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Elektra: BCA’s Fall Play

Elektra: BCA’s Fall Play

Casey Beidel

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts, Features

Some of BCA’s finest performers are preparing for their performance of Elektra this November. The production, directed by Mr. Kaplan, takes the ancient Sophocles’s work but modernizes it and brings it to the BCA stage equipped with many special elements including an authentic Greek chorus, pop and roc...

The American Rise of 饶舌音乐(Ráoshé yīnyuè)

The American Rise of 饶舌音乐(Ráoshé yīnyuè)

Kevin Chew, Contributor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Features, World

2.7 billion views. One online reality TV show: The Rap of China. Running from late June to early September, this atypical online show managed to rake in billions of views from all over the globe, launching Chinese rap from an underground swell to a dominating force in the global music scene. Managing to...

Hot Mikado – BCA’s 2017 Musical!

Hot Mikado – BCA’s 2017 Musical!

Katie Bang, Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Features, School

Photo credits: Sabrina Sam “If you want to know who we are...we are gentlemen of Japan!” The opening lines of Hot Mikado kicked off the jazzy musical at 7:30 Friday night (March 7), with two more performances following on Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30. The comedy, directed by Mr. Kaplan, boasted an ...

Publishers’ Playlist: Love Songs

Publishers’ Playlist: Love Songs

Casey Chan and Brian Cho

March 14, 2017


Filed under Arts

  Love songs can always help to bring friends and family together. Here, we present both modern-day love songs and songs from the past. These songs, by musicians such as The Pet Shop Boys, Mariah Carey, Fleetwood Mac, and many more, are sure to remind you of romance. We hope you enjoy! For the S...

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...

Publishers’ Playlist: Fall

Publishers’ Playlist: Fall

Casey Chan and Brian Cho

November 27, 2016


Filed under Arts

Fall Playlist: Some songs are great for any season, and fall is a great time to catch up on listening to new music. Below is a compilation of the songs that we have enjoyed during the autumn months. With a mix of indie and RnB, we hope you enjoy these songs! Green & Gold by Lianne La Hav...

ARW: Anderson Rabin Wakeman Perform Classic “Yes” Songs at the Wellmont Theatre

ARW: Anderson Rabin Wakeman Perform Classic “Yes” Songs at the Wellmont Theatre

Brian Cho

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts

Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman, former members of the progressive rock band Yes, joined together to perform classic Yes songs as the group ARW (Anderson Rabin Wakeman) at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair on October 24, 2016. The three have not performed together since Yes’s Union Tour...

Doc’s Farewell

Doc’s Farewell

Bertina Kudrin and Casey Chan

September 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, School

  Just before summer began, two Academy Chronicle reporters, Casey Chan and Bertina Kudrin had a chance to sit down and talk to Doctor Findley before he retired. What followed was a delightful mix of stories, memories, and tears - the latter mostly in the eyes of the two aforementioned reporters. Abbreviations: ...

Publishers’ Playlist: Indie Pop and Jazz Fusion

Publishers’ Playlist: Indie Pop and Jazz Fusion

Casey Chan and Brian Cho

September 28, 2016


Filed under Arts

With summer done, BCA students may feel as though they have little free time on their hands- but don't stop listening to that summer music. One of the major pastimes of BCA students is listening to music. For this reason, we have compiled a list of song that filled our summer and hopefully will fill ...

One Act Play Festival 2016

One Act Play Festival 2016

Elise High

June 2, 2016


Filed under Arts

As the year winds down, so do the main stage theatre productions at BCA. This spring is especially laid back due to the absence of the annual Spring Play. Yet the senior directed One-Act Play Festival, also put up annually in the spring, is in full swing this year. This annual production of one-act play...

Kinaesthetics: 7 Years of Dance and Friendship

Kinaesthetics: 7 Years of Dance and Friendship

Laura Kang

April 30, 2016


Filed under Arts, School, Uncategorized

Every Friday after school, Kinaesthetics, BCA’s longest standing dance team, can be seen working on their next dance in front of the school auditorium. Currently led by juniors Momo Roowala, Ralph Dela Cruz, Jae Kim, and Dominic Sunga, the group continues to practice, perform, and amaze. Kinaesthe...

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