Academy Chronicle


The Making of “Legally Blonde”

Yilin Xie

March 9, 2020

From February 27th to 29th, the musical production of the Bergen County Academies, Legally Blonde, played in the school’s auditorium and received marvellous responses from the audience. Like any other theatrical production, Legally Blonde required the cooperation of numerous groups. The well-r...

The Bullet Journal: Lists, Art, and Everything In Between

Yilin Xie

February 24, 2020

Bullet Journaling is among the many methods of much-needed organisation and time-management strategies employed by BCA students. The Bullet Journal—also affectionately known as BuJo—was created by Ryder Carroll with the intention of being a minimal, efficient, and methodical organisation s...

“The Secret in the Wings”: BCA’s 2019 Fall Play

The cast of

Audrey Gang, Writer

November 13, 2019

This week, BCA students will present their first production of the year, “The Secret in the Wings," directed by Mr. Kaplan. The play, which will be performed at Bergen County Academies on Thursday November 14th through Saturday, November 16th, will give students in the cast a chance to showcas...

BCA Takes on 80s Fashion Trends

Stacey Na, Writer

October 23, 2019

The resurgence of 80s fashion has become a hot topic of discussion in the fashion community. Ranging from the subtle high-waisted mom jeans to the more flashy neon asymmetrical tops, the 80s was a wild decade for experimenting with new styles and color schemes. A few BCA students have copped the 80s ae...

Book Review: The Relevance of “Meeting with My Brother” Today

Book Review: The Relevance of “Meeting with My Brother

Michelle Kim

April 25, 2019

When we open up a book, we, as readers, usuallyfollow along, sometimes passively, with the writer’s imagination. Nevertheless, there is writing that sometimes forces an ordinarily acquiescent reader to seriously contemplate what role he or she would play in that story’s imagined reality. In South Kore...

A Club of Your Filming Dreams

A Club of Your Filming Dreams

Jordan Lavalle, Journalist

April 23, 2019

At BCA, students are constantly taking part in exceptional activities and events — a normality in such a unique school. However, it often becomes easy to overlook regular occurrences. Clubs, for example, are not always given the attention they deserve. One of the newest clubs in BCA is “Make a Movie!...

Red, Blue, and Yellow: Alan

Yilin Xie

March 7, 2019

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?

The San Diego Symphony’s 2016-17 season honoring the legacy of conductor Jahja Ling.

Catherine Park

February 14, 2019

          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

Music and romance have often been intertwined, as proven by this photo

Casey Chan, Editor in Chief

February 12, 2019

  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

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

Get into the mood of the winter season with some good books!

Maeve McFadden, Managing Editor

February 12, 2019

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

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...