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.

    • The Zone 2.0: more space, new equipment and new protocols

      The Zone 2.0: more space, new equipment and new protocols

      Photo Credit: BUSU. When construction first began nearly a year ago on the expansion of the Zone — Brock’s on-campus fitness centre — the thought of having almost triple the space come fall 2021 was almost enough to make your mouth water. The Zone of old was not a...

      DSBN lifetime learning and general interest classes

      DSBN lifetime learning and general interest classes

      The Lifetime Learning Centre (LLC) provides a growth-focused environment to empower adults and lifelong learners. The centre, facilitated by Ontario Certified Teachers, allows adult students to attend school during the day and learn in a structured environment. Adult...

    • 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...

      Esports and the rise of competitive gaming in the mainstream

      Esports and the rise of competitive gaming in the mainstream

      On November 11, hundreds of gaming fans packed into the giant Bell Centre in Montreal, QC for Northern Arena, a competitive gaming tournament whose main sponsors included Bell Media and ASUS Republic of Gamers. Northern Arena is arguably one of North America’s largest...

      Hey, You! Let’s save our planet

      Hey, You! Let’s save our planet

        Over the past century or so, human civilization has evolved immensely. The world has taken a huge step forward when it comes to technology. We have giant cities filled with massive skyscrapers, jet planes that can fly us across the world in hours and technology...

      What it’s like to be a woman in St. Catharines

      What it’s like to be a woman in St. Catharines

        The US federal election had promised to be a major milestone in politics for women, with a female candidate, Hillary Clinton, seeming to be the obvious choice at least as far spectators outside of the country thought. Her dreams of ‘shattering the glass...

    • Arts

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

    • Singles of the week

      Singles of the week

      “Last Time I Say Sorry” by John Legend and Kane Brown TBP rating: 5 stars “Last Time I Say Sorry” is a gorgeously composed single featuring dynamic instrumentals. Violin blends seamlessly with piano as well as the gentle notes of acoustic guitar. The instrumental...

      Mac Miller’s legacy lives on with Circles