PEO Student Conference: Seize Your Opportunities

Gabrielle Klemt - 1T Geological
Posted on: November 19, 2016

If there’s one thing this conference taught me, it’s that politics could be an option for me down the road, especially if I stay as petty as I am now. And if there’s a second thing I learned, it’s that as university students we are just little caterpillars exploring the ground and we need to [...]

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American Women Seeking Long-Term Birth Control Solutions

Raeesa Ashique - 2B Electrical

In the days since the election, Americans have begun to fear for their physical safety and the protection of their constitutional rights. The Trump administration’s impact on health care is just one of the major concerns. Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump promised to repeal Obamacare, which would cause about 22 million individuals to lose their [...]

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Russia’s Economy Minister Arrested for Allegedly Taking $2 Million Bribe

Raeesa Ashique - 2B Electrical

Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was arrested on Tuesday, November 15th as part of a sting operation, for allegations of receiving a $2 million bribe to approve the takeover of oil company Bashneft by oil giant Rosneft. After appearing in court that afternoon, Ulyukayev was dismissed for “breach of trust”, the Kremlin said, and placed [...]

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Drastic Spike in Hate Crime Reports After Trump’s Win

Sumaita Karim - 1A Nanotechnology

Since Donald Trump won the American presidential election, the general population has been left in a state of chaos.  From flag burning to rioting in the streets, a section of the American people could not be more opposed to their newly decided president.  Unfortunately, those that support him also agree with his racist and xenophobic [...]

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MP Faces Backlash After Praising Trump

Hira Rahman - 1A Nanotechnology

Kellie Leitch, who is in the running to become the next leader of the Conservative Party, faced backlash after praising Trump’s win in an email to her supporters. “Tonight, our American cousins threw out the elites and elected Donald Trump as their next president,” she stated in the email. “It’s an exciting message and one [...]

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ION LRT Update

Donovan Maudsley - 3N Mechanical

Taking the bus Uptown is about to get a whole lot easier, or at least as easy as it used to be. The stretch of King Street passing through Waterloo’s core was blocked off by GrandLinq in early February of this year. A nine month timetable was given for the completion of the stretch between [...]

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Background on the South Korean Scandal

Donovan Maudsley - 3N Mechanical

With the majority of the world fixated on the presidential election in the US over the past few months, few have heard of the scandal on the other side of world. South Korea’s presidential palace, affectionately known as the Blue House, may soon become vacant. President Park Geun-hye has been widely accused of corruption and [...]

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Trump Wins—What Happens Now?

Alex Pezzutto - 1A Nanotechnology

It happened. Whether it was your greatest nightmare or a dream come true, the seemingly impossible has come to pass—Trump will be the next president of the United States. Some are elated, some are full of ire, but everybody’s asking the same question—what now? Well, not much. Trump officially becomes president on January 20, which [...]

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A Renewable Future: Asian Super Grid

Leander Rodrigues - 1A Nanotechnology

There has been some great news that has gone under the radar for the past few weeks, which is regarding renewable energy. As of now, 88% of the energy consumption around the world comes from oil, coal, and natural gas. All of these fossil fuels are harmful for the environment and negatively affect the Earth’s [...]

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FakeBook

Alina Pavel -

Google and Facebook have been facing criticism from the public recently due to the abundance of misleading, inaccurate, or even entirely fake news posts. Many sources are even saying that these fake posts and articles may have swayed the opinions of voters during the presidential election; election results could have possibly been different. But could [...]

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PCP – For

David Park - 4A ECE

“Democracy died today,” I told my friends soon after I learned that Mr. Trump won the US election. It was a fine day, but all turned upside down at that very second. I thought Clinton would win for sure. Who in their right mind votes for Trump? Apparently, many people did so. Slightly less than [...]

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Surviving First Year: What’s next?

Josh Li - 2A Mechanical

We’ve talked about coffee, we’ve talked about procrastination, we’ve talked about simulation tests, we’ve talked about reframing. What’s left to talk about in this very final edition of How to Survive First Year? Oh yeah, exams. Exams are going to be a big deal because they’re more heavily weighted, but they’re not going to be a [...]

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MP Faces Backlash After Praising Trump

Hira Rahman - 1A Nanotechnology

Kellie Leitch, who is in the running to become the next leader of the Conservative Party, faced backlash after praising Trump’s win in an email to her supporters. “Tonight, our American cousins threw out the elites and elected Donald Trump as their next president,” she stated in the email. “It’s an exciting message and one [...]

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Trump Wins—What Happens Now?

Alex Pezzutto - 1A Nanotechnology

It happened. Whether it was your greatest nightmare or a dream come true, the seemingly impossible has come to pass—Trump will be the next president of the United States. Some are elated, some are full of ire, but everybody’s asking the same question—what now? Well, not much. Trump officially becomes president on January 20, which [...]

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PCP: Against

Cameron Soltys - 3B Mechanical

The US system of government is a long-established one. Its constitution came into force in 1789. That constitution included Article 2, which established the powers and procedures for the President, the head of state. Within this article, the existence of the Electoral College is ordained. While this body has been changed by several subsequent amendments—notably [...]

