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  • What’s going on in Hong Kong?

    What’s going on in Hong Kong?

    A beginner’s guide to the 2014 Hong Kong protests By Rob Furlong The recent student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong have made news all around the world but a surprising number of students here at Lakehead do not have a clue about what’s going on. So in response to the lack of information making its [...]

    October 21, 2014
  • Mayor, mayor, vying for city hall, who will prove the best of all?

    Mayor, mayor, vying for city hall, who will prove the best of all?

    The Argus sits down with mayoral candidates By Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer With the election less than a week away, The Argus took some time to speak with three of the candidates in Thunder Bay’s mayoral race. Here’s what they had to say. Shane Judge Let’s start with your platform and what you’ve been campaigning [...]

    October 21, 2014
  • Big bottoms are in Vogue, literally.

    Big bottoms are in Vogue, literally.

    Taking back booty. By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor At the beginning of September, Vogue released an online article officially welcoming well-endowed backsides into the sacred echelons of high fashion. The article begins with acknowledging that “the big booty has officially become ubiquitous,” and continues on to chronicle the long and varied history of [...]

    October 7, 2014
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’

    Ain’t Misbehavin’

    Magnus Theatre does the 30s with swingin’ style By Roman Jakubowski, Staff Writer Notoriously impoverished and easily distracted by the internet, students don’t necessarily show up at plays. This is unfortunate because students are really missing out on what some people might call the finer things in life. Ain’t Misbehavin’, a Tony Award winner for [...]

    October 7, 2014
  • People’s Climate March Leading up to UN Climate Summit Exceeded all Expectations

    People’s Climate March Leading up to UN Climate Summit Exceeded all Expectations

    By Elysia PetroneReitberger More than half a million people took to the streets across the world on Sunday, September 21 to call for climate change action from international leaders. Over 2800 events in 166 countries were held in solidarity with the marquee event in New York City. Taking place just two days before the UN Climate [...]

    October 7, 2014

News

Around the World

By Michael Hillcoat  Staff Writer  Saginaw, Michigan, United States – Drive-thru open coffin viewin  In North America, the popularity of the “Drive-thru” service is undeniable. Everything from banking to alcohol purchases offers a way for consumers to spend their money without leaving the comfort of their vehicles. Now, according to The Telegraph, the small Ivan [...]

October 21, 2014
Help wanted!

Help wanted!

Exploring the diverse job opportunities for students at Career Expo 2014 By Amanda Gallo News Editor On October 7 Lakehead University students had the opportunity to connect with various employers from the Thunder Bay community and beyond at Career Expo 2014 in the Agora. There, they could explore different career opportunities concerning their respective field [...]

October 21, 2014
Fighting illness, fighting fear, or both?

Fighting illness, fighting fear, or both?

Ebola and the phenomenon of mass hysteria By Ocean Moberly Facts, photos, and figures of the outbreak of Ebola have made an enormous impact on social media, news, and politics. Videos have been shared on Facebook, a rumor of a budding zombie apocalypse has hit blogs, and heavy hitters in politics have dished out funds [...]

October 21, 2014
What’s going on in Hong Kong?

What’s going on in Hong Kong?

A beginner’s guide to the 2014 Hong Kong protests By Rob Furlong The recent student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong have made news all around the world but a surprising number of students here at Lakehead do not have a clue about what’s going on. So in response to the lack of information making its [...]

October 21, 2014
Mayor, mayor, vying for city hall, who will prove the best of all?

Mayor, mayor, vying for city hall, who will prove the best of all?

The Argus sits down with mayoral candidates By Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer With the election less than a week away, The Argus took some time to speak with three of the candidates in Thunder Bay’s mayoral race. Here’s what they had to say. Shane Judge Let’s start with your platform and what you’ve been campaigning [...]

October 21, 2014

The Arts

This week on Facebook

This week on Facebook

Useless trends that fascinate us all By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor What books have meant a lot to you? What have you read that, for whatever reason, has stuck in your brain as meaningful and personal? This chain-tagging feed-clogger of a question has been flying around my social media sphere for a while, [...]

October 21, 2014

Hilary Grist’s Come & Go

Grist’s fourth album is full of dynamic ups and downs By Taylor Price Hilary Grist independently released her fourth major album – Come & Go – earlier this year in June. Grist is a keyboardist and vocalist who hails from British Columbia. The music on this album is fun and bubbly, but strong.  Grist has [...]

October 21, 2014
What to watch on Netflix

What to watch on Netflix

Get Lost? By Michael Hillcoat, Staff Writer Have you seen Lost? Are you tired of being asked that question? ABC’s hit series began in 2004, amid an unprecedented viral marketing campaign before and during its first season. Created by Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof, and the now notorious J.J. Abrams (of Alias, Cloverfield, Super 8, Star [...]

