An Update on the Boeing 737 MAX

Ratan Varghese - 3A Computer
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Boeing and regulators are soon to roll out a fix for the Boeing 737 MAX to prevent future fatal crashes. In the past five months, there have been two eerily similar incidents involving the 737 MAX. On October 28, a 737 MAX operated by Lion Air crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from […]

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Alex Trebek Diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

Kirsten Ehlers - 1B Biomedical

Beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced March 6 that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In his announcement, he stayed true to his witty humour and said: “Truth told, I have to [keep hosting] because under the terms of my contract, I have to host ‘Jeopardy‘ for three more years”. The public […]

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The First All-Female Spacewalk

Akanksha Joshi - 1B Biomedical

Friday, March 29 will be yet another historic day for spaceflight as the first ever all-female spacewalk is scheduled to take place on the International Space Station. American astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will mark a momentous step forward as they step out of the International Space Station (ISS) to work on upgrades to the […]

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Christchurch

Raeesa Ashique - 4B Electrical

I am still heartbroken by the events of Friday, March 15, when shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand killed fifty people and injured dozens more. The New York Times published an article with profiles of the victims. When I read this list, I cried. The youngest victim, Mucad Ibrahim, was just three years […]

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In the Wake of a Tragedy: Jacinda Ardern is a True Leader

Raeesa Ashique - 4B Electrical

Instead of writing an update on Donald Trump, let’s turn our attention to a more admirable figure. A woman who I can legitimately call a world leader, without disrespecting the term. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was somewhat of a celebrity before the events of last week. She was featured on the cover of Vogue, she […]

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It Doesn’t End Here: Problems Arising from Unchecked Mental Health Issues

Mridu Walia - Mechanical

Hello, faithful readers of the Iron Warrior. Hakuna Matata! Welcome to our last issue for this term. Today we will be talking about some problems that can arise if mental health issues go unchecked. The reason I chose to discuss this topic and not a mental health issue, in particular, is because these problems are […]

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Do Not Drink that Smoothie!

Samridhi Sharma - 3B Chemical

Why, oh, why in this pretty world do ugly people exist? Why, when the magazines are shut and TV switched off do people seem a little duller, and nothing pleases the eye? Why is my Instagram feed filled with people who look fabulous and why is my own profile barren of any new pictures? Why […]

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PCP (Point) – Paid Podcasts are Worth Purchasing

Ratan Varghese - 3A Computer

Most podcasts are available for free, and there are a zillion of them. However, that does not mean paid podcasts are not worth releasing or purchasing. There is one important caveat: there needs to be a lot of free samples. I have so far only paid for episodes of one podcast, “Hardcore History” with Dan […]

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So You’re Broke, Why Not Walmart?

Gabrielle Klemt - 3B Geological

Why is Walmart So Darn Cheap? “Friends don’t let friends shop at Walmart”. The saying was written on a pin and caught my eye. I was in a store in my neighbourhood one afternoon shopping for Christmas presents for the very first time. I was in grade 7, I had $40 in my pocket, and […]

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Ra-Tan Lines: History on Fire

Ratan Varghese - 3A Computer

“Whether you like history or not, if you care about bravery, wisdom, passion, larger-than-life characters, and some of the most emotionally-intense moments of the human experience, you have come to the right place. Daniele Bolleli is a university history professor, writer, and martial artist, and he shall be your your guide in a journey to […]

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PCP (Counter Point) – Paid Podcasts aren’t Worth It

Gabrielle Klemt - 3B Geological

Everybody wants to be the next “Netflix of…”, but the reason you’re saying Netflix is because it filled a niche that the world wanted filled. The Internet was slowly making cable obsolete, and Netflix swooped in to capitalize on it. Since then every company has been trying to create subscriptions for things people are already […]

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Reminiscing the Time Gone By

Katie Arnold - President

Two years and eight months of my life have been spent as an executive officer of the Waterloo Engineering Society. It’s hard for me to remember a time when I didn’t respond to EngSoc emails in class, or to imagine where I’m supposed to study if not the exec desks in the EngSoc office, and […]

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VP Com?! More like VP Gone? : Air Buds 2 is Cool

Grant Mitchell - VP Communications

Oh, darn it![ Groaning ] Okay, mutt. Show time. Okay, come here. Hold it. Hold it. Hey, do not make me use this, okay? Hi. “Clown and the Hound.” Ow! [ Whimpering ] Hey, kids, it’s happy, slappy time! [ Clown Laughing ] All right, now, I tell ya what we’ll do. We’ll start off with […]

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Dr Pendar Mahmoudi Wins Teaching Excellence Award: A Great Prof With Some Great Advice

Benjamin Beelen - VP Academics

This term’s Teaching Excellence Award winner is Dr. Pendar Mahmoudi from the Chemical Engineering Department! We, the Teaching Excellence Committee, had the pleasure of interviewing this lovely professor and wrote this article based on that interview! We asked her a series of questions, and we hope many groups around campus can learn from it. Students, […]

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Denise Mueller Wins the Friend of the Society Award!

