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Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action

Melissa Cui

December 9, 2015


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When talking about the college application process, one of the most commonly discussed issues is affirmative action. Is it true that colleges favor members of a one culture or race over another? Affirmative action, bottom line, does consider those who have suffered discrimination in the past due to the...

A BCA Frosh: An Alien Planet

Khushbakht Butt

December 9, 2015


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A teenage boy walks into a building. It's September and he's done this many times before. He should be used to it, shouldn't he? He's done the same thing every year. But that was then and this is now. This building is new and different, and anxiety wells up inside of him. He isn't going into a place...

BT Homecoming Dance 2015

BT Homecoming Dance 2015

Sophia Zuo

November 4, 2015


Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

This October, the BCTS students had their annual homecoming dance held at the Hackensack Campus. DJ Nemms and DJ Reuben were there to provide music and entertainment, and several food trucks were out in the front serving food to 1500+ students. Here is a small gallery of photos taken during the dance. ...

International Tasting 2015: Pride in Heritage

International Tasting 2015: Pride in Heritage

Jasmine DeGuzman

November 4, 2015


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BCA is filled with diversity; students not only come from different towns throughout the county, but also different countries from around the world. Events such as the annual PPO International Tasting, which happened on Saturday, October 10th, showcased some of the different cultures represented here at...

Halloweekend Plans

Halloweekend Plans

Deena Shefter

October 27, 2015


Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

Whether you’re going to a party, trick or treating with your friends, or staying at home watching scary movies, Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in America. With Halloween creeping up on BCA students any day now, some at BCA are planning on “catching up on sleep” and others are “attem...

Meet the Teachers: David Wilson

Meet the Teachers: David Wilson

Carlos Tariche

October 22, 2015


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Meet the Teachers: Mr. David Wilson            When Mr. Wilson isn’t teaching American Literature II or IB World Literature, he’s investing his time in music and his kids. His teaching style is very popular among BCA students and this is his second year teaching IB Literature and Lan...

Convocation: A Time To Reflect and To Dream

Franchesca Inay

October 21, 2015


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As students both old and new gathered in the auditorium recently for the yearly convocation, anxiousness for the upcoming school year was replaced with excitement and hope. As we listened to an array of speeches and looked back on the previous school year, we, the BCA community, were able to c...

Alumni Spotlight: Max Aronson

Alumni Spotlight: Max Aronson

Sarah Chowdhury

October 21, 2015


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He may not be a student at BCA anymore, but Max Aronson is an alumnus not easily forgotten. A member of the ACAHA class of 2015 and a past student council president, he currently attends Cornell University and recently won Food Network's Chopped Teen Tournament. The Academy Chronicle decided to...

Djakoure Djedji: No Introduction Necessary

Djakoure Djedji: No Introduction Necessary

Brian Kehoe

October 6, 2015


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Whether you have had the pleasure of being his student, or have only seen him walking down the halls with a bright smile, all of us BCA students know about the famous Mr. Djedji. Last week, I sat down with Mr. Djedji and tried to get an insight into the man behind the calculator. It is too often that ...

Decorum! JAMUN at BCA

Decorum! JAMUN at BCA

Elise High

June 24, 2015


Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

  This weekend, over one hundred middle schoolers flooded through the doors of Bergen Academies. Why, you may ask? They participated in JAMUN, the Junior Academy Model United Nations Conference. In preparation for this event, the Academy Chronicle recently spoke to four sophomores that ...

BCA JSA Honored at Spring State

BCA JSA Honored at Spring State

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June 24, 2015


Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

Sunday, May 12th, Bergan County Academies’ Junior State of America Chapter was awarded the coveted Chapter of the Year Award by the Junior State Foundation after competing with other chapters from across the Mid-Atlantic. In addition, former BCA JSA Chapter President Maria Mendoza was honored wi...

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