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Standardized Test Cancellations Due to COVID-19

Standardized Test Cancellations Due to COVID-19

Margaret O'Hara, Writer

August 13, 2020

Not even college entrance exams—a time-honored, student-dreaded tradition—are immune to COVID-19. Recent test cancellations have evoked stress in students across the country and many BCA students have been or will be affected by changes to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Test...

BCA in Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement

BCA in Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Meghana Veldhuis

August 13, 2020

Since George Floyd’s unfortunate death on May 25th, 2020, discussions, protests, and movements addressing racial tensions and inequality have erupted throughout the country. Despite the virtual learning, BCA has been a part of these changes and the Black Lives Matter movement; specifically, 10th grade...

Knitting For Life Recognized on News 12 for Donations to Healthcare Workers

Knitting For Life Recognized on News 12 for Donations to Healthcare Workers

Cadee Lee

May 8, 2020

On April 20th, BCA students Francesca Osborn,  Hannah Ferrer, Rachel Mina, and Olivia Culleton were aired on News 12 for their efforts to thank doctors and nurses who are fighting COVID-19 through Knitting For Life, a non profit organization. They received recognition for donating knitted materials ...

VBCA Series Part 2: Commentary, Opinions, and Pass/Fail

Emily Hashem, Writer

April 28, 2020

  Part 2 - Looking Forward-Pass/Fail LOOKING FORWARD: OPINIONS AND SURVEYS BCA vs Other Schools In a way, the current situation is a massive trial run for the feasibility of virtual schooling. The online school could be implemented for students on sick days, students with long-term illn...

VBCA Series Part 1: VBCA is Good, but How Do We Make it Better?

Emily Hashem

April 1, 2020

This article is part of a series.  Contents:  Part 1  Preface and methods  Survey results and analysis  Updates from student council  Helpful links and resources Part 2  Looking forward Part 3  Repeat survey and updates  PREFACE It’s been a huge adjust...

On-Line Learning Experiences at BCA in Time of COVID-19

On-Line Learning Experiences at BCA in Time of COVID-19

Ariana Lee

March 30, 2020

Coronavirus, COVID-19, has been on the upsurge sadly taking  thousands of  lives and putting many at risk throughout the U.S, China, Italy, and around the world. This pandemic has become so problematic that schools, domestically and across the world, have been shutting down. Yet faculty working at ...

StuCo’s New President and Vice President – Leena Memon and Vivian Tan

Leena Memon - StuCo President

Cadee Lee

March 30, 2020

Leena Memon and Vivian Tan, Bergen County Academies’s new Student Council President and Vice President, have been continuously working together to bring new improvements to the school. Some of their recent projects include PowerSchool, Therapy Dogs, Destress Fest, food giveaways, and new videos.  Le...

The Making of “Legally Blonde”

Yilin Xie

March 9, 2020

From February 27th to 29th, the musical production of the Bergen County Academies, Legally Blonde, played in the school’s auditorium and received marvellous responses from the audience. Like any other theatrical production, Legally Blonde required the cooperation of numerous groups. The well-r...

BCA: Beyond the School

BCA: Beyond the School

Amelia Okulewicz, Writer

February 28, 2020

Since the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, students, Lindsey Polevoy, Reese Conway, and Tiffany Kim have been avidly working on the “Community Service 2020” contest for SkillsUSA called Feed NJ BCA. Thus far, Feed NJ BCA has been manifested in a variety of smaller projects at BCA, such as...

BCA SkillsUSA’s American Spirit Team Leads Intro to Culinary Class at Annual BCA Flash Event

Bryant Kye

February 25, 2020

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the Bergen County Academies held its annual BCA Flash event, teaching middle school students in Bergen County a variety of courses ranging from Robotics to Beginner’s Bookbinding. This year, the Bergen County Academies SkillsUSA Chapter partnered with the Academy...

Did BCA Students Watch the Super Bowl?

Mahomes celebrates the Chiefs’ victory in the Super Bowl (photo from CBS Sports).

Eli Engler, General Editor

February 25, 2020

On Sunday, February 2, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV (54). The two teams had to battle their way through the AFC and NFC respectively to earn their spot in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes (the 2018 NFL MVP) and coach Andy Reid...

‘Playing Hooky’ A Clothing Brand Started by BCA Teens for Teens

February 11, 2020

In the summer of 2019 three like minded BCA students decided to put their heads together and develop a clothing brand that reciprocated their passion for experimental fashion along with their own unique style. Juniors, Gavin Zhao, Natalie Painter and Priya Aggarwall, all from different academies, agreed...