Editorial: Reflections on 2020

Photo Credit: Ryoji Iwata on Unsplash. I feel like it has been a decade, if not longer, since we raised our glasses to ring in the new year. Believe it or not, we have only just passed the halfway point of this tumultuous year. It is hard to quantify the grief and...

Former Brock Women’s Hockey player signs with the Buffalo Beauts

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry Hunter Accursi might be done playing hockey at Brock, but she still has a lot more to offer through the sport.    On September 10, the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL announced that they had signed Accursi for the upcoming 2020-21...

Niagara Jazz Fest keeps music alive during the pandemic

Photo Credit: Jane Davey Niagara Jazz Fest is making a slow, careful return to live events, while continuing to bring audiences online content.   Niagara Jazz Fest has adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions to do their part to ensure the safety of participants and...

How the pandemic is impacting small businesses in St. Catharines

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry This is definitely far from the first time you’ve heard this (and it likely won’t be your last), but the impact of COVID-19 on our economy is really unlike anything that’s ever been seen before. While recessions are fairly common,...

With the winter term officially online, how likely is a winter sports season?

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry When Brock University announced that the winter term would also be going online, the school only confirmed what many of us had been expecting for a while, especially after schools like Ryerson and McMaster had made the same call weeks...
    • News

      News ​covers many events on Brock campus throughout the year. This section publishes BUSU election information, international stories and local news in the greater Niagara area.

    • St. Catharines Museum Spirit Walk goes virtual

      St. Catharines Museum Spirit Walk goes virtual

      The Guided Spirit Walks at Victoria Lawn Cemetery will be hosted virtually this year.    In-person programming and special events remain limited due to ongoing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, the popular historical program hosted by the St....

      Crash Course: how to be successful online this school year

      Crash Course: how to be successful online this school year

      Photo Credit: Sergi Kabrera via Unsplash. For a lot of people, the pandemic was the first time that they have had to work remotely on a long term basis. This new way of life has been difficult for many to adjust to, as it quickly threw a wrench into the routines to...

    • Features

      Feature is where readers can view in-depth and investigative stories on a wide variety of topics.

    • How has COVID-19 impacted post-secondary students?

      How has COVID-19 impacted post-secondary students?

      COVID-19 has taken a dramatic toll on post-secondary students across Canada. The sudden halt of the winter semester marked only the beginning of the impact COVID-19 would inflict on students. The financial and social impacts of the pandemic have accelerated with every...

      There’s something special about hockey in Welland

      There’s something special about hockey in Welland

      There were signs all over the city, everyone wore their hockey gear, children ran through the streets clutching posters of their hometown idols. The transit employees shrugged off their usual uniforms in exchange for their hockey sweaters, one unlucky (or perhaps...

      Vaping and young people: Why do we do it?

      Vaping and young people: Why do we do it?

      It’s late, it’s been a long night of clubbing downtown and I’m sitting on my front porch catching some fresh air and watching party-goers stumble home. A friend who’s sitting with me lazily hits his Juul, puffing out a minty cloud. Casually, he says he’s going to...

      Modern Slavery: the human trafficking issue

      *This article has been updated from the printed version* Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, often described as a modern-day form of slavery. Here in the Niagara region, the issue is more prevalent than some residents might think. According...

    • Arts

      Arts ​covers on and off-campus concerts, plays and cultural events. Readers can also find movie and music reviews here

    • Pixar’s Out misses the mark

      Pixar’s Out misses the mark

      Photo Credit: Mika Baumeist on Unsplash Out made headlines as Pixar’s first short film to feature a gay couple. Unfortunately, this new release missed the mark with its faulty storyline and PG rating. At a runtime of just over nine minutes, Out, which was released via...

      BAC virtual art show brings community and artists together

      BAC virtual art show brings community and artists together

      Photo Credit: Aidan Frenette On Friday, May 1, the Brock Art Collective (BAC) held its first virtual art show via Lifesize. Community members and students alike tuned in to watch artists present their artwork in a 30-minute video call.  Stephanie Dancer, the president...

      Netflix releases another reality hit with Too Hot To Handle

      Netflix releases another reality hit with Too Hot To Handle

      When I was growing up, my mom used to tell me that watching television would fry my brain cells. It may have taken me 20 years to believe her but this messy mix of sex (or lack thereof), terrible comedy and brainless contestants proved her correct. After watching Too...

    • Sports & Health

      Sports ​ covers a variety of sports on Brock’s campus. From basketball to wrestling, our reporters publish final scores, statistics and play-by-play accounts for Badgers. Professional sports are also featured in this section.

    • After three years with the Badgers, Noah LaPierre is moving on with his head held high