Academy Chronicle

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 a narrow box. The radical shift in our modern culture to fast fashion is a recent global trend that many a...

The Hong Kong Protests: Thoughts from the BCA Student Community

Michelle Kim, General Editor

November 4, 2019

On the other side of the world, hordes of youth cluster together on the streets of Hong Kong, protesting in hopes of ending China’s hold over their government and society. Since we live on the other side of the world, it is understandable that many BCA students may find it difficult to be aware and kn...

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

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

Michelle Kim

April 25, 2019

When we open up a book, we, as readers, usuallyfollow along, sometimes passively, with the writer’s imagination. Nevertheless, there is writing that sometimes forces an ordinarily acquiescent reader to seriously contemplate what role he or she would play in that story’s imagined reality. In South Kore...

How Do the Struggles of Immigrants Impact Their Lives?

How Do the Struggles of Immigrants Impact Their Lives?

Ye Zin Cho

January 22, 2019

More than 43 million people in the United States are foreign-born individuals, which include both citizens and non-citizens, and make up 13.7% of the U.S. population, according to the Center for American Progress Immigration Team. This number is expected to reach 78 million by 2065. The increasing number of immigrants will ...

BCA Students Around the World

Lauren Vergos

December 3, 2018

In a school as diverse as Bergen County Academies, the students are constantly exposed to a vast range of cultures and customs in their day to day lives. However, some have even been lucky enough to travel to foreign countries and experience different cultures and customs firsthand. Many BCA students ha...

2018 Winter Olympics: North Korea’s Pop Performance

2018 Winter Olympics: North Korea’s Pop Performance

Hannah Noh, School News Editor

February 12, 2018

  The 2018 Olympic Winter Games have successfully commenced on the 9th of February, with the internationally celebrated sporting event  taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea this year. While excitement for the approaching season of lively sports competitions and grand ceremonies picks up s...

Oprah Winfrey: The Future President of America?

Oprah Winfrey: The Future President of America?

Rachel Hur

February 10, 2018

On Sunday, January 17, 2018, media proprietor Oprah Winfrey delivered an electrifying speech at the Golden Globes for her lifetime achievement award; but to her supporters, this speech was more than a simple “thank-you” - it hinted towards a presidential run in 2020. This moment has inspired a n...

The American Rise of 饶舌音乐(Ráoshé yīnyuè)

The American Rise of 饶舌音乐(Ráoshé yīnyuè)

Kevin Chew, Contributor

November 14, 2017

2.7 billion views. One online reality TV show: The Rap of China. Running from late June to early September, this atypical online show managed to rake in billions of views from all over the globe, launching Chinese rap from an underground swell to a dominating force in the global music scene. Managing to...

Christie’s Bad Reputation is Hurting Guadagno in the Polls

Christie’s Bad Reputation is Hurting Guadagno in the Polls

Paloma Camacho

October 27, 2017

Phil Murphy is ahead of Kim Guadagno according to recent polls for the upcoming New Jersey Governor’s Election, and Chris Christie might be the reason.  According to the polls from Suffolk University and USA TODAY News, Democrat Phil Murphy has a 44 percent support or lean support ratin...

The Downfall of SpoonRocket

The Downfall of SpoonRocket

Casey Chan

April 21, 2016

The thriving industry of on-demand food delivery watched as one of its biggest companies, SpoonRocket, went out of business on March 15th, after years of intense competition with its rival, Sprig, in California. The industry of on-demand food has been growing. Martin Mignot says that, “almost...

Iowa Caucus 2016: A Raucous Affair

Iowa Caucus 2016: A Raucous Affair

Brian Kehoe

February 3, 2016

With a presidential election rapidly approaching, campaign fever is once again sweeping across the nation. This year a record number of viewers sat in front of their TV's to watch debates and rallies charged with political opinion, controversy, and jaw-dropping statements that were unlike anything...

The Paris Attacks

Su Min Kim

December 9, 2015

On November 13, 2015, ISIS attacked Paris, France leading to 128 deaths. After this terrorist attack, many around the world showed support for France whether it be through social media or lighting up buildings in France’s colors or holding vigils. However, as citizens realize the immense threat behi...