Going Abroad, without Instagram

Josh Li - 3A Mechanical
Posted on: November 26, 2017

Convincing someone who loves to travel to leave the country is relatively trivial. Those who have already hit the road generally have a hunger for exploration, a desire to see the world and/or present it on their Instagram accounts. I don’t even have Snapchat yet. I do love new experiences and the fascinating left sidedness [...]

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Lost at Sea: Argentine Submarine

Kai Huang - 1A Computer

On 15 November 2017, the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan sent its final transmission. It was heading back to its home port Mar del Plata from Ushuaia, where it took part in a naval exercise. On 17 November, it was announced that contact had been lost, and search and rescue operations had commenced.  The ARA [...]

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EA Dun Goofed

Ryan Samlalsingh - 2T Computer

Electronic Arts (EA) has not been able to catch a break regarding recently launched Star Wars Battlefront II (2017), the sequel to Star Wars Battlefront (2015), an action game known for team-based multiplayer combat set in the Star Wars universe. Since the series launched with the original Star Wars Battlefront (2004) on PC, PS2 and [...]

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President Crocodile

Ratan Varghese - 2B Computer

On Tuesday November 21, Robert Mugabe stepped down as President of Zimbabwe after a military coup placed him under house arrest and tens of thousands of civilians protested against him. Of his 93 years of life, dozens were spent as authoritarian dictator of Zimbabwe after the overthrow of the white-minority Rhodesian government. He stepped down [...]

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Students return to class after 5 weeks of extended reading week.

Stone He - 1A Mechanical

On Tuesday November 21, Ontario college students returned to their classrooms after nearly 5 weeks of college strike. Currently, students now have an extended semester. This semester may go up until December 22, with some programs ending their fall semester well into January. However, the strike had taken a toll on the students who’re preparing [...]

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Pyongyang vs. Pyongchang Olympics

Judy Zhong - 1A Systems Design

PyeongChang vs. Pyongyang Winter 2018 Olympics Judy Zhong 1A Systems Design Engineering   PyeongChang or Pyongyang? Many of us reading this won’t notice or acknowledge the difference in their pronunciation, much less the significance in their corresponding locations as a characterizing factor. PyeongChang is a county within the Gangwon province of South Korea; soon to [...]

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Til Death Do Us Blart

Donovan Maudsley - 4A Mechanical

It’s amazing to me how many podcasts are born out of necessity. One of my favourite casts, My Brother, My Brother and Me began as a way for three brothers to keep in touch more. Their thought process was pretty sound; do a weekly hour long skype call in which we try to make some [...]

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PCP: For Laptop + Computer

Kai Huang - 1A Computer

Computers are such a crucial part of our daily lives. Everything that we need to do, whether it be school work or simply pursuing other interests on the side, almost certainly depends on them. A good computer that can provide the necessary performance offers a better experience, and can contribute positively to your success in [...]

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PCP: Against Laptop + Computer

Ryan Samlalsingh - 2T Computer

What does your average week as a UW engineering student look like? Of course, there’s a boatload of class-hours and coursework, plenty of time spent hunting for co-op positions, and any number of additional time stresses or considerations you elect to impose on yourself. Why should any of us want any extra, unnecessary complications to [...]

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PCP stands for Point Corresponding Point, right?

Tobias - 2A Animorphs

Wikipedia calls Centrism a “political outlook or specific position that involves acceptance or support of a balance of a degree of social equality and a degree of social hierarchy,” which is an alright definition. It’s true that the word “of” pops up a bit too often, but what other preposition would someone use? “Across”? “Minus”? [...]

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The One and Only VP Operations and Finance A Reflection On My Time in the Role

Katie Arnold - VP Finance

Sixteen months is a long time to dedicate yourself to something. I’ve never signed a rental agreement for longer than four months. #JustWaterlooThings. You learn a lot about people you spend that much time with. While I have not had the opportunity to share a roof with my executive team, I learned a lot about [...]

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BOI ITS YO VP ACADEMIC

Andrew McBurney - VP Academic

It’s been a ride fam. 16 months later, and it’s finally time for me to say goodbye. When I started out as your VP Academic, I could count the number of people I knew on council in one hand. I didn’t know anything about policy, and I didn’t even own a pair of coveralls. 16 [...]

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IW Article 5 Passing the Torch Communicating the Communications

Daniel Robertson - VP Communications

Hey everybody, I hope you’re doing well, and ready to tackle exams! For me, it’s about time to sign off as VP Communication and hand the reigns over to Grant Mitchell. It’s been an exciting 8 months on term, and a learning experience to watch Melissa handle things for the first 8 months of our [...]

