Iran and P5+1 Reach Sanction-Lifting Nuclear Agreement

Alex Lee - 3A Nanotechnology
Posted on: July 26, 2015

On July 14 2015, Iran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with China, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, and Germany, henceforth referred to as the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN security council, and Germany). The JCPOA is an agreement between the signatories regarding Iran’s nuclear program. This [...]

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Suicide Bombing in Turkey; Turkey Retaliates

Caitlin McLaren -

On Monday, a group of activists consisting mainly of university students was the target of a suicide bombing attack, killing more than 30 and wounding over 100. The bombing occurred at the town of Suruc, a few kilometres away from Kobani, Syria, where the activists intended to rebuild some areas damaged in fights against the [...]

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The Passing of Satoru Iwata

Meagan Cardno - 3A Nanotechnology

If you are one of the many children who enjoyed playing a Nintendo game at some point in the past thirteen years, you have Mr. Satoru Iwata to thank for the pleasant memories you gained form them. Operating as President and CEO of Nintendo, Iwata passed away on July 11 from a bile duct tumor— [...]

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Facing the Bear: An Update on Europe’s Russia Dilemma

Brigita Gubins - 1B Environment

In 1989, the Baltic people formed a human chain that spanned across Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia in protest of the Soviet occupation of their countries. In 2013, after an extremely controversial referendum, the Crimean peninsula was annexed by Russia.  In the two years that have elapsed, eastern Ukraine has become an active war zone with [...]

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China’s Second Great Wall: Part 3

Vince Magas - 2B Management

In previous articles (China’s Second Great Wall: Part 1 and Part 2) we reported on China’s growing man-made islands which came to life in 2014. Construction was initially noted when dredging of sand and dirt was done around the natural Spratly Islands, disturbing hundreds of acres of coral reefs. The land reclamation project, as China [...]

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PCP: Morning Classes (Ugh Not Labs) Please!

Elizabeth Salsberg - 3A Nanotechnology

Though it may seem trivial at first glance, the scheduling of labs and classes can hugely affect student quality of life throughout the term. After classes and labs are scheduled, the remaining time is used to schedule the seemingly endless monotony of homework, assignments, projects, exams, and electives, as well as recreational activities (including complaining [...]

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PCP CON: Early Labs are Awesome

Meagan Cardno - 3A Nanotechnology

Now, assuming you’re going to have to drag yourself out of bed to be on campus for 8:30 AM either way, why would you take a lab over classes at that early slot? Well, logic suggests that at an earlier hour, you are more likely to be tired and unfocused on your task at hand. You might [...]

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CAMERON MUST FALL: DOWN WITH TYRANNICAL, PIZZA-WITHOLDING EIC

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EDITOR IN CHIEF CAMERON HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL NO LONGER BE PROVIDING PIZZA AT WARRIOR MEETINGS, CITING ‘BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS’. THIS IS THE LAST STRAW. WE, THE WRITERS, ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE IRON WARRIOR. WE WRITE. WE ENTHUSIASTICALLY VOLUNTEER FOR ARTICLES LIKE DOGS. WE ALWAYS HAND IN OUR ARTICLES ON TIME. FOR [...]

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PRAISE CAMERON: GLORIOUS EIC PROVIDES FRIES FOR ALL

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Glorious Editor-in-Chief Cameron Soltys, Warrior King, King Warrior, Fat Man, The Nina, Leader of the Authoritarian Realms, Keeper of the Precious Lambda, Generalissimo of Kepler 452-b, and THE ONE WHO KNOCKS, announced a deal with Frites | Fries with BenefitsTM, providing us with sustenance for another term and beyond. The editor in chief is a [...]

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SPEND THE MONEY (FOOD)

VP Frivolous - 1B Macroeconomics

As my term of VP Frivolous comes to an end, I would like to inform you, the students, about what will be happening between now and the end of my time in this role. First, the Engineering Society fee will be seeing an 169% increase, based on approval at our recent meeting of the financial [...]

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CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE!

