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.

    • Brock University announces primarily online fall term

      Brock University announces primarily online fall term

      Brock University has announced that the upcoming Fall semester will be primarily delivered online. Brock’s decision to move classes online offers a stark contrast to Premier Doug Ford’s announcement regarding the reopening of Ontario. Brock University Communications...

      St. Catharines Transit makes changes to respond to COVID-19

      St. Catharines Transit makes changes to respond to COVID-19

      Amidst concerns about the spread of COVID-19 through public transit systems, St. Catharines Transit has decided to modify their weekday service and increase sanitary measures. The changes, effective as of Monday, will see buses operating on a modified service schedule...

      Brock’s Human Rights and Equity educate on consent

      Brock’s Human Rights and Equity educate on consent

      Brock’s Human Rights and Equity (HRE) team works towards educating and helping students deal with issues concerning sexual violence and consent.  HRE is a group on campus that assists students in human rights issues. “We do different events on campus such as our...

    • 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...

      Highlighting Brock’s top historic graduates

      Highlighting Brock’s top historic graduates

      For a university that has been around since 1964, the number of graduates has surpassed a milestone. This past June, Brock University celebrated its 100,000th graduate. Rebecca Alcock walked across the stage like many before her to accept her Bachelor of Arts from the...

    • Arts

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

    • 3.15.20 shows why Donald Glover just keeps on getting better

      3.15.20 shows why Donald Glover just keeps on getting better

      Donald Glover has worn a lot of hats throughout his career — writer, actor, rapper, singer, director, comedian — so it is no real surprise that all of his Childish Gambino projects have also vastly differed in style. From the high-energy, fast-paced raps of Because...

      Portrait of a Lady on Fire burns bright

      Portrait of a Lady on Fire burns bright

      Portrait of a Lady on Fire, like the film’s fictional painting of the same title, gets its name from a scene towards the middle of the film. A gathering of women who live on the isolated island of Brittany come together for a bonfire and a witchy chant emerges from...