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...

How SPMA grad Jordan Cicchelli built a following and a career for herself through Twitter

Photo Credit: Jordan Cicchelli   “Bo Bichette joins a frat. Bro Bichette.”  That tweet, sent out on July 21 by Jordan Cicchelli, took the internet by storm. It generated thousands of replies and retweets. It was featured on MLB.com and SportsCentre, it became a...

Staying mobile at home this winter

Photo Credit: Standsome Worklife via Unsplash    Whether you’re a student, professor, or even faculty, tight hip flexors, a weak core, internally rotated shoulders and weak glutes are all hallmarks of the damage wreaked on your body from sitting at home typing...

St. Catharines cannabis NIMBYs only have themselves to blame

Photo Credit: Roberto Valdivia via Unsplash   A big stink (pun intended) has been made recently here in St. Catharines about the opening of a new cannabis operation on the corner of Vansickle Road and St. Paul Street West.    Since it became public knowledge...

Brock Talks presents: how local opera companies are handling COVID-19

Photo Credit: Gabriel Varaljay via Unsplash Opera is often performed to hundreds of people in an enclosed space. That can’t happen right now, so opera companies are getting creative and adapting to the changing times.    Dr. Nina Penner is a professor in the music...
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    • Burying a Bentley: All about organ donation

      Burying a Bentley: All about organ donation

      By choosing to donate your organs after death, you can save up to eight lives, and by being a tissue donor, up to 75 individuals can benefit. By providing someone with an organ to replace one that is not functioning properly, a donor can save lives. Tissue donation is...

      Keeping the Independent Film Spirit Alive

      Keeping the Independent Film Spirit Alive

      When audience members at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival were reported to have fainted over the graphic imagery of one of the films being screened, controversy ballooned fast. At the helm of this drama was a little-known French film called Raw, directed...

      The rise of Canada Basketball

      The rise of Canada Basketball

      "With the first pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers select: Anthony Bennett, from Toronto, Canada." Those words spoken by former NBA Commissioner David Stern in June 2013 marked the first time in NBA history a Canadian had been chosen first overall....

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    • BLACKPINK drops “THE ALBUM”

      BLACKPINK drops “THE ALBUM”

      Photo Credit: Naftalia Louise via Shutterstock   “THE ALBUM” by BLACKPINK dropped on October 2.   BLACKPINK is a chart-topping K-Pop group made up of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa. The girl-group is the highest-charting female Korean act on the Billboard Hot...

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