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THE END IS NEAR The final article

Rachel Malevich - President

Hello friendos, last issue I talked about some of the things that I failed at as President. This time we’ll lighten things up a bit with some of the things that I’m proud of! Sixteen months ago I was being transitioned into not only a new role, but a whole new world. It’s not a [...]

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VP Student Life

Sabrina Huston - VP Student Life

LAST ONE GUYS! So the current executive are on our way out of here, and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s been a really fun time running all the events for you guys this term, but I’m super excited to see what the new VP Student Life Ashley Clarke does! Before are officially gone for [...]

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Unpaid Ad

Editor -

There once was a time, long long ago in the misty forest of times past, when Tin Soldier was a profitable newspaper. We raked in sponsorship deals and had more ads than articles per page. Some called us sellouts, some called us a coupon flyer, but we knew better than them: we had found success. [...]

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So Long and Thanks For All the Fish

Gabrielle Klemt - 2B Geological

And so, this is End Of Term, and what have we done? Well, it’s issue 5 of the Iron Warrior, so I say we’ve done quite a lot. I just want to begin by saying thank you to everyone who has helped me through this term. To everyone who has provided tech support or given [...]

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Til Death Do Us Blart

Donovan Maudsley - 4A Mechanical

It’s amazing to me how many podcasts are born out of necessity. One of my favourite casts, My Brother, My Brother and Me began as a way for three brothers to keep in touch more. Their thought process was pretty sound; do a weekly hour long skype call in which we try to make some [...]

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Car air freshener scent reviews

Ax - 3T Animorphs

Whether you’re covering up something foul or just really like that new car smell, there is probably an air freshener scent for you. These are just my five favourites and two I really hate. 5.  Bacon This one is a great conversation starter. Doesn’t smell a whole lot like bacon. More like burnt cardboard, but [...]

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Not Justice League Review

Grumpy 4th Year - 4A Undeclared

I made a conscious effort over the past 2 weeks to try and get out and see Justice League, the new DCEU movie that finally brings together the superfriends on the silver screen. I told Gabrielle, my editor, that I’d bring her a review of the movie, but the thing about 4th year though is [...]

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Unpaid Ad

Editor -

There once was a time, long long ago in the misty forest of times past, when Tin Soldier was a profitable newspaper. We raked in sponsorship deals and had more ads than articles per page. Some called us sellouts, some called us a coupon flyer, but we knew better than them: we had found success. [...]

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Dear Cheese Club

Tin Soldier Editor -

Dear Cheese Club, You have taken too long to remove your cheese hat from the Tin Soldier office. We have now sold it on BrieBay. All attempts to get it back are now Fondue-tile. Especially because with the money we made, the Tin Soldier staff have all taken a much-needed break to the Bahamas; it [...]

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Productive Procrastination: VanilleKipferln

I'll Do That Later - 6N Undeclared

Welcome to another edition of “What are you cooking?” “Just some procrastination,” Holiday Edition. Ah yes, it’s time to over-saturate your life with pressure to feel Jolly and Happy and Merry and all sorts of other B.S. while forcing you to spend way too much money convincing the people around you that you truly care [...]

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PCP stands for Point Corresponding Point, right?

Tobias - 2A Animorphs

Wikipedia calls Centrism a “political outlook or specific position that involves acceptance or support of a balance of a degree of social equality and a degree of social hierarchy,” which is an alright definition. It’s true that the word “of” pops up a bit too often, but what other preposition would someone use? “Across”? “Minus”? [...]

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The One and Only VP Operations and Finance A Reflection On My Time in the Role

Katie Arnold - VP Finance

Sixteen months is a long time to dedicate yourself to something. I’ve never signed a rental agreement for longer than four months. #JustWaterlooThings. You learn a lot about people you spend that much time with. While I have not had the opportunity to share a roof with my executive team, I learned a lot about [...]

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Marco - 1A Animorphs

By: Rafiq Habib On September 3rd and 4th, thousands of us frosh swarmed onto campus, eager to start a new chapter in our lives.  We were overwhelmed by the new people, new friends, and new food, and excited to finally be adults doing adult(ish) things. But everything – our pride, our eagerness, our hopes – [...]

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BOI ITS YO VP ACADEMIC

Andrew McBurney - VP Academic

It’s been a ride fam. 16 months later, and it’s finally time for me to say goodbye. When I started out as your VP Academic, I could count the number of people I knew on council in one hand. I didn’t know anything about policy, and I didn’t even own a pair of coveralls. 16 [...]

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