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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

NATIONAL STUDENT GROUP CALLS FOR PRIORITIZATION OF MENTAL HEALTH

ABDO ELNAKOURI — THE FULCRUM (UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA) OTTAWA (CUP) — Prompted by the prevalence of mental health-related issues on campuses, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) released a new report detailing the role of the federal government in treating young adults with mental illnesses. CASA, which consists of 22 students associations across Canada, is [...]

September 16, 2014

FLOATING TO RELAXATION IN A SENSORY DEPRIVATION TANK

  MARTIN CASTRO — THE CASCADE (UNIVERSITY OF FRASIER VALLEY) ABBOTSFORD, B.C. (CUP) — Sensory deprivation tanks are essentially giant tanks of water with a high salt concentration in which a person floats in relative or complete darkness. These tanks have been around since the 1950s, when psychiatrist John C. Lilly invented them in order [...]

September 16, 2014

Save the Date

Amanda Gallo, News Editor September 18-23 Library Workshops:  With course outlines distributed and term paper deadlines set, students interested in learning more about how to take advantage of the many information services the library offers are invited to attend any of the free workshops in the Chancellor Patterson Library this week. Exact dates and times [...]

September 16, 2014

*Insert phobic explicative here*, if you dare

University ‘safe spaces brigades’ investigate students off campus  Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer Over the past few years, Canadian universities have experienced a notable number of troubling incidents featuring a growing count of sexual assaults. To combat this prevalent culture of prejudice, universities across the country have made it their mission to hold presentations during their [...]

September 16, 2014

Your degree: Not just a fancy piece of a paper

Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer Some people might look at a degree and say “What are you going to do with this degree? Where’s the real world application? Where are the jobs?” And for students who attend university to not only follow their passions, but to also find a decent paying [...]

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
Smoke vs. vapour

Smoke vs. vapour

The second great battle for students’ lungs Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer E-cigarettes are tiny vaporizing devices that are making serious waves among smokers and non-smokers alike. Consisting only of a battery, a metal (or sometimes glass) heating element, and a chamber for vaporizing, these “smokeless” alternatives to cigarettes are due to surpass $10 billion in [...]

September 16, 2014

Around the World

Japhe Albu Guinea, West Africa The recent death toll caused by the Ebola virus has exceeded 2200 and is predicted to reach 20,000 by the end of the year if the virus is not contained. March 22marked the initial spread the Ebola virus, which has since moved into Liberia, Sierra Leone, Congo, Senegal and into [...]

September 16, 2014
Chair of Sociology Department passes away

Chair of Sociology Department passes away

Remembering Dr. Sharon-Dale Stone Amanda Gallo, News Editor This past summer the Lakehead University community lost an integral and inspirational member of its community with the sudden and unexpected passing of former Sociology Department Chair, Dr. Sharon-Dale Stone on Thursday, July 10. Dr. Stone passed away after experiencing complications related to surgery. A warrior woman, activist [...]

September 9, 2014

Apparently university students don’t fear the loan sharks

Examining the so-called  “positive debt outlook” Roman Jakubowski, Staff Writer Students at Lakehead University and across the nation are reaching into their bank accounts to pay the costs of ever-rising tuition. For some, it’s a stressful time of financial strain, but the trend may be changing. Students across the nation seem to be more optimistic than [...]

September 9, 2014
Remembering Alison Kendall

Remembering Alison Kendall

Lakehead University Visual Arts instructor passes away Amanda Gallo, News Editor The Lakehead University and the Thunder Bay arts community are mourning the loss of Alison Kendall, a former Lakehead student and instructor in the Visual Arts Department. She was 53 years old. Kendall earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Lakehead University in 1985 and [...]

September 9, 2014

Save the Date

Amanda Gallo, News Editor September 10-12 – International Office Open House: International students are invited and encouraged to attend the International Office Open House. Here, international students can learn more about the many services the International Office offers. The Open House will take place every afternoon this week from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the [...]

September 9, 2014

Learning to live together peacefully

An idea for getting along with roommates Michael Hillcoat, Staff Writer Fall semester: for students coming together from all walks of life, it can mean many different and personal things. For those returning, it is often an exciting time to reunite with familiar faces and places. For newcomers, it can be a time of dread and [...]

September 9, 2014
Psstt. Do you have a secret? How about you whisper it?

Psstt. Do you have a secret? How about you whisper it?

The phenomenon of publicly sharing secrets Michael Hillcoat, Staff Writer True (or partial) anonymity is a fairly recent historical development in the world. With the advent of the Internet, a sense of freedom characterized by being able to say and do things without identifying oneself has overcome many of those who partake on the networked webs [...]

September 9, 2014
A new academic year, a new pub

A new academic year, a new pub

Exploring the newly renovated and revamped Outpost Michael Hillcoat, Staff Writer The Outpost has gotten a makeover and The Argus has an exclusive sneak peek inside the rejuvenated campus hot spot. Any and all idle rumours aside, The Outpost will be continuing Tankard Tuesday and Thursday’s Pub Night. “I’ve heard that [rumor] from a couple people [...]

September 9, 2014

Thunderwolves Howl!

First year students get to know Lakehead at orientation Michael Hillcoat, Staff Writer Another Orientation Week is passing by and as students partook in the festivities, The Argus got a chance to sit down with LUSU VP Advocacy Matt Quick to find out what it’s all about. “’Thunderwolves Howl!’ is all about reviving school spirit, which [...]

September 9, 2014

LUSU, who?

Getting to know Lakehead’s student union Roman Jakubowski, Staff Writer LUSU, short for Lakehead University Student Union, is often misunderstood by the very students they represent. President Ian Kaufman, Vice President of Operations and Finance Daniel Bacsa and Vice President of Advocacy Matt Quick make up this year’s LUSU Executive. The three sat down with The [...]

September 9, 2014