Featured Articles

  • Craig Cardiff – Love is Louder (Than All This Noise)

    Craig Cardiff – Love is Louder (Than All This Noise)

    By Taylor Price Notable Canadian musician, Craig Cardiff released his double album Love is Louder (Than All This Noise) back in November 2013. The album was completed with the help of crowds from all over. Cardiff had a largely successful crowd-funding campaign, which helped turn the album from an idea into something physical. The songs [...]

    April 2, 2014
  • Is private health care inefficient?

    Is private health care inefficient?

    The debate about Canada’s health care system By Alicia Alves, Staff Writer Although some Canadians talk about having the best health care system in the world, it is not up to par with international standards. Many regular users of Canadian healthcare systems have spoken about the long wait times, inefficiency, understaffing, and other frustrations with [...]

    April 2, 2014
  • “Changing Lives, Changing Minds”

    “Changing Lives, Changing Minds”

    Presentation discusses benefits and opportunities of parasports By Stephanie Simko, News Editor Parasport supporters and enthusiasts gathered last Monday for the “Changing Minds, Changing Lives” presentation. The presentation, hosted by the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, is part of the Canadian Paralympic Committee program, which uses education as a key influence in the [...]

    April 2, 2014
  • When the robots take over

    When the robots take over

    Robot journalism and the future of writing By Alicia Alves, Staff Writer Currently, the talk around robot journalism is centered on just that: journalism. Robot journalists are automated software that has the capability to turn facts into articles. These robot journalists, although unable to produce stylistic flairs, threaten the jobs of any fact-based writing such [...]

    April 2, 2014
  • And the winners are …

    And the winners are …

    Wilkins, Thiel pick up Athlete of the Year Awards at Athlete Awards Gala By Mike St. Jean Sports Editor On Saturday, March 29th Lakehead Athletics hosted their annual awards gala, this year at the Patterson Auditorium at P.A.C.I., home to LU’s new law school. Several awards were handed out to athletes across all of Lakehead’s [...]

    April 2, 2014

News

Choosing between freedom of religion and gender equality

Choosing between freedom of religion and gender equality

Sharia compliant wills call various legal rights into question By Amanda Gallo, Staff Writer For the first time in British estate law, the Islamic legal tradition is being formally recognized as legitimate with the introduction of Sharia compliant wills. The guidelines came into effect just two weeks ago and were distributed to lawyers in both [...]

April 2, 2014

What’s happening at Lakehead

Compiled by Stephanie Simko, News Editor Call for Female Poets! To celebrate thirty years in business, the Northern Woman’s Bookstore is hosting a “Night of Words” event on Wednesday, April 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. The night is dedicated to the sharing of words of women poets. Participants are welcome; each participant is asked [...]

April 2, 2014
Is private health care inefficient?

Is private health care inefficient?

The debate about Canada’s health care system By Alicia Alves, Staff Writer Although some Canadians talk about having the best health care system in the world, it is not up to par with international standards. Many regular users of Canadian healthcare systems have spoken about the long wait times, inefficiency, understaffing, and other frustrations with [...]

April 2, 2014

Follow the green light

Campaign to raise awareness of violence against women By Stephanie Simko, News Editor Soft green lights shine over the front doors of several houses in Onigaming First Nation, a showing of support for a new campaign launched by the Treaty 3 Women’s Council. A violence prevention campaign, called the “Green Light Strategy,” was launched last [...]

April 2, 2014

“Let’s Talk about Good Sex!”

Discussing communication, consent and sex positivity By Stephanie Simko, News Editor One of the great things about coming to university, apart from learning and attaining a degree, is to meet new people. Meeting new people can result in a variety of relationships – casual acquaintances, close friends, and sexual relationships are just to name a [...]

April 2, 2014

The Arts

Craig Cardiff – Love is Louder (Than All This Noise)

Craig Cardiff – Love is Louder (Than All This Noise)

By Taylor Price Notable Canadian musician, Craig Cardiff released his double album Love is Louder (Than All This Noise) back in November 2013. The album was completed with the help of crowds from all over. Cardiff had a largely successful crowd-funding campaign, which helped turn the album from an idea into something physical. The songs [...]

April 2, 2014
Indian director highlights discrimination in India

Indian director highlights discrimination in India

By Mico Mazza Canadian University Press From anger can come the seeds of creativity and social change. On March 8, the University of Ottawa was host to the world premiere of the documentary film Birth 1871 by Indian director, scholar, thespian, and activist Dakxinkumar Bajrange. “When I heard that our Indian political leaders, whom we worship, [...]

April 2, 2014

A Conversation with Public Enemy Rapper

By Joseph Gedeon  The Fulcrum No one has ever been able to bridge the gap between politics and peace in hip hop the way Public Enemy has. This comes in part from the genius of lead rapper Chuck D, an artist who creates music that delivers political and social messages. The group shows that hip hop [...]

