the student voice of lakehead university since 1966

The Argus is an independent and student-run newspaper that operates out of Lakehead University. Since 1966, we have worked diligently as a branch of the Lakehead University Student Union to voice the news and events on behalf of Lakehead students.

For more than fifty years, The Argus has been doing so much more than writing: we’ve been employing students and providing a space for them to explore the world of journalism as well as opportunities to explore their communities on a deeper level.

2019-2020 staff


Sam Mathers


Originally from Winnipeg, MB, Sam moved to Thunder Bay in 2016 to obtain her Bachelor of Education, and began working at the Argus. After graduating in June, she returned to LU this fall to complete her Masters in Social Justice Education. Sam is thrilled to be taking on the role of Editor-in-Chief this year, as The Argus continues to be an integral part of her university experience.

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Sarah McPherson

Multimedia Editor

Sarah McPherson is a fourth-year English student at the Thunder Bay campus. This is her fourth year working for the Argus. Born in Toronto but raised in Thunder Bay, she is a mixed Ojibwa photographer and artist with a passion for supporting projects and local businesses within her community. She also works for Neechee Studio as their standing photographer and is a devoted member of the local art community.


Sanjana Sharma

Thunder Bay Staff Writer


Emily MacDonald

Orillia Staff Writer

Emily is a second-year anthropology major at the Orillia campus, this is her second year as the Orillia staff writer. Emily is also co-president of the Lakehead Orillia History Society. In her free time, she is a freelance makeup artist and hopes to one day move onto a master's program in either fashion or archeology.


Caroline Noble