Tetris

Akanksha Joshi - 2A Biomedical

If you’ve never played classic NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) Tetris before, you’ll never know the true joy of finally getting that long-awaited i-piece to land yourself a Tetris after a drought of nothing but s-pieces. For the Tetris players out there, you know exactly what I mean. If you’ve never played Tetris before, I would […]

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Remembrance Day, with a Cherry on Top

Michelle Liu - Alumnus, Civil Engineering '18

The opinion of a Canadian, poppy-wearing member of the visible minority. I have been watching Don Cherry say what he wants for most of my life. For those who are not familiar with this name: he is best known for co-hosting the five-minute commentary segment, Coach’s Corner, that airs during the first intermission of Hockey […]

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Elon Tries to Build a Cybertruck (And it doesn’t go well)

Ratan Varghese - 3B Computer

On November 12, Elon Musk announced that Tesla’s fourth “Gigafactory” for batteries would be in Berlin. Their third Gigafactory was being finished in Shanghai at the time but most people probably forgot about all of that by November 21 when Tesla made a much more meme-able announcement: the Cybertruck. The Cybertruck looks unconventional. Basically the […]

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Ratan Lines: Office Ladies

Ratan Varghese - 3B Computer

The unofficial theme for Ra-Tan Lines this term has been the intersections between podcasting and other media. And there is no recent podcast that exemplifies this more than “Office Ladies”, where 2 actresses from the American version of “The Office” re-watch each episode and tell everyone some of the spicy behind-the-scenes details. The 2 actresses […]

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Counterpoint: E-books are better

Gayathri Sudheer -

One of the biggest challenges to face print media, in general, is the existence of online content- and that includes eBooks. Books have been thought of as irreplaceable by many, and while that thought holds true, the idea of having a paperback book is not particularly an exciting one to me. Books are all about […]

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Point: Books are Better

Akanksha Joshi - 2A Biomedical

I don’t know about you, but there’s no greater feeling than that of opening up a new book, whether it be fresh off the shelf of a bookstore, or a used one that has had its pages turned many times before. Whenever I buy a book, I like to think that the physical copy I […]

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Getting yourself out there

Kirsten Ehlers - 2A Biomedical

Alas, this is my final editorial and issue as editor. I will be sticking around with the Iron Warrior in smaller capacities for the duration of my undergrad but it has been a pleasure to be editor. Although, it’s a lot of work and I definitely wasn’t prepared. It’s funny. This is probably the first […]

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Housing Advertisement 1

Kshin Patel - 1A Biomedical

New high-rise condominium under construction in partnership with the university of Waterloo. Construction will start in August 2020 and is projected to be completed in September 2020. Rent is $3000.00 per month (not including water, electricity, wi-fi, and parking). Building will be located on top of the recently finished engineering 7 building. Lease must be […]

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hArD hAtS

Gabrielle Klemt - 4A Geological

Are you a hard hat hoarder? Do you have a closet secretly stuffed full of hard hats that tumble awkwardly over each other each time you open the door? Worse still, do you have a wall of hard hats where you proudly display your collection? If you have a collection of hard hats from various […]

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Engineering Negatives

Inaara Ahmed-Fazal - 1A Biomedical

The University of Waterloo returns with plans for yet another series of Engineering buildings! This time, the expansion is not only represented by an increase in available teaching spaces, but also by an extension into the negative integers. Yes, you may be studying next year in either Engineering Negative One or Engineering Negative Two! While […]

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Geese Raid Across Campus

Kshin Patel - 1A Biomedical

While many flew from around the world to gather in the small town of Hiko, Nevada with the hopes of finding proof that extraterrestrials do exist, in another part of North America, a similar raid was in the midst of happening with the hopes of finding the ever so valuable “Tool,” the 60’ Ridgid Wrench. […]

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Recipes That Make No Sense

Akanksha Joshi - 2A Biomedical

Banana Bread Don’t you just love a good banana loaf? It’s the perfect thing to take to a potluck or get-together with friends. Well, your days of store-bought banana loaves are over, because now you can make your own with this simple and easy recipe! Ingredients: Loaf of bread Bananas Directions: Buy a loaf of […]

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The Conference no one asked for: fiYELC

Ratan Varghese - 3B Computer

The Fiftieth Year Engineering Leadership Conference (abbreviated “FiYELC”, pronounced “fih-yel-k”), was held at the beginning at the term. This conference exists for the benefit of students who have been trapped in the Waterloo Engineering Undergraduate Program for over a decade, to remind them that there is a life outside of their courses. Yes, you read […]

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Tipsy

Samridhi Sharma - 4A Chemical

“Now, you cover the glass with one hand and swirl the glass around. Before you taste the wine, let the flavours overcome you. Take a sniff quickly. Don’t let the scent particles escape. Cover the glass back as soon as you open it. Mmm. Isn’t that nice. Do you smell how bold this beautiful red […]

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Housing Advertisement 2

Kshin Patel - 1A Biomedical

Looking for a group of four management engineering students only to lease a property in Kitchener-Waterloo area. A two-bedroom basement with two bunk beds and a curtain for a wall, one functioning stove top, a dryer and no washer, a single mini fridge, and no wi-fi. Rent is a reasonable $1500.01 per month (excluding utilities). […]

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