April 2, 2014

Cheap and Easy: Six Pack Packing

By Shannon Anderson Some of you may recall the theme of my September column as being one to do with boxed wine, takeout, and preparing for the school year. Now, seven months later, the year is nearly done. We are preparing for exams, for returning home, and for the summer. So that means…? Beer! For [...]

April 2, 2014

Why be normal when you can be yourself?

SuicideGirls Burlesque show in April By Alicia Alves Staff Writer The media is filled with images of women who are “conventionally” beautiful: thin, with natural hair colours, and unmarked by tattoos, blemishes, or any other so-called flaws. Although some companies have recently made attempts to be more inclusive in their advertising campaigns, these attempts have [...]

March 26, 2014

Sports

Gangsta, gangsta: The curious case of DeSean Jackson

By Josh Kolic Gangsta, gangsta, that’s what they’re yellin’ It’s not about a salary, it’s all about reality Gangsta, gangsta” -NWA’s ‘Gangsta, Gangsta’ Last Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they were releasing their star wide receiver DeSean Jackson in a curious move, perhaps even a nonsensical one. Jackson, whose coming off the best season [...]

April 2, 2014

Best wishes: Handing out some early Christmas presents to members of the sports world

By Josh Kolic Well, it’s been a great year for The Argus. I’ve really enjoyed contributing, and I hope you had at least half as much fun reading my articles as I had writing them. I thought for my last column of the year I’d send out some wishes for some prominent people in the [...]

April 2, 2014
And the winners are …

And the winners are …

Wilkins, Thiel pick up Athlete of the Year Awards at Athlete Awards Gala By Mike St. Jean Sports Editor On Saturday, March 29th Lakehead Athletics hosted their annual awards gala, this year at the Patterson Auditorium at P.A.C.I., home to LU’s new law school. Several awards were handed out to athletes across all of Lakehead’s [...]

April 2, 2014

The tank is on

For some NBA teams losing is winning By Josh Kolic During a recent press conference, newly-minted NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made a curious comment. He said that he didn’t believe tanking exists in the NBA. The exact quote was “the coaches and players, or some subset of that group, trying to lose. I don’t think [...]

March 26, 2014
Diminishing greatness: A resurgence in doubting whether Wayne Gretzky was really “The Great One”

Diminishing greatness: A resurgence in doubting whether Wayne Gretzky was really “The Great One”

By Josh Kolic There was recently a blog post that made its way along the internet that contained a very provocative argument. It was written by Neil Paine of the The Butterfly Effect at ESPN’s newly launched FiveThirtyEight brand. Its title: “Why Gretzky Had It Easy?” The basic argument was that the rapid increase in [...]

March 26, 2014

Editorials

Some progress on tuition fees

For the first time in years, Lakehead University is coming to the table with students to discuss the issue of rising tuition fees. Last Friday, the Board of Governors – Lakehead’s top decision-making body on financial and operational issues – voted to increase tuition fees for the eighth year in a row. And for the [...]

April 2, 2014

Brave Shoulders: Drinking and Driving

Every day, roughly 3.4-4.1 people die a preventable death in Canada—caused drinking and driving (MADD Canada). With drunk driving remaining as the leading cause of criminal death in Canada, it is vital that students maintain an informed mind about the dangers of jumping behind the wheel after drinking. As young adults, students face many choices [...]

March 26, 2014

I Know What We’ll Do This Summer

And it doesn’t involve Freddie Prinze Jr. You’ve probably seen the almost impressively terrible teen horror flick, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Remember it? Okay, so some of you were five when it came out. Lucky you. Basically, it involves a bunch of really bad acting and a group of “teens”—who look suspiciously [...]

March 19, 2014

Freedom from pay: The world of unpaid internships

When I was in ad school, internships were a necessary component to earning our diplomas. Fortunately this wasn’t that scary because the total number of weeks we had to work was approximately four. This also wasn’t so bad, because it was part of the program. Still, what struck me the most about the whole thing [...]

March 19, 2014

Argus housekeeping updates

Greetings, dear Argonauts, I’m sorry you haven’t heard much of my opinion over the past couple of weeks. I have been spending the bulk of my time doing some much necessary housekeeping—trying to recruit new staff, creating the new budget, and making attempts to update the constitution with my peers—along with contributing some articles for [...]

March 12, 2014

Comics

XKCD:Career

XKCD:Career

April 2, 2014
XKCD: Answers

XKCD: Answers

March 26, 2014
Ski Ninjas: Again

Ski Ninjas: Again

March 26, 2014
Ski Ninjas: Airplane

Ski Ninjas: Airplane

March 26, 2014
XKCD: Unique date

XKCD: Unique date

March 19, 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