Academy Chronicle

PARCC: What Do the Teachers Think?

PARCC: What Do the Teachers Think?

Simona Vigodner

May 1, 2015


Filed under Features, School

  With the second round of the PARCC assessments completed, teachers and administrators at BCA are expressing mixed opinions about the test. Mr. Hathaway, of the BCA English department, feels PARCC has some potential benefits, but some issues as well. He said, “I think that the PARCC assessment is bette...

BCA 2015-16 Student Council Representatives

BCA 2015-16 Student Council Representatives

Suzan Kim

April 19, 2015


Filed under School

On Tuesday, March 31st, elections came to an end when the Student Council representatives for the 2015-16 school year were announced via speaker to the student body. Results came out as: President: Kevin Ma Vice President: Kenneth Rhee Treasurer: Soowan Jeong. Secretary: Caitlin Chan  With a total of 11 candidates, the elections determined school r...

Our New Student Council President: Kevin Ma

Our New Student Council President: Kevin Ma

Alex Whang

April 19, 2015


Filed under School

Kevin Ma is recognized as an inspiring leader, who has recently come forward with the chance to lead BCA as Student Council President. A junior in ATCS, Kevin has decided to share his past leadership experiences and his future plans to benefit our beloved school.  Chronicle: How are you feeli...

Entering the World of Chocolate: The Chocolate Competition

Entering the World of Chocolate: The Chocolate Competition

Su Min Kim

March 30, 2015


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Chocolate Competition (more notably known as Chocolate Comp) is a prestigious BCA tradition that stimulates creative young students to create their own unique cake, chocolate cake. Every year, juniors and seniors in the Academy for Culinary and Hospitality (ACAHA) and Academy for Engineering and Design...

We Can Do It: All Together

We Can Do It: All Together

Suzan Kim

November 18, 2014


Filed under School

Soobean Jo, cofounder of the nonprofit organization and Bergen County Academy’s morning club, "All Together," says “My main mission when starting this organization was to create a support system for kids, so they could have access to someone to talk to and share their feelings with.” "A...

Election Day at BCA

Election Day at BCA

Anne Li

November 18, 2014


Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School, Uncategorized

On November 4, 2014, voters across America went to the polls to decide the nation’s path for the coming Congressional term.  BCA itself was not idle on Election Day.  Among the seniors who are old enough to vote, many went to the polls after school to cast their ballots.  There were also many opp...

Halloween 2014: A Wicked Recap

Halloween 2014: A Wicked Recap

Meena Raman

November 11, 2014


Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School, Uncategorized

Walking through BCA's packed halls on Halloween is an unusual sight. As soon as I entered the building on Friday morning, I was bombarded with a slew of clever costumes: Purge anarchists, Heathers, and the characters of Alice and Wonderland, as portrayed by the Math Department. However, it was not just the faculty and stude...

The Humans Behind “Humans of BCA”

The Humans Behind “Humans of BCA”

Meena Raman

October 9, 2014


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Pictures are worth a thousand words but, thanks to the influence of social media, they might just be worth more. As photography blogs and websites rapidly grow in popularity, aspiring photographers strive to capture life's beauty and complexity in new and exciting ways. One of the most popular examples of this phenomenon occurs ...

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Victor Lynch

Suzan Kim

May 30, 2014


Filed under School

While Mr. Lynch is no longer a teacher, he is still definitely a core part of the BCA faculty. He has worked at BCA for over 15 years, and during this time, he has served as a teacher, coach, and an administrator, and even took a large role in developing the IB Curriculum. Mr. Lynch discussed with Th...

Meet the Teachers: Dr. Patricia Kenny

Meet the Teachers: Dr. Patricia Kenny

Nicholas Cho

May 12, 2014


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Dr. Kenny is a favorite amongst the student body, well-known for her popular psychology courses and as a teacher advisor for Best Buddies, a club in which every Wednesday, BCA students visit a local elementary school and volunteer in its aftercare program.  Over her career, she has done research at C...

Behind-the-Scenes at the 2014 IDT Assembly

Meena Raman

April 9, 2014


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As one of the most anticipated events on BCA's schedule, this year's International Day of Tolerance assembly exceeded expectations, and once again it established the necessity of celebrating diversity and interpersonal understanding. This year's assembly, involving fifteen spectacular performances, culminated...

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Michael Liva

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Michael Liva

Nicholas Cho

March 29, 2014


Filed under School

Mr. Liva has been teaching physics at BCA since 1999.  During his time at BCA he has organized many of the school’s engineering programs such as Battle Bots; he has also been involved in the recent opening of the school’s Makerspace, an area that provides students the opportunity to use innova...

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