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.

    • St. Catharines residents reminded to test fire alarms

      St. Catharines residents reminded to test fire alarms

      With clocks now rolled forward one hour as of 3:00 a.m. last Sunday, residents are being reminded to ensure that their houses are operating at the highest level of fire safety. St. Catharines Fire Services is reminding homeowners that with the changing of the clocks...

      Preparing for final exams more effectively

      Preparing for final exams more effectively

      First semester is drawing to a close and with that comes one of the most stressful times of year — final exams. Though stress is a normal part of student life, there are a few ways students can avoid being over-stressed during this period and feel more prepared for...

    • Features

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

    • How early is too early for Christmas?

      How early is too early for Christmas?

      Quin I think now that Remembrance Day is passed, it’s fine that people start to celebrate the holidays. It’s inappropriate to start hanging Christmas lights or play Christmas music before November 11th has passed, in my opinion. On Remembrance Day, I spent part of my...

      Women’s reproductive rights are up for debate?

      Brock Life-line is a student club at Brock University whose mission is to educate the university community about the inherent value of each human life from conception to natural death. They also define themselves as a hub to direct students to various "pro-life"...

      After we are well fed, what comes next?

        Our everyday lives require access to basic needs like food, shelter, water – things that allow us to survive. Life as we know it would not be possible without these things. A question that I continue to ask myself is why don’t people have access to things...

      Science fiction and our (your) future

      Science fiction has been able to grab the attention of many humans; although usually consumed as more visual appealing and stylized films and television series, it is safe to say that the genre has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment. Being entertained is one...

    • Arts

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

    • Over 40 years later: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is still fresh

      Over 40 years later: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is still fresh

      Rumours by Fleetwood Mac came out 43 years ago on February 4. Usually when you do a retrospective on an album, it’s on a benchmark anniversary of the album’s release, but this is one of my favourite albums, so I get to make the rules. The album was recorded during a...

      Getting to know Eleven North

      Getting to know Eleven North

      Eleven North’s most recent release, Three Years, Vol. 2, kicks off with the stripped down, haunting vocals of “Come and Gone”, culminating in a crescendo matched with the initial hit of a guitar. The sound provides instant catharsis, the rest of the song (and entire...

      Captain Marvel revitalizes the MCU –

      Captain Marvel revitalizes the MCU –

      There are a lot of superhero movies nowadays. Just take a look at the difference between 2012’s The Avengers and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. What used to be six heroes fighting in downtown Manhattan has become an entire galaxy of people from all walks of life,...

      Your March playlist: the best new tracks

      Your March playlist: the best new tracks

      Billie Eilish — “wish you were gay” How do you argue with a title like that? Eilish’s chilled-out pop vibes and lyrical wit are out in full force on this new single, which is so fun you might forget that it isn’t summer yet. The young star’s career has been short, but...