Academy Chronicle

Oprah Winfrey: The Future President of America?

Oprah Winfrey: The Future President of America?

Rachel Hur

February 10, 2018


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On Sunday, January 17, 2018, media proprietor Oprah Winfrey delivered an electrifying speech at the Golden Globes for her lifetime achievement award; but to her supporters, this speech was more than a simple “thank-you” - it hinted towards a presidential run in 2020. This moment has inspired a n...

Increasing Student Involvement at the Summer Opportunities Fair

Increasing Student Involvement at the Summer Opportunities Fair

Grace Tan, Assistant Design Editor

February 7, 2018


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More students were involved than ever before in the BCA Summer Opportunities Fair this year.

And That’s a Wrap! Mission Music Closes 2017 with its Second In-School Concert

Ashley Kim

February 2, 2018


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On December 20, 2017, BCA students were treated to an hour of lively music, sweets, and festive smiles at Mission Music’s Winter Concert. The holiday excitement was palpable with students laughing and singing along to classic winter favorites. Some performances included Alice Ipekci singing Shake Up Chri...

Meet the Guidance Counselor: Mrs. Acuña

Meet the Guidance Counselor: Mrs. Acuña

Krishi Desai

January 31, 2018


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             The Academy Chronicle recently sat down for an interview with Mrs. Kymberly Acuña, the newest counselor in the Bergen County Academies’ Guidance Department. Mrs. Acuña first came to BCA to fill in for another guidance counselor who went on maternity leave. This year, however...

Black Friday Trends: What Do BCA Students Think?

Black Friday Trends: What Do BCA Students Think?

Jamie Yun Lee

January 26, 2018


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Black Friday is well-known as the most hectic shopping day of the year with its mind-blowing sales on products in industries ranging from clothing to technological devices to home appliances. Through interviews and a poll, BCA students shared their thoughts on Black Friday and explained how the...

Evolving College Perspectives at BCA

Rachel Hur and Maeve McFadden

January 23, 2018


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BCA pre-frosh (a name they have been endearingly dubbed) are like confused children trying to understand the ropes of BCA. Soon, these pre-frosh will walk the halls as freshman, and then they will graduate to the sophomore lockers in the basement. After even more stress, they will reach the dreaded j...

“Spooky Truffles”

“Spooky Truffles”

December 12, 2017


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What is the first thought you have when you think about Halloween? Costumes? Ghosts? Scary movies? All of these are irreplaceable characteristics of Halloween, but we cannot ignore the most prominent part of Halloween, the sweets. If your sweet tooth is having a craving for something other than candy...

7 of BCA Students’ Favorite Spots in Bergen County

7 of BCA Students’ Favorite Spots in Bergen County

Casey Beidel

December 8, 2017


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Bergen County is home to nearly 1,000,000 people, and about 70 towns, each with some local gems that make their respective town special. This article uses data from BCA students from all across the county and shows some commonly-mentioned favorite places to go.   Beets Juice Bar - Park Ri...

Students Voice Their Opinions about BCA’s AP and IB Courses

Students Voice Their Opinions about BCA’s AP and IB Courses

Paloma Camacho

December 8, 2017


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"Results indicated that 46.7% of students favor AP classes, 38.9% have no preference, and 14.4% prefer IB classes.” The Bergen County Academies is one of the best high schools in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report rankings.  The curriculum at BCA consists of many higher level...

Adjusting to BCA: A Perspective from Teachers and Students

Adjusting to BCA: A Perspective from Teachers and Students

December 8, 2017


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With thee first trimester already over, students have started to settle back into the “BCA life” and a new class of BCA freshmen are learning to adjust to the challenges the school year brings. Teachers and students offer their thoughts on this process. Ms. Acuna, freshman counselor, commented o...

Students and the Growing Coffee Craze

Students and the Growing Coffee Craze

Rachel Holliday

December 8, 2017


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For many of us, the day doesn’t start until we’ve had our cup of coffee. The instant jolt helps us kick-start a Monday, and continues us on our daily routine. But why do so many people still reach for their second or even third cup of coffee throughout the day? Research may point to some int...

Driver’s Education Takes a Spin

Driver’s Education Takes a Spin

Rachel Holliday

December 8, 2017


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Sophomores throughout Bergen County Academies are wondering about the yoga mats in their Driver’s Education classrooms, thinking, “Aren’t we supposed to be learning the rules of the road”? BCA students are constantly complaining about their workload and how stressed it makes them feel as...

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