Academy Chronicle

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

Amelie Caceres and Vivian Tan

November 27, 2017


Filed under School, Sports, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Features, Opinion, School

“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


Filed under Features, School

“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


Filed under Features, School, Sports, Uncategorized

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


Filed under School, Science & Technology

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...

Halloween 2017 Reviews

Halloween 2017 Reviews

Anaiah Thomas

November 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

Academy students assessing Halloween 2017 say that, while the event was fun, it fell short of expectations. Events at BCA are known to be extravagant productions, into which students funnel their creativity and talent. On Tuesday October 31st, students enjoyed a number of Halloween festivities throug...

Summers at BCA

Grace Tan, Assistant Design Editor

June 30, 2017


Filed under Features, School

Whereas summer was once a time for play and free time, the high school experience has transformed these two months into an opportunity to pursue more serious endeavors, evoking a cocktail of mixed emotions. From relief, to sadness, to a cry of joy from juniors at having survived (accompanied by a scre...

Meet the President and Vice President: Brian Kehoe and Michael Murphy

Meet the President and Vice President: Brian Kehoe and Michael Murphy

Rachel Hur

June 22, 2017


Filed under Features, School

Brian Kehoe (ABF 2018) and Michael Murphy (ABF 2019) have recently began leading BCA as our new StuCo President and Vice President respectively. Often recognized for their incredible oratory skills, both Kehoe and Murphy have gained immense support for their warm personalities and exceptional campa...

Data Journalism Edition: How Income Affects Education

Joshua Farrington, Data Journalist

June 19, 2017


Filed under Features, School

Since the ratification of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, standardized testing has become typical in the majority of public schools, for the stated purpose of measuring whether students are learning. However, there is a correlation between income and success on these standardized tests, indic...

Data Journalism Edition: The Impacts of Global Warming

Data Journalism Edition: The Impacts of Global Warming

Kate Kim, Data Journalist

June 18, 2017


Filed under School

According to the National Climate Assessment, the main cause of global warming is human influences. Despite scientific consensus on the existence and main cause of global warming— human activities leading to increased CO2 emissions—30% of American adults don't believe global warming is happenin...

Meet the Teachers: Mrs. Blake

June 9, 2017


Filed under Features, School

Mrs. Blake, a passionate history teacher for sophomores and juniors, sat down with me and opened up about her hobbies, motivations, and more. She also provided insight about how her past experiences helped her to recognize her enthusiasm for teaching and history. With her vivacity and her love of history,...

Meet the Teachers: Profesora Ponce!

Jamie Yun Lee

June 6, 2017


Filed under School

  Profesora Ponce, a dedicated teacher, teaches French and Spanish for freshmen and sophomores. She openly shared information about her life growing up, her passion for teaching here at BCA, and her personality, among others. Where did you grow up? I grew up in El Salvador until I was 10, and t...

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