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.

    • Racism in Canada: Dexter Bullen’s story

      Racism in Canada: Dexter Bullen’s story

      Dexter Bullen photographed by Justine Zorzi In the midst of a global anti-racism movement, Dexter Bullen advocates for racial equality and affirmative pro-Black action.   Growing up in the northern town of Orillia, ON, Bullen’s family was well-known and one of the...

      City closes playgrounds and encourages safe use of parks

      City closes playgrounds and encourages safe use of parks

      Amidst increasing cases of COVID-19 in the Niagara Region, the City of St. Catharines has made the decision to close its playgrounds and limit use of its parks. As of last week, all City-owned playground equipment is closed to the public and will remain that way for...

      What to do to stay sane while being safe

      What to do to stay sane while being safe

      It has now been two weeks since in-person classes were cancelled and people began to self-isolate. In that time, simply scrolling through Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok has quickly become less of a source of entertainment and more of an anxiety causing...

    • Features

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

    • The implications of substance use and addiction

      The Niagara region’s substance addiction and opioid use rates are climbing higher and higher with each passing year. Despite this ever-increasing number, local agencies and authorities are working hard to help combat these issues. According to Statistics Canada...

      Crisis in St. Catharines: Affordable Housing and Homelessness

      Crisis in St. Catharines: Affordable Housing and Homelessness

      “I like to call it a perfect storm that’s happening right now that’s causing a lot of families to be at risk, and who is at risk most of all? Low income [households]. Because what happens in economics when supply is lower than demand is that the price is driven up. We...

      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...

    • Arts

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

    • 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...

      VELVET epitomizes Adam Lambert

      VELVET epitomizes Adam Lambert

      One thing Adam Lambert does really well is being Adam Lambert. His latest album VELVET dropped last week and it is a whirlwind of Lambert’s loud, in-your-face signature style.  Lambert’s rich vocals were the focal point of VELVET. His voice is truly what makes his...

      After Hours is a moody masterpiece

      After Hours is a moody masterpiece

      The twinkly keys of “Alone Again” that open After Hours, for me, is an instrumental snippet that could sum up The Weeknd’s entire discography: though pleasant to the ear, there’s an eerie quality to it, something darker lurking beneath the surface. The heaviness of...

      Singles this week

      “Wish You Were Sober” by Conan Gray 5 stars “Wish You Were Sober” by Conan Gray has a great sound and a meaningful message. Gray’s single has a bouncy, light-hearted sound, matched with gentle and talented vocals. In contrast to the fun sound, Gray is begging a lover...

    • Sports & Health

      Sports ​ covers a variety of sports on Brock’s campus. From basketball to wrestling, our reporters publish final scores, statistics and play-by-play accounts for Badgers. Professional sports are also featured in this section.