Academy Chronicle

Entering the World of Chocolate: The Chocolate Competition

Entering the World of Chocolate: The Chocolate Competition

Su Min Kim

March 30, 2015

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...

Election Day at BCA

Election Day at BCA

Anne Li

November 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

BCA SkillsUSA Gives Back to Technical Education

BCA SkillsUSA Gives Back to Technical Education

Shelby Han

March 2, 2014

In the midst of their stressful lives filled with endless nights involving homework and sleepy-eyed days, Bergen County Academies students may sometimes overlook the fact that they have been given an extraordinary opportunity to be a part of a unique and above-the-standard education. Three students—Na...

Meet the Teachers: Dr. Todd Crane

Meet the Teachers:  Dr. Todd Crane

Nicholas Cho

February 26, 2014

Current Chemistry and Theory of Knowledge teacher, Dr. Crane, is an integral member of the BCA community.  Now in his 14th year of teaching at BCA, he is well-known for his implementation of technology along with the flipped classroom model, in which instructional videos are watched at home allowi...

The Verdict of Homecoming 2013

The Verdict of Homecoming 2013

Meena Raman

November 20, 2013

This year, more than seventy sophomore attendees of BCA's annual Homecoming voiced their varying opinions of the dance, regarding all of its aspects: music, food, and its numerous special features. Despite a vast accumulation of data, ranging from students' quotes to their ranking of certain facet...

BCA’s Spring Play: “You Can’t Take It With You” – Funny, Quirky, and Explosive

Nicholas Cho

June 18, 2013

On June 1-2, the BCA Theatre Department put on three performances of You Can’t Take It With You,by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Right from the start with Penelope Sycamore (Lauren Henning) sitting at a desk, to the final scene with Martin Vanderhof (Joseph Nasta) saying a dinnertime prayer, I was hilariously ...

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