Staff

The Argus is an independent student-run newspaper that operates out of Lakehead University. As part of Lakehead University’s Student Union, LUSU, The Argus has been the voice of Lakehead students since 1966. This October marks our fiftieth anniversary.

For fifty years, The Argus has been doing more than writing. We’ve been employing students and providing an enriched atmosphere to learn, grow, and develop journalistic passions and skills.

Our staff consists of five executives that control the day-to-day operations of the paper, as well as a number of editorial staffers that write for, and run, individual sections of the newspaper.

We additionally have a number of contributing members that write stories for us on an issue-to-issue basis. If you are interested in employment opportunities, or would like to write for The Argus, have a look at our job openings, or email editor@theargus.ca


 

Samantha Mathers
Editor-in-Chief
editor@theargus.ca

Originally from Winnipeg, MB, Sam moved to Thunder Bay in 2016 to obtain her Bachelor of Education. After graduating in June, she returned to LU this fall to complete her Masters in Social Justice Education. She also began working with The Argus in 2016. Hoping to be involved in some small way, she inquired about a job to find they were looking for a News Editor. Accepting the position on a leap of faith, she ended up spending two wonderful years there. 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.

Gregory McGrath-Goudie
News Editor
news@theargus.ca

 

Gregory McGrath-Goudie is a first year Master of Arts student in English. He completed his undergraduate degree at Lakehead’s Orillia campus, and this is his third year as an editor with The Argus. His primary research interests as a graduate student are ecocriticism and postcolonialism, particularly within a Canadian context. Aside from studying, Greg enjoys good books, getting outdoors, and reckless adventures with his friends. After completing his MA, he plans on working some job or another until he is 65 years old.

 

Erich Otten
Arts and Culture Editor
arts@theargus.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek Patterson
Sports Editor
sports@theargus.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah McPherson
Multimedia Editor
multimedia@theargus.ca

Sarah McPherson is a third-year English student at the Thunder Bay campus. This is her third 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. Always growing and learning, Sarah is dedicated to experiencing the beauty of Northwestern Ontario and sharing it through environmental portraiture. She also works for Neechee Studio as their standing photographer and is a devoted member of the local art community. Sarah loves to hike and travel, and is always pursuing a new adventure.

 

Karyn Vanden Boomen
Copy Editor
copy@theargus.ca

Before attending Lakehead University, Zoe Dhillon studied Political Science at the University of Ottawa, where she gained a great interest in political discourse analysis. Exercising this passion, as well as her love of literature, Zoe transferred to Lakehead University Orillia where she is now a fourth-year English student. This is her first year working as the Orillia Bureau Chief of the Argus. In addition to her work with the newspaper, she also works as the Writing Coach at LUO. Zoe is multilingual and loves to study foreign languages; she also loves travel, music, art, and theatre. After graduating this upcoming Spring, Zoe intends to pursue a Masters degree in Professional Communications.

 

Zoe Dhillon
Orillia Bureau Chief
orillia@theargus.ca

Before attending Lakehead University, Zoe Dhillon studied Political Science at the University of Ottawa, where she gained a great interest in political discourse analysis. Exercising this passion, as well as her love of literature, Zoe transferred to Lakehead University Orillia where she is now a fourth-year English student. This is her first year working as the Orillia Bureau Chief of the Argus. In addition to her work with the newspaper, she also works as the Writing Coach at LUO. Zoe is multilingual and loves to study foreign languages; she also loves travel, music, art, and theatre. After graduating this upcoming Spring, Zoe intends to pursue a Masters degree in Professional Communications.

 

Sanjana Sharma
Thunder Bay Staff Writer 

 

 

Emily MacDonald
Orillia Staff Writer 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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POSITION OPEN
Business Manager 
ads@theargus.ca

 

POSITION OPEN
Layout Editor