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ABF Takes on GoGo SqueeZ Marketing Challenge

ABF Takes on GoGo SqueeZ Marketing Challenge

Simona Vigodner
June 3, 2015
Filed under Features, Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

  On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Pinke adjusted the camera to face the business freshman class for a Skype session with GoGo squeeZ Innovative Marketing team member, Dennis Katsnelson. Katsnelson, a 2010 BCA alumnae, appeared on the screen, ready to hear what BCA students had to present. One by one...

Join the ‘FAAM’

Join the ‘FAAM’

Elise High
June 3, 2015
Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

  The beginning of this school year brought with it, not only hopes of higher GPAs and more high honor role certificates, but also an influx of clubs. Bergen County Academies currently hosts meetings for over sixty morning clubs and thirty Wednesday clubs that address everything from fun...

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Zhang

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Zhang

Suzan Kim
May 20, 2015
Filed under School

Mr. Zhang has served as a Bergen County Academy student, athlete, coach, teacher, and advisor. As a core part of the BCA community, he recently shared information about his childhood-his life before BCA-and his his experiences at BCA-as a student and teacher-with the Academy Chronicle.  ...

Sleep and BCA: A Match Made in Heaven?

Sleep and BCA: A Match Made in Heaven?

Simona Vigodner
May 13, 2015
Filed under Features, School

The alarm clock rings; even the sun is still asleep. We turn over and groan in agony as our fingers fumble for the snooze button. Almost every BCA student knows that feeling: the need for just a few more minutes of sleep. Spring is  upon us, and with snow days and school breaks now out of th...

PARCC: What Do the Teachers Think?

PARCC: What Do the Teachers Think?

Simona Vigodner
May 1, 2015
Filed under Features, School

  With the second round of the PARCC assessments completed, teachers and administrators at BCA are expressing mixed opinions about the test. Mr. Hathaway, of the BCA English department, feels PARCC has some potential benefits, but some issues as well. He said, “I think that the PARCC assessment is bette...

BCA 2015-16 Student Council Representatives

BCA 2015-16 Student Council Representatives

Suzan Kim
April 19, 2015
Filed under School

On Tuesday, March 31st, elections came to an end when the Student Council representatives for the 2015-16 school year were announced via speaker to the student body. Results came out as: President: Kevin Ma Vice President: Kenneth Rhee Treasurer: Soowan Jeong. Secretary: Caitlin Chan  With a total of 11 candidates, the elections determined school r...

Our New Student Council President: Kevin Ma

Our New Student Council President: Kevin Ma

Alex Whang
April 19, 2015
Filed under School

Kevin Ma is recognized as an inspiring leader, who has recently come forward with the chance to lead BCA as Student Council President. A junior in ATCS, Kevin has decided to share his past leadership experiences and his future plans to benefit our beloved school.  Chronicle: How are you feeli...

Entering the World of Chocolate: The Chocolate Competition

Entering the World of Chocolate: The Chocolate Competition

Su Min Kim
March 30, 2015
Filed under School

Chocolate Competition (more notably known as Chocolate Comp) is a prestigious BCA tradition that stimulates creative young students to create their own unique cake, chocolate cake. Every year, juniors and seniors in the Academy for Culinary and Hospitality (ACAHA) and Academy for Engineering and Design...

We Can Do It: All Together

We Can Do It: All Together

Suzan Kim
November 18, 2014
Filed under School

Soobean Jo, cofounder of the nonprofit organization and Bergen County Academy’s morning club, "All Together," says “My main mission when starting this organization was to create a support system for kids, so they could have access to someone to talk to and share their feelings with.” "A...

Election Day at BCA

Election Day at BCA

Anne Li
November 18, 2014
Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School, Uncategorized

On November 4, 2014, voters across America went to the polls to decide the nation’s path for the coming Congressional term.  BCA itself was not idle on Election Day.  Among the seniors who are old enough to vote, many went to the polls after school to cast their ballots.  There were also many opp...

Halloween 2014: A Wicked Recap

Halloween 2014: A Wicked Recap

Meena Raman
November 11, 2014
Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School, Uncategorized

Walking through BCA's packed halls on Halloween is an unusual sight. As soon as I entered the building on Friday morning, I was bombarded with a slew of clever costumes: Purge anarchists, Heathers, and the characters of Alice and Wonderland, as portrayed by the Math Department. However, it was not just the faculty and stude...

The Humans Behind “Humans of BCA”

The Humans Behind “Humans of BCA”

Meena Raman
October 9, 2014
Filed under School

Pictures are worth a thousand words but, thanks to the influence of social media, they might just be worth more. As photography blogs and websites rapidly grow in popularity, aspiring photographers strive to capture life's beauty and complexity in new and exciting ways. One of the most popular examples of this phenomenon occurs ...

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