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  • Music for the Masses 2014 (Part 2)

    Music for the Masses 2014 (Part 2)

    By Mike St. Jean   Last week, The Argus sat down with five of the artists playing at this year’s edition of Music for the Masses. Below are profiles of five additional local and touring musicians who will be gracing the stage at one of the premier events on Thunder Bay’s calendar.   K-Man and [...]

    September 16, 2014
  • Living in a community fraught with fear?

    Living in a community fraught with fear?

    Lakehead students’ perspective on violence in Thunder Bay Nathan Ryan With a total of 8 murders so far this year, Thunder Bay has been identified as having the greatest number of murders per capita for its population of just over 100,000. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the city of Thunder Bay has thus earned the unpleasant title of [...]

    September 16, 2014
  • Your degree:  Not just a fancy piece of a paper

    Your degree: Not just a fancy piece of a paper

    Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer Some people might look at a degree and say “What are you going to do with this degree? Where’s the real world application? Where are the jobs?” And for students who attend university to not only follow their passions, but to also find a decent paying [...]

    September 16, 2014
  • A useful new organization or a costly game of musical chairs?

    A useful new organization or a costly game of musical chairs?

    A look behind LUSU’s internal restructuring Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer It’s not only the beginning of a new year, but also the beginning of a newly restructured LUSU. A new LUSU Executive position, entitled the Executive Director, with a yearly salary of $50,000 plus benefits and a potential 3 year long term has been created. [...]

    September 16, 2014
  • Warning: punch line approaching, prepare to chuckle

    Warning: punch line approaching, prepare to chuckle

    Satirical content to be labelled in social media Amanda Gallo News Editor Whether it’s a political cartoon of Stephen Harper dressed in costume, a Sunday comic of a fat cat munching on lasagna (much to the chagrin of his owner), or the cover of a magazine claiming sightings of UFO’s in the countryside, satire has [...]

    September 16, 2014

News

Living in a community fraught with fear?

Living in a community fraught with fear?

Lakehead students’ perspective on violence in Thunder Bay Nathan Ryan With a total of 8 murders so far this year, Thunder Bay has been identified as having the greatest number of murders per capita for its population of just over 100,000. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the city of Thunder Bay has thus earned the unpleasant title of [...]

September 16, 2014

NATIONAL STUDENT GROUP CALLS FOR PRIORITIZATION OF MENTAL HEALTH

ABDO ELNAKOURI — THE FULCRUM (UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA) OTTAWA (CUP) — Prompted by the prevalence of mental health-related issues on campuses, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) released a new report detailing the role of the federal government in treating young adults with mental illnesses. CASA, which consists of 22 students associations across Canada, is [...]

September 16, 2014

FLOATING TO RELAXATION IN A SENSORY DEPRIVATION TANK

  MARTIN CASTRO — THE CASCADE (UNIVERSITY OF FRASIER VALLEY) ABBOTSFORD, B.C. (CUP) — Sensory deprivation tanks are essentially giant tanks of water with a high salt concentration in which a person floats in relative or complete darkness. These tanks have been around since the 1950s, when psychiatrist John C. Lilly invented them in order [...]

September 16, 2014

Save the Date

Amanda Gallo, News Editor September 18-23 Library Workshops:  With course outlines distributed and term paper deadlines set, students interested in learning more about how to take advantage of the many information services the library offers are invited to attend any of the free workshops in the Chancellor Patterson Library this week. Exact dates and times [...]

September 16, 2014

*Insert phobic explicative here*, if you dare

University ‘safe spaces brigades’ investigate students off campus  Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer Over the past few years, Canadian universities have experienced a notable number of troubling incidents featuring a growing count of sexual assaults. To combat this prevalent culture of prejudice, universities across the country have made it their mission to hold presentations during their [...]

September 16, 2014

The Arts

Music for the Masses 2014 (Part 2)

Music for the Masses 2014 (Part 2)

By Mike St. Jean   Last week, The Argus sat down with five of the artists playing at this year’s edition of Music for the Masses. Below are profiles of five additional local and touring musicians who will be gracing the stage at one of the premier events on Thunder Bay’s calendar.   K-Man and [...]

September 16, 2014

Pop culture shock

It’s a meme world out there Bryan Brown One of the realities of our current generation is that we take the internet wherever we go. Whatever we do makes its way into the omnipresent ‘cloud’ around us. Wake up in the morning, Tweet your hate of said morning, Snapchat your clothes for the day, Instagram [...]

September 16, 2014
What to Watch on Netflix?

What to Watch on Netflix?

Why aren’t you watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine?   Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer There’s a new detective in town. Move over, Sherlock, here comes Jake Peralta. If you haven’t watched one of Fox’s newest comedic sitcoms, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, change that. Now. First off, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is smart. From writer/producer pair Dan Goor and Michael Schur of Parks [...]

September 16, 2014
A story of profound courage, suffering, and an ongoing healing process

A story of profound courage, suffering, and an ongoing healing process

Book review of Up Ghost River by Edmund Metatawabin and Alexandra Shimo Roman Jacubowski  Staff Writer Last week I had the privilege of attending the book review of Up Ghost River by Edmund Metatawabin. A friend of mine had met Ed in Fort Albany over the summer, so we arrived early and watched as people [...]

September 16, 2014

Student Voice Call Up

Thunder Bay’s Best Student Bar What does a student look for in a bar? What do you look for in a bar? Cheap drinks and dancing? Good food and atmosphere? Close to Campus? Tell us! For two more weeks, you can visit our Student Voice survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F7K856J to have your say. Keep an eye [...]

September 16, 2014

Sports

Ray Rice, Roger Goodell and the unending hypocrisy in the NFL

Ray Rice, Roger Goodell and the unending hypocrisy in the NFL

By: Josh Kolic The recently released video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée and now wife Janay Palmer inside an elevator in an Atlantic City casino shocked and horrified us all. The image of an NFL running back punching a woman in the face was a jarring and sickening one. Sadly, we shouldn’t have [...]

September 16, 2014
Fantasy Football lottery tickets

Fantasy Football lottery tickets

John Mcauley In fantasy sports, a lottery ticket is a player who, like its namesake, costs virtually nothing to acquire, but could potentially bring massive returns. Also known as sleepers, these are acquisitions that offer low risk and high reward. These players are a $20 bill in the pocket of an old pair of jeans, [...]

September 16, 2014
Exercise as a cognitive enhancer

Exercise as a cognitive enhancer

Making a case for the academic benefits of fitness Kyle Groulx, ACSM CPT One of the more unfortunate misconceptions many people have regarding exercise is that it’s a lowbrow hobby for athletes and “meatheads” and not for those who are more academically focused since there’s no mental or cognitive benefit to be gained. The reason [...]

September 16, 2014

Fall Sports: The Top 5

John Mcauley The air grows crisp, the leaves begin to change, Instagram photos of pumpkin spice lattes start to emerge; there are no surer signs that fall is arriving. If you can handle the chilly weather and the close-up photos of Starbucks cups (perhaps next to an open laptop and a stack of books?), autumn [...]

September 16, 2014

Extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation in fitness planning

How to stay motivated during a busy school year Kyle Groulx, ACSM CPT One of the most common problems people struggle with in their initial foray into fitness, nutrition, and exercise is finding and maintaining motivation. For many people, motivation to exercise is purely extrinsic. They engage in the activity because they desire a reward, [...]

September 9, 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

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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