Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to Waterloo Professor Donna Strickland

Selina Hsu - 1A Mechatronics Engineering
Posted on: October 17, 2018

On October 2, 2018, the Waterloo community was abuzz with the news of Donna Strickland, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, who had just been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. She shares the $1.4 million prize with laser physicist Gérard Mourou, currently at the École Polytechnique in France, who worked with Strickland as […]

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Oktoberfest: a History

Beverly Vaz - 2T Software Engineering

What image does the word “Oktoberfest” invoke? I bet it’s wursts and pitchers overflowing with beer. If I’m spot on, then the origins of Oktoberfest may surprise you. Oktoberfest is a yearly festival held in Munich, Germany that has made its way to Kitchener-Waterloo. The tradition of having an annual Oktoberfest started way back in […]

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Lime Scooters Arrive at Waterloo

Beverly Vaz - 2T Software Engineering

People of Waterloo, a new vehicle arrives on our roads! For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, e-scooters made their debut in parts of Waterloo on October 2nd. Courtesy of Lime, these scooters can be used only in certain parts of Waterloo – a 6.5-kilometre route that includes Waterloo Park […]

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The Socialist Fightback Club

Janny Wang - 2A Nanotechnology Engineering

The Socialist Fightback meeting had a disturbing lack of red flags. It was a simple, ordinary affair in an unused classroom, hosted by four or five organizers. The demographics of the group were evident; they were all young men, somewhere in their mid-twenties, with a few charming accents of indeterminate European origin. In lieu of […]

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PCP: For All Halloween Costumes

Steven Du - 1A Software Engineering

Halloween has changed a lot – even from the time when I was a kid. Halloween was once an ancient Celtic festival where participants would don costumes to ward off scary ghosts; but now, the holiday has become a much more frightening battleground for political correctness. Instead of making a list of possible costumes, many […]

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PCP: Keep Halloween Costumes Politically Correct

Kirsten Ehlers - 1A Biomedical Engineering

Halloween is rapidly approaching and, of course, the debate about politically correct costumes comes up again. Next time you enter  a costume store, consider your options. Jamaican bobsled team? Anna Rexia? Indian? Sexy geisha?  Tequila Bandito? Honestly, how is this still an issue for people? Politically correct costumes are just a matter of human decency. […]

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Merger Monday

Parul Arora - 3B Computer Engineering

Mondays are not special for everyone, but the one a few weeks ago made headlines when announcements of two very distinct acquisitions were made in fashion and in music. While broadcasting company Sirius XM Holdings bought music streaming service Pandora for $3.5 billion dollars, fashion brand Michael Kors announced their acquisition of Italian fashion house […]

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