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IDA Workshops: Interview With Mrs. Blake

Hannah Noh
February 11, 2017
Filed under Features, School

Mrs. Blake is the International Day of Acceptance (IDA) workshops advisor, and she was kind enough to reflect on and answer some questions regarding this important day of embracing and accepting each other. The IDA workshops are definitely popular among BCA students, as we are given the opportunity to ...

Behind the Scenes of Hot Mikado – The Pit Orchestra

Izabela Zawartka
February 8, 2017
Filed under Features, School

With the first week of March fast approaching, the preparations for BCA’s annual musical are beginning to intensify. And while most everyone considers the rehearsal time, memorizing of lines and music, and costume coordination done by the actors, many overlook the hard work behind one of the show’s...

Intelli-Buoy

Intelli-Buoy

Angela Lee
February 7, 2017
Filed under Features, School, Science & Technology

  They dreamed, they planned, they succeeded. It was their love for the environment that kept them going. Mr. Nodarse’s team of engineers, including Shannon Zhang and Laura Zhou, teamed up with ATCS junior Ohm Nabar in order to create their pollution detecting masterpiece, the Intelli-Bu...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Gift Giving

Melissa Cui, Features Editor
January 4, 2017
Filed under Features

One of the biggest if not most stressful parts of the holiday season is buying gifts. If you’re struggling to find a gift,  here’s a list that will help you narrow down the presents you should and shouldn't be getting your special people. Do’s: Do make them something! The holidays a...

ABF Goes British: 8 Days in London

ABF Goes British: 8 Days in London

Simona Vigodner, Managing Editor
December 23, 2016
Filed under Features, School

All photos by Megan Baumbach and Samantha Zucker. Forty juniors and seniors of ABFIB spent eight days in London this past November in the academy’s third annual global exchange program. The trip was the students’ International Baccalaureate (IB) Capstone Experience. The visit to London allowed...

No Man Is an Island: Ask Adrian Biagioli, BCA ’16

No Man Is an Island: Ask Adrian Biagioli, BCA ’16

Suzan Kim
December 21, 2016
Filed under Features, School, Science & Technology

Adrian Biagioli was a sophomore three years ago, when he first began working with Mr. Lang on the Ellis Island project. The program, which involves designing a platform where people can experience Ellis Island through virtual reality technology, progressed immensely during Biagioli’s time at BCA. For...

DIY: Personalized Holiday Mugs

DIY: Personalized Holiday Mugs

Katelyn Bang
December 20, 2016
Filed under Arts, Features

The holiday season is already here, which usually means rushed, last-minute holiday shopping. But store-bought gifts can be pricey, and they do not always make the perfect gift. If you don’t know what to get someone, take the better route: do it yourself! And what better gift can you give than a perso...

Poetry Made Interesting

Poetry Made Interesting

Rio Matsumoto
December 13, 2016
Filed under Arts, Features, Uncategorized

I know, poetry and interesting in the same sentence? It doesn't seem possible. And yet, it became a reality for the 5,000 high school students who were able to attend the Dodge Poetry Festival’s High School Student Day. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in Newark, opened its d...

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...

Top 5 Horror Movies of 2016

Tara Yu
November 23, 2016
Filed under Features

Since the beginning, Horror movies have played a huge part in the film industry. They always attract sizeable crowds, filled with routine thrill-seekers, unsuspecting dates, or people who aren’t really scared but just like the plotline. In 2016, a huge number of horror movies were produced, and h...

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 ...

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