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  • Back in the black and glad to be back

    Back in the black and glad to be back

    The Outpost earns historic, albeit low, profit By Amanda Gallo News Editor For the first time in several years, The Outpost has finally broken even and begun to make money for students. The Argus sat down with LUSU VP Finance Danny Bacsa to discuss the recent successes at The Outpost and the reasons for its [...]

    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
  • Shhhh! The T.V.’s on… it might hear you!

    Shhhh! The T.V.’s on… it might hear you!

    Are smart televisions the newest privacy risk? By Leah Ching The Argus Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 featured the concept of a “telescreen” that snooped on and transmitted your private conversations to an unseen listener. Orwell’s nightmare may have come to realization with Samsung’s new Smart TV technology. Samsung is one of many technology providers capitalizing [...]

    February 24, 2015
  • Environmentalism under attack?

    Environmentalism under attack?

    Examining proposed Bill C-51 as a potential threat to Canadian environmentalism By Rob Furlong The Argus A leaked RCMP report from last January has labelled the anti-petroleum movement a threat to Canadian security and is causing a major stir in environmental groups across the country. This, coupled with the new terror Bill C-51 being pushed [...]

    February 24, 2015
  • The polarizing right to die

    The polarizing right to die

    Canada’s ruling on assisted-suicide By Michael Hillcoat  Staff Writer It has almost been a month since the Supreme Court of Canada has overturned the legal ban on assisted-suicide in the country. Previously, according to the Criminal Code of Canada, article 241 states that “everyone who (a) counsels a person to commit suicide, or (b) aids [...]

    February 24, 2015
  • LU radio feature: Decades of LU radio

    LU radio feature: Decades of LU radio

    By Jason Wellwood, Station Manager Over twenty years ago, LU Radio began as a LUSU club. Originally, the club was broadcasting from a tiny room, strictly to televisions only within the university. There were three screens for the purpose, though the cleaning staff would often turn them off when there was dead air or programming [...]

    February 10, 2015

News

Light at the end of the tunnel?

Ukraine reaches temporary ceasefire By Stefan Miceta The Argus Peace talks concluded on Thursday in a ceasefire agreement that would see the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the immediate conflict zone. More than ten months after the fighting began and thousands of casualties amongst civilians, Ukraine has demanded the attention of the international community. The [...]

February 24, 2015

Save the Date

By Amanda Gallo News Editor February 26— Spring Career Fair Mark your calendars for one of Lakehead University’s largest and most well-attended career fairs. Representatives from a wide range of organizations will be recruiting students from all year levels and disciplines for summer, coop, contract, part time, and permanent positions. Be sure to bring your [...]

February 24, 2015

The relevance of print media

By Leah Ching  The Argus Can print media ever really be dead? This question continues to pop up since the surge of the Internet and online media. With e-books, e-newspapers and access to information widely proliferated online, many business have altogether migrated to the web for a variety of potential advantages. Along with cost effectiveness [...]

February 24, 2015
Back in the black and glad to be back

Back in the black and glad to be back

The Outpost earns historic, albeit low, profit By Amanda Gallo News Editor For the first time in several years, The Outpost has finally broken even and begun to make money for students. The Argus sat down with LUSU VP Finance Danny Bacsa to discuss the recent successes at The Outpost and the reasons for its [...]

February 24, 2015

Gender F*cked!

Event supports self-expression of gender identity By Nathan Ryan The Argus Western society, unfortunately, still largely conforms to unfair and limiting gender roles. Everyone knows the stereotypes: women are expected to have long hair, wear makeup, work at home, and be passive and submissive, while men are portrayed as tough, stoic, active, aggressive, and fixtures [...]

February 24, 2015

The Arts

Up and Coming

March Arts Events Around Town!   Compiled by Shannon Anderson Arts and Culture Editor March 4-7, 11-14: The Cambrian Players will be continuing their season with Bedtime Stories  a comedy by Canadian playwright Norm Foster. Sexy and humourous, you can catch Bedtime Stories at the Paramount Theatre on Court St. Weekday tickets are $10, and [...]

February 24, 2015

There’s an app for what?!

The mixed bag edition By Michael Hillcoat, Staff Writer Allow The Argus to review and recommend for you a haphazard mixture of absolutely practical and totally, really, not at all sarcastic app essentials for any self-respecting smart phone user. RunPee Since there are few first world problems more truly infuriating than going to the washroom [...]

February 24, 2015
Prose and Cons

Prose and Cons

Post Valentine’s Debrief: Is it ever ok to break up a couple? By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor You know them. It seems a sad truth that every group of friends has one. That wretchedly miserable couple, barreling through so many red flags you’ve lost count. Often, you really only like one of them. [...]

February 24, 2015
What to Watch on Netflix

What to Watch on Netflix

Take one day to give One Day a chance   By Lindsey Kelly Discount candy days are always my favourites, and the annual post-Valentine’s sneak to the local conglomerate giant to indulge in half priced regret is a beloved tradition. However much a corporate trademark used to sell cardboard sentiments and overpriced chocolate, Valentine’s Day [...]

February 24, 2015

First Viet Cong album a wintery blast of new Canadian sound

 S/T a self-titled success   By Taylor Price Viet Cong have released their first full-length studio album off of record label Flemish Eye. This self-titled album is the product of four guys from Calgary who originally made a splash with Cassette, an EP they released last year. The band has stated that this new record [...]

February 24, 2015

Sports

Let’s make a deal: Previewing the NHL Trade Deadline

By Jason Eberlin The NHL trade deadline is on March 2, which means players will soon be on the move. Teams destined for the post season will be looking to build up for the playoff push. Others will be selling players as part of a race to the bottom of the standings, in hopes to [...]

February 24, 2015

The limits of nutrition and physical training: Health as a function of many factors

By Kyle Groulx, ASC, PT As someone who devotes a substantial portion of time to the study of nutrition and exercise because of the belief that they create positive outcomes with respect to longevity, performance maintenance across the lifespan, and so-called “aging gracefully,” it’s painful to admit sometimes that health is more than what we [...]

February 24, 2015
WOLF PACK

WOLF PACK

Lakehead WBB By John McCauley The first one comes four minutes and forty-nine seconds into the opening quarter. It would be Lakehead’s first score of the game. They trail the Gee Gees 7-3 on a frigid January night in Ottawa, a place they haven’t won in for over four years. They would continue to chase [...]

February 24, 2015
Lakehead athletics

Lakehead athletics

Money, gym culture, and yoga By Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer As Lakehead students, our university offers a number of amenities, with many of them conveniently tucked into tuition costs which students pay at the beginning of the year or across both semesters. Aside from medical insurance, a year-long bus pass, and classes, it also covers [...]

February 10, 2015
Fun activities to do indoors this winter

Fun activities to do indoors this winter

A few ways to stay active and out of the cold this winter By Rob Furlong For many Lakehead students the cold is starting to take its toll and if last year is any indicator it’s just going to get worse from here. With Thunder Bay being an outdoor activity mecca, the winter also impacts [...]

February 10, 2015

Editorials

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

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

The beauty of passionate discourse

“It is a mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain an idea without accepting it.” Aristotle. In the last week I have been the recipient of a number of offhand remarks about the types of opinions The Argus had published in the January 28 issue.  Therefore I’d like to take this opportunity [...]

February 3, 2015

Comics

Filbert cartoon

Filbert cartoon

February 24, 2015
Filbert cartoon

Filbert cartoon

February 10, 2015
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

February 10, 2015
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

February 10, 2015
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

February 10, 2015

Op-Ed & Opinion

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

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