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...

How SPMA grad Jordan Cicchelli built a following and a career for herself through Twitter

Photo Credit: Jordan Cicchelli   “Bo Bichette joins a frat. Bro Bichette.”  That tweet, sent out on July 21 by Jordan Cicchelli, took the internet by storm. It generated thousands of replies and retweets. It was featured on MLB.com and SportsCentre, it became a...

Staying mobile at home this winter

Photo Credit: Standsome Worklife via Unsplash    Whether you’re a student, professor, or even faculty, tight hip flexors, a weak core, internally rotated shoulders and weak glutes are all hallmarks of the damage wreaked on your body from sitting at home typing...

St. Catharines cannabis NIMBYs only have themselves to blame

Photo Credit: Roberto Valdivia via Unsplash   A big stink (pun intended) has been made recently here in St. Catharines about the opening of a new cannabis operation on the corner of Vansickle Road and St. Paul Street West.    Since it became public knowledge...

Brock Talks presents: how local opera companies are handling COVID-19

Photo Credit: Gabriel Varaljay via Unsplash Opera is often performed to hundreds of people in an enclosed space. That can’t happen right now, so opera companies are getting creative and adapting to the changing times.    Dr. Nina Penner is a professor in the music...