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What’s Going on With TikTok?

Elena Jacoby November 25, 2020

Let’s talk about TikTok. The ByteDance owned application, which boasts hundreds of millions of downloads globally, has a tumultuous track record, both with its users and with various governments....

“The Social Dilemma” Reviewed: A Warning Call to Humanity

The Message Behind Netflix's 2020 Documentary
Ming-Jing Qin, Writer November 2, 2020
A look into the message behind Netflix’s 2020 documentary "The Social Dilemma" exposes the immense power social media platforms have over their users' lives.
Zippy, Meet BCA

Zippy, Meet BCA

Alex Weber, Managing Editor May 9, 2020

On March 2nd, a lucky group of students at Bergen County Academies were given the chance to hang out with Zippy. Zippy was invited to BCA in order to provide comfort, reduce stress levels, and decrease...

This may be the possible future of space travel if AI were effectively taught to be empathetic. Astronauts could receive mental health support on long missions if this were the case.

2020: Is this the Year of Empathetic Artificial Intelligence?

Michelle Kim, General Editor April 20, 2020

     At a conference at Dartmouth College in 1956, the word “artificial intelligence” was first uttered. Now, nearly seventy years later, artificial intelligence (AI) is at the cusp of becoming...

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

Abby Saks 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 reduce their own...

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...

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...

Angela Yuan, AAST junior, in front of her research poster on agriculture.

BCA Research Expo 2019

Michelle Kim March 14, 2019

Michelle Kim Observant drivers passing by the Bergen County Academies may have been confused by the congregation of students, teachers, and parents entering the building on a recent Sunday. Little...

A Look into Watson’s Views on Race and Intelligence

Michelle Kim 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...

An Interview with Indrani Das, Top Winner of Regeneron Science Talent Search

An Interview with Indrani Das, Top Winner of Regeneron Science Talent Search

Angela Lee May 31, 2017

  On March 14, 2017, Regeneron announced Indrani Das as the top award winner the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The Academy Chronicle was fortunate enough to conduct an interview with Indrani,...

Intelli-Buoy

Intelli-Buoy

Angela Lee February 7, 2017

  They dreamed, they planned, they succeeded. It was their love for the environment that kept them going. Mr. Nodarse’s team of engineers, including Shannon Zhang and Laura Zhou, teamed up...

No Man Is an Island: Ask Adrian Biagioli, BCA '16

No Man Is an Island: Ask Adrian Biagioli, BCA ’16

Suzan Kim December 21, 2016

Adrian Biagioli was a sophomore three years ago, when he first began working with Mr. Lang on the Ellis Island project. The program, which involves designing a platform where people can experience Ellis...

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