Academy Chronicle



November 8, 2020

It is not an understatement to say that the year 2020 is currently a roller coaster—from the collision of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement to the upcoming, polarizing presidential...

VBCA Series Part 2: Commentary, Opinions, and Pass/Fail

April 28, 2020

  Part 2 - Looking Forward-Pass/Fail LOOKING FORWARD: OPINIONS AND SURVEYS BCA vs Other Schools In a way, the current situation is a massive trial run for the feasibility of virtual schooling....

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

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...

How Much is Higher Education Worth?

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...

Fast Fashion: A Global Epidemic

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...

Late Night Talk Shows and Politics

November 14, 2019

  Stephen Colbert on The Late Shows with Stephen Colbert            Across the board, late-night television hosts have been presenting political skits since the early 2000s, but...

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

Book Review: The Relevance of “Meeting with My Brother
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...

A Look into Watson’s Views on Race and Intelligence

American geneticist James Dewey Watson in front of a drawing of DNA, which he aided in the discovery of.
February 12, 2019

James Dewey Watson is known to the BCA community as one of the pioneers in describing the double-helix structure of DNA, but he is also known for his white supremacist sentiments. Due to his controversial...

The Outlook on Outlook

The Outlook on Outlook
November 25, 2017

“Bergen Email Migration”, read the subject line from system admin. Even before the school year started, the August 18th announcement seemed to foreshadow the big changes to come to BCA in 2017. After...

Opinion: On the Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

June 19, 2014

The Obama Administration has recently come under flak for a recent prisoner exchange. The prisoner exchange, which exchanged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five high ranking Taliban officers held at Guantanamo...

The Ideal College

April 12, 2013

What are the makings of the ideal college? A tranquil environment? An active social scene? Large lecture halls? Small, hands-on courses? Factors in the perfect university seem to differ from person...

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