Academy Chronicle

hackBCA: Back and Better Than Ever

hackBCA: Back and Better Than Ever

Norah Gordon

June 24, 2015


Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School, Science & Technology

High school programmers from both BCA and across the country flocked to BCA recently for hackBCA II, our school’s own twenty-four hour hackathon.  Alongside the young hackers were representatives from sponsors like Intel, Make School, and Rutgers, who aided them along the way.  Some of the winning projects incl...

Experience at HESCHMUN

Alex Whang

June 24, 2015


Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

On Sunday, May 17th, the Bergen County Academies Model UN team attended a debate at The Heschel School in Manhattan, New York.  In HeschMUN, delegates from schools all across the tri-state area were invited to debate Middle Eastern issues and politics, a tradition practiced specifically by HeschMUN....

Club MEDs Bodies Exhibit

Club MEDs Bodies Exhibit

Rachael Han

June 24, 2015


Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School, Science & Technology

It is exactly 9:04 AM and students begin to board the school bus for the Bodies Exhibit field trip, hosted by Club MEDS, on May 26th. Specifically, these students are heading to the Body Worlds: Pulse at Discovery Times Square. The field trip was organized by the Club MEDS members: Stacey Chung, Alex ...

Teen Arts Festival

Teen Arts Festival

Alex Schwartz

June 24, 2015


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

On Friday, May 29th, about 3,500 students from all over Bergen County arrived at Bergen Community College to take part in Teen Arts, an arts festival full of different kinds of exhibitions, demonstrations, and classes covering creative writing, visual art, performance, dance, and music. Teens from...

A Working Summer

A Working Summer

Simona Vigodner

June 24, 2015


Filed under Features, School

Summer. The word evokes an image of the beach, a nice drink by the pool, or an exhilarating trip to Europe, all away from the hassle of tests and schoolwork. Not so fast. BCA students are in no state of mind to forego the summer months without a hint of effort. Whether it be an internship, job, or vol...

Journey to JProm

Journey to JProm

Meena Raman

June 10, 2015


Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

After countless fundraisers, dozens of meetings, and nine months of planning, Junior Prom finally came together on May 8th, 2015, at Old Tappan Manor. Led by the Junior Class Council and a specially-created Prom Planning Committee, preparations began early in the school year, when the date and location ...

Meet the Teachers: Ms. Kouefati

Meet the Teachers: Ms. Kouefati

Suzan Kim

June 10, 2015


Filed under Features, School

  Where did you grow up? I grew up in Passaic County and attended Montclair State University.   As a child, did you have a nickname? Yes. My family and some friends call me DJ. The J stands for my middle name, which is Janina. Even to this day, I respond to my nickname.   Where did you attend ...

Netflix More Popular than Cable Television at BCA

Netflix More Popular than Cable Television at BCA

Simona Vigodner

June 10, 2015


Filed under Arts, Features, School

Headphones out, laptop screens on. Walking down the hallway of BCA, there is always some kind of online activity. Some students are doing homework; others are entertaining themselves, most often by watching movies or television shows. In today’s day and age, technology has made it easier to get a...

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?

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...

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