October 21, 2014
Prose and cons

Prose and cons

Is nostalgia culture ruining our collective childhood? By Shannon Anderson  Arts and Culture Editor It seems that for quite a few years now, Hollywood has exhausted its supply of original manuscripts and writers and fallen back instead on re-marketing anything they can rummage out of the dust bin of the 80s through mid-nineties. There are, [...]

October 21, 2014
Student voice call up winner

Student voice call up winner

The Foundry rated the best student bar By Olivia Cleaver and  Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor The people have spoken! The Foundry was the winner of the Student Voice Survey as the “best student bar.” 33.3 students voted for the Foundry, with the second and third coming in at the Madhouse (25%) and Black Pirates [...]

October 21, 2014

Sports

Tea nation

Tea nation

The rise of tea and its health benefits By Kyle Groulx, ACSM CPT  One of the more interesting trends in diet and nutrition has been the surge in popularity of tea across broad demographics both locally and in North America as a whole. Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world after water, [...]

October 21, 2014
Lakehead Rugby, assemble!

Lakehead Rugby, assemble!

How Manny Cabrera and Lakehead RFC fight cancer as a super-team By John McAuley  Sports Editor   Rugby is a grueling and violent sport. Playing it requires a unique blend of courage, masochism, and finesse. Its participants are more akin to Roman gladiators than modern athletes. We aren’t sure if we should admire them or [...]

October 21, 2014
The Raptors are for real

The Raptors are for real

The flight of Canadian basketball: Part I By Josh Kolic One of the most surprising stories of last year’s NBA season was the unexpected emergence of the Toronto Raptors. After all, nobody expected them to compete last season for anything but the NBA draft lottery and a chance at landing hometown future superstar Andrew Wiggins. [...]

October 21, 2014
Top 5 Storylines for the 2014-15 NHL season

Top 5 Storylines for the 2014-15 NHL season

Moneypuck – will the rise of analytics in hockey continue, or will we see a war of old vs. new like in the MLB? If the hirings in Toronto, Edmonton, Florida and New Jersey pay dividends, we could see progress toward a league-wide shift. Big Brother Broadcasting – Rogers Communication’s unprecedented new 12-year, $5.2 Billion [...]

October 7, 2014
Money Puck: Will analytics change the NHL?

Money Puck: Will analytics change the NHL?

By Josh Kolic Most sports fans have likely read the book or the seen the movie adaptation of Moneyball, the story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane’s turning to advanced statistics, or “sabermetrics” to help his small market team compete with big money power houses such as the New York Yankees and Boston Red [...]

October 7, 2014

Editorials

Why don’t students vote?

“If our colleges and universities do not breed men who riot, who rebel, who attack life with all the youthful vim and vigor, then there is something wrong with our colleges. The more riots that come on college campuses, the better world for tomorrow” – William Allen White. By Shannon Anderson Arts and Culture Editor [...]

October 21, 2014

Attention cheaters: You’re gross!

Frustrations of a media consumer. Surprise, surprise: I have started watching another T.V. series.  And surprise, surprise, yet another TV show has given another character “depth” because he/she is cheating on their spouse. What the %$#^? What is this stupid fascination with frivolity, breaking trust, collecting STDs, and sneaking around? Why is this infiltrating mainstream [...]

October 7, 2014

The editor’s two cents

Ellen Stevens, Editor-in-Chief Congratulations everyone! Welcome back from a hopefully thrilling, majestic, exciting, beautiful, delicious, and inspiring summer.  More realistically welcome back from a summer where you probably had to work at Tim Hortons to try and pay off your ridiculous student fees, car fees, or bar tabs… Regardless, welcome back to the stimulating and academic-thirst-quenching [...]

September 22, 2014

Parking lot etiquette

From the road rage diaries Ellen Stevens Editor-in-chief I’d like to begin this editorial by stating that if by this point in your life you haven’t learned basic manners and the rules of the road ( if you have a license), chances are: you are going to get yelled at, fired, or educated by the [...]

September 16, 2014

Letter to the editor: How LUSU spends your money

Re: The editor’s two cents, September 10th Last week’s editorial started an important conversation about how LUSU spends students’ money. We’re happy to see debate on this—LUSU is fueled on student involvement and passion, including criticism and disagreement. That said, we do have a bone to pick with one of the statements in the editorial. [...]

September 16, 2014

Comics

Filbert cartoon

Filbert cartoon

October 21, 2014

October 7, 2014

October 7, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

October 7, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

October 7, 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