Academy Chronicle

A Star is Born (2018): Film Review

A Star is Born (2018): Film Review

Eli Engler

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features, Opinion

A Star is Born was released on October 5, 2018, as the third remake of the original 1937 movie with the same name.  Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, the movie is about a pair of singers who meet and the story that follows. While Cooper plays a successful singer, Lady Gaga plays the role of an aspiri...

(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 ...

Twenty Years of Chocolate

Anaiah Thomas, Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Features, School

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...

Meet the President and Vice President: Michael Murphy and Jessica Shi

Meet the President and Vice President: Michael Murphy and Jessica Shi

Rachel Hur

March 20, 2018


Filed under Features, School

On January 3, 2018, Michael Murphy (ABF 2019) and Jessica Shi (AMST 2019) were elected to lead BCA’s student body as the new StuCo President and Vice President. They have both been recognized for their charisma as well as their outstanding election campaigns which have won the hearts of the BCA stud...

Frosh Fundamentals: Where should you go during frees? It depends on your interests.

Frosh Fundamentals: Where should you go during frees? It depends on your interests.

Peter Mitelman

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features, School

For many BCA students, a prevalent topic is deciding which areas in school are the best to relax, socialize, do work, or have fun. The question that remains, however, is which of these locations is best - between the cafeterias, hallways, and information commons. Each having their pros and cons, it i...

Increasing Student Involvement at the Summer Opportunities Fair

Increasing Student Involvement at the Summer Opportunities Fair

Grace Tan, Assistant Design Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features, School

More students were involved than ever before in the BCA Summer Opportunities Fair this year.

Super Bowl Snacks!

Super Bowl Snacks!

Rachel Holliday

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

It's almost game day, and you are set to go; guest list, flatscreen, drinks, commercial games and quarters to bet... except, you need TV fuel! This compilation of top hit recipes will make you the best host for Sunday night's game. Onto the eeeeats: SAVORY Game Day Nachos Bacon-Wrapped Ja...

Black Friday Trends: What Do BCA Students Think?

Black Friday Trends: What Do BCA Students Think?

Jamie Yun Lee

January 26, 2018


Filed under Features, School

Black Friday is well-known as the most hectic shopping day of the year with its mind-blowing sales on products in industries ranging from clothing to technological devices to home appliances. Through interviews and a poll, BCA students shared their thoughts on Black Friday and explained how the...

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