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  • Stick together. Be true. Be glue.

    Stick together. Be true. Be glue.

    Pride Central: The Origin story By Lindsey Kelly It started with a wall, and will also end with one. The first wall was vandalized in 1991, a grotesque image of hate speech and cruelty; a homophobic slur soon covered in fresh white paint, but leaving hatred lingering behind. The wall that rose to meet it [...]

    March 17, 2015
  • Shedding light on the indigenous curriculum controversy

    Shedding light on the indigenous curriculum controversy

    What it really means to incorporate indigenous knowledge in the curriculum By Leah Ching The Argus Since the announcement of Lakehead’s initiative regarding indigenous knowledge in the curriculum, the lack of public information made available to students has been the cause of a great deal of controversy and criticism. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux spearheaded a special presentation [...]

    March 17, 2015
  • From the pages of a book to the playing field

    From the pages of a book to the playing field

    How the game of quidditch has grown from fictional pastime to real-life university sport By Erica Ravn Ever wanted to try quidditch? Well, you may just get your chance. There are currently quidditch teams in about twenty countries worldwide and there are thousands of athletes, and, of course, Harry Potter fans, who participate in the [...]

    March 17, 2015
  • Target sale pricing “scandal” explained

    Target sale pricing “scandal” explained

    The real story behind the sales By Leah Ching The Argus In January of this year, Target announced their departure from the Canadian market, affecting 133 stores and over 17,500 workers. The announcement came after less than two years of lacklustre sales and low profitability, with estimates that profitability wouldn’t occur for the retailer anytime [...]

    March 10, 2015
  • American graduate students lose funding

    American graduate students lose funding

    Lakehead discontinues FAFSA audit By Jonathan Kettle American students studying at Lakehead University were shocked to learn that the US Federal Student Loan Program (FAFSA) will no longer be offered to them. FAFSA is similar to OSAP in the sense that it is a subsidized, low interest student loan program. It is offered by the [...]

    March 10, 2015
  • The Babes of Thunder play hard in Alberta

    The Babes of Thunder play hard in Alberta

    One win and two losses over two days give the Babes plenty of experience   By Melissa Gaudette On February 6 and 7, the Babes of Thunder bravely took on a tremendous feat: playing three bouts in two days against the Calgary All Stars, E-Ville, and the Saint Albert Heavenly Rollers. The first two matches [...]

    March 10, 2015

News

New opportunity for Lakehead students to see their name in print

Lakehead introduces new undergrad journal, The Post Antonio Redfern-Pucci The Argus For those who aspire to a future in academics, the expression ‘publish or die’ looms large in their thinking. Even for undergraduates, having one’s name in a scholarly journal can be the difference between receiving an acceptance letter from a graduate/professional program or not. [...]

March 17, 2015

Save the Date

Amanda Gallo & Ellen Stevens News Editor& Editor-in-Chief March 18— Movie Marathon As part of Pride in the North this week, Pride Central will be hosting a movie marathon in the Lounge this afternoon starting at 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. this evening. The marathon will feature several queer cinema films, including the documentary To [...]

March 17, 2015
Introducing the LUSU Executives 2015-16

Introducing the LUSU Executives 2015-16

Part 3 of 3: LUSU Vice President Advocacy, Matt Quick By Wes Weima The Argus Matt Quick, returning Vice-President Student Advocacy, is the only returning LUSU executive. The Argus met Quick in his office at the LUSU Bureau. The afternoon was ending and the usual silence that encompasses the Thunder Bay campus at such late [...]

March 17, 2015

LUSU defers unforeseen tuition vote

Demands the consultation it was promised, decision pending By Amanda Gallo News Editor It was a Board of Governors meeting for the archives last Thursday morning, as LUSU successfully intervened in and deferred a vote to increase tuition by the provincial maximums for both domestic and international students. The vote came as a complete surprise [...]

March 17, 2015
Shedding light on the indigenous curriculum controversy

Shedding light on the indigenous curriculum controversy

What it really means to incorporate indigenous knowledge in the curriculum By Leah Ching The Argus Since the announcement of Lakehead’s initiative regarding indigenous knowledge in the curriculum, the lack of public information made available to students has been the cause of a great deal of controversy and criticism. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux spearheaded a special presentation [...]

