Automated Systems May Have Caused Lion Air Crash

Kai Huang - 2A Computer Engineering
Posted on: November 14, 2018

On 29 October, Lion Air Flight 610 plunged into the Pacific Ocean minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia. The brand new Boeing 737-8 carried 189 passengers and crew, all of which perished, in the first ever crash of the new model of Boeing’s best-selling short-haul passenger jet. The aircraft involved in the incident – registration […]

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Dutch Motivational Writer Tries to Legally Change His Age and Become 20 Years Younger

Stone He - 2A Mechanical Engineering

We all know it’s nearly impossible to make ourselves younger by age physically, even more so legally. But this didn’t stop a Dutchman, who wanted to change his age and ‘become’ younger. Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old Dutch man, wanted to change his age to 49, citing the fact that his old age led to discrimination […]

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No End in Sight for Gun Violence in America

Beverly Vaz - 2T Software Engineering

On October 27 , an armed assailant opened fire on a peaceful Jewish gathering at the Tree Of Life congregation in Squirrel Hill – a neighborhood with a dominant Jewish population. The accused, Robert D. Bowers, was armed with an AR 15-style assault rifle and at least 3 handguns. Authorities say the accused had no […]

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China Accused of Stealing Research From Canadian Universities for Military Use

Janny Wang - 2A Nanotechnology Engineering

According to a recent report by the Globe and Mail, Canadian universities – including the University of Waterloo – may have been inadvertently collaborating with Chinese scholars with strong military or Party ties. The resultant research oft produces ‘dual-use’ technology, which might be adapted for a knockoff iPhone or a missile control system. A major […]

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US Midterms: The Statistics

Kirsten Ehlers - 1A Biomedical Engineering

Last week Americans headed to the polls in the the US midterms, voting on hundreds of different electoral races across the nation. Typically, midterm elections go without a huge splash, since they occur in the middle of Presidential terms. They are often  sadly underrated events in American politics. However, with the controversy that is the […]

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UWaterloo Rocks World Mining Competition

Gabrielle Klemt - 3N Geological Engineering

15 teams, 36 hours, 1 plan crazy enough to work. Picture this: it’s been more than 24 hours since you left your bed, you’ve been on too many planes, spent way too long in airports, and changed time zones. Yet rather than sleeping, you’re dressed in your business best, rubbing shoulders with teams from across […]

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Canada Post Begins Rotating Strikes

Beverly Vaz - 2T Software Engineering

For those of you expecting a package from Canada Post, there’s some bad news – they’re on a rotating strike, so expect a delay. The strike by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began on October 22 nd and is yet to halt. The strike started after negotiators failed to reach a deal the […]

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The Woes of the Ontario Cannabis Store

Beverly Vaz - 2T Software Engineering

Since cannabis was legalized in Ontario on October 17, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) has been the sole supplier of marijuana. This will be the case until April 1, 2019 when brick-and-mortar stores will be allowed to operate. But the OCS has been in the limelight recently due to a multitude of its woes. For […]

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The Anguish of Rankings

Janny Wang - 2A Nanotechnology Engineering

The student body of the University of Waterloo had a collective panic attack at precisely noon on the second of November, which continued for some dozen minutes until WaterlooWorks proceeded to live up to its names. The attack continued, in somewhat abated form, until the following Monday afternoon, when it reawakened with vigour. The search […]

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The Carbon Tax Saga Continues…

Kirsten Ehlers - 1A Biomedical Engineering

I’ve been following this carbon tax story for a while. Honestly, it was starting to seem a little repetitive. Throw in an argument about environment, another about business and then multiply that tenfold. However, a new development occurred last week, not in the progress of resolving this conflict (at this rate, it seems like that […]

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