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RESPECT YOUR INTERNET ANONYMITY – BECAUSE WE’RE NOT ALL SO LUCKY

By Sean Brady — THE OMEGA (THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY) IN INTERNET, OPINION KAMLOOPS (CUP) — The Internet has given us a number of incredible things; chief among them is probably the opportunity to be a voice with unlimited reach. Coupled with perks like anonymity, and there’s no limit to what can be said and who can hear [...]

September 24, 2014
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

Walking With Our Sisters draws attention to injustice

National art exhibit and social justice movement visits Lakehead University Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS) is an art exhibit and social justice movement which brings attention to settler colonialism and native cultural resurgence through creative discussions and it has finally arrived here at Lakehead’s Thunder Bay campus. On Friday, September 12, [...]

September 23, 2014
What do selfies, hashtags and unemployment all have in common?

What do selfies, hashtags and unemployment all have in common?

How social media can make or break your next job interview Roman Jakubowski Staff Writer According to The Guardian, students can “tweet their way to a job.”  Students can be more employable if they use social media to their advantage. They advise students: “Stop tweeting your lunch and start tweeting your future employers instead.” Forbes [...]

September 23, 2014

Save the Date

Amanda Gallo News Editor September 24- Let’s Talk About Good Sex! Pride Central and the Gender Issues Centre will be hosting this annual event in The Study tonight from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The event will consist of a relaxed, educational, engaging and personal collaborative discussion by the LUSU centres about healthy, good, fun sex, as well [...]

September 23, 2014

The double-edged sword of fame and fortune

Students weigh in on “celebrity immunity” from illegality Amanda Gallo News Editor Actors and actresses, athletes, musicians, politicians, and the Kardashians are some of the most popular categories of those people known around the world as “celebrities.”  Celebrities are known for their fame and their fortune, but lately it seems as though fame and fortune [...]

September 23, 2014

Your degree: Not just a fancy piece of a paper (part 2)

English Nathan Ryan It is no surprise that most people attend university with the goal of gaining the qualifications needed to find a good paying job. However, with the field of science being so prosperous, English students are routinely asked things like “what can you even do with a degree in English?” or “so, I [...]

September 23, 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
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