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. The Argus is a member in good standing with the Canadian University Press (CUP).
Our office is located on the second floor of the University Centre on Lakehead’s Thunder Bay Campus (UC-2014B), next to the Financial Aid office.
Print copies of our paper can be found around both Orillia and Thunder Bay campuses, and throughout the larger Thunder Bay community.
The Argus was first published by the Alma Mater Society of Lakehead University (the precursor to the Lakehead University Student Union). Our first issue was October 3, 1966, featuring inaugural editor, William Inglis.
Students were encouraged to vote on the name of the campus newspaper, with choices ranging from The Argus, The Aurora, The Medium, and The Thunderer. By the second issue, the results were in, and the paper was christened The Argus.
If you’re interested in more history about the newspaper, or reading issues dating back half a century, you are welcomed to visit us in the Argus office to peruse the archives at your leisure. We hope to digitize and publish our past issues as time goes on.