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Commons ticks of New Jersey.

NJ Ticks 4 Science!

Andrea Kim March 20, 2023

Rutgers University has launched a citizen science project aiming to understand the distribution of ticks and their pathogens across New Jersey– and you can help too! Ticks are arachnids that attach...

World Food Prize Laureates: Lawrence Haddad & Jan Low

World Food Prize Laureates: Lawrence Haddad & Jan Low

Andrea Kim January 11, 2023

Each year around UN World Food Day (October 16th), the World Food Prize is presented to those who have improved the quality, quantity, or availability of food around the world. Envisioned as the equal...

Aquaponics: The Future of Farming

Aquaponics: The Future of Farming

Joshua Kim, Writer January 4, 2023

Aquaponics is an alternative method of sustainable farming that does not require the use of soil. One of the biggest issues today is climate change—a problem that impacts the entire world in many different...

Provita Pharmaceuticals: The Only Student-Run Pharmaceutical Company in the Nation

Eesha Oza December 21, 2022

  Provita Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company which prides itself in being the only student-run pharmaceutical company in the nation, and it is located right here at the Bergen County Academies!...

Inflation and the Economy: What it Means for You

Inflation and the Economy: What it Means for You

An Interview with Melissa Lee
Charlie Cannold, Contributor December 6, 2022
In an interview with Melissa Lee, we discuss the impact of inflation on the current state of the economy.

Student Involvement in Global Warming

October 20, 2022

One of the biggest concerns across the world is global warming; an issue that is progressively worsening. With each passing day, the need to take action becomes stronger. Global warming has a lot to do...

Is Seasonal Happiness Prevalent in BCA?

Is Seasonal Happiness Prevalent in BCA?

Eliot Lee, Writer October 13, 2022

One of the most well-known psychological phenomena is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which induces emotions of depression within certain seasons due to climate and sunlight differences between them....

What’s Going on With TikTok?

Elena Jacoby November 25, 2020

Let’s talk about TikTok. The ByteDance owned application, which boasts hundreds of millions of downloads globally, has a tumultuous track record, both with its users and with various governments....

“The Social Dilemma” Reviewed: A Warning Call to Humanity

The Message Behind Netflix's 2020 Documentary
Ming-Jing Qin, Writer November 2, 2020
A look into the message behind Netflix’s 2020 documentary "The Social Dilemma" exposes the immense power social media platforms have over their users' lives.
Zippy, Meet BCA

Zippy, Meet BCA

Alex Weber, Managing Editor May 9, 2020

On March 2nd, a lucky group of students at Bergen County Academies were given the chance to hang out with Zippy. Zippy was invited to BCA in order to provide comfort, reduce stress levels, and decrease...

This may be the possible future of space travel if AI were effectively taught to be empathetic. Astronauts could receive mental health support on long missions if this were the case.

2020: Is this the Year of Empathetic Artificial Intelligence?

Michelle Kim, General Editor April 20, 2020

     At a conference at Dartmouth College in 1956, the word “artificial intelligence” was first uttered. Now, nearly seventy years later, artificial intelligence (AI) is at the cusp of becoming...

Pictured above are various actions you can take in preventing climate change on a small-scale level. Still, these individual choices will not be our planets saving grace.

Personal Choices are not the Superman of Preventing Climate Change

Abby Saks March 23, 2020

According to recent studies, 71% of global greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 were produced by just 100 companies. Still, many people preach the idea that, if every person tries to reduce their own...

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