Ra(Tan) Lines – My Brother, My Brother and Me

Ratan Varghese - 2B Electrical
Posted on: September 23, 2017

First off, major props to Donovan for recommending this podcast to me. If you’re new here, he also recommended the name of the column. But enough about the camaraderie at the Iron Warrior. Who are the brothers and why are they making a podcast? The podcast is formally “My Brother, My Brother and Me”, also [...]

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Marijuana Legislature

Alexa Grittani - 4A Mechanical

In case you were unaware, the federal government plans to legalize marijuana by July 1st, 2018. However, Canada missed the deadline this past summer to withdraw from international drug control treaties. This means that Canada could be breaking international law when hashish is legalized next summer. “The [treaties] are outdated,” explains Steven Hoffman, a York [...]

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Waterloo LRT Update

Jessica Keung - 4N Civil

By: Jessica Keung Almost everyone at the University of Waterloo has been inconvenienced in some way by Waterloo LRT construction, also known as the ION. Now that track construction is nearly complete, everyone in the Region of Waterloo is excited to use the LRT. But where are the trains? The GRT is currently facing issues [...]

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Construing Construction

Samridhi Sharma - 2B Chemical

With winter hiding behind the cloak of fall and construction on campus nowhere near its end, Polar Express is fast approaching the construction coach already parked at the Student Life Centre, awaiting a massive collision. Doors have been barred and ‘student life’ reduced to a minimum in preparation. Foreshadowing the rendezvous, is the first-floor hallway of Engineering [...]

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Let’s Celebrate Amazing Teaching: Prof. Matt Borland

Jeff Gulbronson and Jackson Barr - 4N Software & 2T ECE

Each term, EngSoc recognizes an instructor who has done a combination of employing non-conventional teaching techniques, providing opportunities for experiential learning, and showing commitment and dedication towards ensuring academic success for their students. This summer, we awarded the Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award to Matt Borland for teaching SYDE 361: Engineering Design. Prof. Borland’s nominations [...]

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Student Challenge for Affordable Housing

Ratan Varghese - 2B Electrical

Are you dreaming up a better basement when you’re in the shower, or a better shower when you’re in the basement? Have you cracked the code of the rental business, and have a new business model in mind to make housing more accessible and affordable for everyone? Oh, and want the chance to win 10,000 [...]

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How Big of a Danger is North Korea?

Nick Owens - 1T Mechanical

Over the summer, North Korea continued with developing its nuclear weapons program by testing mid-range ballistic missiles in an attempt to create an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States. Recently, the nation has been condemned for firing a missile over northern Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. But, with continuous threats [...]

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Troubles in Myanmar

Rafiq Habib - 1A Management

On 22 September 2017, the International Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal announced that it had found the Myanmar government guilty of genocide and war crimes against the Rohingya people and other Muslim minorities in the country. The Italy-based organization, founded to investigate and denounce crimes committed by military regimes around the world, made the declaration following 5 [...]

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Village 1 West 3 Washrooms Fixed

Stone He - 1A Mechanical

Students are now able to use the washroom facilities after a week of repairs to a damaged water pipe. On Wednesday, September 13, the water system of the Village 1- West 3 residence was restored by the V1 maintenance crew after a week of repair efforts. With the water pipe repaired, students in West 3 [...]

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Hurricanes and the Social Media Sensation

Stone He - 1A Mechanical

In 2017 we’ve seen more hurricanes than the average in the past 30 years, and there’s no shortage of social media coverage for it. One type that is easily shared is pictures, or more specifically, memes. Memes are not always pictures, but are usually associated with an image. For example, a photo of Steve Harvey [...]

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Broskies on Brewskies – Season Three

Donovan Maudsley with Tristan Kuehn - 4A Mechanical and Systems Design

Welcome to another school year, and another volume in the saga of Broskies on Brewskies. This column is now in its third year, and has probably reached full adulthood. I say probably because there is always room to diversify your pallet when dealing with beer, craft or otherwise. This column is also written with our [...]

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PCP: For Taking Down Statues

Hasan Ahmed - 2A Nanotechnology

Recently, a lot of controversy has sprung up about the removal of historical statues from places in North America. The statue of Robert E. Lee, a Confederate General during the American civil war, was recently removed in Dallas after a vote from city council. Much closer to home, at Ryerson University, the Students’ Union wants [...]

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Stop hating on John, Eh? – PCP Against

Kai Huang & Rafiq Habib - 1A Computer, 1A Management

Sir John A. MacDonald: Founding Father of Canada, uniter of the British Colonies in North America, spearhead behind the Canadian Pacific Railway. He was our first Prime Minister, and a man that many consider a hero. Perhaps you feel the same way. Then why was it that, just one month ago, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation [...]

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How Big of a Danger is North Korea?

Nick Owens - 1T Mechanical

Over the summer, North Korea continued with developing its nuclear weapons program by testing mid-range ballistic missiles in an attempt to create an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States. Recently, the nation has been condemned for firing a missile over northern Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. But, with continuous threats [...]

