Academy Chronicle


The Return of Doctor Finley

The Return of Doctor Finley

Bori Chung, Grace Chung, Writer June 16, 2021

Dr. Finley retired as a Bergen County Academies music teacher in June of 2016. And after almost five years of retirement, BCA reached out to Dr. Finley because they were in need of a music substitute teacher. ...

China Care Poster (game Tourney)

Game Tournaments in BCA

Hayun Jung, Writer June 14, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has cut off most human interaction, limiting clubs in BCA from partaking in annual fundraising events such as bake sales and holiday grams. However, clubs have found another way...

Academy After Hours Returns!

Academy After Hours Returns!

Amishi Mittal, Writer June 14, 2021

The entire world has suffered through a long-lasting pandemic, eagerly waiting for things to return to normal. From being able to hang out with friends and go to school in-person, to being able to travel,...

How did BCA Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month?

How did BCA Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month?

Cadee Lee, Assistant Managing Editor June 3, 2021

With the various cultures and backgrounds at Bergen County Academies, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month was widely recognized and celebrated by many students this past May. Student...

Post-Pandemic Accolades for FFA

Angela Li June 2, 2021

When America locked down in March of 2020, most high school students expected a mini-vacation at home. When those two weeks turned into two months, and then an entire year, students conducting laboratory...

How Much is the Ivy League Really Worth?

How Much is the Ivy League Really Worth?

Cadee Lee, Assistant Managing Editor June 1, 2021

For the majority of high school students across the nation, college tuition is one of the major factors taken into account when applying to schools. With nearly 45 million borrowers in the United States,...

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 2020s 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 Schools Isabella Impalli (left) vs. Columbia High Schools 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...

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