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...

Former Brock Women’s Hockey player signs with the Buffalo Beauts

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry Hunter Accursi might be done playing hockey at Brock, but she still has a lot more to offer through the sport.    On September 10, the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL announced that they had signed Accursi for the upcoming 2020-21...

Niagara Jazz Fest keeps music alive during the pandemic

Photo Credit: Jane Davey Niagara Jazz Fest is making a slow, careful return to live events, while continuing to bring audiences online content.   Niagara Jazz Fest has adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions to do their part to ensure the safety of participants and...

How the pandemic is impacting small businesses in St. Catharines

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry This is definitely far from the first time you’ve heard this (and it likely won’t be your last), but the impact of COVID-19 on our economy is really unlike anything that’s ever been seen before. While recessions are fairly common,...

With the winter term officially online, how likely is a winter sports season?

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry When Brock University announced that the winter term would also be going online, the school only confirmed what many of us had been expecting for a while, especially after schools like Ryerson and McMaster had made the same call weeks...
    • 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.

    • Grape and Wine Festival returns with new regulations

      Grape and Wine Festival returns with new regulations

      The Niagara Grape and Wine Festival is partnering with the St. Catharines Downtown Association and the City of St. Catharines to bring a new, pandemic-appropriate festival experience to St. Paul Street.   Though the festival looks a little different this year,...

      Niagara Falls Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope to go virtual

      Niagara Falls Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope to go virtual

      Like many other events that have taken place over the past year, this year’s Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope will be a virtual event.   The annual Walk of Hope will take place this Sunday, September 13. But this year it will look a lot different for participants.   ...

    • Arts

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

    • Drake maintains his throne in the rap game with new releases

      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?

      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

      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...

    • 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.

    • Sidelines: this week in sports

      Sidelines: this week in sports

      Photo Credit: Jose Morales via Unsplashed  Why MLB’s expanded postseason will be bad for baseball   When Major League Baseball announced they would be expanding the postseason for 2020 — some hours before opening day — I, like most baseball fans, was not a fan of...

      What you need to know about Brock sports for 2020-21

      What you need to know about Brock sports for 2020-21

      Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry. While professional sports have begun to return, the outlook for U Sports and Canadian collegiate athletics is not as clear moving forward. We do know that the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) — the conference wherein all of Brock’s...