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.

    • Keeping it together: tips to finish the year strong

      Keeping it together: tips to finish the year strong

      With the recent announcements surrounding the cancellation of all face-to-face lectures and seminars from Brock University’s administration, it may be a challenge to complete assignments and essays. Here are a few tips to help finish the year strong. With the shift in...

      IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s coming to Brock

      IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s coming to Brock

      Rounding off January and Alzheimer’s Awareness month, the Alzheimer’s society of Niagara is holding its biggest fundraising and awareness generating event, the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. The event will be taking place within Brock University on Sunday...

      Local game design company brings playtest to Brock

      Local game design company brings playtest to Brock

      The Game Design students from Brock’s digital humanities will have the opportunity to play test Love, a game designed by Rocketship Park in its initial testing phase. On Wednesday January 22, 2020 Rocketship Park will give 30 Game Design students the chance to...

    • Features

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

    • Reviewing the state of Brock Sports

      Reviewing the state of Brock Sports

      Four years ago I wrote a piece explaining the state of Athletics at Brock University. It was a completely different time surrounding the Badgers. Not only does the department now have a handful of new faces with multiple coaching changes and student-athlete turnover,...

      The invention of the printing press

      The invention of the printing press

      The most important individual in the last millennium is Johann Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press, according to CNN. The printing press led to the widespread publication of the Bible and massively increased the availability of literature; everything from...

      Winter is here

      Winter is here

        When the jingle bells stop ringing and the candy wrappers of questionable Christmas chocolates begin to instil feelings of guilt, then you know it’s mid-January. It’s one of the saddest times of the year, and one of the principal times in which many students...

      New Year’s resolutions: we make them, we break them, but why?

      New Year’s resolutions: we make them, we break them, but why?

      It only takes one flip through the weekly shopping flyers and you’ll find that most department stores have already jumped to a new bandwagon that they can exploit: helping you achieve your New Year’s resolutions. Whether that means selling books with titles like “Ways...

    • Arts

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

    • Charli XCX reinvents pop music on Charli

      Charli XCX reinvents pop music on Charli

      Commonly proclaimed to be “the pop star of the future”, Charli XCX has had a lengthy career that’s taken a number of turns. Whether her experimental brand of music is suited to your tastes or not, one thing can easily be said: Charli knows how to craft an earworm. Her...

      Constance Wu stuns in Hustlers

      Constance Wu stuns in Hustlers

      Like Robin Hood and his merry men, this gang of strippers steal from the rich and spread the wealth amongst themselves and their families. Hustlers — starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu — hit theatres last weekend. The film follows canny strip club employees who...