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Are The Oscars On the Decline?

Are The Oscars On the Decline?

Leading up to this year’s 94th Academy Awards, viewership was of big uncertainty. Would the Oscars reflect yet another year of decrease in viewers? Or would it bring a resurgence in popularity with the pandemic slowing down? The answer is quite clear.
Aidan Park, Online Editor April 25, 2022

This year’s Oscars drew in 16.6 million viewers, displaying a 58% increase from last year’s record low audience of 10.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen, a global marketing research firm. However,...

Mykee Fowlin: Inclusivity and Celebrating Your Differences

Mykee Fowlin: Inclusivity and Celebrating Your Differences

Vidhi Bansal, Writer April 7, 2022

On March 3, 2022, psychologist, poet, and performer, Dr. Mykee Fowlin, took Bergen County Academies (BCA) students on an experiential journey as he led them to reexamine core precepts they learned throughout...

The Growing Divide Between New Music and Old Music

The Growing Divide Between New Music and Old Music

Recently, old songs, songs from the past - 2015, now represent over half of the U.S music industry. With the consumption for older songs increasing, current and upcoming artists face a new challenge: The market for new-music is actually shrinking.
Aidan Park, Online Editor March 19, 2022

Old songs now represent 70% of the U.S music market, according to the latest numbers from MRC Data, a music-analysis firm. With albums such as Thriller by Michael Jackson and Abbey Road by The Beatles,...

W O R D S (5 letters)

March 18, 2022

Wordle, a New York Times word game in which you guess a word based on clues from previous guesses of the word, has recently gone viral, becoming part of many lives, both nationally and at Bergen County...

Social Commentary in Modern Day Films

Social Commentary in Modern Day Films

Aidan Park, Online Editor February 23, 2022

Social commentary has been an age-old idea of using rhetorical means to provide commentary on issues in a society; however, as of recent times, it has sneakily crept into mainstream pop culture, namely...

Chef J: A Reflection of 19 Years

Chef J: A Reflection of 19 Years

Zoe Gossa, Contributor February 8, 2022

For 19 years, Chef John Branda (Chef J) has been a part of the BCA staff as one of the teachers in the Culinary Academy. He has inspired many students to strive to do their very best and encouraged them...

Freshmen Adjusting to BCA

Freshmen Adjusting to BCA

Beatrice Song January 4, 2022

It’s no surprise that BCA, a challenging magnet school, can be an overwhelming environment to get used to, especially during a pandemic, when the Class of 2025 was faced with over a year of online school...

Athletes have begun to open up about their mental health but have been met by criticism. Whats the role of mental health in athletics? Should athletes talk about their mental health?

Athletes: Importance of Taking Care of their Mental Health

Trinity Hanse, Publicity Manager November 3, 2021

Maintaining one’s health is extremely important for anyone but especially athletes. Their bodies and minds are put through constant stress and pressure while competing. However, unlike physical health,...

How Much is the Ivy League Really Worth?

How Much is the Ivy League Really Worth?

Cadee Lee, Assistant Managing Editor June 1, 2021

For the majority of high school students across the nation, college tuition is one of the major factors taken into account when applying to schools. With nearly 45 million borrowers in the United States,...

The Growing Diversity in Webtoons

The Growing Diversity in Webtoons

Bori Chung, Writer May 25, 2021

Whether it be a character stuck in a love triangle or sent back in time to the Joseon Dynasty, many South Koreans are glued to their screens while scrolling through cartoon plots filled with drama. These...

GeoGuessr: Once a Google Chrome Experiment, Now a Popular Browser Game

GeoGuessr: Once a Google Chrome Experiment, Now a Popular Browser Game

Alex Weber, Managing Editor April 6, 2021

Tom Davies looks at the scene before him: powerlines, a large brick building, and some trees line a road with no signs. A pedestrian with a backpack occupies the left sidewalk and far off in the distance,...

The Sustainability of Online Shopping

Julianna Nunez March 30, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online shopping sales have increased now more than ever. According to a survey conducted by Bazaarvoice, 62% of U.S shoppers have reported that they are shopping online more...

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