Academy Chronicle


VBCA Series Part 1: VBCA is Good, but How Do We Make it Better?

Emily Hashem

April 1, 2020

This article is part of a series.  Contents:  Part 1  Preface and methods  Survey results and analysis  Updates from student council  Helpful links and resources Part 2  Looking forward Part 3  Repeat survey and updates  PREFACE It’s been a huge adjustment.  A...

Pictured above are various actions you can take in preventing climate change on a small-scale level. Still, these individual choices will not be our planet's saving grace.

Personal Choices are not the Superman of Preventing Climate Change

March 23, 2020

According to recent studies, 71% of global greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 were produced by just 100 companies. Still, many people preach the idea that, if every person tries to ...

The Bullet Journal: Lists, Art, and Everything In Between

Yilin Xie

February 24, 2020

Bullet Journaling is among the many methods of much-needed organisation and time-management strategies employed by BCA students. The Bullet Journal—also affectionately known as BuJo—was created by Ryder Carroll with the intention of being a minimal, efficient, and methodical organisation system. It relies on Rapid ...

Jekyll and Hyde: The Genetically Modified Foods Controversy

Yilin Xie

February 3, 2020

While some say that genetically modified foods (GM foods) hold the potential to solve many of the world’s crises, others consider GM foods unsafe and dangerous to not only people but the planet as well. In BCA, the most popular opinion on the impacts of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is neutral, but the majority of those students s...

Gender-Bending Fashion in the 21st Century

January 28, 2020

The end of a year often signals a time of reflection—in 2019, there were protests regarding climate change, proposed legislation on gun control, and more diverse representation in the film industry. In addition to all these significant societal strides, there was the challenging of gender norms within the realm of fashion....

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 new movie that will be r...

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 are following blindl...

BCA Takes on 80s Fashion Trends

Stacey Na, Writer

October 23, 2019

The resurgence of 80s fashion has become a hot topic of discussion in the fashion community. Ranging from the subtle high-waisted mom jeans to the more flashy neon asymmetrical tops, the 80s was a wild decade for experimenting with new styles and color schemes. A few BCA students have copped the 80s aesthetic appearing on In...

5 Reasons Why BCA Students Should Read More

Lauren Vergos, Writer

October 17, 2019

If you’re like me, you were always found with a book in hand all throughout elementary and middle school. What changed since then? Reading never seemed like a chore or something to do just for a grade. It wasn’t a homework assignment in an English class. Rather, it was a way to have fun and learn new things without the pr...

Dieting in BCA

Julie Sung, Reporter

June 17, 2019

The beginning of spring brings forth a plethora of new activities and interests. However, there is one practice that persists regardless of the current season: dieting. Dieting is traditionally defined as the practice of regulating what one consumes in an attempt to maintain, decrease, or increase body weight. Although “diet...

Time Management and Organization at BCA

Alexandra Volkova and Ashley Kim

April 3, 2019

Time management is always a topic that makes people groan. Nonetheless, we must face it. As students at BCA we are rather well acquainted with procrastination: papers submitted at 11:59, excuses to put off finishing things, and midnight study sessions are all frequently part of our school experience. Why we do procrastinate...

Rhythm and Blues: Love Songs in Our Society

February 12, 2019

  You’re sitting in the car, enjoying a beautiful sunset. Suddenly, Ed Sheeran’s voice croons ove...