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Lakehead University’s president returns; strategic plan in motion

Lakehead University’s president returns; strategic plan in motion

But what does that really mean for students? By Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer  The announcement of the recent renewal of Lakehead University President, Dr. Brian Stevenson, comes despite the fact that, according to a research document submitted by the Lakehead University Student Union in May 2014, “less than 10% of students feel that Dr. Stevenson [...]

September 24, 2014
The “Disruption” event

The “Disruption” event

A movement towards a “fossil free” Lakehead Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer As classes wound down last Wednesday evening, a small group of student pioneers met in the campus’ Study Coffeehouse to watch a screening of Disruption, a documentary film about the problematic relationship that humans have established with our global climate. The film documents the ramp-up [...]

September 24, 2014
Beware of bears

Beware of bears

Tips to avoid being eaten Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer Nobody at The Argus wants to write the story about how a student was eaten by a bear, yet every year Lakehead students receive multiple reports of bear sightings on campus. Here are some tips to make sure it doesn’t happen. According to the Government of [...]

September 23, 2014
Welcome to the club… no really, welcome!

Welcome to the club… no really, welcome!

Exploring Club Days at Lakehead Amanda Gallo News Editor Now that the fall semester is well underway, the harsh reality that summer is really over and that midterms are just around the corner hits; as such, it is normal for students to begin to feel the crunch at this time of year. However, there’s perhaps [...]

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
Living in a community fraught with fear?

Living in a community fraught with fear?

Lakehead students’ perspective on violence in Thunder Bay Nathan Ryan With a total of 8 murders so far this year, Thunder Bay has been identified as having the greatest number of murders per capita for its population of just over 100,000. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the city of Thunder Bay has thus earned the unpleasant title of [...]

September 16, 2014
A useful new organization or a costly game of musical chairs?

A useful new organization or a costly game of musical chairs?

A look behind LUSU’s internal restructuring Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer It’s not only the beginning of a new year, but also the beginning of a newly restructured LUSU. A new LUSU Executive position, entitled the Executive Director, with a yearly salary of $50,000 plus benefits and a potential 3 year long term has been created. [...]

September 16, 2014
Warning: punch line approaching, prepare to chuckle

Warning: punch line approaching, prepare to chuckle

Satirical content to be labelled in social media Amanda Gallo News Editor Whether it’s a political cartoon of Stephen Harper dressed in costume, a Sunday comic of a fat cat munching on lasagna (much to the chagrin of his owner), or the cover of a magazine claiming sightings of UFO’s in the countryside, satire has [...]

September 16, 2014
To lecture or not to lecture

To lecture or not to lecture

The phenomenon of a course’s mysterious first class Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer Every year the first day of classes leaves students guessing at only one question. Will the professor give a full-lecture? The etiquette of the first class lecture is something hotly debated among the student body.  Between classes students can be heard roaming the [...]

September 16, 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
A worldly welcome to Lakehead University

A worldly welcome to Lakehead University

Record numbers of international students attend international orientation Amanda Gallo News Editor A record-setting number of nearly 300 international students from over 44 different countries have been accepted to Lakehead University this fall, according to Lakehead’s Office of Media Relations. Last Thursday over 200 international students were introduced to Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, and Canadian [...]

September 9, 2014
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