Academy Chronicle

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 they have only recently caught the public’s attention. The American political climate is the current hot topic that is circul...

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

April 25, 2019

When we open up a book, we, as readers, usuallyfollow along, sometimes passively, with the writer’s ...

A Look into Watson’s Views on Race and Intelligence

A Look into Watson’s Views on Race and Intelligence

February 12, 2019

James Dewey Watson is known to the BCA community as one of the pioneers in describing the double-helix ...

Happiness With Academy Choice

Happiness With Academy Choice

May 29, 2018

When we were 8th graders applying to BCA, we all had, at one point, stared at this school's list of academ...

SUCCESS: The Hopeful Seven-Letter Word

SUCCESS: The Hopeful Seven-Letter Word

April 18, 2018

What does the word "success" mean to students here at BCA?

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 sta...

The Dangers of Virtual Reality

Su Min Kim, School News Editor

June 14, 2017

I jerk the steering wheel to the left and narrowly avoid a beam of light. Alarm bells go off as an enemy spacecraft clips the wing of my starship. I don’t have much time. Checking my ammunition, I push the gas and – “So, how do you like the game?” the salesman asks. Disoriented, I take off my virtual real...

The Roots of Rap and Ignore Fetty Wap

Brian Kehoe

December 9, 2015

"Rich white man rule the nation still/ Only difference is we all slaves now, the chains concealed/ In our thoughts, if I follow my heart to save myself/ Could I run away from 50 mill like Dave Chappelle?" -J.Cole Rap Music: What your grandparents haven't heard and your parents just don't understand.  Rap, despite it...

Flying Syringes Deliver Ethical Questions

Flying Syringes Deliver Ethical Questions

November 11, 2015

  Reviewing the list of the electives offered for the upcoming trimester, I noticed an i...

Opinion: On the Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

Matthew Binder

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 Bay is unpopular among many within the United States. However, I opine that the prisoner exchange was in the best int...

The Ideal College

Meena Raman

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 to person. And is there one sole aspect that students look for or dislike in a college? To investigate this further, BCA ...