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  • Get ready, it’s almost election season

    Get ready, it’s almost election season

    Why we need to get rid of attack ads By Rob Furlong Staff Writer With the federal election just around the corner we are going to see, and may have already encountered, an onslaught of political attack ads. It’s an unfortunate truth of Canadian politics but sadly attack ads win votes. Anyone who argues the [...]

    January 27, 2015
  • Do we need satire?

    Do we need satire?

    Why we need satirical news more than ever By Rob Furlong Staff Writer In the weeks that have passed since the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris many publications are starting to either question whether the magazine took their satirical illustrations too far or they are showing solidarity for their fallen colleagues. But [...]

    January 27, 2015
  • Town Hall: Report to the community

    Town Hall: Report to the community

    Structural deficit caught for BIU** By Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer One of the most important moments of Lakehead’s 2014/15 academic year transpired January 12th, as Lakehead’s President, Dr. Stevenson, and other senior administration hosted a Town Hall to detail the approved operating budget. Traditionally, Town Halls have served to provide a forum for the Lakehead [...]

    January 27, 2015
  • Inspiring activism through spoken word

    Inspiring activism through spoken word

    Poet, author, and activist Matt Sedillo visits Thunder Bay By Leah Ching The Argus Sitting across from Matt Sedillo at Madhouse Tavern and listening to him speak; it’s easy to be taken back by his intellect and the depth of his political thought. An incredibly brilliant thinker, Matt is also humble, friendly and full of [...]

    January 27, 2015
  • Celebrating 50 years at Lakehead University

    Celebrating 50 years at Lakehead University

    50th anniversary celebrations kick off at Lake Tamblyn By Leah Ching The Argus This past Friday evening on Lake Tamblyn, Lakehead University began its 50th anniversary celebrations in conjunction with LUSU’s week-long Winter Carnival. In true northern style, students, faculty and members of the Thunder Bay community came out and braved the cold to celebrate. [...]

    January 27, 2015
  • Tips for avoiding the Flu

    Tips for avoiding the Flu

    With flu season in full swing here’s how to stay healthy and happy By Rob Furlong Staff Writer Flu season is upon us and it’s starting to be felt across campus and across the city. Winter is the worst time when it comes to catching the flu or a nasty cold and almost everyone wants [...]

    January 27, 2015

News

Town Hall: Report to the community

Town Hall: Report to the community

Structural deficit caught for BIU** By Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer One of the most important moments of Lakehead’s 2014/15 academic year transpired January 12th, as Lakehead’s President, Dr. Stevenson, and other senior administration hosted a Town Hall to detail the approved operating budget. Traditionally, Town Halls have served to provide a forum for the Lakehead [...]

January 27, 2015
Inspiring activism through spoken word

Inspiring activism through spoken word

Poet, author, and activist Matt Sedillo visits Thunder Bay By Leah Ching The Argus Sitting across from Matt Sedillo at Madhouse Tavern and listening to him speak; it’s easy to be taken back by his intellect and the depth of his political thought. An incredibly brilliant thinker, Matt is also humble, friendly and full of [...]

January 27, 2015

LUSU voting methods to catch up with 21st century technology?

LUSU introduces motion to implement electronic voting By Amanda Gallo News Editor After years of LUSU elections riddled with scandal, fraud, and low voter turnout, LUSU has decided that transferring from the traditional paper ballot to electronic voting is the way to solve these problems and increase communication between the union and the students it’s [...]

January 27, 2015
Celebrating 50 years at Lakehead University

Celebrating 50 years at Lakehead University

50th anniversary celebrations kick off at Lake Tamblyn By Leah Ching The Argus This past Friday evening on Lake Tamblyn, Lakehead University began its 50th anniversary celebrations in conjunction with LUSU’s week-long Winter Carnival. In true northern style, students, faculty and members of the Thunder Bay community came out and braved the cold to celebrate. [...]

January 27, 2015
Tips for avoiding the Flu

Tips for avoiding the Flu

With flu season in full swing here’s how to stay healthy and happy By Rob Furlong Staff Writer Flu season is upon us and it’s starting to be felt across campus and across the city. Winter is the worst time when it comes to catching the flu or a nasty cold and almost everyone wants [...]

January 27, 2015

The Arts

Health and Wellness: Recipe for a bath

Remember to take time for yourself By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor Ingredients: ✓                One tub ✓                Hot water ✓                Two enthusiastic squeezes of some wholly unnecessary and scented foaming soap ✓                One gentler semi-squeeze of jojoba or similar luxurious skin and hair oil ✓                One casually tossed fizzing bath bomb ✓                One well-thumbed [...]

January 27, 2015
Prose and Cons

Prose and Cons

“Satire is moral outrage transformed into comic art.” By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor Do you watch The Daily Show? Archer? South Park? How about Mel Brooks movies? Ever read Animal Farm or Brave New World? With the sheer abundance of it in media, literature, and film, satire is impossible to avoid. As you [...]

January 27, 2015

“F**K POST-ROCK.”

