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  • A struggle against hatred and violence

    A struggle against hatred and violence

    Transgender Day of Remembrance Cameo Ferguson   Thursday, November 20 at Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship several members of the Lakehead University and greater Thunder Bay community came together to commemorate the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. “Transgender” is an umbrella term referring to all varied gender identities and expressions across the spectrum including, but certainly [...]

    November 25, 2014
  • Encountering Ebola: In search of an ethics of responsibility, solidarity, and global citizenship

    Encountering Ebola: In search of an ethics of responsibility, solidarity, and global citizenship

    By Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer The perceived threat of Ebola is alive and real. Although it is highly improbable that Ebola will ever reach Thunder Bay, across the border and a couple miles down the road one hopeful Senate candidate is running attack ads claiming his opponent hasn’t done enough to protect Wisconsin from Ebola. [...]

    November 25, 2014
  • Accusations, lies, and spin at the LUSU board meeting

    Accusations, lies, and spin at the LUSU board meeting

    LUSU is raked over the coals once again as concerns arise about the validity of their AGM By Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer and Amanda Gallo, News Editor Over the course of this year, students have watched LUSU put their strong policy changes in jeopardy with abysmal delivery. The LUSU board meeting on Friday was no [...]

    November 18, 2014
  • Prose and Cons

    Prose and Cons

    Education, communication, and consent in the wake of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal By Shannon Anderson  Arts and Culture Editor This past week, Canada has read, watched, and clicked, link after link as news unfolded regarding Jian Ghomeshi’s lawsuit with the CBC, the allegations from many women of both verbal and physical abuse, and his own [...]

    November 4, 2014
  • The key to understanding Stephen Harper’s politics

    The key to understanding Stephen Harper’s politics

    Harper’s Civitas speech By Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer The Liberal Party has dominated federal politics for generations. Their main opposition used to be the Progressive Conservative Party until the Progressive Conservatives merged with Stephen Harper’s party, the Canadian Alliance and became the modern Conservative Party. The PC’s were a moderate, sometimes even left wing party, [...]

    November 4, 2014
  • LU’s student government raked over the coals at AGM

    LU’s student government raked over the coals at AGM

    LUSU faced off against dissenters at its Annual General Meeting on Friday By Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer Earlier this year The Argus reported about some significant changes that LUSU had made. At their annual general meeting on Friday those changes were ratified… barely. Only 18 people voted to accept the changes and 15 people voted [...]

    November 4, 2014

News

A struggle against hatred and violence

A struggle against hatred and violence

Transgender Day of Remembrance Cameo Ferguson   Thursday, November 20 at Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship several members of the Lakehead University and greater Thunder Bay community came together to commemorate the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. “Transgender” is an umbrella term referring to all varied gender identities and expressions across the spectrum including, but certainly [...]

November 25, 2014

The horror of exams

How to study effectively By Michael Hillcoat  Staff Writer Every student comes to know that dread particular to exam season (albeit, those rare disciplines where the testing scenario is not a factor). There never seems to be enough time: days and weeks pass with the batting of eyelids, and usually one finds that they’ve pulled [...]

November 25, 2014

Save the Date

By Amanda Gallo News Editor November 26- Referencing Clinic Students who are finishing up all of their final papers but who could use a refresher in citation styles will most definitely benefit from this workshop hosted by the Writing Centre tomorrow evening between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. The event is free to attend and will [...]

November 25, 2014
RA coming in? Hide your valuables!

RA coming in? Hide your valuables!

Student concerns mount over red-handed theft on residence By Amanda Gallo News Editor Two weeks ago The Argus revealed exclusive coverage on student concerns regarding privacy in residence and questionable behaviour on the part of RAs. Since the article’s publication, several other reports of questionable behaviour on the part of these student workers entrusted with [...]

November 25, 2014
Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada

Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May launches her book in Thunder Bay By Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer Elizabeth May has written a new book entitled, Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada. The Member of Parliament from Saanich-Gulf Islands spoke to a room full of supporters at her Thunder Bay book launch last Friday. [...]

November 25, 2014

The Arts

Student Sex Survey

Student Sex Survey

Lakehead students dish their favourite positions   By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor Happy Humpday, indeed! This past month, The Argus team has been running a survey to find out which sexual position students find the best for a variety of reasons. The results are in, and, ooh la la! We students are connoisseurs [...]

