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The Dangers of Virtual Reality

Su Min Kim, School News Editor
June 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Science & Technology

I jerk the steering wheel to the left and narrowly avoid a beam of light. Alarm bells go off as an enemy spacecraft clips the wing of my starship. I don’t have much time. Checking my ammunition, I push the gas and – “So, how do you like the game?” the salesman asks. Disoriented, I...

An Interview with Indrani Das, Top Winner of Regeneron Science Talent Search

An Interview with Indrani Das, Top Winner of Regeneron Science Talent Search

Angela Lee
May 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Science & Technology

  On March 14, 2017, Regeneron announced Indrani Das as the top award winner the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The Academy Chronicle was fortunate enough to conduct an interview with Indrani, who discussed her experience at BCA, hinted at plans for the future, and shared advice for other hig...

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...

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...

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...

Entrepreneurial Science- Provita Pharmaceuticals

Entrepreneurial Science- Provita Pharmaceuticals

Emily Kong and Claire Hsu
November 22, 2016
Filed under School, Science & Technology

Provita Pharmaceuticals strives to improve the quality of life of patients by extending the lifespan and increasing the efficacy and cost effectiveness of their medications. Provita is a virtual, student-run, startup biotech firm with technology aimed at extending the longevity and efficacy of ...

Fossil Teeth

Fossil Teeth

Meghan Forcellati
November 2, 2016
Filed under Science & Technology

20 years ago, a fierce legal battle ensued which shook the foundations of commercial paleontology. Sue, a massive, nearly-complete Tyrannosaurus, was discovered on a man’s property by a team of paleontologists, but afterwards the question of who the dinosaur belonged to was fiercely fought over....

Tailored to You

Tailored to You

Elise High
May 19, 2016
Filed under Science & Technology

We, those of Generation Z, have grown up surrounded by a plethora of technology. We expect to have searches delivered in a matter of seconds, we know what our friends are doing in the same moment they are doing them, and we will all have the strangest shoulder/finger/hand/neck/back/carpal tunnel prob...

Who Knew Thanksgiving Could Be So Exhausting?

Who Knew Thanksgiving Could Be So Exhausting?

Sophia Wolmer
December 9, 2015
Filed under Science & Technology

After your family has gathered around the table and indulged in a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, do you ever feel tired? Your stomach is full and you feel fatigued, but why does this occur?  The common misconception, is that this effect is a result of the turkey included in our Thanksgiving meals.  Recently however, this myth h...

Flying Syringes Deliver Ethical Questions

Flying Syringes Deliver Ethical Questions

David Yang
November 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Science & Technology

  Reviewing the list of the electives offered for the upcoming trimester, I noticed an interesting class, Entrepreneurial Science Biotech Research & Development, in which students run a virtual biotechnology company. The project the students promote in the class is called the “Flying Syringe,” wh...

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...

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 ...

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