Academy Chronicle

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?

Did BCA Students Watch the Super Bowl?

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...

Assessment Opinions

Assessment Opinions

Meghana Veldhuis

February 5, 2020

        The typical BCA school day is incomplete without frenzied students cramming information into their heads before a test or rapidly adding last-minute details to a project a few minutes before its submission. While tests and projects contribute to academic stress, they are staples in modern ed...

BCA’s 2019 NHS Induction Ceremony

BCA’s 2019 NHS Induction Ceremony

Eli Engler, General Editor

January 28, 2020

On Wednesday, December 18, 124 juniors and seniors were inducted into BCA’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) because of their academic and service-based accomplishments. The NHS is a prestigious group of students that have demonstrated scholastic achievement and strong moral character thro...

BCA Career Day 2019

Jimmy Lee

December 23, 2019

On November 27, 2019, Bergen County Academies held their annual Career Day, inviting alumni from all over the globe to speak with current students about their various professions. The students were asked to attend four sessions, each one being presented by a different alum. These 30 minute sessions...

How Much is Higher Education Worth?

Michelle Kim

December 23, 2019

“It tends to be ingrained from a very young age that we have to go to college and we have to go into a good school to get anywhere in life, and that a college degree is all that matters,” says one anonymous BCA student. “We’re told this by our parents and teachers, and pretty much every adult a...

Adjusting to BCA

Audrey Gang

December 23, 2019

When I received a thick white envelope in the mail with the navy words “Bergen County Academies” printed on it in late April, my first thought was, Not only is the technology above and beyond in BCA, the mail manages to be high-quality too. If I get rejected, at least I still get a fancy piece of...

BCA Students on Hackathons

Remington Kim, Writer

December 16, 2019

Competitions where programmers, engineers, and builders come together to create a real working software or hardware program all in the span of 24 hours have become increasingly popular in recent years. These events, known as hackathons, take place all over the world every weekend at high schools, colleges, and community centers. Competitors can build any product they wish, and c...

Progressions in BCA’s Global Exchanges Program

Cadee Lee

December 3, 2019

The Global Studies Program at Bergen County Academies now has eight different programs open to students for the 2019-2020 year. This homegrown program offers experiences that are specifically customized for BCA students. They are given the opportunity to travel abroad, where they can work with stude...