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Choosing between freedom of religion and gender equality

Choosing between freedom of religion and gender equality

Sharia compliant wills call various legal rights into question By Amanda Gallo, Staff Writer For the first time in British estate law, the Islamic legal tradition is being formally recognized as legitimate with the introduction of Sharia compliant wills. The guidelines came into effect just two weeks ago and were distributed to lawyers in both [...]

April 2, 2014

What’s happening at Lakehead

Compiled by Stephanie Simko, News Editor Call for Female Poets! To celebrate thirty years in business, the Northern Woman’s Bookstore is hosting a “Night of Words” event on Wednesday, April 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. The night is dedicated to the sharing of words of women poets. Participants are welcome; each participant is asked [...]

April 2, 2014
Is private health care inefficient?

Is private health care inefficient?

The debate about Canada’s health care system By Alicia Alves, Staff Writer Although some Canadians talk about having the best health care system in the world, it is not up to par with international standards. Many regular users of Canadian healthcare systems have spoken about the long wait times, inefficiency, understaffing, and other frustrations with [...]

April 2, 2014

Follow the green light

Campaign to raise awareness of violence against women By Stephanie Simko, News Editor Soft green lights shine over the front doors of several houses in Onigaming First Nation, a showing of support for a new campaign launched by the Treaty 3 Women’s Council. A violence prevention campaign, called the “Green Light Strategy,” was launched last [...]

April 2, 2014

“Let’s Talk about Good Sex!”

Discussing communication, consent and sex positivity By Stephanie Simko, News Editor One of the great things about coming to university, apart from learning and attaining a degree, is to meet new people. Meeting new people can result in a variety of relationships – casual acquaintances, close friends, and sexual relationships are just to name a [...]

April 2, 2014
International students working under the table

International students working under the table

BRITTANY BARBER AND PREETEESH PEETABH SINGH — THE DIALOG (GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE) TORONTO (CUP) — Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and with that comes students looking to further their education from other countries. With students coming from over 100 foreign nations to study at the city’s urban George Brown College [...]

April 2, 2014
“Changing Lives, Changing Minds”

“Changing Lives, Changing Minds”

Presentation discusses benefits and opportunities of parasports By Stephanie Simko, News Editor Parasport supporters and enthusiasts gathered last Monday for the “Changing Minds, Changing Lives” presentation. The presentation, hosted by the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, is part of the Canadian Paralympic Committee program, which uses education as a key influence in the [...]

April 2, 2014

Around the world

By Stephanie Simko News Editor PERTH, AUSTRALIA – Search for missing airliner MH-370 continues, legal action to ensue After exhausting several different search areas for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight over the past several weeks, potential pieces of wreckage have been spotted in a new search area 1 850 kilometres west of Perth. The area is [...]

April 2, 2014

Around the world

By Stephanie Simko News Editor CONAKRY, GUINEA – Ebola epidemic confirmed, death toll quickly rising Government officials have confirmed that the ‘mysterious disease’ which has killed 59 people is the hemorrhagic fever, Ebola.  A Health Ministry statement on Saturday said 80 cases have been reported, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said that cases showing similar [...]

March 26, 2014
Decisions, decisions…

Decisions, decisions…

Toronto mayoral race sees diverse range of candidates By Amanda Gallo, Staff Writer The current mayoral race for the city of Toronto is seeing a wide range of candidates from which voters may choose when they hit the polls on October 27, several of whom have the public buzzing with controversy. Below are some public [...]

March 26, 2014

Helping hands, changing lives

The power of volunteering By Amanda Gallo, Staff Writer Phoenix is a five year old boy in Thunder Bay who suffers from severe autism. For his parents, learning about his condition and finding the help and support they needed for their son to get on track involved an exhaustive and overwhelming amount of research. It [...]

March 26, 2014

An open letter to Lakehead University President Brian Stevenson. Take leadership on rising tuition fees!

Dr. Stevenson, This Friday, Lakehead University is set to raise tuition fees for the eighth year in a row. As always, the increase is several times the rate of inflation. With this latest increase, students will be paying about 40% more than they were just a few years ago, in 2006/2007 – Commerce and Engineering [...]

March 26, 2014

Mercury remediation in the North Harbour of Thunder Bay

By Ian Dew There were renewed calls for study, debate, and action on the quality of the Great Lakes at a special meeting of the Public Advisory Committee to the Remedial Action Plan for the Thunder Bay Area of Concern (AOC) held on the Thunder Bay campus on March 19, 2014. Specifically, the meeting introduced [...]

March 26, 2014

What’s happening at Lakehead

Compiled by Stephanie Simko, News Editor   Let’s Talk about Good Sex! Come out to a relaxed, educational, engaging, and personal collaborative discussion by the GiC and Pride Central about healthy, good, fun sex! The focus will be on consent and communication and drawing from kink/BDSM culture, sex-positive, and queer and feminist perspectives. Everyone is [...]

March 26, 2014
Steps to preventing students from losing more money: An investigative view of LUSU’s financial situation

Steps to preventing students from losing more money: An investigative view of LUSU’s financial situation

Stephanie Simko News Editor The mid-year budget review, released at a LUSU Board Meeting earlier this month, shows that both the campus pub and coffee shop are potential concerns for LUSU’s financial future. Sebastian Murdoch-Gibson, current VP Finance, shared a new plan, which he hopes will create positive change for both businesses. “The establishment of [...]

March 26, 2014
LUMSA holds first Fast-a-thon

LUMSA holds first Fast-a-thon

By Alicia Alves Staff Writer On Thursday, March 20, the Lakehead University Muslim Student Association (LUMSA) held its first Fast-a-thon. The Fast-a-thon challenged faculty and students to go from sunrise to sunset without food. “It’s a good way to break barriers between the Muslim community and the student community in the sense of fasting and [...]

March 26, 2014
Police cracking down on distracted driving

Police cracking down on distracted driving

Increased fines for distracted driving By Alicia Alves, Staff Writer Technology has increased drastically in both cars and cell phones, even to the point of merging the two for easier access. Some vehicles come with built-in access to text messages, Siri, and phone calls. But no matter how much technology feels like a necessity, it’s [...]

March 26, 2014

Policy and response plan to be put in place

Sexual Assault Taskforce presents mandate for change By Stephanie Simko, News Editor The Task Force on Sexual Assault Education, Prevention, and Support shared the details of the newest policy statement last Tuesday night. The taskforce was formed at the end of November in the wake of a female student speaking out about her traumatizing experience [...]

March 19, 2014

Cutting down crime or playing watchdog?

Police forces test new lapel cameras on the job By Amanda Gallo, Staff Writer New surveillance technologies are constantly developed and implemented to catch criminals in the act with evidence that cannot be so easily disputed in court. The introduction of body cameras for police officers is one of the latest surveillance developments that have [...]

March 19, 2014

What’s Happening at LU

Compiled by Stephanie Simko, News Editor   “Tell Your Story”: Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies What does sustainability mean to you? Are you involved in a sustainable initiative? What needs to change at Lakehead or beyond? Lakehead’s Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies invites the public to tell their story of sustainability. Submit your [...]

March 19, 2014