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...
    • 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.

    • BUSU Fall Elections

      BUSU Fall Elections

      Photo Credit: Glen Carrie via Unsplash. This year’s fall elections for the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) are now underway. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way things look at Brock, much of the election process has remained the same.  Each school...

      CESB opens for post-secondary students

      CESB opens for post-secondary students

          As of May 15, university students and recent graduates can apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB). On April 22, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged his support towards Canadian university students who previously were not eligible for any...

      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...

      The Zone construction continues amid COVID-19 pandemic

      The Zone construction continues amid COVID-19 pandemic

      As Premier Doug Ford eases restrictions on construction amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Brock University has resumed construction on the Zone. On May 6 the Ontario government stated its intention to slowly re-open the economy, “As the trends improve, we can move forward...

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

    • Leaving traffic laws on read: texting and driving in 2019

      Leaving traffic laws on read: texting and driving in 2019

      I think at every age people text and drive, but I do believe that the senior high school or beginning of post-secondary age range would be the worst. In that age, phones are usually a big part of individuals lives and combining that with them possibly being in the...

      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