Features

Opening up about mental illness

Opening up about mental illness

An insider’s perspective on post-traumatic stress disorder Amanda Gallo Staff Writer The Canadian Mental Health Association defines post-traumatic stress disorder as “an anxiety disorder characterized by reliving a psychologically traumatic situation, long after any physical danger involved has passed, through flashbacks and nightmares.” Michael Marshall is a second-year Social Work student at Lakehead University who [...]

February 26, 2014

LUSU and BOD debate kick off election season

By Amanda Gallo and Stephanie Simko, Staff Writer and News Editor The Outpost was host to another year of debates as hopeful candidates for the LUSU Executive and Board of Directors opened themselves to the entire student body on both campuses to share their platforms, ideas for improvement, and their answers to tough questions from [...]

February 10, 2014
Trending this week: Lakehead U Confessions

Trending this week: Lakehead U Confessions

Amanda Gallo Staff Writer Exams are quickly approaching which means the Lakehead U Confessions page on Facebook and Twitter is likely to pick up in popularity once again.  This happens because students like to take a break from their books to read some of their fellow students’ deepest and darkest secrets. The page advertises itself [...]

November 27, 2013
Stress busters for students

Stress busters for students

Health and Counselling shares stress management techniques By Alicia Alves Staff Writer Some students don’t deal with stress well. They might avoid their work, abuse substances such as caffeine, alcohol, or marijuana, or they may indulge in activities that can be harmful if excessive: shopping, video-gaming, web-surfing, or overeating. Hanusia Tkaczyk, Senior Counsellor at the [...]

November 20, 2013
Human trafficking discovered near home

Human trafficking discovered near home

“Thunder Bay cited a hub for human trafficking of women and children” By Stephanie Simko, News Editor The Understanding and Working with Children and Youth who have been Sexually Exploited/Trafficked workshop ran last week out of the Salvation Army Community Church in an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking. The intensive five-day training course [...]

November 13, 2013
Left in the dark

Left in the dark

Taking a taxi at night in Thunder Bay By Alicia Alves Staff Writer Complaints about taxis in Thunder Bay revolve around two things: availability and cost. Taxis are usually readily available during the day from Monday to Thursday, but it is on weekends and holidays that limitations become noticeable. “A friend of mine arranged to [...]

October 23, 2013

Weddings are for “ normal” people

Editorial in Chronicle Journal supports a store’s denial to let a transgendered woman try on a wedding dress. By Emese Boyko Arts and Culture Editor On Sunday, September 15, The Chronicle Journal published an editorial that has sparked intense debate, several subsequent letters to the editor, and a petition asking that they un-publish the editorial. [...]

September 24, 2013
Marijuana: coming soon to a retailer near you?

Marijuana: coming soon to a retailer near you?

Photo By SMOKERS HIGH LIFE/FLICKR First steps towards the legalization of marijuana are taken in the international community By Amanda Gallo Staff Writer The topic of decriminalization and legalization of marijuana has once again come to the forefront of political discussion this summer. The movement began in the United States with the Obama administration announcing [...]

September 18, 2013

It’s all about the music A look at some of the local talent playing at Music for the Masses

By Mike St. Jean Layout & Design Editor On September 20 and 21,Thunder Bay’s favourite fall music event, Music for the Masses, will be turning downtown Port Arthur into a frenzy. Brought to you by Zed Productions, the show’s sixth edition is gearing up to be the biggest one yet, with over 50 musical acts [...]

September 11, 2013
Do what you love

Do what you love

By Scott McGill The Argus How much thought have you put into what you do? Do you love your job? Is your education going to lead to a career you will actually love doing? This is a question I am sure we all ask ourselves, and it is not easy to answer. When I left [...]

April 5, 2013
Four hooks and some rope: Not your typical piercing

Four hooks and some rope: Not your typical piercing

By Gary Musson Photo & Graphics Editor It’s not every day when you hear someone say they want to hang from hooks pierced through their own flesh, although I suppose I’m not exactly the most conventional person in the first place. Nonetheless, I recently saw myself standing with a friend of mine at the foot [...]

March 27, 2013
Mass exposure

Mass exposure

A look at some of the local talent playing this year’s Music for the Masses By Mike St. Jean Editor-in-Chief On Friday, September 21, Thunder Bay’s north-side downtown core will become home to the fifth instalment of the annual festival Music For the Masses. This year’s edition, MFTM V, is bigger and better than ever. [...]

September 10, 2012
A leap in the right direction

A leap in the right direction

Brendan Shanahan is back, and he’s arguably receiving more publicity now than in his career as an NHL player. The early stages of the pre-season made it evident that the man who replaced Colin Campbell as NHL Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations was making no headway towards the league’s promise to crackdown on hits that intentionally target an opponent’s head.

October 17, 2011
MI6 Implicated in torture of Libyan rebels

MI6 Implicated in torture of Libyan rebels

The international community has reached its conclusion – the Libyan Revolution is won. Last Tuesday, President Barak Obama addressed a United Nations summit with an affirmation of victory. But, while it appears that the Libyan revolution has created a brand new optimism for relations between the west and the Middle East, facts have surfaced that spectators say might threaten the balance of new relations.

September 26, 2011
The Blood Controversy

The Blood Controversy

I cannot donate blood. I am a registered organ donor, my DNA is available worldwide for potential stem cell and bone marrow matches, but while those two are potential lifesavers in themselves, they aren’t quite as in demand or as freely available as blood is.

April 4, 2011
“The city ain’t safe”

“The city ain’t safe”

I signed off at 6:12p.m. Read the waiver, pen to paper, sign the dotted line – a standard procedure that, little did I know, would kick off one of the most exciting nights of my life.

March 28, 2011
Digital Blasphemy

Digital Blasphemy

Roger Rabbit revived the animation industry in North America, and Toy Story launched a whole new genre, which we now call 3D animated movies. Toy Story was the first feature-length movie created completely in 3D. The movie required 38 years’ worth of computer time to complete. The makers were smart and distributed the whole task over 300 high-powered machines, achieving the same result in four years.

March 28, 2011

Marijuana article stirs online controversy

Soban Khan Features Editor Last week, the Argus published an article by Jonathan Chien, the health promoter at Lakehead’s Health and Counseling Center. The article, titled ‘Marijuana Talk,’ was also published on the Argus website at theargus.ca. It became a controversial subject, generating many negative remarks. Some people commented severely on the nature of research [...]

March 14, 2011

The real path to sustainability

The survival of the human race and our earth are at a crossroads. Increasing human consumption is unnecessarily diminishing our supply of natural resources and harming the environment. While it would be convenient to blame consumers or corporations for harming the environment, the truth is that there is no one to blame.

March 14, 2011

Falling in Love with the Cosmic Whirl

I am going in circles, round and round, spinning, continuously, perpetually. Your hand in mine, we are going in circles, round and round, spinning continuously, perpetually. The world is so slow and we are slowly revolving, circulating, reproducing the movement: the movement of the greatest heavenly bodies, the movement of the smallest particles.

March 7, 2011