A&C

Healing, cleansing, and prayer

The many uses of smudging Shannon Anderson The burning of sacred herbs and plants is a common ritual in worldwide religious and spiritual traditions. Smudging is a particular practice of fanning or rubbing the smoke from the smoldering herbs over oneself, another person, or a place or item that is the object of the ritual. [...]

September 23, 2014

Science meet art, art meet science

How the humanities and sciences became friends Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer In Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida, a tribute to his dying mother, the author explores the intensive interaction between art, specifically art, and its perception by an audience. Barthes highlights first the studium, which denotes a collective perception of photography, the “cultural, linguistic, and political [...]

September 23, 2014
Before getting high:

Before getting high:

*disclaimer: The Argus does not advocate for the use of substances of any kind.  Shannon Anderson, Arts and Culture Editor College and university is where most people have their first (and sometimes only) experiences with drug use. The most commonly used and abused drug of choice for student is, of course, alcohol (yes, it’s a [...]

September 23, 2014

Student Voice Call Up

Last week for best Thunder Bay bar   Last week to vote, all! Head to our Facebook page or our student voice survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F7K856J to tell us your favourite Thunder Bay bar! Results published next issue… and the next Student Voice Call Up question will be revealed. Sex? Religion? Politics? Who knows!   Let [...]

September 23, 2014
Big Wreck is bringing Ghosts to the Thunder Bay Auditorium

Big Wreck is bringing Ghosts to the Thunder Bay Auditorium

 Taylor Price Big Wreck, from Toronto, Ontario, has recently released their fourth album, Ghosts, and is starting their Canadian tour in September. The band will be hitting Thunder Bay and playing at The Auditorium on October 5, 2014 with support from Royal Tusk. For a bit of history, their first album – In Loving Memory [...]

September 23, 2014
Paging:  poised, passionate Dr. Mindy to the rescue!

Paging: poised, passionate Dr. Mindy to the rescue!

Olivia Cleaver I can’t deny the fact that I relish in the rom-com world where chivalry exists and the concept of happiness is corny and somewhat predictable. Sometimes it’s nice and brain numbing. But now, I discovered something truly miraculous: The Mindy Project. Not only is it a rom-com, it’s a real, humanized depiction of [...]

September 23, 2014
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