Academy Chronicle

Halloween 2017 Reviews

Halloween 2017 Reviews

Anaiah Thomas

November 12, 2017

Academy students assessing Halloween 2017 say that, while the event was fun, it fell short of expectations. Events at BCA are known to be extravagant productions, into which students funnel their creativity and talent. On Tuesday October 31st, students enjoyed a number of Halloween festivities throug...

Summers at BCA

Grace Tan, Assistant Design Editor

June 30, 2017

Whereas summer was once a time for play and free time, the high school experience has transformed these two months into an opportunity to pursue more serious endeavors, evoking a cocktail of mixed emotions. From relief, to sadness, to a cry of joy from juniors at having survived (accompanied by a scre...

Meet the President and Vice President: Brian Kehoe and Michael Murphy

Meet the President and Vice President: Brian Kehoe and Michael Murphy

Rachel Hur

June 22, 2017

Brian Kehoe (ABF 2018) and Michael Murphy (ABF 2019) have recently began leading BCA as our new StuCo President and Vice President respectively. Often recognized for their incredible oratory skills, both Kehoe and Murphy have gained immense support for their warm personalities and exceptional campa...

Data Journalism Edition: How Income Affects Education

Joshua Farrington, Data Journalist

June 19, 2017

Since the ratification of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, standardized testing has become typical in the majority of public schools, for the stated purpose of measuring whether students are learning. However, there is a correlation between income and success on these standardized tests, indic...

Data Journalism Edition: The Impacts of Global Warming

Data Journalism Edition: The Impacts of Global Warming

Kate Kim, Data Journalist

June 18, 2017

According to the National Climate Assessment, the main cause of global warming is human influences. Despite scientific consensus on the existence and main cause of global warming— human activities leading to increased CO2 emissions—30% of American adults don't believe global warming is happenin...

Meet the Teachers: Mrs. Blake

June 9, 2017

Mrs. Blake, a passionate history teacher for sophomores and juniors, sat down with me and opened up about her hobbies, motivations, and more. She also provided insight about how her past experiences helped her to recognize her enthusiasm for teaching and history. With her vivacity and her love of history,...

Meet the Teachers: Profesora Ponce!

Jamie Yun Lee

June 6, 2017

  Profesora Ponce, a dedicated teacher, teaches French and Spanish for freshmen and sophomores. She openly shared information about her life growing up, her passion for teaching here at BCA, and her personality, among others. Where did you grow up? I grew up in El Salvador until I was 10, and t...

Your Social Media Accounts and College

Your Social Media Accounts and College

Grace Tan

May 24, 2017

As important as it is to figure out what colleges want to see in an applicant, from GPA to extracurriculars, it is also becoming more and more critical to recognize what you don’t want colleges to see, whether it be that low SAT score … or your Facebook account. As people spend an increasing amount of time...

Drive Perfect, Drive KOALAfied: BCA’s U Got Brains Team

Drive Perfect, Drive KOALAfied: BCA’s U Got Brains Team

Casey Chan, Assistant Managing Editor

May 1, 2017

Every young driver needs more experience behind the wheel. Now, thanks to BCA’s very own UGotBrains finalist team, it may be possible for BCA students to practice their driving in school. UGotBrains is an annual competition that focuses on the principles of safe driving. High school teams from all over Ne...

Hot Mikado – BCA’s 2017 Musical!

Hot Mikado – BCA’s 2017 Musical!

Katie Bang, Writer

March 29, 2017

Photo credits: Sabrina Sam “If you want to know who we are...we are gentlemen of Japan!” The opening lines of Hot Mikado kicked off the jazzy musical at 7:30 Friday night (March 7), with two more performances following on Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30. The comedy, directed by Mr. Kaplan, boasted an ...

BCA’s SkillsUSA Chapter Goes Beyond the Classroom for Community Service

BCA’s SkillsUSA Chapter Goes Beyond the Classroom for Community Service

Simona Vigodner, Managing Editor

March 17, 2017

Students of Bleshman Regional Day School received an unexpected visit several weeks ago when 8 members of BCA’s SkillsUSA Chapter hosted a reading day for them. "We believe in the main idea of this project: to raise as much awareness of autism as possible throughout our school and our commun...

The Nor’easter Snowstorm is on its Way

The Nor’easter Snowstorm is on its Way

March 13, 2017

With the Nor’easter snowstorm approaching, BCA students have begun to pray for a snow day.  Blizzard warnings have been issued-with rumors of 20+ inches of snow.  Starting at about midnight on Monday, the snow will accumulate at about 2 inches per hour.  Wind of 10 to 20 mph will gust up to 35 mph ...