VP CHANGECATION - 3B Educational Studies

Oh look, it’s finally the end of being in charge of things and now I can reveal all the secret changes that are coming. Yes, you heard that right SUPER SECRET changes. The faculty is suuuuure going to love me now, but because I’m done and fourth year don’t care I’m going to REVEAL them [...]

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I Plan to Maybe Possibly Do Things, Sort Of

(Soon to be) Vice President EXTREME! - 2B Colonialism

Hey everyone!  I hope you’ve all had a wonderful term, and are excited for what’s in store for the upcoming Fall term.  It is the end of my term so here goes my last exec update.  There are some fairly large changes and initiatives both inside and outside of my portfolio that I will be [...]

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Important Exam Policy Update Information

El Presidente - 4B Authoritarianship

For my last El Presidente update I am going to share some very important changes which will be implemented this exam period. With the great student response from the food or drink policy recently started we feel these changes will be even more well received. To provide some background on the new changes, in the [...]

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VP Internal: Welcome to the New Team

Adelle Vickery - Incoming EngSoc President

Hey fellow engineering students! This issue I am writing to you as the incoming Engineering Society President! If you weren’t already aware, the Engineering Society held an election (and then a by-election) this term to select a new executive team for the next 16 months. I am very excited to be working with an amazing [...]

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EngSoc Teaching Award: Spring 2015

Eric Shi and Lin Song -

Here at Waterloo, we like to recognize the efforts made by our teaching staff for enhancing our learning experience. The Waterloo Engineering Society presents the Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award every term to an outstanding Engineering instructor. Nominations are made by students for their professors or instructors who have displayed one or more of the following [...]

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On the Importance of Listening

Cameron Soltys - Editor-in-Chief

Well, it’s finally here. My last editorial. This term has gone so fast. They always do, but this one more than most. I am so nervous about saying goodbye that I have, for the first time ever, the feeling of a frog in the back of my throat. Even though I’m not going anywhere, and [...]

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Go Set a Watchman: A Review

Raeesa Ashique - 1B Electrical

I was taught To Kill a Mockingbird with the reverence of a holy book. My English teacher was in love with it; she loved everything about it. When reading aloud, certain lines would make her cry. As a fourteen year old, I did not appreciate the subtleties as I do now. When I first heard [...]

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A New Frontier in Physics

Sam Madhavan - 1B Environment

The world’s largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, recently began a new run of experiments after its latest set of upgrades, colliding particles at energy levels of 13 tera-electron-Volts (TeV). This is more than 1.5 times the 8 TeV of energy it took to discover the Higgs-boson particle in 2012, which was the last [...]

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How Canadians Govern Themselves

Sherwin Kwan - 4B Mechanical

Cheesy ads. Politicians yelling half-truths on TV. Lawn signs everywhere in many colours. Yes, a federal election is coming up in Canada this October. It would be a good idea for you to become familiar with the Canadian political system, if you aren’t already. Modern governments are divided into three branches with three different roles: [...]

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Hit Replay: Boat Shoes: Somewhere Beyond the Sea

Vince Magas - 2B Management

We return one more time this term to Hit Replay! The term is just about over and we are greeted finally by summer weather! Let’s hope the summer sun holds up, and the summer breeze keeps those sails high. This week on Hit Replay, we go to a favourite that has made a marvelous comeback [...]

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Canada’s Smallest Villages: Seaforth, Ontario, a Town With Burning Passions

Jessica Keung - 2B Civil

Sorry about the lack of article last issue, avid readers of the Iron Warrior. I know that the fans of the Smallest Villages in Canada Column really missed my presence but fear not, I have returned this week with another installment. This issue we are going to take a gander at Seaforth; a Southern Ontario [...]

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Katherine Johnson

Brigita Gubins - 1B Environment

NASA is an organization run by the joint efforts of many, many people. While astronauts often become the poster children for space exploration, the individuals behind the scenes do not always receive the credit they deserve for their Herculean feats of engineering and creativity. Wernher von Braun is known as the man who brought humanity [...]

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OTSOG: James Clerk Maxwell

Sherwin Kwan - 2B Mechanical

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) was born in rural Scotland and, after his mother’s early death, was raised by a single father. His childhood is almost stereotypical for a “genius”—growing up, he was rather socially awkward and endured bullying in school, but his dad saw that he had an unusual curiosity and encouraged him to keep [...]

