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...

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...

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 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...
    • 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.

    • Ontario declares a state of emergency

      On March 17, the Government of Ontario announced that it was taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). In doing so, Ontario is using every power possible to continue to...

      Fifth Annual Denim, Diamonds & Diplomas fundraising event

      Fifth Annual Denim, Diamonds & Diplomas fundraising event

      On Saturday, February 8, Denim, Diamonds & Diplomas will be celebrating their fifth year in operation. This year’s event is spearheaded by the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society with the support of the Education Foundation of Niagara and will raise funds towards...

      Brock University Vegan Society gives back to the community

      Brock University Vegan Society gives back to the community

      Brock University Vegan Society (BUVS) welcomes volunteers to help at Grey’s Haven Animal Sanctuary (GHAS) at an upcoming volunteer day. On Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (BUVS) will help GHAS with the many jobs that running a farm entail and...

      Brock FAHS seeks to expand mentorship program

      Brock’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (FAHS) Student Association is seeking to help their students have an easy transition to Brock while also expanding their networks. To do this, the association has been improving their Mentorship Program. The FAHS Mentorship...

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

    • The Culture of Domestic Violence and Sports

      The Culture of Domestic Violence and Sports

      We need to talk about domestic violence and sports, because as it stands, they are almost inextricably linked. In the NFL, athletes are less likely to be arrested, but more likely to be arrested for domestic violence than the general public, according to an arrest...

      A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BROCK ATHLETE

      A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BROCK ATHLETE

      For athletes, sports are a way of life. While for some, sports are merely a diversion on a Sunday afternoon, for others it’s a daily obsession. At the varsity level, it’s the latter, as Brock University’s own athletes spend every day either training, playing, or...

      THE RETURN OF RECORDS

      THE RETURN OF RECORDS

      In the past few years, the music industry, and consumers alike, have suddenly rediscovered a love for vinyl records. It’s a surprising development considering the damage done to records and CDs by online downloading. Like a phoenix rising out of the ashes, the vinyl...

      Misunderstood Subcultures

      Many subcultures have gained a bad reputation in contemporary culture, often being associated with stereotypes and expectations that undermine either their legitimacy or their complexity. This perception has led to the subcultures being met with fear, condescension...

    • Arts

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

    • CrissCross challenges viewers with contrasting works

      CrissCross challenges viewers with contrasting works

      CrissCross combines Visual Arts and Studies in Arts and Culture to create a show centred around critical thinking and diversity. The variety of pieces offer striking contrast among one another; from mediums to messages this show is an intriguing display of the...

      A modern exploration of classic Orlando

      A modern exploration of classic Orlando

      For their first Mainstage production of the 2019-2020 year, Brock University’s Department of Dramatic Arts (DART) has managed to revitalize a 1928 take on gender identity (as well as Lou Bega’s “Mambo No. 5”). In any adaptation, Orlando is high-spirited and witty...

      King Princess proves she’s royalty with Cheap Queen

      Having only arrived on the pop scene in 2018, King Princess blew up in no time. You wouldn’t be able to tell from the tracks she blew up with — “1950” and “Talia” give off the impression that she’s been on the scene for years now. Yet, Cheap Queen is the first album...

      2019 pop culture Halloween costumes

      It’s finally here, the spookiest time of year is finally upon us once again! As much as everyone loves dressing up for Halloween, it can be tempting to fall back on the cat ears and eye-liner whiskers for another year. To help you avoid this cop-out costume, here are...

    • 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.

    • Badgers swept by rival Gryphons in second round

      Badgers swept by rival Gryphons in second round

      The Brock Badgers and the Guelph Gryphons have one of the best rivalries in the OUA, so it was only fitting that they would meet in the second round of the playoffs. It was the Gryphons who came away as the winners, beating the Badgers in two games. The Gryphons had...

      Badgers top Ridgebacks, lose 14th straight to Queen’s

      Badgers top Ridgebacks, lose 14th straight to Queen’s

      The Badgers women’s hockey team found a way to get back on the right side of the score sheet against Ontario Tech. However, the Badgers were stopped in their tracks after being shut out by Queen’s on Saturday       . The first was in Oshawa against the 1-9 Ontario...