Academy Chronicle

The New BCA Greenhouse Is Open!

The New BCA Greenhouse Is Open!

Katelyn Bang

December 9, 2016


Filed under Features, School, Science & Technology, Uncategorized

 The new greenhouse at BCA is open for this school year, 2016-2017! The newly constructed greenhouse, attached to the renovated Environmental Science Center (ESC), serves as a classroom for many courses. These include not only academy-specific or mandatory courses such as Biology, but also the Agricultur...

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Spinelli

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Spinelli

Rachel Hur, Rachel John

December 2, 2016


Filed under Features, School

Though a recent addition to the faculty, Mr. Spinelli is no stranger to BCA: he was part of the graduating class of AMST 2007! As our  new music teacher, he directs the school choir and hosts a variety of other music electives, such as Chamber Choir, Music in Society, and Theory. The Chronicle ca...

Entrepreneurial Science- Provita Pharmaceuticals

Entrepreneurial Science- Provita Pharmaceuticals

Emily Kong and Claire Hsu

November 22, 2016


Filed under School, Science & Technology

Provita Pharmaceuticals strives to improve the quality of life of patients by extending the lifespan and increasing the efficacy and cost effectiveness of their medications. Provita is a virtual, student-run, startup biotech firm with technology aimed at extending the longevity and efficacy of ...

Halloween at BCA

Halloween at BCA

Angela Lee and Hannah Noh

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features, Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31

With Halloween just around the corner, the school is buzzing with excitement for the long-awaited day of haunted houses and costumes. As “fang-tastic” decorations adorn classroom walls and our own neighborhoods, BCA is gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the school year. Although ...

Doc’s Farewell

Doc’s Farewell

Bertina Kudrin and Casey Chan

September 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, School

  Just before summer began, two Academy Chronicle reporters, Casey Chan and Bertina Kudrin had a chance to sit down and talk to Doctor Findley before he retired. What followed was a delightful mix of stories, memories, and tears - the latter mostly in the eyes of the two aforementioned reporters. Abbreviations: ...

Meet the President: Mr. Liam J. Coohill

Meet the President: Mr. Liam J. Coohill

Stephen Lu

June 9, 2016


Filed under Features, School, Uncategorized

Liam Coohill is currently a junior in ABF and the recently elected student council president. Often known for his strong political beliefs, Coohill has gained a substantial amount of student support for his student leadership and charisma. However, there is much more to be seen beyond the Vineyard...

BT Boy’s Volleyball: League Champions

BT Boy’s Volleyball: League Champions

Stephen Lu

May 18, 2016


Filed under School, Sports

The Bergen Tech Boy’s Volleyball team became co-champions of the Big North- Liberty league after winning their game against Clifton on May 4th. For the first time in history, a sports banner will be hung in the school gym for the BT boy’s volleyball team. Going into their game against Cli...

Kinaesthetics: 7 Years of Dance and Friendship

Kinaesthetics: 7 Years of Dance and Friendship

Laura Kang

April 30, 2016


Filed under Arts, School, Uncategorized

Every Friday after school, Kinaesthetics, BCA’s longest standing dance team, can be seen working on their next dance in front of the school auditorium. Currently led by juniors Momo Roowala, Ralph Dela Cruz, Jae Kim, and Dominic Sunga, the group continues to practice, perform, and amaze. Kinaesthe...

BT Boy’s Volleyball Team Midseason Report

BT Boy’s Volleyball Team Midseason Report

Stephen Lu

April 29, 2016


Filed under School, Sports

The Bergen Tech Boy’s Volleyball team now just past the midpoint of its season, and after a strong start, they are trying to get back on the winning track. After starting off the season on April 1 with high hopes and goals, the team has demonstrated vast improvements from previous years. The team sta...

BT Boy’s Volleyball Team Preseason Outlook

BT Boy’s Volleyball Team Preseason Outlook

Stephen Lu

April 1, 2016


Filed under School, Sports

While many students may not even realize that Bergen Tech has a boy’s volleyball team, the first game of the BT Boy’s Volleyball season is on Friday April 1st at 4 pm at home in the BCA gymnasium against J.F. Kennedy High School. For several weeks, the team has been practicing in preparation for the upcoming season, with one goal in mind: win the league ...

Starbucks Red Cups: A War on Christmas?

Starbucks Red Cups: A War on Christmas?

Melissa Cui

January 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31

Holiday cheer, winter break, and a coffee cup controversy? Every year, Starbucks has released a festive coffee cup design with designs ranging from Christmas decorations to festive snowmen. This year, instead of a decked-out holiday cup, Starbucks released a minimalist red and cranberry colored...

Junior Wins $15 From BCA Mart Raffle

Junior Wins $15 From BCA Mart Raffle

Simona Vigodner

December 22, 2015


Filed under Features, School

       Hunger is a real thing at BCA. Student-run and student-managed, the BCA Mart school store is the place every food-craving student goes to during the last three hours of the never-ending school day. From chips, popcorn, fruit snacks, and a few sweet delicacies, to various drinks to satisfy ...

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