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OOber Brandy Candy - 8E Luscious Delights

OMG OOber driver is da                     !  OMG you will make sure they won’t be da one dat                        (verb) away! De answer: Move over                         , OOber for                     (noun) has finally arrived. Da              is coming true! This one time at                      ol’ Madame                        told you dat you woud ave to [...]

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Five Things You Really Don’t Want to Know: Ancient Cures

Caitlin McLaren - 3N Chemical

Everyone, before you read (or don’t read) this article, I have one thing to say to you: be grateful for modern medicine. Be very, very grateful for modern medicine. If you were born more than a hundred years ago, whenever you were ill you would have to deal with crap (and I mean “crap” in [...]

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Secret Recipes for Writing Hit Songs: The Shocking Truth

Nacey I. Fondue - 4A Journalism

In breaking news this week, documents filed during Pharrell Williams‘ trial for plagiarism revealed a SHOCKING TRUTH about the popular music industry today. Wikileaks has now revealed the truth, previously under publication ban, to us. What it reveals is shocking: not only do people plagiarize, but some very popular songwriters have, in fact, been writing [...]

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AlchemHistory: Dihydrogen Monoxide

Quentyn Flamel - 6C Monado Arts

Welcome back, dear pursuers of the secrets to life and its expansion. Today we have a real treat of a topic to discuss today— the delicate, but devastating properties of dihydrogen monoxide, often abbreviated to DHMO, or hydrogen oxygen if you’re really feeling different. This chemical is surprisingly commonplace in our everyday lives, although it [...]

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CAMERON MUST FALL: DOWN WITH TYRANNICAL, PIZZA-WITHOLDING EIC

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EDITOR IN CHIEF CAMERON HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL NO LONGER BE PROVIDING PIZZA AT WARRIOR MEETINGS, CITING ‘BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS’. THIS IS THE LAST STRAW. WE, THE WRITERS, ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE IRON WARRIOR. WE WRITE. WE ENTHUSIASTICALLY VOLUNTEER FOR ARTICLES LIKE DOGS. WE ALWAYS HAND IN OUR ARTICLES ON TIME. FOR [...]

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PRAISE CAMERON: GLORIOUS EIC PROVIDES FRIES FOR ALL

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Glorious Editor-in-Chief Cameron Soltys, Warrior King, King Warrior, Fat Man, The Nina, Leader of the Authoritarian Realms, Keeper of the Precious Lambda, Generalissimo of Kepler 452-b, and THE ONE WHO KNOCKS, announced a deal with Frites | Fries with BenefitsTM, providing us with sustenance for another term and beyond. The editor in chief is a [...]

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Fight Censorship at Every Opportunity

Don't Worry About It - PK: AB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAQEAklOUpkDHrf

Censorship, I’m completely and utterly sure you will all agree, is absolutely unacceptable in every form. We at the Zillion Egalitarians Advocating Liberties Over Taxes Society have long fought the government in the long battle to preserve every conceivable freedom a person might have under any possible circumstance. It is a task, as I know [...]

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SPEND THE MONEY (FOOD)

VP Frivolous - 1B Macroeconomics

As my term of VP Frivolous comes to an end, I would like to inform you, the students, about what will be happening between now and the end of my time in this role. First, the Engineering Society fee will be seeing an 169% increase, based on approval at our recent meeting of the financial [...]

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CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE!

VP CHANGECATION - 3B Educational Studies

Oh look, it’s finally the end of being in charge of things and now I can reveal all the secret changes that are coming. Yes, you heard that right SUPER SECRET changes. The faculty is suuuuure going to love me now, but because I’m done and fourth year don’t care I’m going to REVEAL them [...]

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I Plan to Maybe Possibly Do Things, Sort Of

(Soon to be) Vice President EXTREME! - 2B Colonialism

Hey everyone!  I hope you’ve all had a wonderful term, and are excited for what’s in store for the upcoming Fall term.  It is the end of my term so here goes my last exec update.  There are some fairly large changes and initiatives both inside and outside of my portfolio that I will be [...]

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