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  • Linking music’s past from around the world to music’s present

    Linking music’s past from around the world to music’s present

    Department of Music launches new spring course Amanda Gallo News Editor Students at Lakehead University looking for an elective during the spring term will have the opportunity to find new meaning behind their favourite summer playlists after taking “The Influence of Ethnic Musics on Western Art Music and Popular Music.” The course, offered by the [...]

    March 31, 2015
  • Ode to spring: why being a Blue Jays fan is like living in a horror film

    Ode to spring: why being a Blue Jays fan is like living in a horror film

    John McAuley Sports Editor Allow me to make a metaphor. Have you ever seen that movie, The Cabin in the Woods? It starts like any horror movie might. Five sexy, carefree, college-aged, Americans with high libidos and a nose for fun hop into an RV for a steamy getaway at a secluded cabin. They don’t [...]

    March 31, 2015
  • Stick together. Be true. Be glue.

    Stick together. Be true. Be glue.

    Pride Central: The Origin story By Lindsey Kelly It started with a wall, and will also end with one. The first wall was vandalized in 1991, a grotesque image of hate speech and cruelty; a homophobic slur soon covered in fresh white paint, but leaving hatred lingering behind. The wall that rose to meet it [...]

    March 17, 2015
  • Shedding light on the indigenous curriculum controversy

    Shedding light on the indigenous curriculum controversy

    What it really means to incorporate indigenous knowledge in the curriculum By Leah Ching The Argus Since the announcement of Lakehead’s initiative regarding indigenous knowledge in the curriculum, the lack of public information made available to students has been the cause of a great deal of controversy and criticism. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux spearheaded a special presentation [...]

    March 17, 2015
  • From the pages of a book to the playing field

    From the pages of a book to the playing field

    How the game of quidditch has grown from fictional pastime to real-life university sport By Erica Ravn Ever wanted to try quidditch? Well, you may just get your chance. There are currently quidditch teams in about twenty countries worldwide and there are thousands of athletes, and, of course, Harry Potter fans, who participate in the [...]

    March 17, 2015
  • Target sale pricing “scandal” explained

    Target sale pricing “scandal” explained

    The real story behind the sales By Leah Ching The Argus In January of this year, Target announced their departure from the Canadian market, affecting 133 stores and over 17,500 workers. The announcement came after less than two years of lacklustre sales and low profitability, with estimates that profitability wouldn’t occur for the retailer anytime [...]

    March 10, 2015

News

Improving cultural sensitivity or imposing further tension and misunderstanding?

Mandatory Indigenous knowledge courses for undergraduates By Leah Ching CBC recently announced that starting in 2016, every undergraduate student at Lakehead would have to graduate with one half credit in Indigenous education. Yolanda Wanakamik in the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives reported that “teaching would be tailored to each student,” reflecting their area of study. The [...]

April 14, 2015

Save the Date

Amanda Gallo News Editor April 1–A Catastrophically Damaged Gene Pool: Race, Religion, and Culture in the Security Hearing This presentation, hosted by Lakehead University Multicultural Centre, the Department of Indigenous Learning, and the Department of Women’s studies will be taking place this evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. The presentation will feature Dr. [...]

March 31, 2015

Pride in the North hosts Mr/Mrs Pride Thunder Bay

Lindsey Kelly The Argus Lights flashed and music blared as the best dressed shimmied and swayed across the stage. Amidst lip-synching epic love ballads and epic dance songs, the battle was on. Friday March 21, 2015 set the stage for the first Mr/Mrs Pride Thunder Bay. As people shuffled in, both young and old, there [...]

March 31, 2015
Gathering together in rhythm and harmony

Gathering together in rhythm and harmony

Inside LUNSA’s 27th annual Powwow Amanda Gallo News Editor Hundreds of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people alike from across the entire northwestern Ontario region gathered together in the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse for the 27th Annual LUNSA Powwow. The event was organized entirely by students, particularly those volunteers from the Lakehead University Native Students Association (LUNSA). LUNSA [...]

March 31, 2015

Lakehead Alumnus designs orphanage abroad

How to take a degree from Lakehead and make a difference in the world Rob Furlong Interim Staff Writer Ever wonder what Lakehead students go on to do after they graduate? The Argus does. In an exclusive interview with The Argus, Lakehead Alumni Leon Plett described his experience working with an organization called Engineering Ministries [...]

March 31, 2015

The Arts

There’s an app for WHAT?!

By Lindsey Kelly My fridge is often a terrifying place to venture. Leafy greens turn into biodegradable waste, and more often than not I end up going out to eat anyways. What an absolute waste, both money wise and health wise. Recently, I have come into contact with several apps that have altered this trend [...]

March 31, 2015

Up and Coming

  April 1: April Fool! Beware…. April 2: Exams and projects got you down? Head to Conference Centre room A in the Bartley Residence after 1 p.m. to spend a few hours playing with puppies and feel your stress melt away. Puppies are courtesy of St. John Ambulance. April 5: Craig Cardiff will be at [...]

March 31, 2015

Tobias Jesso Jr.’s Goon

Amateur tunes with a lot of heart By Taylor Price Tobias Jesso Jr. has spent a major part of his musical career playing bass and guitar backing up pop bands around Los Angeles. Upon returning home to Canada three years ago with all of his gear in storage in LA and with a semi-abandoned piano [...]

March 31, 2015

Modest Mouse is modest sound

By Rob Furlong, Interim Staff Writer I’ve been a fan of Modest Mouse for as long as I’ve been a fan of music. Their catalog has been the punctuation for every major milestone in my life since I was twelve years old… which is why I hate myself for saying I didn’t like their new [...]