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Who to Call When You’re Not OK

Adele Chui -

The Fall 2017 term has officially begun, which for many of us means the beginning of four sometimes sleepless and sometimes stressful months. Before the term gets too hectic, we at the Mental Health Awareness directorship at the University of Waterloo’s Engineering Society wanted to take this moment to remind you to take care of [...]

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Presidential Bio – Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold - 2B Mechanical

Hello Engineering Students! My name is Katie Arnold, and I’m running to be your President of the Waterloo Engineering Society. I started at the University of Waterloo in September of 2015. Today, I am in 2B Mechanical Engineering, and am writing this from the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students President’s Meeting in Vancouver, B.C. I [...]

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Fall Term, Best Term! VP Student Life

Sabrina Huston - VP Student Life

Happy Fall Term Everyone! To the upper years, I hope you enjoyed your summer of fun and are ready for MORE FUN! To the first years, welcome welcome welcome! There are lots of fun events coming up and I’m excited to share them with all of you. First of all, the First Year Leadership Conference [...]

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The End is Near… Just kidding! Fall term is going to be very eventful!

Rachel Malevich - President

Hey everyone! For those of you who don’t know me – I wear a white hardhat a lot, so you’ve probably at least seen me, I’m your Engineering Society President, and I’m also a 3B Chemical Engineering student! This Fall is actually my team’s last term as Executive (hence why the end is near). It’s [...]

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Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Katie Arnold - VP Finance

Welcome to Waterloo Engineering, 2022s, and to everyone else, welcome back! I’m looking forward to making the most of the last four months of my exec term. There have been some recent changes over our co-op term, so I’m here to update you on where we are and what we’re doing. For Novelties, we’ve recently [...]

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What is a VP Communications? An Intro to Communications & Conferences

Dan Robertson - VP Communications

Hey everyone, my name is Dan Robertson and I’m happy to be your Vice President Communications for the Waterloo Engineering Society ‘B’! I’m in my 3B term of Computer Engineering and just got back from an exchange in Denmark at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet… no I can’t speak Danish, but I can read a little bit [...]

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CECA ’Wat Are You Doing’ This Term For WaterlooWorks?

Andrew McBurney - VP Academic

Engineering fam! It’s great to be back writing again for the Iron Warrior! I hope you all had very fulfilling and meaningful summer co-ops, and hope you’re all both ready and excited for another term of job hunting. To the first year audience: if you’re four-stream I wish you the best of luck in your [...]

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EngSoc Executive Elections

Sarah Martin and Clarke Vandenhoven -

Hello Engineers, This fall term, the Engineering Society is conducting the Executive Elections in order to select a new executive team. We’re starting the term off with the Presidential Election! The Engineering Society President is the face and voice of the society. They provide overall direction to the society, and oversee everything which goes on [...]

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Presidential Bio – Benjamin Beelen

Benjamin Beelen - 2B Environmental

Hello! I’m Benjamin Beelen, a 2B Environmental Engineering student and a candidate for President of the University of Waterloo’s Engineering Society. Here are some things about me and what I want to do, some things I would change, and overall why you should elect me as President. My primary goal as President would be to [...]

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Laurier Emerges Champions of the “Battle of Waterloo”

Gabrielle Klemt - 2A Geological

On Saturday, Waterloo’s hopes of continuing an undefeated football season were dashed when they lost to the Laurier Golden Hawks 71-24 in our very own “Battle of Waterloo”. Students at both universities were excited about the yearly game in a way they haven’t been in years. Tickets for the game were sold out days before [...]

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Trump Incites Fight With Sports Figures

Donovan Maudsley - 4A Mechanical

Some argue that professionals who are paid to do something in the eyes of the public should do only that. Meteorologists should just report on the weather, federal politicians shouldn’t try to influence legislation at different levels of government, et cetera. These people argue that if someone isn’t an expert in the field they should [...]

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“Unconquerable” Athletes Crush Sports – Invictus Games Kick Off in Toronto

Gabrielle Klemt - 2B Geological

On Saturday September 23rd, thousands of people descended on Toronto from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the first day of the Invictus Games and the Opening Ceremonies that night. Acts at the event included stars like Sarah McLachlan and Alessia Cara but some smaller acts as well. The Trenton Military Wives’ Choir, founded by Melanie [...]

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Navigating the NFL – Big Season Storylines

Donovan Maudsley - 4A Mechanical

Hello, and welcome to my new column about the goings on in the National Football League. I love watching and playing football, but I’ve always been terrible at predicting football games. In the last 5 years, I’ve picked the correct Superbowl Champion zero times. There are literally babies who have more insight into picking winning [...]

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Editorial 1 In Waterloo and Hoping to Work

Gabrielle Klemt - Editor-In-Chief

Hello everyone, I’m so happy and excited to be going into the role of Editor-in-Chief of this fine institution at our university that is the Iron Warrior. And I’m especially happy to be doing it in the fall term , my favourite season for so many reasons. This space is going to be a place where [...]

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Productive Procrastination

I'll Do That Later - 3C Undeclared

Welcome to Productive Procrastination with your host “I’ll Do That Later”. One of the things I was most scared for when I went off to co-op in Ottawa out of first year was cooking for myself. I had a very cushy meal plan at St. Jerome’s and I had almost no experience cooking anything but [...]

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