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.

    • City closes playgrounds and encourages safe use of parks

      City closes playgrounds and encourages safe use of parks

      Amidst increasing cases of COVID-19 in the Niagara Region, the City of St. Catharines has made the decision to close its playgrounds and limit use of its parks. As of last week, all City-owned playground equipment is closed to the public and will remain that way for...

      Hundreds support St. Catharines Coldest Night of the Year

      Hundreds support St. Catharines Coldest Night of the Year

      Over 400 walkers turned out to Start Me Up Niagara’s Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) fundraiser in St. Catharines last Saturday. CNOY is a family-friendly national walk-a-thon that helps raise funds for charities that serve hungry, homeless and hurting people in over...

      Tax Clinic offers to help students through tax season

      Tax Clinic offers to help students through tax season

      With tax season quickly approaching, Brock University Chinese Student and Scholars Association (BUCSSA) is offering a tax clinic to help students navigate the process of filing their taxes. The clinics will be held in the International Center in the Global Commons...

    • Features

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

    • Bigger than John Lennon: Heathers comes to Brock

      Bigger than John Lennon: Heathers comes to Brock

      If you’re not too familiar with them as a whole, your thoughts might turn to something like Mary Poppins or The Sound of Music, happy-go-lucky people singing because they haven’t got a care in the world. If that’s your idea of a musical, you’ve got it all wrong I’m...

      Niagara’s bid  for the 2021 Canada Summer Games

      Niagara’s bid for the 2021 Canada Summer Games

      As Canada gets set to celebrate their 150th anniversary, the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is getting set to host the 2017 Canada Summer Games, which also happens to be the 50th anniversary of the games. The high level multi-sport games are similar to a Canadian version...

      Stop trying to be the best you, and just be you.

      Stop trying to be the best you, and just be you.

      Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like you’re not good enough, or that you could do better in some aspect of your life? Your answer was more than likely a ‘yes’, and if it wasn’t, you should ask yourself… Am I even human? The thing is everybody,...

      Eating healthy on Super Bowl Sunday: Tips from a chef

      Eating healthy on Super Bowl Sunday: Tips from a chef

      On February 5, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will compete at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas in the 51st Super Bowl. Football is a long standing American (and Canadian!) pastime and the final game of the season is often celebrated with a party,...

    • Arts

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

    • After Hours is a moody masterpiece

      After Hours is a moody masterpiece

      The twinkly keys of “Alone Again” that open After Hours, for me, is an instrumental snippet that could sum up The Weeknd’s entire discography: though pleasant to the ear, there’s an eerie quality to it, something darker lurking beneath the surface. The heaviness of...

      Recapping the very best of our Best Picture nominees

      Recapping the very best of our Best Picture nominees

      With all the big names at the front of the 2020 Oscar race, it’s hard to say for sure who’ll come out on top. This is one of the closest Best Picture races we’ve seen in a while now and I wouldn’t place any bets on it too soon. Tarantino and Scorcese already looked...