November 25, 2014
The 100

The 100

More post-apocalyptic science fiction to binge-watch By Michael Hillcoat, Staff Writer William Golding’s classic Lord of the Flies begins dramatically with an aircraft crashing near a remote island in the Pacific Ocean during wartime evacuation. The British schoolboys who survive find themselves in a social struggle mirroring, in small, the primeval war at the heart [...]

November 25, 2014
The super classy art of holiday entertaining

The super classy art of holiday entertaining

Relax. It’s a party. You’ll be fine. By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor I’ve just finished perusing the annual LCBO holiday Food and Drink magazine. It was full of glossy, eye catching epicurean pornography on every page; colourful cocktails with glittering garnish picks, gilded trays of dainties involving endives and saffron, and a full [...]

November 25, 2014

Lakehead Annual Visual Arts Open House

Showcasing Thunder Bay student art culture By Michael Hillcoat, Staff Writer It’s that time of year again. As the semester winds down, various departments prepare for exam time as best they can. For the Art Department, it’s a time to showcase what transpires on the second floor of the enigmatic Music & Visual Arts building [...]

November 25, 2014
Prose and Cons: Merry Capitalism! Let’s start the real war on Christmas.

Prose and Cons: Merry Capitalism! Let’s start the real war on Christmas.

By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor Christmas rolled into Thunder Bay this past Saturday via the annual Rotary Santa Claus Parade, which deposited the Merry Old Elf himself at the Christmas Village in Intercity Mall by 11 a.m. The event was earlier this year than last, and the music and decorations were up and [...]

November 25, 2014

Sports

Sports Movies Top-Ten: Supremely biased but expertly selected

By John McAuley, Sports Editor “You couldn’t have scripted it any better,” and its similar variations, are an often-overused expression when describing the extemporized dramatics of the sports world. While there is partial truth to this sentiment, if it were absolute, the genre of sports cinema wouldn’t exist. While most successful sports movies are based [...]

November 25, 2014
Fantasy Football: Turkey Bowl 2014

Fantasy Football: Turkey Bowl 2014

Previewing Thanksgiving Day football and naming the All-Turkey Team By John McAuley Ze Sportz The day after this paper hits stands will be November 27, a lowly old Thursday for Canadians, but Thanksgiving Day for Americans. Thanksgiving in the U.S. of A also means a superfluity of NFL football. The matrimony of sport and holiday [...]

November 25, 2014
Protein obsession: Debunking the necessity of a high protein diet

Protein obsession: Debunking the necessity of a high protein diet

By Kyle Groulx, ACSM CPT One of the more interesting pieces of junk science perpetuated by the supplement industry is the necessity of a high protein diet for anyone participating in physical activity. More specifically, the resistance training community has been targeted, with thousands of ads just about everywhere around us showing lean and athletic [...]

November 25, 2014

NEWS

By John McAuley Sports editor Men’s Hockey Defenceman Justin Sefton of Thunder Bay, Ont. has committed to the men’s hockey program. The 3rd round NHL draft pick of the San Jose Sharks will be enrolled in classes and joining the team in January. Sefton played 5 years in the OHL with the London Knights and [...]

November 18, 2014
Men’s cross-country: Newest members of Lakehead lore

Men’s cross-country: Newest members of Lakehead lore

Thunderwolves finish 6th at CIS Championships, make school history By John McAuley History is bloody. Though Lakehead’s Men’s Cross Country team finished in 6th place at the CIS championships, an all-time best for Lakehead, it was bloody. History isn’t made without some pain and adversity, but this is the nature of success in a sport [...]

November 18, 2014

Editorials

Twisted-consumerism

Annual commercialism rant Disclaimer* this article does not address those who are living in homelessness, and need help with basic life necessities, and can benefit from charity donations. But rather those who have enough, and then some, and continue to over-consume. Thinking back on the past year, I definitely received much more pleasure from kindness, [...]

November 25, 2014

Public relations fail, meet apathy

Frustrations of a mere Muggle Over the past few weeks, LUSU has been criticized for a not-so-modest sum of things. And it really pains me to read some of them because I feel like a lot of them could have been avoided.  There also exists lots of hypocrisy inherent in the approaches of those who [...]

November 18, 2014

Using tragedy for political gain

From the throne of the passive-aggressive Now, in the spirit of not pointing fingers or taking away from any particular tragedy and because of  the fact that I am a mere Muggle in a small northern city, I have written an editorial about potential recent (or not recent) events in scenario form. Lend me your [...]

November 4, 2014

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

Comics

Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

November 25, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

November 25, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

November 25, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

November 25, 2014
Ski ninjas

Ski ninjas

November 25, 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