Academy Chronicle


Spring Break During COVID-19

Yessica Jain April 20, 2021

BCA recently had its second pandemic spring break. Spring break 2020 came mere weeks after the World Health Organization named COVID-19 a pandemic, and stories of mass outbreaks at parties and other gatherings...

Want to Get Involved in Activism?

Want to Get Involved in Activism?

Trinity Hansen, writer March 31, 2021

As the many different issues within society become clearer, many young people have taken action to call for change and demand justice. Some students who want to get involved are struggling with where to...

Feed Bergen: Combating Food Insecurity in Bergen County

Feed Bergen: Combating Food Insecurity in Bergen County

Margaret O March 30, 2021

Rates of food insecurity, the lack of consistent access to nutritious food, have steeply risen as a result of the pandemic. In 2020, Feeding America estimated 50.4 million US people to be food-insecure,...

The finale of 2020's IDA assembly.

International Day of Acceptance 2021

March 30, 2021

The most ubiquitous three letter acronym at Bergen County Academies, aside from BCA itself, is IDA. Ask any student and they can tell you it stands for International Day of Acceptance, a day in which the...

The Bergen County Academies' 2020-2021 musical, Working.

Working the Musical: Overture

Yilin Xie, Design Editor, Writer March 24, 2021

This article is a part of a series. Every year, the Bergen County Academies (BCA) puts on a musical, and this year is no exception. The original plan, as announced over the summer, was to put on The...

Bergen Technical High School's Isabella Impalli (left) vs. Columbia High School's Isabelle Wendt during the girls fencing final at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway

BCA Fencers During the Pandemic

Bori Chung, Writer March 24, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sports events, competitions, and practices were either delayed or canceled. Hence, last year in early March, Bergen Technical High Schools’ winter sports ended earlier than...

Image of three students from central Pennsylvania wearing masks and prom dresses

Planning a Prom in a Pandemic

BCA Senior Class Council Attempts the Unimaginable
Alex Weber, Managing Editor March 23, 2021

The Senior Class of 2021 missed out on its Junior Prom last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure a successful prom this year, the Senior Class Council took a backward approach in planning the...

The Twenty-One Year Legacy of the International Day of Acceptance

Trinity Hansen, Writer March 14, 2021

With the annual return of the International Day of Acceptance, BCA students are given the opportunity to not only celebrate their cultures and the cultures of their peers, but to also learn about the different...

AMUN XXII: Authenticity and Inclusivity

AMUN XXII: Authenticity and Inclusivity

Yilin Xie, Design Editor, Writer March 7, 2021
On February 4th and 5th, Bergen County Academies (BCA) held its annual Academy Model United Nations (AMUN) conference virtually. Though the organisers faced unique challenges due to the virtual setting, they persevered and ultimately conducted a successful conference.

Using the N-word in Educational Settings: is it ever justifiable?

Abby Saks February 25, 2021

Possibly one of the most relevant subjects in etymology is the usage of the N-word. Many non-black people now refrain from using the actual word and instead refer to it with that well-known substitute...

Education in the Post-COVID Era

Education in the Post-COVID Era

Cadee Lee, Assistant Managing Editor February 25, 2021

Although there had always been talk about online schooling before the pandemic, never before had all schools around the world been forced into it like this past year. After months of running schools virtually,...

2021 Valentine’s Day Assembly Preview

Alex Weber, Managing Editor February 9, 2021

On Thursday, February 11th, students and faculty will experience one of BCA’s most festive traditions–the Valentine’s Day Assembly. Each year, students showcase their musical talents in the auditorium–singing,...

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