Canada’s Future Warships Selected

Kai Huang - 2A Computer Engineering

    The Canadian Navy’s current surface fleet primarily consists of 12 Halifax-class frigates the entered service in the 1990’s. The Liberal government, in their defense policy review, recognized that the Halifax-class would need a replacement by the 2020’s that improves on wide-area air defense and anti-submarine warfare (ASW), as well as surface combat. Three proposals […]

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A Tribute to Paul Allen

Kai Huang - 2A Computer Engineering

On 15 October 2018, Paul Allen died of septic shock, caused by complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 65. While most know him only as the Co-Founder of Microsoft, he was a man of many interests whose work had a profound lasting impact in a variety of areas.     Allen had an interest […]

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Hurricane Cripples 10 Percent of US Raptor Fleet

Kai Huang - 2A Computer Engineering

In the beginning of this month, Hurricane Michael tore through the southeast United States, carving a path of destruction through the entire region. Right at the edge of the Florida seacoast where the storm first made landfall lies Tyndall Air Base, home of 55 F-22 Raptor fighter jets. The F-22 raptor is considered to be […]

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Washington Bible Museum Reveals that 5 of 16 Dead Sea Scroll Fragments are Fake

Stone He - 2A Mechanical Engineering

Museum exhibits usually give us a glimpse into the past. They usually display artifact such as craftwork, writings, and clothing based on what ancient and early civilizations would have used. But what if one of those artifact were fake? Or maybe 5? It appears that in the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in Washington’s Museum of […]

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Saudi Journalist Murdered in Turkey

Beverly Vaz - 2T Software Engineering

Jamal Khashoggi – a journalist, author, and editor-in-chief of Saudi Arabia’s Al Arab News Channel – has been declared dead. His death has been ruled as premeditated murder. What makes this instance of murder so interesting? One, the lead suspects involve some of the top leaders of Saudi Arabia. Two, the murder took place at […]

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New Developments in Carbon Tax Debacle

Kirsten Ehlers - 1A Biomedical Engineering

Those of you following provincial or federal politics will be painfully aware of the never-ending carbon tax debates. Last Tuesday, Trudeau announced $2 million in carbon tax rebates, as no one is happy. Some provinces, including New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Ontario have refused to comply with Ottawa’s carbon tax, criticizing the negative impact it […]

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Coming Soon to a Classroom Near You….

Engineering Society -

Hello there everyone! It’s that time of the term: Course Critiques are almost here! Once again, they will be taking place on https://evaluate.uwaterloo.ca for the majority of the population. Electronic submission for Course Critiques is great because it helps save us over 22,000 sheets of paper each term. That’s almost three trees per term! Saving […]

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Meet the Rising Tide

Selina Hsu - 1A Mechatronics Engineering

When we think about long-term climate change, we often look only towards the end of our current century. The conversation is about what will happen by the year 2100 – which cities will be underwater, what the global temperature will be, how different the world will look. It leads to a bias that lets us […]

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An Unaffiliated, Freelance Comrade’s Take on the Events in Xinjiang

Janny Wang - 2A Nanotechnology Engineering

Amidst the general state of disaster of modern affairs, China – with it’s glitzy industrializing wealth and famously polite tourists – looks to be having a sort of golden age. Xi Jinping’s quiet, politely dictatorial manner seems noble and pleasant compared with Trump’s irascible tweeting and Putin’s habit of poisoning all and sundry. It is […]

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