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  • Violence shakes the Capital, will the Capital shake with violence?

    Violence shakes the Capital, will the Capital shake with violence?

    Canada contemplates its next move after attack on Parliament Hill By Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer   At the War Memorial in Ottawa last Wednesday, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was tragically shot and killed while performing a ceremonial guard duty. Cirillo was a reservist from Hamilton, Ontario. The gunman then proceeded to commandeer a vehicle and drive [...]

    October 28, 2014
  • Students feeling the pinch right before Christmas this year?

    Students feeling the pinch right before Christmas this year?

    Accounts Receivable announces new tuition payment deadline By Amanda Gallo News Editor Students who have been keeping a close eye on their Lakehead emails for the past three weeks may have noticed an important change to tuition deadlines for those who pay in two installments: instead of paying for that second installment in early January [...]

    October 28, 2014
  • Who says you’re too old to go door-to-door this Halloween?

    Who says you’re too old to go door-to-door this Halloween?

    Hit the streets and support the Food Bank with Trick or Eat By Amanda Gallo News Editor For some, the moment of realization that trick-or-treating is no longer an option Halloween night without receiving glares, rude remarks, and no candy at all as one travels miles on end while stopping at every door along the [...]

    October 28, 2014
  • The haunted residence

    The haunted residence

    Why Prettie is empty By Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer   Rumours abound among students at Lakehead, especially those who have personal history within Lakehead residences. However, as interesting, extravagant, or horrifying these rumours may be, the fact remains that so far this academic season, Prettie Residence remains closed. Speaking with the Director of Residence and [...]

    October 28, 2014
  • Aramark review

    Aramark review

    New year, new contract By Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer   As the school year wound to a close last spring, Lakehead University engaged contractors, administration, and students in an effort to decide just who will feed us for the next five years. As reported previously by The Argus in the March 12 issue of last [...]

    October 28, 2014
  • What’s going on in Hong Kong?

    What’s going on in Hong Kong?

    A beginner’s guide to the 2014 Hong Kong protests By Rob Furlong The recent student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong have made news all around the world but a surprising number of students here at Lakehead do not have a clue about what’s going on. So in response to the lack of information making its [...]

    October 21, 2014

News

Violence shakes the Capital, will the Capital shake with violence?

Violence shakes the Capital, will the Capital shake with violence?

Canada contemplates its next move after attack on Parliament Hill By Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer   At the War Memorial in Ottawa last Wednesday, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was tragically shot and killed while performing a ceremonial guard duty. Cirillo was a reservist from Hamilton, Ontario. The gunman then proceeded to commandeer a vehicle and drive [...]

October 28, 2014
Students feeling the pinch right before Christmas this year?

Students feeling the pinch right before Christmas this year?

Accounts Receivable announces new tuition payment deadline By Amanda Gallo News Editor Students who have been keeping a close eye on their Lakehead emails for the past three weeks may have noticed an important change to tuition deadlines for those who pay in two installments: instead of paying for that second installment in early January [...]

October 28, 2014
Who says you’re too old to go door-to-door this Halloween?

Who says you’re too old to go door-to-door this Halloween?

Hit the streets and support the Food Bank with Trick or Eat By Amanda Gallo News Editor For some, the moment of realization that trick-or-treating is no longer an option Halloween night without receiving glares, rude remarks, and no candy at all as one travels miles on end while stopping at every door along the [...]

October 28, 2014
Children on Halloween night: a time for trick-or-treating or becoming eye candy?

Children on Halloween night: a time for trick-or-treating or becoming eye candy?

Halloween costumes sexualize young girls By Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer Halloween is a time for candy, antiquated pagan rituals, and debauchery. It wasn’t so very long ago that Lakehead students would arrive home after a long night of trick-or-treating and search for razor blades in their candy. Now, it’s a time for scary movies, excessive [...]

October 28, 2014
The haunted residence

The haunted residence

Why Prettie is empty By Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer   Rumours abound among students at Lakehead, especially those who have personal history within Lakehead residences. However, as interesting, extravagant, or horrifying these rumours may be, the fact remains that so far this academic season, Prettie Residence remains closed. Speaking with the Director of Residence and [...]

October 28, 2014

The Arts

Prose and cons

Prose and cons

What is Halloween?   By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor Halloween, for many, means parties, costumes, candy, and drinking. A decade back, for the same people, it would mean trick-or-treating, dressing up at school, and looking forward to scary movies on T.V. Where did this whole thing come from? Halloween, etymologically speaking, comes from [...]

October 28, 2014

Pop culture shock

It’s the suit that makes the (slender) man By Bryan Brown   Happy Halloween, readers! The leaves have finally changed to that sickly orange/yellow colour, kids are picking which character will help to score them the greatest volume of candy (go with Iron Man kiddos, he’s a sure bet), and it’s time again for another [...]

October 28, 2014
This week on Netflix

This week on Netflix

Fun with zombies! By Cassandra Blair, Copy Editor Zombie-themed movies have been incredibly popular for decades now, but the last few years seem to have ushered in an absolute zombie craze. From annual zombie walks occurring across the globe to everyone and their mom having an opinion on The Walking Dead, popular culture has become [...]

October 28, 2014

Get ready, get set, get coffee, and WRITE

Nanowrimo is write around the corner By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor Poets, novelists, screenwriters, essayists, and sundry other persons of the proverbial pen professions, prepare your paper, for nanowrimo is upon you. Nanowrimo, National Novel Writing Month, begins November 1, and what follows is a thirty day challenge to reach 50,000 words. It [...]

