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  • 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
  • Don’t get smart with me

    Don’t get smart with me

    Smart phones invade the classrooms, students and professors share apathy Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer Buzz buzz buzz. Classes are starting and ubiquitous little machines, often called “smartphones,” are vibrating uncontrollably on desks everywhere. Do professors feel disrespected? Are students annoying their peers? The Huffington Post claims that the internet can have the same impact on [...]

    October 7, 2014
  • On October 27 Lakehead students vote on Thunder Bay’s future

    On October 27 Lakehead students vote on Thunder Bay’s future

    By Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer It’s municipal elections season and while several writers at The Argus are incredibly excited, for many students municipal elections can seem so confusing that it may be tempting to ignore them altogether. Any confusion is easily understandable: there are seven different wards (or districts) in Thunder Bay and in the [...]

    October 7, 2014

News

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

Shopping in 140 characters or less

How Twitter and Facebook hope to change the online shopping industry By Rob Furlong With the upcoming limited release of Twitter’s new “buy it now” button and rumors of a similar Facebook function, a lot of people are talking about the emerging “social shopping” trend. Both sites would allow users to purchase items they see [...]

October 7, 2014

Save the Date

Amanda Gallo News Editor October 8- Bead-In at the Agora From 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. students interested in participating in this event, cohosted by the Aboriginal Awareness Centre and the Gender Issues Centre are invited to drop by the Agora for this free event open to any and all who are interested. For those [...]

October 7, 2014

Dr. Stevenson’s renewal and plan for Lakehead

Part two; the Redux By Michael Hillcoat  Staff Writer In the last issue of The Argus, our article provided an overview of the President’s Renewal process and on the Lakehead University’s Student Union’s own efforts towards educating and representing the student body’s responses and criticisms. In sitting down with university president, Dr. Brian Stevenson, The [...]

October 7, 2014
On October 27 Lakehead students vote on Thunder Bay’s future

On October 27 Lakehead students vote on Thunder Bay’s future

By Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer It’s municipal elections season and while several writers at The Argus are incredibly excited, for many students municipal elections can seem so confusing that it may be tempting to ignore them altogether. Any confusion is easily understandable: there are seven different wards (or districts) in Thunder Bay and in the [...]

October 7, 2014

The Arts

NBC’s sarcastic twist on parenting, forming friendships, and the concept of being a friendly neighbour is extremely entertaining.

NBC’s sarcastic twist on parenting, forming friendships, and the concept of being a friendly neighbour is extremely entertaining.

By Olivia Cleaver About a Boy is a TV show based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby (1998) and also takes inspiration from the movie About a Boy starring Hugh Grant.  It’s a quirky, feel good show, and this coming-of-age story between a man and young boy is moving and hilarious. Will (David Walton) is the immature [...]

October 8, 2014

Up and Coming

October Arts Events Around Town!   October 1 to 31: Thursdays through Saturdays are Haunted Fort Night at Old Fort William. Tickets available through the Old Fort for a variety of tour times. $15 a person. October 8: Bead-in at the Agora! Co-hosted by the Aboriginal Awareness Centre and GIC, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 [...]

October 7, 2014

Pop Cultureshock

“Caramelldansen” the night away By Bryan Brown Hello, boys and girls. Why don’t you take this lovely paper to your favourite chill-out spot, grab a seasonal Pumpkin Spice frappalattechino… whatever, and prepare yourself for a trip down memory lane. Or not, if you’re one of the lucky ones. In this week’s column I’d like to [...]

October 7, 2014
The Thunder Bay People Project

The Thunder Bay People Project

Community building through creativity and diversity By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor What do you like about Thunder Bay? What makes you the happiest to be here? What gives you hope? If you come across the The Thunder Bay People Project, these are the sort of questions you can expect to be asked. The [...]

October 7, 2014
We need to talk about naked women

We need to talk about naked women

What does the celebrity hacking spree say about sexual entitlement and consent? By Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor Naked women are lovely. I would be among the first to admit this. Ladies have all sorts of delightful and shapely curves, and most people enjoy them, visually and otherwise. However, if you were one of [...]

October 7, 2014

Sports

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

Fantasy Hockey: Buy-low candidates

  By John McAuley, Sports Editor If you’re reading this and you’re searching for some Fantasy Hockey tips, odds are your draft has already been completed. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it’s not too late to look for bargains on the trade market before players start establishing value. Below is a [...]

October 7, 2014

Editorials

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

Open Letter to Lakehead University:

June 3, 2014 I would like to congratulate Lakehead University for hosting three successful convocation ceremonies May 30-31, 2014. The convocation for my faculty took place on Friday afternoon. It was a day to celebrate the accomplishments of students from across multiple academic programs.   Near the end of the ceremony, the graduating medical students [...]

June 26, 2014

Comics

October 7, 2014

October 7, 2014
Ski Ninjas

Ski Ninjas

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