to showcas...

How Do BCA Freshmen Spend Their Frees? 

Jimmy (Dohyun) Lee, Writer

November 10, 2019

As many know, Bergen County Academies is a school that not only has a rigorous and tailored curriculum, but a unique scheduling system. The school is notorious for ending at a later time than most high schools and many students find themselves still on campus up to three hours after the end of the scho...

Meet the Teacher: Mr. Fogg

Aditi Shimpi, Writer

November 4, 2019

The Academy Chronicle recently sat down for an interview with Mr. Fogg, our newest addition to the school’s Business and Finance faculty. Mr. Fogg instructs AP Microeconomics for juniors, AP Macroeconomics for seniors, as well as Advanced Business Topics for ABF sophomores. He also teaches an elective...

The Hong Kong Protests: Thoughts from the BCA Student Community

Michelle Kim, General Editor

November 4, 2019

On the other side of the world, hordes of youth cluster together on the streets of Hong Kong, protesting in hopes of ending China’s hold over their government and society. Since we live on the other side of the world, it is understandable that many BCA students may find it difficult to be aware and kn...

BCA Safety and Student IDs

Hafsa Ali and Margaret O'Hara

November 4, 2019

Student IDs have been issued to BCA students for many years. However, starting this year, all students are required to visibly display their IDs at all times while on campus―and there are consequences for non-compliance. Contrary to what many believe, this is not a new rule. According to the BCA Student...

BCA Takes on 80s Fashion Trends

Stacey Na, Writer

October 23, 2019

The resurgence of 80s fashion has become a hot topic of discussion in the fashion community. Ranging from the subtle high-waisted mom jeans to the more flashy neon asymmetrical tops, the 80s was a wild decade for experimenting with new styles and color schemes. A few BCA students have copped the 80s ae...

TEDxBergenCountyAcademies: An Exciting Opportunity for BCA Students

TEDxBergenCountyAcademies: An Exciting Opportunity for BCA Students

Michelle Kim, General Editor

October 11, 2019

A passionate speaker delivers an inspiring story to an attentive audience of students, sparking conversations and the sharing of ideas — this is what a moving and powerful TED talk can do. Many of us normally enjoy viewing TED talks on YouTube. However, on this upcoming Friday, 100 students who have r...

Chocolate Competition 2019: Bringing the Chocolate World to Life

Rachel Hur, Managing Editor

April 30, 2019

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

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

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

                 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

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...