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...

Drake maintains his thrown 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...

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...
    • 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.

    • Survey assessing campus climate to take place at Brock

      Survey assessing campus climate to take place at Brock

      Brock University wants to improve the campus climate for students, staff and faculty to optimize qualitative learning outcomes and inclusivity. To make this vision a reality, the university has launched a survey to evaluate its current status in terms of learning,...

      Experience the art and culture of Chinese tea

      Experience the art and culture of Chinese tea

      Tea is so much more than just a beverage. Brock International and the Confucius Institute invite you to experience a traditional tea ceremony at their Chinese tea workshop. Monica Xian, the instructor for the Introduction to Chinese Tea Workshop invites attendees to...

    • Features

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

    • Towards a world without bosses

      If you have the desire to somehow participate in society, you are probably going to have to work for a living. Work seems like the epitome of our existence. From practical reasons for working – like eating and buying property up North (because we can all do that) - or...

      Austerity, neoliberalism and Brock University

      Austerity, neoliberalism and Brock University

      Education is a subject that seems obvious to discuss in the institutions that were built for that very reason. These days it may seem like some sort of a paradox to be educated about the politics of such institutions. It is then neccessary to talk about education and...

      Leaders of the pack

      The fast paced, full-contact sport known as flat track roller derby was reincarnated in Austin, Texas in the early 2000s as an all-female, woman-organized amateur sport. By 2006 there were over 135 leagues across the globe. Rather than the staged circus-like...

    • Arts

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

    • Knives Out isn’t as sharp as it seems

      Knives Out isn’t as sharp as it seems

      A cast of fan-favourites soaked with blood and embroiled in a murder mystery — “what could possibly go wrong?” is something both the characters and creators of Knives Out could have once asked. Within both the plot and the creation, the answer is an awful lot. Knives...

      Pride, Vivek Shraya and the Queer Songbook Orchestra

      Pride, Vivek Shraya and the Queer Songbook Orchestra

      Vivek Shraya and The Queer Songbook Orchestra were out, proud and shining at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre this week. In an evening celebrating International Women’s Day and the end of Brock Pride week, Shraya and the orchestra tackled the subjects of shame,...

      King Ubu: Shakespeare, karaoke  and absurdity

      King Ubu: Shakespeare, karaoke and absurdity

      While waiting outside for the theatre doors to open, an audience member described King Ubu as “Shakespeare on acid.” The performance delivered on this bizarre promise by bringing to life an absurd commentary on foolishness, politics and power as relevant today as...

      Greta: the boring thriller you’ve already seen

      Greta: the boring thriller you’ve already seen

      For me, the most captivating part of Greta was easily the trailer for Us that the theatre played before it. Anyone who doesn’t have the luxury of being eased into Greta with a reminder of what a good thriller can look like is left with an hour and a half of wasted...

    • 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 keep the Wolves at bay to clinch playoff spot