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Concordia cum Veritate – In Harmony with Truth: 2016 Public Denunciation of University of Waterloo Korean Students Against Geun-hye Park’s Government of the Republic of Korea

Waterloo Korean Students -

The chaos of Republic of Korea in 2016 is caused by President Park. Park defines the Park-Gate Scandal as a singular event. The event is tragic, for the nation was deceived by a shadow cabinet led by a mere individual. The current turbulence in South Korea was foreshadowed from the beginning of Park’s government in [...]

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The Last Internal Intermission

Sarbajoy Majumdar - VP Internal

Hey everybody, this is your friendly neighbourhood Sarbajoy again and this is the last time I am writing to you as an executive of EngSoc. I have had most of my events end and I am really glad that every event so far has either ended really well or has ended with a lot of [...]

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VP Finance

Abdullah Bakarat - VP Finance

Hey everyone! As this term is slowly but surely coming to an end, this can only mean one thing. THIS IS MY LAST IW ARTICLE AS YOUR VP FINANCE! The end of a legacy is upon us, but I am proud to be able to call myself your incoming A-Society President. I have full faith [...]

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Teaching Award

Jeff Gulbronson - VP Education

Every term, an instructor, lecturer, or professor in the faculty of Engineering who has done an outstanding job is selected to receive the Waterloo Engineering Society’s Teaching Excellence Award. This award is given to an instructor who has exhibited immense dedication to ensuring their class’ success, has employed unique and unconventional teaching methods, and has [...]

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Raptors’ New and Old Start Season in Style

Elizabeth Salsberg - 4A Nanotechnology

Basketball fans! The Toronto Raptors returned to the court this past October, and what a return it has been.  The new kids on the block have been impressive, with rookie big men Pascal Siakam (power forward) and Jakob Poeltl (centre) enjoying more playing time than expected early on. Sophomores Lucas Nogueira (centre) and Norman Powell [...]

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So long, 2016

Caitlin McLaren - Editor-In-Chief

At this point, it’s a cliche to say that 2016 was not the best year. Between the deaths of beloved celebrities, the ongoing social problems that are becoming ever more visible, and of course the politics (let’s not go there), it seemed that there was wave after wave of bad news all year. I don’t [...]

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PCP: How did NASA FAKE! the Moon Landing?

Cameron Soltys - 3B Mechanical

Sound Studio on Earth Don’t let the government lie to you anymore. We can see the truth. They thought that assassinating Lincoln could hide the FACTS! forever, however they were wrong. NASA never went to the moon. NASA could never go to the moon. The Nazis wouldn’t allow it. They are not yet strong enough [...]

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Five Things You Want to Know

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Running is good for your memory Are you ever just walking to class, and you forget where you are? The world is spinning, your head is spinning, and you’re only four cups of coffee into your morning. Take it from me: start running. It’ll help with blood circulation, and you might even remember where you [...]

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Memoirs of a Strong Independent Woman

Raeesa Ashique - 2B Electrical

2016 has been a year fraught with sexism, and it is getting worse by the day. We MUST take a stand. We women must band together. First of all, will you BELIEVE men these days?? They think we are so incompetent, which is incredibly degrading. For example, I, a perfectly capable human being, was walking [...]

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Can’t Do Brewskies Without Broskies

Iseult - 3A Tragedy

You haven’t been the same, ever since he left. I’ve watched you struggling bravely, trying to hide the pain, but you can’t conceal it from us. He had been your drinking partner for so long, and you had drained many cups together – yes, together, in sorrow and in joy, with your mutual love for [...]

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No One Will Read This Anyway

Editor -

SO…. this is the part where I’m supposed to be profound for 1500 words. You got any idea how hard that is? I don’t have time for all this thinking and shit. Sure, it seems easy when you get a thought that seems super promising, and go on a rant until someone makes you stop [...]

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AlchemHistory: Homunculi

Quentyn Flamel - 7A Monado Arts

Welcome back, dear pursuers of the secrets to life and its expansion. It is I, Quentyn Flamel, great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grand-grand grandson of the ever celebrated alchemist, Nicolas Flamel. I have made it my goal in life to shed light on the recently shunned and horribly misunderstood science of alchemy. In this week’s issue, I wish to discuss [...]

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A Review of Campus Food

Pepe LeGourmand - 4B Food Criticism

Having reviewed many Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, it was imperative that I visit the University of Waterloo after hearing such tremendous praise for its cuisine. After all, a food critic’s job is never done until they find food so good, so fulfilling, so wholly gratifying that it allows them to reach an inebriating state [...]

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The VP of Int-A

Fresh Prince - 1A Music

Now this is the story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right down, I’ll tell you about how I became a prince of a place called A Soc. In 2B management, promoted and raised, in the management lounge I used to spend [...]

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VP Education (Tin Soldier)

Uneducated -

Hello all, and welcome to my last article as VP Education. I’d like to take this opportunity to pass along some final news from CECA. First of all, all upcoming American co-ops have been cancelled until further notice. President-Elect Trump has cancelled the J1-visa program, which Canadian tech companies are hailing as a innovative decision. [...]

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Prezzzzz

El Presidente - 2B Leadership

During my time as President, I’ve gotten to talk to the Faculty on numerous occasions about the new Engineering 7 building that’s going up between E5 and E6 (to confuse visitors for decades to come). I’m honored to officially announce the plans for E8, E9, and E10. Each will offer facilities unique to various programs, [...]

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