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Music for the Masses 2014 (Part 2)

Music for the Masses 2014 (Part 2)

By Mike St. Jean   Last week, The Argus sat down with five of the artists playing at this year’s edition of Music for the Masses. Below are profiles of five additional local and touring musicians who will be gracing the stage at one of the premier events on Thunder Bay’s calendar.   K-Man and [...]

September 16, 2014

Pop culture shock

It’s a meme world out there Bryan Brown One of the realities of our current generation is that we take the internet wherever we go. Whatever we do makes its way into the omnipresent ‘cloud’ around us. Wake up in the morning, Tweet your hate of said morning, Snapchat your clothes for the day, Instagram [...]

September 16, 2014
What to Watch on Netflix?

What to Watch on Netflix?

Why aren’t you watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine?   Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer There’s a new detective in town. Move over, Sherlock, here comes Jake Peralta. If you haven’t watched one of Fox’s newest comedic sitcoms, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, change that. Now. First off, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is smart. From writer/producer pair Dan Goor and Michael Schur of Parks [...]

September 16, 2014
A story of profound courage, suffering, and an ongoing healing process

A story of profound courage, suffering, and an ongoing healing process

Book review of Up Ghost River by Edmund Metatawabin and Alexandra Shimo Roman Jacubowski  Staff Writer Last week I had the privilege of attending the book review of Up Ghost River by Edmund Metatawabin. A friend of mine had met Ed in Fort Albany over the summer, so we arrived early and watched as people [...]

September 16, 2014

Student Voice Call Up

Thunder Bay’s Best Student Bar What does a student look for in a bar? What do you look for in a bar? Cheap drinks and dancing? Good food and atmosphere? Close to Campus? Tell us! For two more weeks, you can visit our Student Voice survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F7K856J to have your say. Keep an eye [...]

September 16, 2014

Prose and cons

Anatomy of a hangover Shannon Anderson Arts and Culture Editor I am hunched miserably over a keyboard, taking occasional nourishing sips of a vanilla hazelnut coffee loaded with an unholy amount of cream and sugar from the Study. I am contemplating life as I know and understand it with the feverish, shaky clarity that can [...]

September 16, 2014
Groovin’ with Daniel Matto and the DMQ

Groovin’ with Daniel Matto and the DMQ

By Taylor Price Daniel Matto’s Groovin’ with The DMQ showcases a crooner at his best, with a high quality jazz-lounge band to back him up. Matto is an international musician who refined his extensive singing ability at the Australian Conservatory of Music in Sydney. He has since found his niche, his home, and his band [...]

September 16, 2014

Up and coming

By Shannon King, Arts & Culture Editor September events around town! September 12: LU Radio is kicking off their concert series at the Outpost! The show starts at 8:30 p.m. with Gibson, Martini, I. The Moonshiners follow at 9:30 p.m., and the Greenbank Trio at 10:30 p.m.. DJ Big D will take over at midnight to [...]

September 9, 2014
Thunder Bay 101

Thunder Bay 101

It’s go time. Shannon Anderson, Arts & Culture Editor Crisper air, lengthening shadows, and a faint whiff of distant pumpkin spice lattes. Students, September has arrived. Welcome to everyone who is still freshly navigating L.U’s irksome and winding floor plans, and to returning students and staff, welcome back. For newcomers to Thunder Bay, congratulations! You have [...]

September 9, 2014

Student voice call up

Thunder Bay’s best student bar What does a student look for in a bar? What do you look for in a bar? Cheap drinks and dancing? Good food and  atmosphere? Close to Campus? Tell us! During the month of September, visit our Student Voice survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F7K856J to have your say. Keep an eye on [...]

September 9, 2014

Prose and cons

Should a university be a business? Shannon Anderson, Arts & Culture Editor There has been growing concern in Canada about ‘academic capitalism’: the practice of universities and other educational institutions repurposing education and development as products and services to be bought and sold. If universities are run as a business, who profits? The students, who have [...]

September 9, 2014
Music for the Masses 2014

Music for the Masses 2014

 By Mike St. Jean Now a staple of Thunder Bay’s fall event calendar, Music for the Masses will be taking over the downtown core September 19and 20. With dozens of local acts and four touring artists playing at eight different venues, this year’s edition of the event will have something for everyone. Long-time fans of the [...]

September 9, 2014

So long, parental units!

Collected suggestions and stories from university veterans on how to live away from family Roman Jakubowski, Staff Writer For students who are living away for the first time, it can be a jarring separation from the comforts of home. It can also be a grand liberation from the frustrations of high school and teenage life. While [...]

September 9, 2014
This week on Netflix

This week on Netflix

Bojack Horseman: Surprisingly not awful! Shannon Anderson, Arts & Culture Editor When I first read the description for BoJack Horseman a cartoon comedy featuring the voice talents of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, and Alison Brie, I was ambivalent. I was assuming it to be yet another mindless filler show aimed at cheap laughs and questionable taste. [...]

September 9, 2014
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
Changing the rules of rock

Changing the rules of rock

Local bands introduce post-rock to the Thunder Bay music scene Amanda Gallo Staff Writer Meet Android 16 and Don’t You (,) Mean People?: these two local post rock-bands have been hitting stages in town for several years and this spring will take their music across the province and into Quebec on tour. Android 16 was [...]

March 26, 2014