Letters to the Editor

Re: Connecting the dots: Academic freedom at LU

I am deeply troubled by the article [Connecting the dots: Academic freedom at LU-March 5, 2014]. The article if rife with errors. The most important is that author fails to note that the CAUT Academic Freedom Fund was set up as a voluntary fund with no obligation on any member association to donate. We always [...]

March 19, 2014

Letter to the Editor (Submitted February 13, 2014)

To the Editor of The Argus, I wish to address issues raised in The Argus’ January 29 opinion piece, Parking off-campus. First, I would like to refute the allegation that the University influenced Rotary Place staff to start ticketing students’ vehicles. In reality, we asked Rotary Place Management to be lenient when they notified us that Lakehead [...]

February 26, 2014

Interim LU website: a rebranding campaign glitch?

Some months ago – as part of its rebranding campaign – Lakehead University decided to update the look of its cyber-presence. The new beta version of the website was unveiled in last fall and, after some weeks, taken down due to technical issues. The website was re-launched on January 20, and since then it has [...]

March 20, 2013

Mandatory Student Union membership is a violation of our rights

By Brian Collins The mandatory nature of student unionism in Ontario is in direct violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Specifically, the fact that we as students are forced to be a member of the Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) violates our right to free association. This also violates the United Nations [...]

March 6, 2013

Letter to the Editor: The Argus Should Give a #@!*

I’ve heard a lot of students express curiosity and concern about LUSU in the past week. Whether it is about the problems with the elections through word of mouth or The Argus, many students are upset, and some of my friends have already told me they won’t be voting. They don’t have faith in their [...]

February 13, 2013

Open Letter to the Department of External Relations

In light of recent changes that were made in the dark with seemingly no consideration for the effect it would have on students in the land down under (a.k.a. the Orillia campus), I want to let students and staff know how we in Orillia really feel. Granted, this letter is not written on behalf of [...]

February 13, 2013

RE: “A matter of moral equivalency”

The desire of Iran to obtain a nuclear arsenal is a foregone conclusion. Let’s have a closer look at the nuclear program in Iran to examine the evidence

February 7, 2012

Letters to the Editor: EA and Steam, Canadian national identity

Letters to the editor for the week of November 13, 2011

November 14, 2011

Letters to the editor: Louder isn’t better

Letters to the editor, September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011

Letters to the editor: Argus wrong on sustainaiblity

Letters to the editor, September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011

GIC Farewell

It’s been a while. In fact, one of my greatest regrets of this semester is not getting more updates into the Argus, but c’est la vie.

April 11, 2011

An Italian Club for Lakehead

Lakehead University has a very strong and expanding Italian program. The program began as two Italian courses offered to beginning speakers. However, as of the fall of 2011, one can make Italian their minor with the completion of all four first and second year level Italian courses.

April 6, 2011

Another controversial decision by the Outpost…

To begin with, I will remain anonymous and tell you that in my five years of full-time studies at Lakehead, this is my very first article submitted to the Argus. That being said, if we assume that university is society’s cradle for perpetuation of knowledge and reasoning, there exists a great injustice imparted upon its students. Allow me to elaborate.

April 4, 2011

Seeing Green

My name is Scot Kyle and I am the Green Party candidate for Thunder Bay – Superior North. Since I’ve grown up in Thunder Bay and my immediate and extended families continue to reside here, I have a vested interest in the city and surrounding region. Let me put it this way: I’ve seen many changes through the years, not all of which I’m all that pleased with, but since action says more than words sometimes, I figured this was a good time to throw my hat in the ring.

April 4, 2011

Making Lakehead Smile

“You’re Gorgeous, Stop Checking” was written on a girl’s bathroom mirror. “You are… accomplished, beautiful, unique, resilient, loved” was written, accompanied by many other inspiring adjectives, on the freedom of speech board. If you looked hard enough, you could see messages from the mysterious “Lakehead Smiles” all over campus. Even on Facebook, they are asking [...]

April 4, 2011

Pot: calling the kettle black

In a follow-up to the ‘Marijuana article stirs online controversy’ article, we would like to assure readers that all of the information presented within the article came from reliable and credible sources, including documentation from Health Canada, other recognized health organizations and the textbook Focus on Health, Second Canadian Edition by Hahn, Payne, Gallant and Fletcher ©2006.

April 4, 2011

True Justified Belief

We are said to all be ironists. Looking at the development of science, we claim to have knowledge of the world, an objective truth. Yet we also know that our knowledge of the world is fallible; we are prone to making error. The development of scientific theory contains falsifiability, meaning we accept that theories can be disproven by observation or experiment.

April 4, 2011

Reading for the season of cynicism

Election season is upon us; yawn. While the media pathetically slobber away at the flaccid cock of public attention in the vain hope of getting us up, those with a guilty conscience pretend to care out of civic duty. I propose two books for you in this season of cynicism: Harperland, a critical look at Harper’s rise to power and what he’s done with it, and Spanking the Donkey, a political outsider’s dissection of the 2004 American Presidential race.

March 28, 2011

Free quality software does exist!

At the dawn of the computer age, the software industry was born. But what is software? Software is a virtual tool that interacts with the real hardware components of a computer. Ever since its humble beginnings, software companies wanted to make money out of selling pretty much nothing to the consumer. All the software giants like Microsoft, Oracel, and Adobe over-valued their virtual products – “virtual” meaning something that is not real, but may portray qualities of the real.

March 28, 2011

Religion Compassion Philosophy

Philosophical analysis of religion can seem to some like a meticulous attempt to harm those with faith. Most philosophers, however, do not have this intention, for they strive to an ethical obligation of non-malfeasance – the duty not to cause harm.

March 28, 2011