US Led Iraqi-Kurdish Coalition Launches Offensive Campaign to Reclaim Mosul from ISIL

Meagan Cardno - 4A Nanotechnology
Posted on: October 22, 2016

Back in June 2014, Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This marked one of the largest and most devastating feats accomplished by the terrorist organization; it threatened the entire collapse of the Iraqi state, prompting the re-entry of U.S. military activity in Iraq [...]

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The Beauty and Its Beast

Anika Roller - 1A Environmental

A couple of weeks ago, there was an article published announcing the death of one of Earth’s wonders. The 1,430-mile-long ecosystem, what used to be the largest living being on our planet, bordering hundreds of islands, and containing over 600 types of coral. The death of the Great Barrier Reef. Thankfully, this article was slightly [...]

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Julian Assange’s Internet Cut Off by Ecuadorian Government

Hasan Ahmed - 1A Nanotechnology

The upcoming US election has caused some problems for the non-profit organization Wikileaks. Recently, Julian Assange, founder and chief editor of Wikileaks, had his internet shut down by the Ecuadorian government in light of the election. Wikileaks is an organization known for publishing government secrets from anonymous sources for the world to see. Generally, these [...]

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American Election: Highlights from the Third and Final Presidential Debate

Hira Rahman - 1A Nanotechnology

With the general elections quickly approaching, the American people were recently graced with one final debate before they cast their ballots. The general consensus among the pundits is that Hillary Clinton dominated the debate, leaving the Trump campaign in ruins. In fact, Clinton is now up 7.1 points. While many issues were discussed during the [...]

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21 Nigerian School Girls Return home after two years in captivity

Hira Rahman - 1A Nanotechnology

In April 2014, 276 female students of the Government Secondary School Chibok were kidnapped by Boko Haram from their hostel. The mass abduction immediately received international attention and the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign was launched in response. On October 13, 2016, 21 of the Chibok school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram were released and reunited [...]

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A Dangerous Defect – Samsung’s Note 7

Leander Rodrigues - 1A Nanotechnology

As you may have heard this past week, there’s been some explosive news recently, most of it directed at the major tech giant Samsung. This trusted mobile phone developer unveiled their new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 all the way back in mid-August, but reports have been coming in all October about a dangerous side effect [...]

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Close Call in the Red Sea: Missiles Fired at US Warship

Will Klanac -

Tensions quivered this past month after several disjointed exchanges between the suspected Houthi rebels of Yemen and an American destroyer. Over the course of a week, three incidents were identified by the USS Mason, a vessel mobilized off of the coast of Yemen in the Red Sea. To probe these happenings, we require a trusty [...]

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PCP: For

Gabrielle Klemt - 1B Geological

How many of us have accidentally used the wrong pronoun when addressing someone? I’d argue that the majority of people reading this have done so at some point, and when it happens, immediately you feel terrible. You’ve just questioned someone’s identity because of prejudices regarding hair or clothes or body type you may not have [...]

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My Beef with Beef

Anika Roller - 1A Environmental

I do not eat beef. It’s not because I can’t and it’s not because it may be bad for me, but rather because I decided to stop turning a blind eye to one of the biggest and baddest global industries. As somebody who cares for the environment, I realized quickly that I had to stop [...]

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PCP: Against Bill-16

Alex Pezzutto - 1A Nanotechnology

Earlier last week, a group of students decided to hold a protest against U of T professor Jordan B Peterson. The reason: to show discontentment with Peterson’s most recent online lecture, in which he criticized Bill-16 and the legitimacy of political correctness. For those unaware, Bill-16 (proposed by Jody Wilson-Raybould of the Liberal Party), would [...]

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Fun INtended

Sarbajoy Majumdar - VP Internal

Hey everybody, this is your friendly neighbourhood Sarb here again, and here is another dose of my updates. Hope you all have had a great reading break so far, and hopefully the stress of Hell Week is not getting into you too much. If it is, then hopefully this update can help cheer you up [...]

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Here Comes November!

Will Wilmot - VP External

As we approach the last full month of the term… yes, that’s right! School has been flying by that quickly, and I’m sure for some of you that is a good thing and for others, not so much. Here is what’s on tap for the month of November under the VP External Portfolio. Over the [...]

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The Ways EngSoc is Here to Serve You

Abdullah Bakarat - VP Finance

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful term so far (I mean, EngSoc is a thing, so how could you not?). In this issue, I would like to provide some information and updates on a key part of the VP Finance portfolio—the Engineering Society commercial services. As you may or may not [...]

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VP Education

Jeff Gulbronson - VP Education

Welcome back to another edition of the Iron Warrior! If you’re in first year, I hope midterms went well. If you’re not, I’m honored you’re tearing yourself away from studying to read this article. First, a moment of silence for the Toronto Blue Jays postseason. And now, on to the article. Council Mandate At the [...]

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President

Adelle Vickery - President

Hey everyone! I hope your term is going well; I know it’s a busy time with midterms and interviews, on top of everything else, so I’ll get right to it. Elections The election to choose our next set of Vice Presidents is happening! We are electing the positions of Vice Presidents Communications, Academic, Student Life, and [...]

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The Benchwarmer Report: Jays Fall Short in ALCS; Require Offseason Upgrades to Advance

Elizabeth Salsberg - 4A Nanotechnology

Jays fans—as you are undoubtedly painfully aware, the Jays dropped the ALCS to the Cleveland Indians in just five games about two weeks back. The games were close, with Cleveland taking the first two games by a score of only 2-0. With the exception of game 4, neither team scored more than four runs in [...]

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Heading in the right direction: A look at concussions in major league sports.

Donovan Maudsley - 3N Mechanical

For all that we humans know about the world around us (how high the sky goes, how deep the ocean is, how many twinkies the average person can fit into their mouth) we still don’t understand how we’re able to know these things. How does the brain work? Off the top of my head, I [...]

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Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy

Caitlin McLaren - 4A Chemical

Are your exams done? Yes? No? Are you still alive? If yes, congrats! If no, you’ll make it, I promise. I’m sure after all the studying you’ve been doing, and haven’t been doing, you’ve realized just how many distractions there are. It might be the internet, or the news, or the editor nagging you to [...]

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Scary and Not-So-Scary Monsters

Caitlin McLaren - 4A Chemical

Happy Halloween, everyone! It’s time for everyone’s favourite creepy holiday, while we all gather around campfires and tell each other scary stories. However, everybody has different phobias. Lots of us are scared of clowns, while others get the shivers from zombies, vampires, and other kinds of revenants. Some people are most scared of the things [...]

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