Ashley Clark - VP Student Life

The Friend of the Society Award is awarded to a faculty/staff member every semester for their contributions to promoting the mental health of their students. The winning person’s nomination(s) must indicate that they have contributed significantly to at least one of the following: Advocating on behalf of students to eliminate elements that have a negative […]

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ITS OVER Woof Woof: Air Buds 2 Part 2

Benjamin Beelen - VP Academic

I think an instrument would be just the thing! [ Man ] No, no, no. Don’t blow so hard. Okay, blow a little harder. Okay, blow a little harder. [ Chattering ]Hey, Mike, pass ! – Pick up. Come on. – Come on. Go! Come on, shoot! Shoot ! [ Grunting ] [ Dog Growling […]

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That’s a Wrap!

Samridhi Sharma - 3B Chemical

“Is it spring yet?” I ask myself as I put on my winter jacket for yet another day and bury myself under its weight grudgingly. I mean, it is getting hotter, so I don’t really know what is stopping me from being the daring person in shorts walking to class from the outside. Seriously, Josh, […]

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Magnetic Train

David Jimenez - 1B Chemical

The magnetic levitation train is a way of enhanced transportation which consists of two different magnetic systems, one for the levitation and the other for the movement. Bonsor wrote for How Stuff Works in 2011, “In Aichi, Japan, near Nagoya, a system built for the 2005 World’s fair is still in operation”. This feature makes […]

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Thank You, Iron Warrior

Raeesa Ashique - 4B Electrical

I signed up for the Iron Warrior’s mailing list during frosh week, never imagining that the newspaper would become so important to me. From the hours spent researching articles, to the late nights spent on layout, to the talented people I’ve met and the memories we’ve shared, the newspaper has been a huge part of […]

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Threat Level Goose

Matcha Milk Tea - Mango Jelly

**INTERCEPTED MESSAGE TO GOOSE HEADQUARTERS** TOP SECRET – TO BE OPENED ONLY BY GOOSE OFFICIALS To: General Goose – Director of the Waterloo Goose Syndicate (WGS) Dear Gen. Goose, This correspondence is to provide you with an update on the current state of our agents stationed at the University of Waterloo. Please read the following […]

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Sonnet LVIII – Shakespeare Knows the Ordeal of waiting for EngSoc Updates

The Bard - 1A English

That god forbid, that made me first your slave, I should in thought control your times of pleasure, Or at your hand the account of hours to crave, Being your vassal, bound to stay your leisure! O! Let me suffer, being at your beck, The imprison’d absence of your liberty; And patience, tame to sufferance, […]

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VP Com?! More like VP Gone? : Air Buds 2 is Cool

Grant Mitchell - VP Communications

Oh, darn it![ Groaning ] Okay, mutt. Show time. Okay, come here. Hold it. Hold it. Hey, do not make me use this, okay? Hi. “Clown and the Hound.” Ow! [ Whimpering ] Hey, kids, it’s happy, slappy time! [ Clown Laughing ] All right, now, I tell ya what we’ll do. We’ll start off with […]

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No Whiteboard More Problems

Madam Wish-a-lot - 1B Undecided

Never in my entire life have I wanted anything more than I want a whiteboard in the newspaper’s office. Every effing day, I look at this trash bag of a makeshift whiteboard, that is stuck to the wall by the sheer force of static, and the first thing I do is commend it for being […]

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Is Carbon Tax Worth Your Life?

Milk Chocolate - Tapioca Pearl

There are two guarantees in life: death and taxes. It’s been a few months of the carbon tax and the provinces have seen a real serious impact. The $10 per tonne carbon tax has nearly destroyed the Canadian economy. It’s 2008 again with a terrible recession. Large Canadian employers such as Carbon Co. have fired […]

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P-ODE-tato

Gabrielle Klemt - 3B Geological

Some time ago, probably several months back, a farmer bent down and pulled from the ground a ripe oblong brown potato. Smiling, they put the potato into their sack and reached for the next one. Well, given that it’s the 21st century I doubt even organic potatoes are harvested by hand, but I’m going to […]

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ITS OVER Woof Woof: Air Buds 2 Part 2

Benjamin Beelen - VP Academic

I think an instrument would be just the thing! [ Man ] No, no, no. Don’t blow so hard. Okay, blow a little harder. Okay, blow a little harder. [ Chattering ]Hey, Mike, pass ! – Pick up. Come on. – Come on. Go! Come on, shoot! Shoot ! [ Grunting ] [ Dog Growling […]

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Planet Earth III script – Ezra street

Broccoli Spinach Slush - Ketchup jelly

Looking down from two miles above the surface of the Earth it’s impossible not to be impressed by the sheer grandeur and splendour and power of the natural world. Ten years ago, in a television series called Planet Earth, we revealed many of those wonders, but today much has changed. We can now show life […]

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What kind of bubble tea are you?

Aun-Tea Bubble - Bubble Tea Expert

Is BBT your all time jam? Do you dream about those juicy balls in your mouth before you go to bed every night? Read ahead to find out what kind of bubble tea you really are: What is your favourite colour? Yellow Brown Green Purple What do you prefer your mouth to contain? Slime Balls […]

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Ion Testing Coming to an End in Spring 2050

Saatvik Walia - 3B Computer

With the spring once more in the air, the people of Waterloo are saying goodbye to a constant feature of the last 35 years: testing of the Ion trains is almost coming to an end. The lucky people of Kitchener-Waterloo region, who have been waiting patiently to experience this 8th wonder of the world can […]

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