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  • Lakehead University’s president returns; strategic plan in motion

    Lakehead University’s president returns; strategic plan in motion

    But what does that really mean for students? By Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer  The announcement of the recent renewal of Lakehead University President, Dr. Brian Stevenson, comes despite the fact that, according to a research document submitted by the Lakehead University Student Union in May 2014, “less than 10% of students feel that Dr. Stevenson [...]

    September 24, 2014
  • The “Disruption” event

    The “Disruption” event

    A movement towards a “fossil free” Lakehead Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer As classes wound down last Wednesday evening, a small group of student pioneers met in the campus’ Study Coffeehouse to watch a screening of Disruption, a documentary film about the problematic relationship that humans have established with our global climate. The film documents the ramp-up [...]

    September 24, 2014
  • Beware of bears

    Beware of bears

    Tips to avoid being eaten Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer Nobody at The Argus wants to write the story about how a student was eaten by a bear, yet every year Lakehead students receive multiple reports of bear sightings on campus. Here are some tips to make sure it doesn’t happen. According to the Government of [...]

    September 23, 2014
  • Welcome to the club… no really, welcome!

    Welcome to the club… no really, welcome!

    Exploring Club Days at Lakehead Amanda Gallo News Editor Now that the fall semester is well underway, the harsh reality that summer is really over and that midterms are just around the corner hits; as such, it is normal for students to begin to feel the crunch at this time of year. However, there’s perhaps [...]

    September 23, 2014
  • The cycle continues: Adrian Peterson

    The cycle continues: Adrian Peterson

    Jonathan Dwyer and the NFL’s domestic violence problem Josh Kolic Still reeling from the release of video showing the vicious assault by Ray Rice on his then-fiancée and now wife Janay Palmer, football fans and the NFL alike were dealt another blow when star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child abuse [...]

    September 23, 2014

News

RESPECT YOUR INTERNET ANONYMITY – BECAUSE WE’RE NOT ALL SO LUCKY

By Sean Brady — THE OMEGA (THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY) IN INTERNET, OPINION KAMLOOPS (CUP) — The Internet has given us a number of incredible things; chief among them is probably the opportunity to be a voice with unlimited reach. Coupled with perks like anonymity, and there’s no limit to what can be said and who can hear [...]

September 24, 2014
Lakehead University’s president returns; strategic plan in motion

Lakehead University’s president returns; strategic plan in motion

But what does that really mean for students? By Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer  The announcement of the recent renewal of Lakehead University President, Dr. Brian Stevenson, comes despite the fact that, according to a research document submitted by the Lakehead University Student Union in May 2014, “less than 10% of students feel that Dr. Stevenson [...]

September 24, 2014
The “Disruption” event

The “Disruption” event

A movement towards a “fossil free” Lakehead Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer As classes wound down last Wednesday evening, a small group of student pioneers met in the campus’ Study Coffeehouse to watch a screening of Disruption, a documentary film about the problematic relationship that humans have established with our global climate. The film documents the ramp-up [...]

September 24, 2014

Walking With Our Sisters draws attention to injustice

National art exhibit and social justice movement visits Lakehead University Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS) is an art exhibit and social justice movement which brings attention to settler colonialism and native cultural resurgence through creative discussions and it has finally arrived here at Lakehead’s Thunder Bay campus. On Friday, September 12, [...]

September 23, 2014
What do selfies, hashtags and unemployment all have in common?

What do selfies, hashtags and unemployment all have in common?

How social media can make or break your next job interview Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer According to The Guardian, students can “tweet their way to a job.”  Students can be more employable if they use social media to their advantage. They advise students: “Stop tweeting your lunch and start tweeting your future employers instead.” Forbes [...]

September 23, 2014

The Arts

Healing, cleansing, and prayer

The many uses of smudging Shannon Anderson The burning of sacred herbs and plants is a common ritual in worldwide religious and spiritual traditions. Smudging is a particular practice of fanning or rubbing the smoke from the smoldering herbs over oneself, another person, or a place or item that is the object of the ritual. [...]

September 23, 2014

Science meet art, art meet science

How the humanities and sciences became friends Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer In Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida, a tribute to his dying mother, the author explores the intensive interaction between art, specifically art, and its perception by an audience. Barthes highlights first the studium, which denotes a collective perception of photography, the “cultural, linguistic, and political [...]

