Academy Chronicle

Meet the Makeup Artist: Ms. Kouefati

Meet the Makeup Artist: Ms. Kouefati

Rachel Hur, Business Manager

April 11, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, School

Ms. Kouefati is a freshman and sophomore English teacher who is known for her creative teaching techniques and laughter-filled classes; however, not only is she a talented teacher, but also a gifted makeup artist! The Academy Chronicle was lucky enough to sit down with Ms. Kouefati to discuss her exp...

Twenty Years of Chocolate

Anaiah Thomas, Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features, School

On March 26th, Bergen County Academies hosted its twentieth annual Chocolate Competition. BCA juniors and seniors in ACAHA had the opportunity to create a cake based on a theme they found inspirational. The one requirement is that chocolate is used as a core ingredient. This year nineteen teams of stu...

AMUN Conference: BCA edition

AMUN Conference: BCA edition

Katie Vandermel, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under School, Uncategorized

From February 1st to 2nd, over 500 students from a plethora of towns gathered in BCA’s auditorium for the opening ceremony of BCA’s 19th annual Academy Model United Nations conference. In anticipation of their first committee session, they shifted in their seats, cheering and applauding when prompted, b...

Our Very Own ISEF Feeder Fair: The BCA Research Exposition

Our Very Own ISEF Feeder Fair: The BCA Research Exposition

Jamie Yun Lee and Elizabeth Lee

March 20, 2018


Filed under School, Science & Technology

This year, the Society for Science and the Public approved the Bergen County Academies to run our own ISEF-affiliated fair: The BCA Research Exposition! On Sunday March 4th, 2018, over 200 BCA research students presented their research projects to judges. Two students from the BCA Research Expo go on t...

Meet the President and Vice President: Michael Murphy and Jessica Shi

Meet the President and Vice President: Michael Murphy and Jessica Shi

Rachel Hur

March 20, 2018


Filed under Features, School

On January 3, 2018, Michael Murphy (ABF 2019) and Jessica Shi (AMST 2019) were elected to lead BCA’s student body as the new StuCo President and Vice President. They have both been recognized for their charisma as well as their outstanding election campaigns which have won the hearts of the BCA stud...

Three Hours of Phys. Ed?

Three Hours of Phys. Ed?

Hannah Noh, School News Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under School

Insight into the new 3-Modules of Fitness added into everyone's schedules.

Edwin Drood’s Mysterious Musicians, Straight Out of the Pit

Edwin Drood’s Mysterious Musicians, Straight Out of the Pit

Jessie (Juyoung) Lee, Contributor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, School

Pit orchestra rehearsal with Mr. Isecke, one of the conductors of the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood has come and gone, and with it, a lot of after-school rehearsals.   Simultaneously, marvelous student musicians part of the pit orchestra practiced during and after school hours to accompany the ...

BCA Students Plan to Participate in National School Walkout Day

BCA Students Plan to Participate in National School Walkout Day

Madelaine Tew, Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under School

As a reaction to the February 14, 2018 school shooting at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Bergen County Academies students who are interested in participating will take action in relation to the organized National School Walkout Day in support of change in American gun la...

Meet the Teacher: Mr. Demeter

Meet the Teacher: Mr. Demeter

Krishi Desai

March 12, 2018


Filed under School

Meet the Teacher: Mr. Demeter      The Academy Chronicle recently sat down for an interview with Mr. Scott Demeter, a world history teacher who has taught at BCA for 16 years. Mr. Demeter instructs IB History of the Americas for juniors, as well as Early American History for freshmen. He is also t...

Can you diaBEATit?

Can you diaBEATit?

Sophia Wolmer, World News Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under School

In a school where candy sales fill the halls,  treats line the BCAmart shelves, and bake sales conclude each day, it can be hard to maintain a healthy diet.  Three BCA students in ACAHA, Christine (Youna) Choi, Angela (Sangjee) Hahn, and Rosa Kim have been working to change t...

Frosh Fundamentals: Where should you go during frees? It depends on your interests.

Frosh Fundamentals: Where should you go during frees? It depends on your interests.

Peter Mitelman

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features, School

For many BCA students, a prevalent topic is deciding which areas in school are the best to relax, socialize, do work, or have fun. The question that remains, however, is which of these locations is best - between the cafeterias, hallways, and information commons. Each having their pros and cons, it i...

2018 Winter Olympics: North Korea’s Pop Performance

2018 Winter Olympics: North Korea’s Pop Performance

Hannah Noh, School News Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under School, World

  The 2018 Olympic Winter Games have successfully commenced on the 9th of February, with the internationally celebrated sporting event  taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea this year. While excitement for the approaching season of lively sports competitions and grand ceremonies picks up s...

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