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Meet the Teacher: Mr. Demeter

Meet the Teacher: Mr. Demeter

Krishi Desai

March 12, 2018

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...

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

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...

Oprah Winfrey: The Future President of America?

Oprah Winfrey: The Future President of America?

Rachel Hur

February 10, 2018

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

Grace Tan, Assistant Design Editor

February 7, 2018

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

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

             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...

Evolving College Perspectives at BCA

Rachel Hur and Maeve McFadden

January 23, 2018

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...

7 of BCA Students’ Favorite Spots in Bergen County

7 of BCA Students' Favorite Spots in Bergen County

Casey Beidel

December 8, 2017

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...

Adjusting to BCA: A Perspective from Teachers and Students

Adjusting to BCA: A Perspective from Teachers and Students

December 8, 2017

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

The Barista Academy

Rachel Holliday

December 8, 2017

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

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...

Too Fresh? How the Frosh Volleyball Team is Acing Sports and School

Amelie Caceres and Vivian Tan

November 27, 2017

Being a student athlete at BCA is tough without saying, but the freshman girls volleyball team has shown that with dedication and passion, playing a sport does not have to mean late nights and bad grades. If you ever join the freshman girls on their bus ride to practice or back from a game, yo...