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The “Disruption” event

The “Disruption” event

A movement towards a “fossil free” Lakehead Michael Hillcoat Staff Writer As classes wound down last Wednesday evening, a small group of student pioneers met in the campus’ Study Coffeehouse to watch a screening of Disruption, a documentary film about the problematic relationship that humans have established with our global climate. The film documents the ramp-up [...]

September 24, 2014
Welcome to the club… no really, welcome!

Welcome to the club… no really, welcome!

Exploring Club Days at Lakehead Amanda Gallo News Editor Now that the fall semester is well underway, the harsh reality that summer is really over and that midterms are just around the corner hits; as such, it is normal for students to begin to feel the crunch at this time of year. However, there’s perhaps [...]

September 23, 2014

Letter to the editor: How LUSU spends your money

Re: The editor’s two cents, September 10th Last week’s editorial started an important conversation about how LUSU spends students’ money. We’re happy to see debate on this—LUSU is fueled on student involvement and passion, including criticism and disagreement. That said, we do have a bone to pick with one of the statements in the editorial. [...]

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

So long, parental units!

Collected suggestions and stories from university veterans on how to live away from family Roman Jakubowski, Staff Writer For students who are living away for the first time, it can be a jarring separation from the comforts of home. It can also be a grand liberation from the frustrations of high school and teenage life. While [...]

September 9, 2014

LUSU, who?

Getting to know Lakehead’s student union Roman Jakubowski, Staff Writer LUSU, short for Lakehead University Student Union, is often misunderstood by the very students they represent. President Ian Kaufman, Vice President of Operations and Finance Daniel Bacsa and Vice President of Advocacy Matt Quick make up this year’s LUSU Executive. The three sat down with The [...]

September 9, 2014

An open letter to Lakehead University President Brian Stevenson. Take leadership on rising tuition fees!

Dr. Stevenson, This Friday, Lakehead University is set to raise tuition fees for the eighth year in a row. As always, the increase is several times the rate of inflation. With this latest increase, students will be paying about 40% more than they were just a few years ago, in 2006/2007 – Commerce and Engineering [...]

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

I Know What We’ll Do This Summer

And it doesn’t involve Freddie Prinze Jr. You’ve probably seen the almost impressively terrible teen horror flick, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Remember it? Okay, so some of you were five when it came out. Lucky you. Basically, it involves a bunch of really bad acting and a group of “teens”—who look suspiciously [...]

March 19, 2014
Food in the ground

Food in the ground

LUSU Sustainability’s summer garden initiative By Alicia Alves Staff Writer Do you know what food looks like before it hits the supermarket shelves? The problem with being detached from food production means that the knowledge associated with that food production has become lost or dismissed. Learning gardening skills and revisiting information about the local food [...]

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
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
“How will you work for me?”

“How will you work for me?”

Incoming Thunder Bay LUSU Executives answer tough questions By Amanda Gallo, Staff Writer The debates are over, the ballots are counted, and the results are in for the LUSU Executive election. But with little choice in terms of candidates for whom students could have voted, and three of the four executive positions won by a [...]

March 5, 2014

LUSU and BOD debate kick off election season

By Amanda Gallo and Stephanie Simko, Staff Writer and News Editor The Outpost was host to another year of debates as hopeful candidates for the LUSU Executive and Board of Directors opened themselves to the entire student body on both campuses to share their platforms, ideas for improvement, and their answers to tough questions from [...]

February 10, 2014
WTF is LUSU?

WTF is LUSU?

The organization behind the acronym Amanda Gallo Staff Writer Underneath the Lakehead University campus is a labyrinth of tunnels connecting several of the main buildings on campus. However, what many students don’t know is that that labyrinth is also home to a student union that provides countless invaluable services to the entire student body: The [...]

February 5, 2014

Feeling green

By Joshua Parry Orillia Bureau Chief Composting bins have finally arrived here at Lakehead Orillia Campus. Hard work and student body commitments are required for this project to succeed and remain around campus. Contractual issues with our current cleaning Facilities Company are not responsible for the compost bins; this means that having compost bins was [...]

February 5, 2014
Strong words call for change

Strong words call for change

Building Bridges panel discussion hosted by LUSU By Stephanie Simko, News Editor On the night of October 29, the iconic James Street swing bridge went up in flames. The cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed, but the outbursts from ignorant voices on social media were definitely sparked by racist thinking. Despite living [...]

January 29, 2014

LUSU Orillia Student Center Committee call-out

By Ian McRae LUSU is now well underway in developing plans for a Student Center, and we want you to get involved. The first meeting of the LUSU Orillia Student Center Committee will be held on February 3 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in room OA 2018.  Some responsibilities of the committee will be [...]

January 29, 2014
Do we deserve a raise?

Do we deserve a raise?

Students engage in minimum wage debate By Stephanie Simko News Editor LUSU hosted a public forum last Tuesday to discuss the campaign to raise the minimum wage to $14 an hour. The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage, launched in March of last year, aims to break the current wage freeze and bring the minimum [...]

January 22, 2014