Academy Chronicle

Chocolate Competition 2019: Bringing the Chocolate World to Life

Rachel Hur, Managing Editor

April 30, 2019

Every year, students marvel as ACAHA juniors and seniors wheel in extravagant cakes into the upper cafeteria. These cakes, prepared for weeks by the entire ACAHA, aren’t just any cakes; they are made for BCA’s annual Chocolate Competition, a years-long school tradition in which ACAHA students ...

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

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

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!...

Les Grandes Équipes – Champions League

Les Grandes Équipes – Champions League

Casey Chan and Steve Garcia

April 9, 2019

It’s the 72nd minute and Lasse Schöne stands purposefully in front of the orange and yellow patterned league ball. His expression, pensive and serious, portrays little of his intentions. With a short run up, he hooks the ball with his right foot into the Madrid goal. Even the experienced Courtois, ...

Green Ribbon Day: The Catalyst for Change Against the Stigma of Mental Health

Green Ribbon Day: The Catalyst for Change Against the Stigma of Mental Health

Maeve McFadden, Managing Editor

April 5, 2019

On Tuesday, March 5, BCA held its first Green Ribbon Day for Mental Health Awareness, led by the Mental Health club. The event was empowering, important, and a promising beginning to addressing mental health issues that have always lain beneath the surface, but have shied away from coming into sharp foc...

BCA Research Expo 2019

BCA Research Expo 2019

Michelle Kim

March 14, 2019

Michelle Kim Observant drivers passing by the Bergen County Academies may have been confused by the congregation of students, teachers, and parents entering the building on a recent Sunday. Little did these passersby know that inside the building, a bustling science fair was taking place – BC...

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 End of “Classical” Entertainment?

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...

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

5 Winter Book Recommendations

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...

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

Yilin Xie

February 12, 2019

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

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...

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