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...

Celebration of Nations returns once again with online exhibits

Niagara’s annual Indigenous art gathering, Celebration of Nations, returned to the region last Friday in a new virtual format.   Celebration of Nations is part of a long-term vision of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Kakekalanicks (an Indigenous...

#BoycottMulan: The controversy behind Disney’s latest film remake

Mulan immediately sparked controversy after its release on Disney+, from the trending hashtag “#BoycottMulan,” to the outrageous price of the film and more.   #BoycottMulan was largely born out of the political controversy surrounding the film.   The hashtag...

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

Whenever the Badgers men’s basketball team returns to play, it will be without longtime guard Noah LaPierre, who will not be returning to the court after three seasons with the team. LaPierre joined the Badgers ahead of the 2017-18 season and was part of their run to...

Meet The Brock Press Staff

Although we are smaller this year, The Brock Press staff are eager to bring you on and off campus news, sports and arts coverage this year. We are excited to share our opinions and insights on the remote fall term while getting creative with our content. Check us out...
    • 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.

    • Spark Niagara to host virtual AgriTech Hackathon

      Spark Niagara to host virtual AgriTech Hackathon

      Registration for Spark Niagara’s second annual AgriTech Hackathon is now open. The Hackathon seeks to bring individuals, businesses and educational institutions together to find solutions to challenges in the agriculture and ecotourism sectors.   The AgriTech...

      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...

      Online Crash Course: Sakai

      Online Crash Course: Sakai

      Photo Credit: Brock University. Classes will be conducted online, which means that learning how to use Sakai is going to be more important than ever.  Sakai is Brock’s web-based Learning Management System. Being confused by it is a rite of passage for every student...

    • Features

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

    • 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

    • The power of doodling

      The power of doodling

      Self-care looks different for just about everyone. For many, self-care is expressed via a creative outlet. Doodling is one of the easiest and most advantageous ways to express creativity, let off some steam and exercise your mind in the process.   Doodling often...

      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

      Feel Good is honest and refreshing

      Mae is a mess. She’s in her mid twenties, couch surfing as she tries to break into the comedy world. She jumps from relationship to relationship and can’t effectively communicate with her parents. She also struggles with the long term effects of a cocaine addiction...