Academy Chronicle

AMUN XX: Delegates, Diplomacy, and Diversity

AMUN XX: Delegates, Diplomacy, and Diversity

Catherine Park

March 15, 2019

From February 7 to February 8, Bergen County Academies hosted the twentieth annual Academy Model UN conference (AMUN XX), with over five hundred student delegates and dozens of high schools in attendance. Delegates were assigned to fourteen different committees, each debating different international issues....

BCA Research Expo 2019

BCA Research Expo 2019

Michelle Kim

March 14, 2019

Michelle Kim Observant drivers passing by the Bergen County Academies may have been confused by the congregation of students, teachers, and parents entering the building on a recent Sunday. Little did these passersby know that inside the building, a bustling science fair was taking place – BC...

Teamwork, Competition, and Friendship: the Holiday Locker Decoration Contest

Yilin Xie

February 12, 2019

To celebrate the holiday spirit, the Sophomore Class Council organised the Holiday Locker Decoration Contest during the last week before the break. The student body avidly participated by decorating their lockers with all kinds of festive and holiday-related items for the grand prize of a basket of t...

How the BCA Community Epitomizes “Love is Love”

How the BCA Community Epitomizes “Love is Love”

Casey Beidel, Arts Editor

February 12, 2019

When I first entered BCA, I was afraid; I was petrified. (Yes, I did just steal a Gloria Gaynor quote.) Coming from a middle school where I had been the only kid “out,” I had no idea as to what would be in store for me at BCA. To say I found a supportive community is an understatement; what I fo...

The Unexplainable Perpetual Fear of the Unknown

The Unexplainable Perpetual Fear of the Unknown

Eva Iskhakova

January 23, 2019

Everyone is scared of something, whether it be flying, large bodies of water, or hospitals. Though many people exhibit irrational fears, the likelihood of them happening in real life is minimal at best. An irrational fear is a persistent or abnormal fear of a specific thing or situation that compels...

Don’t Trust the Boyz: BCA’s Fall Play

December 3, 2018

The world is in a state of extensive turmoil. War is plaguing society, laws are prohibiting divisive language, and people everywhere are joining a movement to create a homogeneous population of blue people. Sounds wild, doesn’t it?   Well, as wild as it is, from November 15th to the 17th, the...

(Sorta) Love Songs: A Great Theatre Event Coming to BCA!

(Sorta) Love Songs: A Great Theatre Event Coming to BCA!

Casey Beidel, Arts Editor

November 2, 2018

Have you ever wanted to support your friends in a BCA production but didn’t have the time to come see a full production? Luckily, BCA’s Studio 216, the student-run theatre club, is hosting an event where you can come to watch your friends perform in a low-key setting for free!   On Tuesd...

Where Did Our Library Go?

Lariana Cline

November 1, 2018

Throughout my years in middle school, I spent most of my free time hidden within the pages of the newest young adult novel. Back then, I had a lot of free time. My middle school library became my sanctuary. This being said, you might imagine my disappointment when I realized Bergen County Academ...

Science Meets Art: An Interview With Dan Hu

Science Meets Art: An Interview With Dan Hu

Hannah Noh, School News Editor

October 29, 2018

The Academy Chronicle recently sat down with AAST junior Dan Hu to discuss his involvement in both the sciences and the humanities, in hopes of obtaining a general understanding of what this double-interest may be like for some BCA students.   AC: I understand that you’re a BCA student ...

Senior Internship Interview: Vivian Jou

Elizabeth Lee

May 30, 2018

Vivian Jou, an ABF (Academy for Business and Finance) senior at Bergen County Academies, currently interns at the commercial lending department at Columbia Bank Headquarters in Fair Lawn. Academy Chronicle: Why and how did you choose to do this internship? Vivian:  I was introduced to the Columbia...

Senior Internship Interview: David Ni

Elizabeth Lee

May 30, 2018

David Ni is an ABF (Academy for Business and Finance) senior at Bergen County Academies. He currently interns at Wrightson ICAP, an economics research firm in Jersey City, New Jersey.   Academy Chronicle: Why did you choose to do this internship? David: Well, by junior year, I knew I w...

Happiness With Academy Choice

Happiness With Academy Choice

Jamie Yun Lee and Ashley Kim

May 29, 2018

When we were 8th graders applying to BCA, we all had, at one point, stared at this school's list of academies on our computer screens. Some of us knew which academy to apply to immediately, some were indecisive until the last minute, and still others fell somewhere in between. No matter where on tha...