Overheard in BT – 1

  Overheard in the Classroom “Put the clementines away!” “When is this due?” “Today.” “Aw geez.” “Maybe he doesn’t have a square inch. Maybe he has a triangle inch” “Yeah, we accidentally took out the right answer when we were making the test so everyone got credit for that one.” “I actually think Thomas Jefferson is the best looking founding father” Overheard on the Bus … Continue reading Overheard in BT – 1

Black Box Night

On Friday, January 29th, the Drama Club performed their very first Black Box Night, during which students perform original material with minimal sets or preparation. Six groups performed, with members from a variety of grades and majors. Among the groups were a celebrity cooking show, a double date, a murder mystery, a recreation of one man’s first day of work, a group therapy session, and … Continue reading Black Box Night

Bergen Tech’s Model UN at FAIRMUNC

Model UN is an academic simulation of the United Nations that teaches students public speaking skills, diplomacy, and international relations. Our own Model UN, BTMUN, was formed just two years ago, when I was in freshman year. As the Co-SG of BTMUN, I am proud to announce that: On December 12th, Bergen Tech’s Model UN went to Fair Lawn to participate in FAIRMUNC IV, Fair … Continue reading Bergen Tech’s Model UN at FAIRMUNC

A Quick Minute With: Ms. Jones

Ms. Jones What do you love the most about your job as an administrative assistant here at Bergen Tech? Although the role of an administrative assistant is quite demanding, I love it! The administrative assistant is responsible for taking care of the needs of the office, so that everything runs smoothly and everyone is working efficiently. It can be pretty stressful at times, but I … Continue reading A Quick Minute With: Ms. Jones

A Quick Minute With: Mrs. Dolman

Mrs. Dolman Could you briefly explain to us about your job and/or duties as an administrative assistant? My duties at Bergen Tech are taking the attendance, helping the guidance department, and handling all of the responsibilities involved with that, and learning more about teacher substitution and everything else about the school. What is your prior experience. I previously worked at Ramapo High School for about a … Continue reading A Quick Minute With: Mrs. Dolman

A Quick Minute With: Mrs. Donohue

Mrs. Donohue Could you briefly explain to us about your job and/or duties as an administrative assistant? My job is to make sure the guidance department runs smoothly. Some of my duties include updating Naviance, sending out report cards, coordinating dual enrollment, admissions, and attendance issues, and doing anything else that needs to be done. I also assist the child study team with whatever support they … Continue reading A Quick Minute With: Mrs. Donohue

The End of Affirmative Action

Future of Affirmative Action Shaky: Fisher v. Texas. Admit it, you’d be upset if you didn’t get accepted to your dream college. So, when the University of Texas denied Abigail Fisher’s application in 2008, she was upset. She had learned that the school admitted students based on a variety of factors, which included race. Fisher, Caucasian, then filed a lawsuit against the University, claiming that … Continue reading The End of Affirmative Action

Quizbowl Victory at NorJAC

On December, Bergen Tech’s own Quizbowl club sent two teams to compete at the North Jersey Academic Championships where over forty-five teams attended to see who could come out on top. Rayhan Syed led the A team which was composed of Aileen Zhang, Phoebe Hort, Kyle Seabold, and Jason Gong. First the a team competed against Chatham where the team won at a score of … Continue reading Quizbowl Victory at NorJAC

The Happiness Column: What Are You Up To?

Like most of us, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to stay organized. In past years this has meant trying to keep my bedroom clean, but this year it meant buy a cute planner from Barnes and Noble and actually using it. Let’s face it, we all have a hard time trying to keep deadlines. We need to find better ways of managing our … Continue reading The Happiness Column: What Are You Up To?

Tunes to Keep an Ear On: Bea Miller & Shawn Mendes

Most of us know Shawn Mendes for the famous “Stitches” that has taken over radio stations across the country. And if you’re into artists like Justin Bieber or Ed Sheeran, Shawn could definitely be a great addition to your playlist. “Stitches” is his first song to appear on a Billboard airplay chart, debuting at number 36 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart in June 2015, … Continue reading Tunes to Keep an Ear On: Bea Miller & Shawn Mendes