March 17, 2015

The Arts

What to watch on Netflix

What to watch on Netflix

Wet Hot American Summer: Summer camp with a twist By Cassandra Blair, Copy Editor Wet Hot American Summer follows a unique variety of camp counsellors on their last day of summer camp, eventually leading up to the annual end-of-camp talent show. The film, released in 2001, features a surprising number of well-known names. Bradley Cooper, [...]

March 17, 2015
Trigger Warning

Trigger Warning

Short Fictions and Disturbances, indeed By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor Trigger Warning; Short Fictions and Disturbances is the newest collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman. The volume includes the expected (but always, somehow, new) mixed bag of twisted fairy tales and dark poetry, and also such whimsical inventions such as a new [...]

March 17, 2015
The best playlist ever

The best playlist ever

These are some songs I like. You should like them too. By Rob Furlong Alternative Hip Hop is poised to become the mainstream. So, before it does, you should listen to some of the bigger names on the Alt Hip Hop scene (and some of the smaller ones too). This playlist features a mix of [...]

March 17, 2015
Prose and Cons

Prose and Cons

Why the responses to the proposed Sex Ed Curriculum are actually more disturbing than the proposed curriculum itself By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor “Math, not masturbation! Science, not sex!” reads one bold sign.  “Parents should be the teachers!” cries another. “Don’t damage our children” is written on dozens. Most disturbingly, “What’s next? Safe [...]

March 17, 2015
We’re here and we’re queer at Lakehead

We’re here and we’re queer at Lakehead

Celebrating two decades of Pride Central By Lindsey Kelly In the labyrinthine bowels of the university is where an enterprising student will find the most useful and interesting Lakehead centres. LUSU runs their hub within this cement dungeon, and just beyond the stairwell underneath the bookstore (next to the Health and Wellness centre) lays the [...]

March 17, 2015

Sports

Fantasy Sports

  A fantasy bust is essentially the opposite of a sleeper. This is a player who will cost a draft pick higher than their performance will warrant. Think of guys who are enveloped in hype; if everybody’s mentioning the same name at the water cooler (as we frequently do at The Argus), it’s likely his [...]

March 17, 2015

A critique of fasting and other detox diets

Evaluating the efficacy of gustatory abstinence By Kyle Groulx, ASC, PT One area of nutrition which has long held my interest has been fasting, or the willful abstinence from food and/or drink for a period of time, for not only religious but also nutritional reasons. Closely related to fasting are so-called “detoxes” and “cleanses” amongst [...]

March 17, 2015
The Babes of Thunder play hard in Alberta

The Babes of Thunder play hard in Alberta

One win and two losses over two days give the Babes plenty of experience   By Melissa Gaudette On February 6 and 7, the Babes of Thunder bravely took on a tremendous feat: playing three bouts in two days against the Calgary All Stars, E-Ville, and the Saint Albert Heavenly Rollers. The first two matches [...]

March 10, 2015

Fantasy Baseball: 2015 breakout candidates

John McAuley & Jason Eberlin All too often, this time of year brings mixed emotions to the masses. If you’ve been walking around campus lately you might have noticed something peculiar about the faces you see. Many are wearing an expression fraught with confusion and excitement; anxiety and anticipation. Lend them your sympathy, they’re in [...]

March 10, 2015

Green smoothies as an alternative to salad

Blending your way to good health By Kyle Groulx, ASC, PT Once upon a time you actually had to physically masticate the objects of your caloric desire, but today I write before you to tell you of a newer, quicker, and oftentimes easier way to meet your daily fruit and vegetable requirements: blending your food. [...]

March 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

March 17, 2015
Filbert cartoon

Filbert cartoon

March 10, 2015
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

March 10, 2015
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

March 10, 2015
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

March 10, 2015

Op-Ed & Opinion

Controversy sparks over new sex ed. platform in Ontario

A progressive, inclusive approach to learning Rebecca Allison On Monday February 23rd, Ontario Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne released a proposal to change aspects of the province’s current sexual education program. The platform embraces a more informative and inclusive approach to sexuality for today’s culture; including gender identity, same-sex relationships and consent. The revisions have sparked [...]

March 17, 2015

Re: Water bottle filling stations

By Brian Collins LUSU wants to purchase water bottle filling stations in the name of “sustainability”. Are they aware of the meaning of the word “ sustainability”? For a project to be sustainable it needs to meet the three pillars of sustainability. The project must meet economic, environmental, and social objectives. Starting with the economic, [...]

March 17, 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

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