Muhammad Ali: A Champion of His People

Raeesa Ashique - 2N Electrical
Posted on: June 5, 2016

Muhammad Ali, boxing legend and political, social, and religious activist, passed away late last Friday at age 74 from septic shock. He had been suffering from a respiratory illness, and was admitted to hospital the previous day. Fellow athletes, political figures, civil rights leaders, and many others are joining the general public in paying tribute [...]

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Tragedies of Everest: More Deaths On World’s Tallest Mountain

Ratan Varghese - 1B Electrical

Last year, Mount Everest was closed early for climbing during the Nepalese earthquake. The year before that, the mountain was closed after 16 Sherpas were killed in an avalanche. This year, Everest was re-opened and 6 climbers died on the journey to the summit. First was Dutchman Eric Arnold. Then Maria Strydom, who had climbed [...]

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Austrian Elections: Split By a Hair

Caitlin McLaren - 3T Chemical

On the 23rd of May, the winner of Austria’s presidential election was announced: Alexander Van der Bellen, with 50.35% of the vote. His opponent, Norbert Hofer, won the remaining 49.65%. The margin of victory was little over 31,000 votes, out of a pool of almost 6.4 million eligible voters and a turnout of nearly 73%. [...]

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Western Europe Experiences Wide-Scale Flooding

Cameron Soltys - 3N Mechanical

Extremely high rainfall in Europe has caused major flooding, displacing thousands of people. The most wide-spread flooding occurred in France, where 20 000 Parisians were evacuated. Substantial damage was also done in Germany, where 51 people were injured by lightning at a music festival, and 11 were killed in other flood incidents. Additional reports of [...]

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Duterte Named Filipino President in Landslide Election

Tiffany Chang - 1B Chemical

On May 10, Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte was announced to have won the presidency in the Philippine 2016 elections. Duterte is known by some as “The Punisher” for his tough stance on how the government should deal with criminals. As mayor of the city of Davao, a city on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, he [...]

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PCP Against: Should Companies Update Products Periodically?

Donovan Maudsley - 3A Mechanical

Releasing a product before it’s finished is a slap in the face to anyone that buys it, but is becoming more and more the norm in the software industry, specifically in gaming. I can name numerous products from the last few years that have fallen victim to this trap. Assassin’s Creed Unity, from November 2014, [...]

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X-Men: Apocalypse

Donovan Maudsley - 3A Mechanical

If I could only use one word to describe X-Men: Apocalypse it would be “Epic”. Thankfully, I can use more than that. The third chapter of the reboot/prequel X-Men series lacks the finesse of First Class and the depth of Days of Future Past, but it makes up for it in grand style. Clearly a [...]

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Broskies on Brewskies – Battle of the Brews

Donovan Maudsley, Tristan Kuehn - 3A Mechanical, 3A Systems

Tristan and Donovan are off-again-on-again roommates and good friends from London, Ontario. Good, local food and beer are just some of the common interests these two share. While they realize that they don’t know everything there is to know about craft beer (and cider) (and mead), they’re always willing to try something new for the [...]

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PCP For: Should Companies Update Products Periodically?

Thomas Willert - 3A Mechanical

To counter the idealistic perfect world that the complete revolutionary video game is produced in, we the consumer must remember that this is a business. A business that is made to entice the player to continue the story through the next game, as well as feel out the way the user likes to play and [...]

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VP Finance: I Want You Tu Use These Services!

Don Tu - VP Finance

The other day, I was working in the Orifice and overheard a conversation between two fourth-year students. They were talking about the Student Deals stickers and how useful it was. However, they also mentioned that it was a shame that the Engineering Society didn’t advertise it better. Seeing as how the Student Deals sticker falls [...]

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VP External: So what’s really going on?

Kieran Broekhoven - VP External

As some of you may be aware, as VP External my role includes attending conferences with the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario (ESSCO) and the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES). But what on earth do we actually do at these conferences? Well a big part of it is professional and leadership development for [...]

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VP Internal: This Might Pique Your Interest!

Teresa Lumini - VP Internal

Hey hey hey! Lots of cool events are coming your way before Hell Week begins that you should for sure check out! First off, we had some amazing candidates for the next coming exec and would like to thank them for their hard work during their campaigning period as well as thank all the students [...]

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VP Education: ED-vocation, PD, Co-op and Moar

Anson Chen - VP Education

Hey B-Society! I hope you’re all enjoying the super warm weather, because I sure am. Speaking of warm weather: Q) Which is faster, heat or cold? A) Heat, because you can catch a cold. Haha… ha… *booed off the page* Here are some updates for you on the VP Education side. WatPD Satisfaction One of [...]

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President: PREZenting another update!

Hannah Gautreau - President

Hi, Waterloo Engineers! I hope you all have time to enjoy the beautiful weather we have been having. It’s hard to believe that it’s already Week 6!! Mental Health Our mental health directors have been hard at work this term! The first Let’s Talk Mental Health ran on Thursday, and it was extremely successful. Come [...]

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The Benchwarmer Report: Lord Stanley’s Cup

Elizabeth Salsberg - 3T Nanotechnology

Hockey fans, this is it! The quest for the Cup is coming to a finish, and the seemingly ever-present Chicago Blackhawks are well out of it. Left standing we have Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins along with Thornton, Marleau, Pavelski et.al, also known as the San Jose Sharks. The Pens lead the series 2-1 [...]

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Editorial: Seeing Double

Bryan Mailloux - Editor-in-Chief

Hello all, and welcome back for Issue #2 of the Iron Warrior! It’s crazy that we’re already rushing headlong into midterms – sometimes it feels as though the term started only yesterday. To everyone preparing for exams, good luck! You’ll do great! I was really sad to hear that Muhammad Ali passed away this past [...]

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Five Things You Don’t Want To Know: Election Edition

Caitlin McLaren - 3T Chemical

Five Things You Don’t Want to Know: Election Edition Hello again, readers! Enter at your peril. This is the column wherein I remind you of all the ways you should be ashamed of your ancestors. Yes, all of you. There are no exceptions, whatever country or continent you are from. Oh, you come from Antarctica, [...]

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