September 23, 2014
Before getting high:

Before getting high:

*disclaimer: The Argus does not advocate for the use of substances of any kind.  Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor College and university is where most people have their first (and sometimes only) experiences with drug use. The most commonly used and abused drug of choice for student is, of course, alcohol (yes, it’s a [...]

September 23, 2014

Student Voice Call Up

Last week for best Thunder Bay bar   Last week to vote, all! Head to our Facebook page or our student voice survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F7K856J to tell us your favourite Thunder Bay bar! Results published next issue… and the next Student Voice Call Up question will be revealed. Sex? Religion? Politics? Who knows!   Let [...]

September 23, 2014
Big Wreck is bringing Ghosts to the Thunder Bay Auditorium

Big Wreck is bringing Ghosts to the Thunder Bay Auditorium

 Taylor Price Big Wreck, from Toronto, Ontario, has recently released their fourth album, Ghosts, and is starting their Canadian tour in September. The band will be hitting Thunder Bay and playing at The Auditorium on October 5, 2014 with support from Royal Tusk. For a bit of history, their first album – In Loving Memory [...]

September 23, 2014

Sports

Sports Briefs

by john mcauley Thunderwolves drop two to Mount Royal Cougars   The Lakehead Thunderwolves Men’s Hockey team were swept by the Mount Royal Cougars in  a two game series this past weekend. The Cougars took game 1 on Friday by a score of 2-0. Cougars’ netminder Dalyn Flette stopped all 25 shots he faced. ‘Wolves’ [...]

September 23, 2014

Fantasy Football: week 4 pickups

by john mcauley  RB Alfred Blue, Houston Texans Arian Foster is sidelined with a hamstring injury. If he sits again this week, Blue is likely to see his 22 touches increase after impressing with 88 all purpose yards in week 3. RB Knile Davis, Kansas City Chiefs With Jamaal Charles questionable to return in week [...]

September 23, 2014

Training the glutes

An important but neglected muscle group Kyle Groulx, ACSM CPT Without question, “the glute” – known affectionately as the buttocks, derriere, and moneymaker – are the single most neglected muscle group on the body when it comes to resistance training. The reason for this often stems from body image concerns and worries that one’s glutes, [...]

September 23, 2014
Club Baseball: More than what meets the eye

Club Baseball: More than what meets the eye

By John McAuley Sports Editor There is always something unseen beneath the surface. This past weekend, for example, there was a tarp beneath a layer of frost. Beneath the tarp there was a baseball field. It’s Saturday morning. Lakehead Baseball’s players and coaches are spread across the field at Baseball Central like a marching band, [...]

September 23, 2014
The cycle continues: Adrian Peterson

The cycle continues: Adrian Peterson

Jonathan Dwyer and the NFL’s domestic violence problem Josh Kolic Still reeling from the release of video showing the vicious assault by Ray Rice on his then-fiancée and now wife Janay Palmer, football fans and the NFL alike were dealt another blow when star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child abuse [...]

September 23, 2014

Editorials

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

Parking lot etiquette

From the road rage diaries Ellen Stevens Editor-in-chief I’d like to begin this editorial by stating that if by this point in your life you haven’t learned basic manners and the rules of the road ( if you have a license), chances are: you are going to get yelled at, fired, or educated by the [...]

September 16, 2014

Letter to the editor: How LUSU spends your money

Re: The editor’s two cents, September 10th Last week’s editorial started an important conversation about how LUSU spends students’ money. We’re happy to see debate on this—LUSU is fueled on student involvement and passion, including criticism and disagreement. That said, we do have a bone to pick with one of the statements in the editorial. [...]

September 16, 2014

Open Letter to Lakehead University:

June 3, 2014 I would like to congratulate Lakehead University for hosting three successful convocation ceremonies May 30-31, 2014. The convocation for my faculty took place on Friday afternoon. It was a day to celebrate the accomplishments of students from across multiple academic programs.   Near the end of the ceremony, the graduating medical students [...]

June 26, 2014

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs gaps found in Canadian education systems

Some Canadian universities ( Lakehead included) struggle to find ways of helping survivors of sexual assault Sabine Adamson Last October a Lakehead University student wrote in the Chronicle Journal an account of how the administration failed to support her academically in the aftermath of her rape by another student.   She wrote that she had simply [...]

May 15, 2014

Comics

Filbert cartoon

Filbert cartoon

September 23, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

September 23, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

September 23, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

September 23, 2014

September 16, 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