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SGA more than $150K in debt; finances “messy” and “frustrating”

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-chief It seems that this year’s SGA executives is finally following through on the association’s ever-elusive promise of transparency, by opening its books and revealing that they entered this academic year $166,771 in debt. The 2016-17 exec actually incurred $272,960 in debt over the course of last[…]

Could we have a homecoming at Laurentian?

By Mackenzie MacDonald and Jessica Robinson Laurentian is one of few Ontario universities without any homecoming tradition. There’s no designated weekend where all students dress in the school colours; there isn’t a surge in alumni roaming the campus grounds and reconnecting. There’s no football game that draws a crowd of[…]

Meet the 2017-18 SGA Executive Team

By: Mackenzie MacDonald, Contributor Another year, another election—the Student’s General Association elections have come and gone, and we’d like to introduce you to your new 2017-2018 SGA executives! We had the opportunity to talk with the new President, Vice President of Student Life, and Vice President of Policy and Advocacy,[…]

Legacy Profile: Daniel Melchior

By: Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief You might know him as the Vice President of Student Life at the SGA; the President of the History Society; the President of the Incontri Italian Club; a former Lambda reporter, CKLU radio host, or ConEd student; or maybe you know him as Daniel. Daniel Melchior[…]

Cover Story: 25th anniversary of LU Model Parliament marks many major milestones

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of Laurentian University Model Parliament (LMP), an event characterized by milestones and “firsts” that reinforced the bright nature and promise of involved Laurentian students. “This [event] has very small origins, 25 years ago, first held the Sudbury Regional Council[…]

Q&A with President Dominic Giroux: A year in review

By: Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief As we transition out of “the Summer to Remember” and into the new year, which Giroux is referring to as “the Season of Ideas,” the president and vice-chancellor of Laurentian took time to reflect on the big successes and also the setbacks within the Laurentian community[…]

TBT: Rick Hansen joins distinguished list of Glencore Memorial Lecturers

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief The inaugural Man in Motion tour took place from 1985 to 1987, about a decade or so before most of us undergraduate students were born. This likely explains why, as the Fraser auditorium filled before Rick Hansen’s lecture, there was a smattering of students spread out[…]

Profile: Dr. Brawn is Laurentian’s most interesting professor

By Riley Brooks, Contributor While the Dos Equis man might be the most interesting man in the world, Dr. Brawn can certainly claim the title of Laurentian University’s most interesting professor. Always clad in a suit and tie, the associate Law and Justice professor’s presence on campus is easily distinguished.[…]

Full Story: Five varsity athletes suspended over hazing at rookie party

By Jessica Robinson, Editor-in-Chief Five veteran players on the Laurentian Voyageurs varsity men’s basketball team have been suspended by LU athletic director Peter Hellstrom over allegations of hazing at a rookie night ceremony held Sept. 24. “As far as our university and their policy went, they didn’t really cover what[…]