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...

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...

Teamwork, Competition, and Friendship: the Holiday Locker Decoration Contest

Yilin Xie

February 12, 2019


Filed under Features, School

To celebrate the holiday spirit, the Sophomore Class Council organised the Holiday Locker Decoration Contest during the last week before the break. The student body avidly participated by decorating their lockers with all kinds of festive and holiday-related items for the grand prize of a basket of t...

The Unexplainable Perpetual Fear of the Unknown

The Unexplainable Perpetual Fear of the Unknown

Eva Iskhakova

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features, School

Everyone is scared of something, whether it be flying, large bodies of water, or hospitals. Though many people exhibit irrational fears, the likelihood of them happening in real life is minimal at best. An irrational fear is a persistent or abnormal fear of a specific thing or situation that compels...

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...

(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 ...

Print Week at BCA

Elana Lane

May 11, 2018


Filed under Features, School

Bergen County Academies students reflect on the annual Print Week celebration held at their school. Print Week at the Bergen County Academies is perhaps the most anticipated event of the year for students in the Academy for Visual Arts. Print Week serves as an event for Visual Arts students to come tog...

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...

BCA’s Very Own Shakespeare in the Park!

BCA’s Very Own Shakespeare in the Park!

Casey Beidel

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features, School

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 ...

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