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

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.

    • New safe space for QTBIPOC members in Niagara

      New safe space for QTBIPOC members in Niagara

      Photo Credit: Danielle Sobers. A group that celebrates intersectionality and people with multilayered identities has started in Niagara.  QTBIPOC Niagara offers a safe space for those who are part of the QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour)...

      National Indigenous History Month

      National Indigenous History Month

      June marks National Indigenous History Month in Canada. As it comes to a close, Katreena Whiteye, a Business Administration student at Brock, reflects on her First Nation heritage. Whiteye grew up on a First Nation reserve but did not learn extensively about her...

    • Features

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

    • Sherri Darlene: combatting racism in Niagara

      Sherri Darlene: combatting racism in Niagara

      Caution: Racial slurs. Sherri Darlene is a strong-willed mother with a great sense of humour and a heart of pure gold. Darlene organized the hugely successful #Justice4BlackLives protest in Niagara earlier this month. Despite her bubbly personality and resolute...

      How has COVID-19 impacted post-secondary students?

      How has COVID-19 impacted post-secondary students?

      COVID-19 has taken a dramatic toll on post-secondary students across Canada. The sudden halt of the winter semester marked only the beginning of the impact COVID-19 would inflict on students. The financial and social impacts of the pandemic have accelerated with every...

      Mental health is just health

      Mental health is just health

      Physical health has always been something that people invest massive amounts of resources to improve. Think of all of the money that is given to hospitals and institutions in order to develop and advance medicine. Consider the amount of time people spend going to the...

    • Arts

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

    • Drake maintains his throne in the rap game with new releases

      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?

      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

      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...

      Pixar’s Out misses the mark

      Pixar’s Out misses the mark

      Photo Credit: Mika Baumeist on Unsplash Out made headlines as Pixar’s first short film to feature a gay couple. Unfortunately, this new release missed the mark with its faulty storyline and PG rating. At a runtime of just over nine minutes, Out, which was released via...

    • 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.

    • Power ranking: online workouts

      Power ranking: online workouts

      Photo credit: Derrick McKinney on Unsplash. As gyms remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have turned to online workouts to get some physical activity while at home. And as one of those people, I have searched high and low for effective ways to exercise in...

      Brock graduate starts sport podcast

      Brock graduate starts sport podcast

      Brock graduate Vince Capano runs an online podcast called “Sport Chat with Vince Capano.”  After graduating from Sport Management (SPMA) in 2020, Capano dove into the world of online reporting and sports coverage.  During his time at Brock, Capano gained the...

      Niagara River Lions select three Badgers in CEBL U Sports draft