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 [...]
Letters to the Editor
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
Letters to the editor for the week of November 13, 2011
Letters to the editor, September 26, 2011
Letters to the editor, September 19, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.