October 28, 2014
Everything delicious under one roof

Everything delicious under one roof

Excellent reasons to go to the Thunder Bay County Market By Roman Jakubowski, Staff Writer On Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. the Dove building beside the movie theatre (on the CLE grounds) turns into a wonderful and magical place, a place filled with hope and vegetables. The Market is a hub of culture and [...]

October 28, 2014

Sports

Fantasy Football: Trade etiquette

 By John McKauley Sports Editor Within every group, society, or population, there exists a code of behaviour that is informed by social and moral expectations. The Commonwealth of your Fantasy Sports league is no different. With the playoff picture becoming more clear in your fake league, managers are heading down to their local trade market [...]

October 28, 2014
Ride like the wind

Ride like the wind

The Lakehead University Equestrian Team By Jesse Godin The Lakehead Equestrian team (LET) that was founded by senior students, Kayleigh Reddish and Shandelle Mathuesz, is continuing its competitive year with force. Although still in its infancy comparably speaking to some of the teams that have been around for much longer, the team has picked up [...]

October 28, 2014
New crop of talent emerges from The North

New crop of talent emerges from The North

The flight of Canadian basketball: Part II By Josh Kolic The announcement that Steve Nash was going to miss the entire 2014-15 season dealt a harsh blow to the basketball community. At 40 years old it appears that the two-time MVPs career is all but over. Nash is arguably amongst the greatest athletes ever to [...]

October 28, 2014
Working out at home

Working out at home

How to train without a gym By Kyle Groulx, ACSM CPT One of the more unfortunate myths that has been perpetuated in the health and fitness community is that you need access to a gymnasium or comparable facility if you want to train to improve your performance.  This might seem a reasonable proposition given that [...]

October 28, 2014
Tea nation

Tea nation

The rise of tea and its health benefits By Kyle Groulx, ACSM CPT  One of the more interesting trends in diet and nutrition has been the surge in popularity of tea across broad demographics both locally and in North America as a whole. Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world after water, [...]

October 21, 2014

Editorials

Should police officers be put in charge of raising money for charity?

  This weekend, I was privy to witnessing a campaign in action.  Police officers were positioned at every exit/entrance to a busy business parking lot. As people attempted to drive into the parking lot, cars jammed together, as police greeted them with buckets for collecting –what I assume to be— money.  They also had signs [...]

October 28, 2014

How should we respond to crisis?

  In the wake of the two attacks in both Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu we should obviously feel a sense of grief and anger for the bloodshed and for the death of our soldiers. However, in this time of rage and bitterness we, as a society, must pause and make sure that the actions we take [...]

October 28, 2014

Why don’t students vote?

“If our colleges and universities do not breed men who riot, who rebel, who attack life with all the youthful vim and vigor, then there is something wrong with our colleges. The more riots that come on college campuses, the better world for tomorrow” – William Allen White. By Shannon Anderson Arts and Culture Editor [...]

October 21, 2014

Attention cheaters: You’re gross!

Frustrations of a media consumer. Surprise, surprise: I have started watching another T.V. series.  And surprise, surprise, yet another TV show has given another character “depth” because he/she is cheating on their spouse. What the %$#^? What is this stupid fascination with frivolity, breaking trust, collecting STDs, and sneaking around? Why is this infiltrating mainstream [...]

October 7, 2014

The editor’s two cents

Ellen Stevens, Editor-in-Chief Congratulations everyone! Welcome back from a hopefully thrilling, majestic, exciting, beautiful, delicious, and inspiring summer.  More realistically welcome back from a summer where you probably had to work at Tim Hortons to try and pay off your ridiculous student fees, car fees, or bar tabs… Regardless, welcome back to the stimulating and academic-thirst-quenching [...]

September 22, 2014

Comics

Filbert cartoon

Filbert cartoon

October 28, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

October 28, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

October 28, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

October 28, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

October 28, 2014

Op-Ed & Opinion

Re: Connecting the dots: Academic freedom at LU

I am deeply troubled by the article [Connecting the dots: Academic freedom at LU-March 5, 2014]. The article if rife with errors. The most important is that author fails to note that the CAUT Academic Freedom Fund was set up as a voluntary fund with no obligation on any member association to donate. We always [...]

March 19, 2014

Letter to the Editor (Submitted February 13, 2014)

To the Editor of The Argus, I wish to address issues raised in The Argus’ January 29 opinion piece, Parking off-campus. First, I would like to refute the allegation that the University influenced Rotary Place staff to start ticketing students’ vehicles. In reality, we asked Rotary Place Management to be lenient when they notified us that Lakehead [...]

February 26, 2014

First year of University: completed!

By Kylie Burchat Well, I have almost finished my first year of university! Only four more to go! It’s hard to imagine that it has only been seven months since I first packed up all my stuff and moved away from home.  I remember feeling absolutely terrified on my first day here; I didn’t know [...]

April 8, 2013

Empty pens

By Ethan Mask This will be my last entry for The Argus − it’s been a neat and new experience for me.  I am very happy to have worked with the team and to have been given the opportunity to speak my mind. This week, I would like to end with a kind of writing that I [...]

April 8, 2013

The end of the line

By Carrie Scott For many of us, this week marks a long, tired gaze into the abyss known as exams, and for some, the ending of the Inquiry requirements towards graduation. If you find yourself sleep-deprived, muttering odd words and phrases that seem to have crept deep into your repertoire and declaring small daily chores [...]

April 8, 2013