Academy Chronicle

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...

“Spooky Truffles”

“Spooky Truffles”

December 12, 2017

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

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

"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

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

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...

The Outlook on Outlook

The Outlook on Outlook

Grace Tan, Assistant Design Editor

November 25, 2017

“Bergen Email Migration”, read the subject line from system admin. Even before the school year started, the August 18th announcement seemed to foreshadow the big changes to come to BCA in 2017. After the migration of student Webapp accounts to Office 365, the biggest changes are the Microsoft services...

Meet the Teacher: Ms. Kaba

Meet the Teacher: Ms. Kaba

Amelia Denek

November 17, 2017

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. A man who never reads lives only one.” -George R.R. Martin As a new addition to the English department at BCA, this quote Ms. Kaba lives her life by is very fitting. Residing in New Jersey for her whole life, she attended Ramapo College and taug...

Watching From the Sidelines

Watching From the Sidelines

Christa Akerele, Journalist

November 12, 2017

It is difficult to know how much you love something before it is actually gone. Rio Matsumoto is an ABF sophomore and a Bergen Tech Cross Country runner who has been injured for the entire season.  As the end of summer approached and practices were about to begin, she pushed herself to train harder ...

Technology: The Apple of Our Eyes.

Technology: The Apple of Our Eyes.

Anaiah Thomas

November 12, 2017

Today, the majority of BCA students find themselves dependent on Apples —and not the juicy, red kind. Take a walk through the Academies, and it would be impossible to avoid scores of students on iPhones, Macbooks, and even Apple watches. This is not to mention those utilizing the Macs and iPads sta...