March 31, 2015
Roman’s Playlist

Roman’s Playlist

Eclectic, Broadway, Classic Personal Favourites Here’s some eclectic stuff. I tried to find the kitschiest stuff I could because that’s my style. There’s some Australian hip-hop that’s really good, Billy Joel is obviously just a classic- underappreciated by this generation in my opinion. The Book of Mormon is horribly racist, incredibly catchy, and, strangely, hilariously [...]

March 31, 2015

Sports

Thunder Bay Cycling Club 2015 EXPO

Jonathan Kettle The end of the winter season is finally approaching, which marks the beginning of the end for many cold-weather sports. Many winter-athletes cross-train using a variety of aerobic exercises in the warmer months, and one of the most popular options is cycling. The Thunder Bay Cycling Club (TBCC), a local based non-profit organization, [...]

March 31, 2015
Ode to spring: why being a Blue Jays fan is like living in a horror film

Ode to spring: why being a Blue Jays fan is like living in a horror film

John McAuley Sports Editor Allow me to make a metaphor. Have you ever seen that movie, The Cabin in the Woods? It starts like any horror movie might. Five sexy, carefree, college-aged, Americans with high libidos and a nose for fun hop into an RV for a steamy getaway at a secluded cabin. They don’t [...]

March 31, 2015

Reflections on a year of health and fitness

Kyle Groulx Given that this is the final issue of The Argus for this year, I thought it appropriate to write not on any specific topic or concern in the field of fitness and nutrition, but to reflect upon a year’s work at The Argus and what I’ve learned and will take with me going [...]

March 31, 2015

10 bold predictions for the Blue Jays in 2015

Jason Eberlin and John McAuley Jason Eberlin has decided to really hammer home the preseason jinx on the blue jays, so here he is with a few rather bold, hopelessly optimistic predictions. Bracketed comments are the Sports Editor’s. The Blue Jays will have 5 players hit more than 20 homeruns (Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Edwin [...]

March 31, 2015

Fantasy Sports

  A fantasy bust is essentially the opposite of a sleeper. This is a player who will cost a draft pick higher than their performance will warrant. Think of guys who are enveloped in hype; if everybody’s mentioning the same name at the water cooler (as we frequently do at The Argus), it’s likely his [...]

March 17, 2015

Editorials

When did being-a-lesbian become something guys look for in a girl?

Dana Campbell In the past few months, I’ve experienced a few unsettling instances in which men have asked to sleep with me. My girlfriend has had similar experiences, possibly even more so than I. There have even been times when men have tried to pick us up as a couple, as if we’re a two-for-one [...]

March 31, 2015

Alone in the crowd

Sharing the thoughts from a self-conscience mind By Jeremy Hietala As my first year of university draws to a close, I find myself thinking about all of the trepidation that I felt about coming back to school after being way for so long. I mean, I graduated high school in 1996. Now, it’s the 2014/2015 [...]

March 31, 2015

The biggest problem in Canadian politics that you’ve probably never heard of

By Roman Jakubowski Before he became the Prime Minister, Stephen Harper once wrote that Canada was a “benign dictatorship.” It was an apt description. The role of a Minister of Parliament, an elected MP, is theoretically to hold government to account. Under Pierre Elliot Trudeau, that role began to change significantly. Two significant things happened. [...]

February 24, 2015
Trudeau draws a capacity crowd

Trudeau draws a capacity crowd

By Antonio Redfern Pucci  The Argus In preparation for an imminent election, the Liberal Party hosted a whistle-stop style visit by their leader Justin Trudeau, and The Argus was there to catch all of the action and snap a selfie with Trudeau. Trudeau’s trip to Thunder Bay included a visit to Shelter House, consulting with [...]

February 24, 2015

Re: Paul Berger (Re:Re: Brian Collins)

  Although Paul explains my arguments, they are no less valid. As for an ad hominem attack, it was not meant to attack the credentials of the signatories. It was more meant to point out that the list of signatories was missing some significant elements of the faculty. As for the article, I’m not entirely [...]

February 10, 2015

Comics

Filbert cartoon

Filbert cartoon

March 31, 2015
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March 31, 2015
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March 17, 2015
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March 10, 2015
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

March 10, 2015

Op-Ed & Opinion

Final thoughts…

Amanda Gallo News Editor As my time with The Argus draws to a close, I’m inclined to look back at the past two years I’ve spent writing and editing for the paper. It’s been such an incredible journey, filled with learning, growth, and people who have inspired me greatly. There are so many people I’d [...]

March 31, 2015

Controversy sparks over new sex ed. platform in Ontario

A progressive, inclusive approach to learning Rebecca Allison On Monday February 23rd, Ontario Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne released a proposal to change aspects of the province’s current sexual education program. The platform embraces a more informative and inclusive approach to sexuality for today’s culture; including gender identity, same-sex relationships and consent. The revisions have sparked [...]

March 17, 2015

Re: Water bottle filling stations

By Brian Collins LUSU wants to purchase water bottle filling stations in the name of “sustainability”. Are they aware of the meaning of the word “ sustainability”? For a project to be sustainable it needs to meet the three pillars of sustainability. The project must meet economic, environmental, and social objectives. Starting with the economic, [...]

March 17, 2015

Re: Paul Berger (Re:Re: Brian Collins)

  Although Paul explains my arguments, they are no less valid. As for an ad hominem attack, it was not meant to attack the credentials of the signatories. It was more meant to point out that the list of signatories was missing some significant elements of the faculty. As for the article, I’m not entirely [...]

February 10, 2015

Playing political favourites

The Conservative government is focusing funds into their own ridings By Rob Furlong, Interim Staff Writer For years now members of the Conservative government have been patting themselves on the back for funding the Enabling Accessibility Fund, but in recent documents released to the House of Commons this past week, it seems the Conservatives may [...]

February 10, 2015