Activism, Ghostbusters, and Outer Space

Top 3 talks at Lakehead University By Sam Mathers, News Editor   “A Voice for the Voiceless” – Robert King and Albert Woodfox, surviving members…

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Dear Emese

In your opinion, what is the best kind of activism?   Thanks for this question!  It’s something I’ve spent a lot of time pondering.  Of…

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I haven't watched the Kony video

A couple of weeks ago I decided to take an absence from social media. I wasn’t trying to make any kind of statement, I merely had a mountain of work to do and I decided the needless amounts of procrastination Facebook can provide me with was best left alone for the time being.

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Like this editorial for change

Social activism is a lot more than watching a half hour video and reposting it everywhere you can think of. Much like a toilet sees an explosion of vomit after a St. Patrick ’s Day party, my social media sphere was caked in “activist” vomit masquerading as the half-hour “Kony 2012” mini-documentary.

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Never doubt that your voice matters

There’s a quote by a world-renowned cultural anthropologist from Philadelphia that says, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the…

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In the wake of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the United States, there have been countless protests and calls to action to stop our governments from endorsing acts like these to kill the online piracy market.

Students rally to drop fees

After the broken promise of 30% tuition reduction and the creation of a rebate grant which many students cannot access, Ontario students are speaking out.

Students rally to combat rising tuition

The average Canadian student carries a debt of approximately $27,000 – which is higher than the average American students’ debt, claims a 2011 Maclean’s report. Assuming that every Lakehead student carries this average debt, the university’s student body alone owes $307 million in loans. “That’s a lot of KD,” sums up LUSU President Mike Snoddon.