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...

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...

Brock graduate starts sport podcast

Brock graduate Vince Capano runs an online podcast called “Sport Chat with Vince Capano.”  After graduating from Sport Management (SPMA) in 2020, Capano dove into the world of online reporting and sports coverage.  During his time at Brock, Capano gained the...
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      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.

    • CASA advocates for students during pandemic

      CASA advocates for students during pandemic

      As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a dramatic toll on Canadians, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) advocates for post-secondary students. CASA ensures that the federal government safeguards the financial needs and well-being of post-secondary students...

      St. Catharines implements grace period for bill payment

      St. Catharines implements grace period for bill payment

      The City of St. Catharines is introducing a payment grace period to support residents and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the implementation of this period, the City has also suspended payment for parking on the street and in municipal...

      What you need to know about ticks in Niagara

      Taking a hike in the woods can be a great outdoor activity away from public spaces, but with that comes the risk of tick bites and Lyme disease transmitted by the blacklegged tick. The following recommendations can help keep people safe. “When we are talking about...

      Ontario declares a state of emergency

      On March 17, the Government of Ontario announced that it was taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). In doing so, Ontario is using every power possible to continue to...

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

    • Pop duo Purity Ring sees a rebirth on Womb

      Pop duo Purity Ring sees a rebirth on Womb

      Five years without a new album feels like an eternity. And what’s Purity Ring been doing with that time? We know back in 2017 they wrote and produced songs for Katy Perry, which seems out of character if your mind first goes to their macabre, blood-soaked lyrics. But...

      Pop culture moments this week

      Pop culture moments this week

       Emma Kirwin -    The Bachelor: Women Tell All The “Women Tell All” special aired last week on The Bachelor. Imagine if your ex-boyfriend, along with around 20 of his ex-girlfriends, were put in the same room and asked to hash out their relationship problems....

      I Am Not Okay With This is only just okay

      I Am Not Okay With This is only just okay

      Our protagonist’s narration in I Am Not Okay With This begins with the war cry of thousands of young girls coming into their awkward adolescence before her — “dear diary” — and while she proceeds to rattle off sardonic monologues of crushes and pep rallies, the...