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...

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...

Power ranking: online workouts

Photo credit: Derrick McKinney on Unsplash. As gyms remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have turned to online workouts to get some physical activity while at home. And as one of those people, I have searched high and low for effective ways to exercise in...

Brock graduate starts sport podcast

Brock graduate Vince Capano runs an online podcast called “Sport Chat with Vince Capano.”  After graduating from Sport Management (SPMA) in 2020, Capano dove into the world of online reporting and sports coverage.  During his time at Brock, Capano gained the...
    • 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.

    • City closes playgrounds and encourages safe use of parks

      City closes playgrounds and encourages safe use of parks

      Amidst increasing cases of COVID-19 in the Niagara Region, the City of St. Catharines has made the decision to close its playgrounds and limit use of its parks. As of last week, all City-owned playground equipment is closed to the public and will remain that way for...

      Hundreds support St. Catharines Coldest Night of the Year

      Hundreds support St. Catharines Coldest Night of the Year

      Over 400 walkers turned out to Start Me Up Niagara’s Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) fundraiser in St. Catharines last Saturday. CNOY is a family-friendly national walk-a-thon that helps raise funds for charities that serve hungry, homeless and hurting people in over...

      Tax Clinic offers to help students through tax season

      Tax Clinic offers to help students through tax season

      With tax season quickly approaching, Brock University Chinese Student and Scholars Association (BUCSSA) is offering a tax clinic to help students navigate the process of filing their taxes. The clinics will be held in the International Center in the Global Commons...

    • Features

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

    • Bigger than John Lennon: Heathers comes to Brock

      Bigger than John Lennon: Heathers comes to Brock

      If you’re not too familiar with them as a whole, your thoughts might turn to something like Mary Poppins or The Sound of Music, happy-go-lucky people singing because they haven’t got a care in the world. If that’s your idea of a musical, you’ve got it all wrong I’m...

      Niagara’s bid  for the 2021 Canada Summer Games

      Niagara’s bid for the 2021 Canada Summer Games

      As Canada gets set to celebrate their 150th anniversary, the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is getting set to host the 2017 Canada Summer Games, which also happens to be the 50th anniversary of the games. The high level multi-sport games are similar to a Canadian version...

      Stop trying to be the best you, and just be you.

      Stop trying to be the best you, and just be you.

      Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like you’re not good enough, or that you could do better in some aspect of your life? Your answer was more than likely a ‘yes’, and if it wasn’t, you should ask yourself… Am I even human? The thing is everybody,...

      Eating healthy on Super Bowl Sunday: Tips from a chef

      Eating healthy on Super Bowl Sunday: Tips from a chef

      On February 5, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will compete at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas in the 51st Super Bowl. Football is a long standing American (and Canadian!) pastime and the final game of the season is often celebrated with a party,...

    • Arts

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

    • Singles this week

      “Wish You Were Sober” by Conan Gray 5 stars “Wish You Were Sober” by Conan Gray has a great sound and a meaningful message. Gray’s single has a bouncy, light-hearted sound, matched with gentle and talented vocals. In contrast to the fun sound, Gray is begging a lover...

      What to know about this season of The Bachelor

      What to know about this season of The Bachelor

      The Bachelor is back! There is a new slew of girls, a lovable bachelor and, of course, plenty of drama. Let’s start with prince charming, Pilot Pete. Peter Weber is a single 28-year-old looking for love. What sets him apart is that he is doing so on national...

      Selena Gomez’s new sound is too common to be Rare

      Selena Gomez’s new sound is too common to be Rare

      Rare is the title of Selena Gomez’s newest album, but it’s not a word I’d use to describe anything about it. Gomez has been a fixture in popular culture since my childhood. Yet, in all these years, I’ve never been able to identify who she was as an artist. Despite her...

      “Yummy” leaves an awful aftertaste