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...

Rising through adversity: it’s time to make lemonade out of lemons

Photo Credit: Arianka Ibarra via Unsplash. Let’s face it, this year has been tough on all of us. It may even feel as though the weight of the world is suddenly crashing down on us and there is nothing we can do to stop it. Remember when you would go to the waterpark...

Drake maintains his throne in the rap game with new releases

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com Drake’s latest hit “Only You Freestyle” and his features on “POPSTAR,” and “GREECE,” live up to every undying expectation of greatness that we push onto the Canadian artist. All three songs are top-notch and add onto...

The Kissing Booth 2: how bad can romance movies get?

Photo Credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com I don’t like to write scathing reviews, really I don’t. But movies like “The Kissing Booth 2” leave me absolutely no other option. I hate to admit it, but I am a lifelong sucker for romance movies. Whether it be a classic like ...

Swift’s folklore: the surprise album I didn’t know I needed

Photo Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com. “Our Song” and “You Belong with Me,” by Taylor Swift were milestone songs in my teenage years and I can still recite every word to this day. If you ever ask me to do so in person, you’re in for a show.  There was nothing...
    • 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.

    • The Zone construction continues amid COVID-19 pandemic

      The Zone construction continues amid COVID-19 pandemic

      As Premier Doug Ford eases restrictions on construction amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Brock University has resumed construction on the Zone. On May 6 the Ontario government stated its intention to slowly re-open the economy, “As the trends improve, we can move forward...

      Keeping it together: tips to finish the year strong

      Keeping it together: tips to finish the year strong

      With the recent announcements surrounding the cancellation of all face-to-face lectures and seminars from Brock University’s administration, it may be a challenge to complete assignments and essays. Here are a few tips to help finish the year strong. With the shift in...

      COVID-19 update: Niagara Region and Brock University

      COVID-19 update: Niagara Region and Brock University

      The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the Niagara Region earlier this afternoon as was reported by the St. Catharines Standard and confirmed by the Region. The 84 year-old man is said to have not contracted it from travelling, according to Dr. M. Mustafa Hirji,...

    • Features

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

    • 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...

      Reviewing the state of Brock Sports

      Reviewing the state of Brock Sports

      Four years ago I wrote a piece explaining the state of Athletics at Brock University. It was a completely different time surrounding the Badgers. Not only does the department now have a handful of new faces with multiple coaching changes and student-athlete turnover,...

      Favourite Moments from this year in sports: BROCK BADGERS

      Favourite Moments from this year in sports: BROCK BADGERS

      Cameron Burgess: Assistant Sports & Health Editor Throughout the year I’ve had the opportunity to cover a lot of different teams, but the one game that sticks out to me was when the Men’s Volleyball team beat the Ryerson Rams at home. The Badgers had just come off...

      Indigenizing Brock: A Comprehensive Overview

      Indigenizing Brock: A Comprehensive Overview

      Based on last year’s statistics, there are 357 self-identified Aboriginal students attending Brock University. These students are a part of a diverse array of programs and faculties and engage in various extracurricular activities just like any other student. However,...

    • Arts

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

    • Justin Bieber needs to make some changes

      Justin Bieber needs to make some changes

      At this point, Justin Bieber is a cautionary tale. Under a magnifying glass being looked at by the entire world, the former “One Time” teen heartthrob was quick to fall into controversy. Whether he egged a house or used a bucket as a toilet or insisted upon knowing...