Academy Chronicle

Red, Blue, and Yellow: Alan

Yilin Xie

March 7, 2019


Filed under Arts, Features

After months of planning, the Print Week exhibition from January 17th to 18th by the Visual academy amazed Bergen County Academies with a display of stunning artwork. The Print Week exhibition took place on the stage of the auditorium of Bergen County Academies. The exhibition began on Thursday, January ...

The End of “Classical” Entertainment?

Catherine Park

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts, Features

          The volatility of the music and entertainment industry, with new genres and new forms of expression emerging every year, might mean that more “classical” forms of entertainment are struggling to retain popularity. The music and entertainment industry changes on a daily basis, pushin...

Rhythm and Blues: Love Songs in Our Society

Rhythm and Blues: Love Songs in Our Society

Casey Chan, Editor in Chief

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts, Lifestyle

  You’re sitting in the car, enjoying a beautiful sunset. Suddenly, Ed Sheeran’s voice croons over the radio about how he “found a love, to carry more than just his secrets." You switch the radio off; you’re not in the mood for another love song.  You might not always want to hear ...

Publishers Playlist: Ambient/Study Music

Publishers Playlist: Ambient/Study Music

Brian Cho

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts, Features

Ambient music, though not typically thought about, is heard everywhere from restaurants and vestibules, to movies and theaters. From luminaries Brian Eno and Harold Budd to more modern artists such as Aphex Twin, I hope to show you how ambient music might help you relax, study, sleep, or simply enjoy. ...

5 Winter Book Recommendations

5 Winter Book Recommendations

Maeve McFadden, Managing Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts, Features

As February continues with its cold, bitter days, nothing sounds better than staying inside at home with the heat on. Maybe you’re an outdoors person, or you really love playing soccer outside, but when the high temperature is 10 degrees, why take a chance on frostbite or venture onto your favorite s...

Don’t Trust the Boyz: BCA’s Fall Play

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features, School

The world is in a state of extensive turmoil. War is plaguing society, laws are prohibiting divisive language, and people everywhere are joining a movement to create a homogeneous population of blue people. Sounds wild, doesn’t it?   Well, as wild as it is, from November 15th to the 17th, the...

Crazy Rich Asians: Relatable or Debatable?

Lariana Cline

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts

Everyone appreciates a good love story. No matter how cliche the storylines may seem, people are nonetheless drawn to the drama, humor, and heartache that evokes the romantic side in us all. This is especially so when the audience is able to relate to the characters on screen. When asked whethe...

(Sorta) Love Songs: A Great Theatre Event Coming to BCA!

(Sorta) Love Songs: A Great Theatre Event Coming to BCA!

Casey Beidel, Arts Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features, School

Have you ever wanted to support your friends in a BCA production but didn’t have the time to come see a full production? Luckily, BCA’s Studio 216, the student-run theatre club, is hosting an event where you can come to watch your friends perform in a low-key setting for free!   On Tuesd...

Science Meets Art: An Interview With Dan Hu

Science Meets Art: An Interview With Dan Hu

Hannah Noh, School News Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features, School

The Academy Chronicle recently sat down with AAST junior Dan Hu to discuss his involvement in both the sciences and the humanities, in hopes of obtaining a general understanding of what this double-interest may be like for some BCA students.   AC: I understand that you’re a BCA student ...

Heritage Night!

Heritage Night!

Hannah Noh, School News Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, School

The warm stage lights dim as the seated audience ― filled with familiar smiling faces of parents, relatives, and friends ― clap and cheer for the first act of the night to commence. This year on June 8, BCA’s first ever Heritage Night will take place in the THARTS facility, where students ...

To Wear or Not to Wear: BCA Students Talk “Makeup”

To Wear or Not to Wear: BCA Students Talk “Makeup”

Elana Lane

May 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Lifestyle

As the school year draws to a close, spring brings along a push towards reflection and change for the better. “How can I make next year a better one for me?” is a question pondered by many students around this time. More often than not, change for the better starts with how you feel about yourself. Mak...

And the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Goes to…Kendrick Lamar

And the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Goes to…Kendrick Lamar

Hannah Noh, School News Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features

From a kid living in the streets of Compton, California to this year’s winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Kendrick Lamar has been changing musical culture since his first mixtape in 2003. The 30-year-old American rapper and songwriter whose recent album DAMN. was certified double Platinum and was dec...

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