Academy Chronicle

Crazy Rich Asians: Relatable or Debatable?

Lariana Cline

December 3, 2018

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

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...

BCA’s Very Own Shakespeare in the Park!

BCA's Very Own Shakespeare in the Park!

Casey Beidel

May 10, 2018

This Friday, May 11th, BCA is bringing a classic Shakespeare play to you! At 7 PM, you can come support student-run theatre outside the checkerboard. Even though Shakespeare wrote one of his most renowned masterpieces, Twelfth Night, over four hundred years ago, it is still performed today, often with ...

The End to A Four-Year Journey: the AVPA-M Class of 2018 Senior Recital

The End to A Four-Year Journey: the AVPA-M Class of 2018 Senior Recital

Ashley Kim

April 11, 2018

Tuesday, March 13th, marked the last time the eight seniors of the AVPA-M Class of 2018 would perform together at Bergen County Academies. With their senior recital, they treated the  enthusiastic audience with a night of spectacular music and remarkable talent. The AVPA-M Class of 2018 consists of...

Twenty Years of Chocolate

Anaiah Thomas, Writer

March 29, 2018

On March 26th, Bergen County Academies hosted its twentieth annual Chocolate Competition. BCA juniors and seniors in ACAHA had the opportunity to create a cake based on a theme they found inspirational. The one requirement is that chocolate is used as a core ingredient. This year nineteen teams of stu...

Edwin Drood’s Mysterious Musicians, Straight Out of the Pit

Edwin Drood's Mysterious Musicians, Straight Out of the Pit

Jessie (Juyoung) Lee, Contributor

March 16, 2018

Pit orchestra rehearsal with Mr. Isecke, one of the conductors of the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood has come and gone, and with it, a lot of after-school rehearsals.   Simultaneously, marvelous student musicians part of the pit orchestra practiced during and after school hours to accompany the ...

10 Books to Read as a Busy BCA Student

Maeve McFadden, Assistant Managing Editor

January 23, 2018

10 books you can read and enjoy while also balancing all of your schoolwork.

Elektra: BCA’s Fall Play

Elektra: BCA's Fall Play

Casey Beidel

November 16, 2017

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...

Hot Mikado – BCA’s 2017 Musical!

Hot Mikado - BCA's 2017 Musical!

Katie Bang, Writer

March 29, 2017

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

  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

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

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...