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Music for the Masses 2014 (Part 2)

Music for the Masses 2014 (Part 2)

By Mike St. Jean   Last week, The Argus sat down with five of the artists playing at this year’s edition of Music for the Masses. Below are profiles of five additional local and touring musicians who will be gracing the stage at one of the premier events on Thunder Bay’s calendar.   K-Man and [...]

September 16, 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

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

Prose and cons

Should a university be a business? Shannon Anderson, Arts & Culture Editor There has been growing concern in Canada about ‘academic capitalism’: the practice of universities and other educational institutions repurposing education and development as products and services to be bought and sold. If universities are run as a business, who profits? The students, who have [...]

September 9, 2014
Music for the Masses 2014

Music for the Masses 2014

 By Mike St. Jean Now a staple of Thunder Bay’s fall event calendar, Music for the Masses will be taking over the downtown core September 19and 20. With dozens of local acts and four touring artists playing at eight different venues, this year’s edition of the event will have something for everyone. Long-time fans of the [...]

September 9, 2014
A new academic year, a new pub

A new academic year, a new pub

Exploring the newly renovated and revamped Outpost Michael Hillcoat, Staff Writer The Outpost has gotten a makeover and The Argus has an exclusive sneak peek inside the rejuvenated campus hot spot. Any and all idle rumours aside, The Outpost will be continuing Tankard Tuesday and Thursday’s Pub Night. “I’ve heard that [rumor] from a couple people [...]

September 9, 2014
Fight the tar sands and climate change right here in Thunder Bay

Fight the tar sands and climate change right here in Thunder Bay

Elysia PetroneReitberger   Obtaining a university degree is time-consuming, especially if you are also working part-time to offset ever-increasing tuition fees. But since it’s unhealthy to spend all your time in the books, this article will highlight several important ways you can take action on climate change right here in Thunder Bay. To take climate [...]

September 9, 2014
A worldly welcome to Lakehead University

A worldly welcome to Lakehead University

Record numbers of international students attend international orientation Amanda Gallo News Editor A record-setting number of nearly 300 international students from over 44 different countries have been accepted to Lakehead University this fall, according to Lakehead’s Office of Media Relations. Last Thursday over 200 international students were introduced to Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, and Canadian [...]

September 9, 2014
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