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.

    • Ontario to provide support to schools as they re-open

      Ontario to provide support to schools as they re-open

      While students, teachers and staff return to school, the provincial government has laid out a number of protocols and allocated funding to support the education system during this challenging time.   The Ontario government has provided up to $1.3 billion in...

      Navigating St. Catharines transit safely this school year

      Navigating St. Catharines transit safely this school year

      Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry. Every Brock student who is registered for 1.5 credits or more is given a Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass). The U-Pass gives students access to St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Thorold, Welland, Pelham, Fort Erie and the Niagara regional transit...

      ASYNC v. SYNC: what you need to know

      ASYNC v. SYNC: what you need to know

      Photo Credit: Iris Wang via Unsplash. As the start of the fall semester quickly approaches, course selection has come and gone and most students should have their 2020-21 schedule in place. For the vast majority of undergraduate students, all classes in Fall 2020 will...

      Engagement at Brock: BUSU, BU4U, ExperienceBU and more

      Engagement at Brock: BUSU, BU4U, ExperienceBU and more

      Photo Credit: Asad Jalib by Rafay Rehan. Through multiple online avenues first-year students will have an enriching and engaging first-year of university.  Though the fall semester will primarily be delivered online, the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) hopes...

    • Arts

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

    • Why the arts community favours Lifesize for video streaming

      Why the arts community favours Lifesize for video streaming

      Lifesize is an online video platform that has grown rapidly in its popularity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Lifesize is favoured amongst the art community for a variety of reasons. From the browser-based calling, to the high-quality video, Lifesize has made its...

      The truth behind R. Kelly

      Trigger Warning: Rape and sexual assault  Surviving R. Kelly unveils the web of deceit that allowed R. Kelly to maintain his R&B empire for decades while taking advantage of vulnerable girls behind closed doors. Surviving R. Kelly originally aired last year but...

      Why do people love Tiger King?

      Why do people love Tiger King?

      Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is seven episodes of pure, unhinged chaos. Tiger King follows the life of the eccentric Joe Exotic, who accurately describes himself as a “gay, gun-toting cowboy with a mullet.” Tiger King explores the ins and outs of the big cat...

      Feel Good is honest and refreshing