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...

Former Brock Women’s Hockey player signs with the Buffalo Beauts

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry Hunter Accursi might be done playing hockey at Brock, but she still has a lot more to offer through the sport.    On September 10, the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL announced that they had signed Accursi for the upcoming 2020-21...

Niagara Jazz Fest keeps music alive during the pandemic

Photo Credit: Jane Davey Niagara Jazz Fest is making a slow, careful return to live events, while continuing to bring audiences online content.   Niagara Jazz Fest has adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions to do their part to ensure the safety of participants and...

How the pandemic is impacting small businesses in St. Catharines

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry This is definitely far from the first time you’ve heard this (and it likely won’t be your last), but the impact of COVID-19 on our economy is really unlike anything that’s ever been seen before. While recessions are fairly common,...

With the winter term officially online, how likely is a winter sports season?

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry When Brock University announced that the winter term would also be going online, the school only confirmed what many of us had been expecting for a while, especially after schools like Ryerson and McMaster had made the same call weeks...
    • 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...

      OUA cancels Fall sports

      OUA cancels Fall sports

        The Ontario University Athletics (OUA) has announced all regular sports programming will be cancelled until December 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Unprecedented times require unprecedented action, which is what led us to this difficult decision,” said Dr....

      #Justice4BlackLives holds peaceful demonstration in Niagara

      #Justice4BlackLives holds peaceful demonstration in Niagara

      The #Justice4BlackLives protest in Niagara Falls will be held in solidarity with the international call to end racial violence perpetrated against Black lives. #Justice4BlackLives will take place on June 6 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. The gathering will begin at 12 p.m....

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

    • Young artists navigating the 21st century

      For young artists, it may feel as though art is useless to pursue. Those studying the arts are familiar with the cracks made around the dinner table about never making money or the jokes by peers about never finding employment. These seemingly harmless jokes...

      Building a program — the men’s volleyball story

      Building a program — the men’s volleyball story

      There are a select few Brock varsity sports that have become synonymous with the winter season. Hockey, basketball and volleyball dominate the campus landscape and receive the majority of the attention during this time of year, so it’s almost hard to believe that just...

      What’s your favourite Halloween movie?

      What’s your favourite Halloween movie?

      Allison Ives Scary Grandmother I will defend this cheesy animated kid’s movie to no end. When the protagonist, an adorable little girl named Hannah Marie, faces a mean cousin who tries to scare her, a group of spooky but lovable monsters and ghouls takes her in and...

      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...

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      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...

      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...

      24-Hour Film Festival at Brock