Academy Chronicle


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...

BCA’s Very Own Shakespeare in the Park!

BCA's Very Own Shakespeare in the Park!

Casey Beidel

May 10, 2018

This Friday, May 11th, BCA is bringing a classic Shakespeare play to you! At 7 PM, you can come support student-run theatre outside the checkerboard. Even though Shakespeare wrote one of his most renowned masterpieces, Twelfth Night, over four hundred years ago, it is still performed today, often with ...

BCA College Fair – Review

Anaiah Thomas, Writer

May 1, 2018

Masses of students gathered for the BCA College Expo on the afternoons of April 16th and 17th. The event was specifically targeted towards Academy sophomores and juniors, who need to make decisions about their college education in the next one to two years. The goal of the College Expo was to force ...

Meet the Principal: Mr. Davis

Meet the Principal: Mr. Davis

Krishi Desai

April 11, 2018

Meet the Principal: Mr. Davis             The Academy Chronicle recently sat down for an interview with Mr. Russell Davis, the principal of almost 10 years at Bergen County Academies. This interview allowed the Chronicle to learn more about Mr. Davis’ life experiences and his career as an ...

Meet the Makeup Artist: Ms. Kouefati

Meet the Makeup Artist: Ms. Kouefati

Rachel Hur, Business Manager

April 11, 2018

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

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

A signature MUN

Katie Vandermel, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018

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...

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

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...

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

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 ...