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Comparison of the Powerpuff Girls: 1998 original version (top) vs. 2016 reboot (bottom).

Reliving the Glory Days: Reboot Revival

June 14, 2021

There are always those couple of shows from our childhoods we can’t help but remember fondly. For the high schoolers of today, those shows are likely from one of three highly popular channels: Disney...

Climate change activists participating in an environmental demonstration as a part of a global youth-led day of action in New York on Sept. 20, 2019.

“Ignorance is Bliss”: Not When Our Earth’s Amiss

Eliana Liporace, Writer May 15, 2021

When one thinks about high school education, the first thing that comes to mind are subjects such as english, world language, history, math, and science. Schools are notorious for selectively teaching...

What did 2020 do to the Fast Fashion Industry?

Ming-Jing Qin and Elena Jacoby March 31, 2021

2020. The year that woke the fashion industry up. Sales plummeted and stores closed, retail companies raced to modernize online and salvage their businesses. A gruesome future was ahead. The old wounds,...

Image of three students from central Pennsylvania wearing masks and prom dresses

Planning a Prom in a Pandemic

BCA Senior Class Council Attempts the Unimaginable
Alex Weber, Managing Editor March 23, 2021

The Senior Class of 2021 missed out on its Junior Prom last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure a successful prom this year, the Senior Class Council took a backward approach in planning the...

Using the N-word in Educational Settings: is it ever justifiable?

Abby Saks February 25, 2021

Possibly one of the most relevant subjects in etymology is the usage of the N-word. Many non-black people now refrain from using the actual word and instead refer to it with that well-known substitute...



Michelle Kim, Online Editor 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

Emily Hashem, Writer 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?

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...

Empty Promises Cannot Extinguish Fires

Empty Promises Cannot Extinguish Fires

Alex Weber, Managing Editor March 9, 2020

Two years after a drought started to plague Australia, it was announced that the country was experiencing its driest spring ever in October 2019. Simultaneously, Australia’s annual bushfire season officially...

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...

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...

Late Night Talk Shows and Politics

Rochelle Xavier, Writer 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...

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