Academy Chronicle

How Much is Higher Education Worth?

Michelle Kim

December 23, 2019

“It tends to be ingrained from a very young age that we have to go to college and we have to go into a good school to get anywhere in life, and that a college degree is all that matters,” says one anonymous BCA student. “We’re told this by our parents and teachers, and pretty much every adult a...

BCA Students on Hackathons

Remington Kim, Writer

December 16, 2019

Competitions where programmers, engineers, and builders come together to create a real working software or hardware program all in the span of 24 hours have become increasingly popular in recent years. These events, known as hackathons, take place all over the world every weekend at high schools, colleges, and community centers. Competitors can build any product they wish, and c...

Four Must-See Movies for the Holiday Season

Cadee Lee

December 15, 2019

With the Winter Holiday Season coming up, a variety of new and exciting movies are being released all throughout December. This season is the best time of the year to enjoy the movies with friends and family. Here are just a few movies that will be released within the next few weeks.  Cats is a ne...

Fast Fashion: A Global Epidemic

Ming-Jing Qin, Writer

December 8, 2019

  Hidden beneath layers upon layers of beauty and acclaim lies the dark side of the fashion industry; a market that victimizes the poor, feeds off the wealthy, and forces creativity inside a narrow box. The radical shift in our modern culture to fast fashion is a recent global trend that many a...

TEDxBergenCountyAcademies: An Exciting Opportunity for BCA Students

TEDxBergenCountyAcademies: An Exciting Opportunity for BCA Students

Michelle Kim, General Editor

October 11, 2019

A passionate speaker delivers an inspiring story to an attentive audience of students, sparking conversations and the sharing of ideas — this is what a moving and powerful TED talk can do. Many of us normally enjoy viewing TED talks on YouTube. However, on this upcoming Friday, 100 students who have r...

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 ...