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What’s Going on With TikTok?

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
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.

2020: Is this the Year of Empathetic Artificial Intelligence?

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.
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...

Personal Choices are not the Superman of Preventing Climate Change

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.
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...

Jekyll and Hyde: The Genetically Modified Foods Controversy

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...

BCA Research Expo 2019

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

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...

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

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


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
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...

The New BCA Greenhouse Is Open!

The New BCA Greenhouse Is Open!
December 9, 2016

 The new greenhouse at BCA is open for this school year, 2016-2017! The newly constructed greenhouse, attached to the renovated Environmental Science Center (ESC), serves as a classroom for many courses....

Entrepreneurial Science- Provita Pharmaceuticals

Entrepreneurial Science- Provita Pharmaceuticals
November 22, 2016

Provita Pharmaceuticals strives to improve the quality of life of patients by extending the lifespan and increasing the efficacy and cost effectiveness of their medications. Provita is a virtual,...

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