Bill C-48: The Overly Descriptive and Rhetorical Measures Act

Just kidding. That’s not actually the title of Bill C-48. The bill is actually called “The Protecting Canadians by Ending Sentence Discounts for Multiple Murderers Act.” I don’t quite know how to describe this bill as anything other than a deliberate exercise in rhetoric.

Ask Amy: Valentine's Day

I agree that the traditional Valentine’s Day rituals are a little overdone. The car ride to pick up your significant other, the greeting at the door with the flowers you paid way too much for and the chocolates that probably look better in the box than they taste (unless you splurge and get the good Lindt ones), then the dinner at the restaurant that is also likely overpriced and underwhelming.

You should know: Women's Education

Students at Lakehead University are so blessed in their lives. They have the opportunity to learn in a safe and equal environment, where learning is offered in every corner of our institution. Not every person has the same chance at a great education that we do, though.

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Excuses and Solutions

For that guy who cares, I had promised last week to give my take on why environmentalism is failing. Well, shit happens (if it’s any consolation, I was out promoting sustainability instead of writing about it) – saving the world will have to wait a week.

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The status quo is deadly

There are few things more pathetic than a person who comes to believe their own lies. Yet that is what we are doing, collectively, with…

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The Argus's Annual Sex Survey: 2011

The Argus’s Annual Sex Survey (ASS) provides great cover for our voracious appetite for your sexual secrets. Surveys can be dropped off at the Argus office (upstairs from the Study, past Career and Co-op Services, and left at the Multicultural Centre) by Friday, February 4th.

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Let’s keep going on the right path

Every president of LUSU, from the first one thirty years ago, has had to undertake an impossible task. They take office with eight short months in which to enact their agenda. Additionally, they are expected to address every student’s concern, carefully toe the line between the student body and university administration, reach out to the community at large, and act as the bullhorn for students’ issues to those that wouldn’t listen otherwise.

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Students (could) have the power

With such a transient population, Lakehead’s student union has a lot of trouble organizing. But it has been slowly developing that case of trouble over such a long period that students never notice how severe it really is.

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Let’s say I walk up to you and begin stabbing you repeatedly with a thumbtack. Not so much “stabbing” as poking, of course – it’s only a thumbtack, after all. Odds are you would become mildly annoyed. Actually, you’d probably pass from a stage of annoyance to anger – and then to self-defence – pretty quickly. For the sake of argument though, let’s say you’re a pacifist, so you don’t physically stop me from poking you with the (increasingly bloody) thumbtack.

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University sucks and then you die

This year I’ve had the luxury of living as a part-time student while I work on the paper (thanks for paying for me to do so, incidentally). Having only one or two assignments at a time brings a whole new vibe to the student experience.