A very short history of post-rock By Taylor Price, The Argus The motley genre of rock has been popular since the mid-1950s, and sometimes it can seem as if this genre has nothing new to offer. Some people are content listening to the same classic rock songs for the rest of their lives, and others [...]

January 27, 2015
Pop Cultured

Pop Cultured

Candy Blast Mania: Fun app, or harrowing portent of mankind’s creeping apathy? By Lindsay Kelly As my thumbs flew at alarming speeds up and down my touch screen, attempting to piece together the puzzle and crush the myriad oncoming virtual candies, an advertisement flashed across my screen: Candy Blast Mania, in glittery, primary-coloured comic sans. [...]

January 27, 2015
Murder is… pineapples?

Murder is… pineapples?

Psych! By Michael Hillcoat, Staff Writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has enjoyed innumerable renditions over the course of cinematic history. As the most portrayed fictive character, followed by Ian Fleming’s James Bond, the ‘smartest-man in the room’ trope has ‘officially’ been retired by the io9.com’s review team, who are experts on everything and [...]

January 27, 2015

Sports

Bowling for courage

Bowling for courage

A look inside Thunder Bay’s Special Olympics program By John McAuley Bowling alleys are typically noisy and hectic: balls rolling, pins crashing, children howling. A little chaos is all part of the attraction. For a brief window on Saturday afternoons, Galaxy Lanes is anything but a typical bowling alley. The lanes are pumped with adrenaline [...]

January 27, 2015
Fantasy Hockey: Thunder Bay Transactions

Fantasy Hockey: Thunder Bay Transactions

By Jason Eberlin Ever think about collecting the hometown boys for your fantasy team? Is it even worth picking up the Thunder Bay guys for your roster? Well in the past it’s usually been a safe bet that the likes of the Staal brothers and Patrick Sharp would definitely bring a boost to your team, [...]

January 27, 2015
Coffee as a health food

Coffee as a health food

Evaluating the nutritional value of coffee Kyle Groulx, ASC PT One of the more interesting topics of debate within the realm of nutritional science is the health value of coffee, which is the most widely consumed caffeinated drink within North America certainly, and second only to tea worldwide. Coffee is to many people an essential [...]

January 27, 2015
Thunderwolves 2015 Preview

Thunderwolves 2015 Preview

What to look for from Lakehead’s varsity teams as the playoffs near By John McAuley Men’s Hockey Hockey The Thunderwolves are clawing to a playoff spot in the West Divison as they currently sit 6th (8-9-2) ahead of York(8-10-1) , Toronto(7-10-1), Laurier(5-12-1), and Guelph (5-11-3). Mike Hammond currently leads the team in scoring with 11G [...]

January 13, 2015
Previewing sports in the New Year: Sevenish names to watch in 2015

Previewing sports in the New Year: Sevenish names to watch in 2015

By John McAuley Sports Editor Alex Anthopoulos, General Manager, Toronto Blue Jays – Big spender, contender, or pretender? Two winters removed from dominating Major League’s Baseballs offseason headlines and World Series forecasts, Anthopoulos has once again made bold moves.  The acquisitions of Josh Donaldson and Russel Martin, two of the best players in the game at [...]

January 13, 2015

Editorials

The Instastar: Image crafting, social capital and Instagram

The Instastar: Image crafting, social capital and Instagram

Is social media negatively impacting the development of today’s youth? By John McAuley Sports Editor Social media, most notably, Instagram, is a powerful self-branding machine that lets users print out sheets of “cool points” with every filter, photo, status update and hashtag they post. Experiences have become instantaneously memorialized artifacts, put on display to conjure [...]

January 27, 2015

Response: Reflections on community building, sustainable actions for individual and collective work toward change

 By Jayal Chung, Gender Issues Centre Honestly, I hope one day Take Back The Night will exist only in the archives of a library because then, this would mean gender-based violence has come to an end. However, it’s an idealistic view, as violence and survival is very much part of the human experience of life. [...]

January 27, 2015
Get ready, it’s almost election season

Get ready, it’s almost election season

Why we need to get rid of attack ads By Rob Furlong Staff Writer With the federal election just around the corner we are going to see, and may have already encountered, an onslaught of political attack ads. It’s an unfortunate truth of Canadian politics but sadly attack ads win votes. Anyone who argues the [...]

January 27, 2015
Do we need satire?

Do we need satire?

Why we need satirical news more than ever By Rob Furlong Staff Writer In the weeks that have passed since the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris many publications are starting to either question whether the magazine took their satirical illustrations too far or they are showing solidarity for their fallen colleagues. But [...]

January 27, 2015

A view against Fossil Free Lakehead

By Brian Collins As LUSU is starting a new email campaign to support Fossil Free Lakehead, I think it’s an appropriate time to give the dissenting opinion. It is important to ensure that the endowment fund remains diversified though all sectors to maximize returns at a minimal risk. By removing an entire asset class from [...]

January 27, 2015

Comics

Filbert cartoon

Filbert cartoon

January 27, 2015
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

January 27, 2015
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

January 27, 2015
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

January 27, 2015
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

January 27, 2015

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