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Craig Cardiff – Love is Louder (Than All This Noise)

Craig Cardiff – Love is Louder (Than All This Noise)

By Taylor Price Notable Canadian musician, Craig Cardiff released his double album Love is Louder (Than All This Noise) back in November 2013. The album was completed with the help of crowds from all over. Cardiff had a largely successful crowd-funding campaign, which helped turn the album from an idea into something physical. The songs [...]

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
“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
When the robots take over

When the robots take over

Robot journalism and the future of writing By Alicia Alves, Staff Writer Currently, the talk around robot journalism is centered on just that: journalism. Robot journalists are automated software that has the capability to turn facts into articles. These robot journalists, although unable to produce stylistic flairs, threaten the jobs of any fact-based writing such [...]

April 2, 2014
And the winners are …

And the winners are …

Wilkins, Thiel pick up Athlete of the Year Awards at Athlete Awards Gala By Mike St. Jean Sports Editor On Saturday, March 29th Lakehead Athletics hosted their annual awards gala, this year at the Patterson Auditorium at P.A.C.I., home to LU’s new law school. Several awards were handed out to athletes across all of Lakehead’s [...]

April 2, 2014
Citizens unite!

Citizens unite!

Citizen Prunery program in Thunder Bay By Alicia Alves Staff Writer In the last three years, Thunder Bay has developed a Citizen Prunery program in which citizens and master gardeners alike can work together to solve urban forestry problems by pruning young trees. A volunteer group of citizens called Trees Thunder Bay suggested to the [...]

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
Diminishing greatness: A resurgence in doubting whether Wayne Gretzky was really “The Great One”

Diminishing greatness: A resurgence in doubting whether Wayne Gretzky was really “The Great One”

By Josh Kolic There was recently a blog post that made its way along the internet that contained a very provocative argument. It was written by Neil Paine of the The Butterfly Effect at ESPN’s newly launched FiveThirtyEight brand. Its title: “Why Gretzky Had It Easy?” The basic argument was that the rapid increase in [...]

March 26, 2014
Confronting pretensions in John Logan’s RED

Confronting pretensions in John Logan’s RED

The Tony award-winning play offers a critical look at the art world Emese Boyko Arts and Culture Editor RED, by John Logan, is Magnus Theatre’s fifth production of the season.  It opens onto Mark Rothko’s studio, with the painter asking the audience, “What do you see?”   Abstract expressionism, the art movement pioneered by Jackson Pollock, [...]

March 19, 2014
Hanging out in the heat of the moment

Hanging out in the heat of the moment

Why are saunas so popular? By Alicia Alves Staff Writer Saunas have become pretty popular over the years, even outside of the cultures that saunas are a part of. Why is that? Well, it could be a number of things like the welcome heat during the seemingly perpetual winter, relaxation during stressful work-heavy or exam [...]

March 19, 2014
Are selfies selfish?

Are selfies selfish?

Discussion surrounding the narcissism of trending self-portraits By Amanda Gallo, Staff Writer It’s a simple trend that has infiltrated almost every corner of the social media world: people are standing in front of a mirror or holding their smart phone out at arm’s length, making a variety of faces—from the classic smile or serious face, [...]

March 19, 2014
Communities gather for annual LUNSA powwow

Communities gather for annual LUNSA powwow

By Stephanie Simko, News Editor The Lakehead University Native Student Association (LUNSA) hosted its annual powwow from last weekend at the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse. The theme for this year’s powwow is re-uniting the community, which was decided after recent events in Thunder Bay resulted in social upheaval and a further division between local communities. Local talent and entertainment was taken [...]

March 19, 2014
The real McRae

The real McRae

By Brad Kean Recently, LUSU held elections to bring students into positions of authority to stand as our representation within this institution. In Orillia, our own Ian McRae stood up for the second time to take on the challenge of serving as our student union Vice President. Ian Ran unopposed. The whys around that are [...]

March 19, 2014
The local future of art

The local future of art

Thunder Bay Art Gallery hosts Lakehead Student’s work in two exhibitions Emese Boyko, A&C Editor Thunder Bay Art Gallery is currently showcasing works by Lakehead students.  The public has been given the opportunity to vote on works in two categories: Major Studio and the Annual Student Juried Exhibition.  This is not a simple task, as [...]

March 12, 2014
Ninth annual Research and Innovation week showcases Lakehead’s talent

Ninth annual Research and Innovation week showcases Lakehead’s talent

By Amanda Gallo and Stephanie Simko, Argus News Team The Research and Innovation Week at Lakehead University is an opportunity for students and faculty to showcase their research and connect with other brilliant minds on campus and across Canada. The ninth annual event included panel discussions, interactive displays, poster displays by undergraduate and graduate students, [...]

March 12, 2014
New food contract brings new options to students

New food contract brings new options to students

Aramark returns for five more years of service By Amanda Gallo, Staff Writer Lakehead University’s food service has been contracted to Aramark for the past 25 years. With the recent success of the company’s bid to contract Lakehead’s food services, students won’t see Aramark leave anytime soon, and the number of years together will grow [...]

March 12, 2014
Getting your three meals a day

Getting your three meals a day

How does The Food Bank help you? By Alicia Alves, Staff Writer The amount of students using The Food Bank on campus has steadily increased throughout the years, and supply has also increased in response. Although LUSU covers some of The Food Bank’s costs, LUSU only covers about one third of the demand The Food [...]

March 12, 2014
Tax Season 101: A student’s guide to taxes

Tax Season 101: A student’s guide to taxes

How to navigate T4s, T2202s and other confusing tax “lingo” By Alicia Alves, Staff Writer If you think you don’t need to file taxes because you are a student, think again. Filing taxes, even if you are a student, can be beneficial, even if it’s just in terms of credit you will have when you [...]

March 12, 2014