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Connecting the dots: Academic freedom at LU

By Ian Dew Academic freedom includes a set of issues keenly felt by everyone in the university community, internationally, nationally, and locally. The roots of academic freedom at the Lakehead predate the establishment of the university in the person of Bora Laskin, graduate of Fort William Collegiate Institute, who would go on to become Chief [...]

March 5, 2014
Student frustration simmers over food services plans

Student frustration simmers over food services plans

Town Hall leaves several questions still unanswered By Amanda Gallo, Staff Writer With over sixty interested students and faculty members from the Thunder Bay campus filling the faculty lounge, and several other students filling a classroom in Orillia, there was no shortage of questions for the committee in charge of developing the plan for Lakehead’s [...]

February 12, 2014
Accessibility throughout The Argus’ history

Accessibility throughout The Argus’ history

By Alicia Alves Staff Writer Approaches to and available supports for accessibility have changed over the years, and Lakehead is no exception. From its conception in 1988-1989, Student Accessibility Services, then called The Learning Assistance Centre, only had six students registered. During the last academic year, the Thunder Bay office had 442 students registered. While [...]

February 5, 2014

Commuter woes

By Joe Morphet The blaring alarm wakes me at the same ungodly hour each morning. The life of a Lakehead commuter in the city of Orillia can be a hard one, beginning with the early start so many of the students face as they drive from as far away as the GTA. Though difficult, usually [...]

February 5, 2014

Parking off-campus

By Joshua Parry Whether it is parking on-campus, with limited spaces to accommodate the number of passes issued, or off-campus parking, with cold and snow making for difficult walking conditions, parking at Lakehead Orillia is an issue. Lakehead student Maggie said, “I stopped parking at the rotary place for free when I got hit for [...]

January 29, 2014

Club Days

By Joshua Parry The past week saw tabling in The Commons to promote clubs at Lakehead, and with only one semester left, there are a ton of events planned. Ski and Board Club, lead by Nick, says “Go where the snow is,” with a planned ski and board trip to Horseshoe Valley on January 31, [...]

January 29, 2014

Allies unite to remember lost ones

Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial held in community By Stephanie Simko, News Editor Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is a day for friends, family, and allies to come together to memorialize and honour the lives of individuals who have been killed as a result of transphobia or the hatred and fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people.  [...]

November 27, 2013

New composter in Lakehead’s kitchen

Lakehead tests new composter to divert waste from landfill By Alicia Alves Staff Writer Lakehead has installed a new composter in the main kitchen in order to divert waste from the landfill. Staff will collect uneaten food from the cafeteria to put into the composter and then haul the compost out of it to use [...]

November 20, 2013

Bears, beats, and Battlestar Galactica

Well, maybe not the third one … By Mike St. Jean Sports Editor   ‘Wolves sweep Concordia Lakehead’s men’s hockey team gave local fans something to cheer about during their last home stand of the semester, defeating the Concordia Stingers in a pair of games at the Fort William Gardens this weekend. Friday’s game marked [...]

November 20, 2013

Too little, too late?

Lakehead appoints sexual assault task force after student’s confession to the media Stephanie Simko News Editor  “For an issue that is common, there is still a lot of dangerous misconception around the topic of rape,” writes a 22-year-old Lakehead student. “It’s not something most people expect to happen to them. But it’s real, and it [...]

October 30, 2013
Fall orientation: The true Lakehead experience

Fall orientation: The true Lakehead experience

PHOTO TAKEN FROM LAKEHEAD’S FACEBOOK PAGE By Christina Petsinis Hey, Lakehead? Is that thunder I hear? The school year is now in full swing as students are into their third week of classes, but the weekend of September 6-8 was an unforgettable time for first year students. Some of the on-campus events during the 2013-2014 [...]

September 24, 2013
Where are they now?

Where are they now?

Former ‘Wolves forward Brock McPherson has continued his hockey career in the United Kingdom. A look at some former Thunderwolves hockey players who have continued their career outside of the CIS By Mike St. Jean Editor-in-Chief Collegiate sports teams have always had a high turn-over rate; at least as far as team rosters are concerned. [...]

September 18, 2013

Eat local, buy local

Campus Market brings fresh, local produce to Lakehead By Alicia Alves Staff Writer “We are all living on this campus together. It’s like a small city; it has everything a city has, but it’s just smaller. Let’s celebrate that,” Jody Mitchell, Sustainability Director, says about the Campus Market’s role at Lakehead. The Campus Market, held [...]

September 18, 2013

Gated parking for downtown Orillia

By Joshua Parry Orillia Bureau Chief The Council of Orillia is reviewing a new policy which proposes that parking in the downtown district may soon become gated. This does not affect those that already take the bus as their main mode of transportation, but for those of us that drive our own cars, it could [...]

September 11, 2013

“For the Students, by the Students”

The ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘why’ on Lakehead’s Student Union By Stephanie Simko The Lakehead University Student Union has humble roots: what started out as a small association of students meeting to discuss student issues has grown to be an organized, student-run union dedicated to providing the student body with the resources and initiatives they desire. [...]

September 11, 2013

Welcome law students!

Lakehead Faculty of Law opens doors and opportunities to the community By Amanda Gallo Canadian history was made this week as Thunder Bay’s legal community gathered Wednesday morning for the official opening of Northern Ontario’s first law school at Lakehead University’s PACI campus. It is also the province’s first new Faculty of Law in over [...]

September 11, 2013
Showcasing student talent

Showcasing student talent

LU Visual Arts Students take the spotlight By Ellen Stevens Staff Writer On Friday March 15, the Lakehead Department of Visual Arts was proud to host the opening of The Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. The exhibit showcased pieces of many different art styles including interactive, realism, surrealism, abstract, and [...]

March 27, 2013

International Women’s Day celebrated at Lakehead

By Ellen Stevens Staff Writer On March 7, 2013, the Department of Women’s Studies celebrated International Women’s Day in the Faculty Lounge. Dr. Treena Orchard from the University of Western Ontario discussed her research on social justice and marginalised women in India and Canada, which involves studying attitudes towards child prostitution in various regions of [...]

March 20, 2013
What a run: Lakehead basketball falls to Ravens in championship game

What a run: Lakehead basketball falls to Ravens in championship game

By Ben Lundy The Argus The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s basketball team’s Cinderella run in the CIS Final 8 tournament came up one game short in Ottawa last weekend. The seventh seeded Thunderwolves took out the second seeded Cape Breton Capers in the quarter finals, then beat the third seeded Ottawa Gee-Gees in the semis, before [...]

March 20, 2013

The Running of the Wolves

Lakehead track team takes new strides at CIS meet By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer A trip to a national competition is a goal all university athletes strive toward. As some of the hardest working athletes in Thunderwolves sports, five members of the Lakehead Track team finally got to savour the rewards of hours spent on [...]

March 20, 2013