Philippines Declares Martial Law Over Southern Region

Vince Magas - 4A Management
Posted on: June 3, 2017

Marawi, the picturesque capital of the province of Lanao del Sur in the Philippines, made headlines a few weeks ago not for its tourist attractions or its industry, but rather a bloody hostile takeover by the Maute, a militant organization affiliated with the larger Abu Sayyaf Salafi jihadist extremist group. The Botched Raid The sudden [...]

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Bombing at Manchester Ariana Grande concert kills 22, injures more

Hasan Ahmed - 1T Nanotechnology

“broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.” Ariana Grande tweeted this shortly after the bombing at her concert in Manchester, United Kingdom on May 22nd, 2017. 22 people died, and a reported 60+ have been injured. The number could be closer to around 75 at the [...]

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Hong Kong Police Crack Down on Uber Drivers

Cameron Soltys -

At least twenty-two drivers for ride-sharing service Uber have been arrested in Hong Kong. The arrests follow a three-week operation by police that included hiring Ubers to drive undercover agents around. The arrests were performed on the basis that the drivers did not have third-party insurance or hire car permits. This is not a new [...]

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Damnit, Donald: President Trump Successfully Damages International Relations

Raeesa Ashique -

Last issue, President Donald Trump was heading to Europe after a successful few days of meetings in the Middle East. He signed a $350 billion trade deal with Saudi Arabia. He delivered a well-structured, non-offensive, anti-terrorism speech to assembled leaders in Riyadh, even managing to distinguish between Islam and ISIS. He acted, surprisingly, like a [...]

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Dual Bombing Targets Civilians in Baghdad, as ISIS Loses Ground in Mosul

Raeesa Ashique - 3B Electrical

Two bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, killed around thirty people and injured dozens more. The attacks occurred last Tuesday, just a couple of days into Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. The first explosion occurred after midnight, targeting a popular ice cream shop in the commercial Karrada district in central Baghdad. This street is lined with [...]

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At Least I Get a Day Off

Hasan Ahmed - 1T Nanotechnology

Just a couple of weeks ago during Victoria Day long weekend, I thought to myself, “why do we celebrate some weird holidays? What makes them so special?” Not to say Queen Victoria wasn’t special; my question is why there are so many holidays that seem relevant to only a few of us, like Labour Day’s [...]

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Ludent Stife Luv v2.0

Mariko Shimoda - VP Student Life

Aloha from your EngSoc VP Student Life. I hope you’ve been enjoying the frequent thunderstorms, hail, and humidity! I also hope you’ve been enjoying the many events that have happened! Over 200 people attended EngHack last weekend. Students came from Waterloo Engineering, Math, Science, and Arts, as well as UofT, Mac, and Western! It was [...]

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Gimme Gimme Gimme (all of your feedback)

Pat Duong - VP Academic

Hi Everyone. Lots of information floating around and lots of things that I want your feedback and input on:  Thank You So Far Thank you for filling out the WatPD survey. We had 1136 respondents! Winners for the draw of that survey have been contacted. The faculty and I will be looking the results of [...]

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ESSCO is BESSCO

Steven Jia - VP Communications

Hello friends! Hope you’re enjoying the spring term so far. I always find spring to be my favourite time to be on campus because everyone’s generally in a happier mood and it’s actually nice to go outdoors! Most Waterloo engineering students only ever get two spring terms, so enjoy them while you can! Anyway, here [...]

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The Gods of Light Will Shine on POETS Nevermore

Michael Beauchemin - VP Finance

Boy are you all in for a treat. So much has happened the past few weeks, and I’m super excited to share all my work with you! Hopefully everyone’s had a chance to melt in this climate change-fueled heat as well as relax with a few of the new Blockbuster movies out now. I know [...]

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JAGM, Sub-Societies, and The Tool’s Birthday!

Abdullah Barakat - President

The weather is beautiful, the profs are more chill, and EngSoc is always here to serve your every will. All poetry aside, I hope you’re all doing well friends, and hope you’ve been enjoying your summer term! Things have been super busy on my end, but I love the job that I’ve signed up for, [...]

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Editorial: A Note About Uncertainty

Vince Magas - Editor-In-Chief

Hello again, and welcome to the second issue of the Iron Warrior for the 2017 Spring Term. Before we get to the bulk of my little editorial I’d like to thank all of The Iron Warrior‘s fantastic copy editors, layout editors, and staff! Your hard work is appreciated; I know we are operating a little [...]

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Electro-Nick’s Electronics: How Nintendo Has Ruined Gaming

Nick Owens - 1B Mechanical

Note: This is a completely unbiased article written by an unlicensed “professional” As you may already know, Nintendo, one of the most loved and hated videogame companies of all time, has recently come out with it’s newest platform, the Switch. For those of you who don’t, this new console can be carried around like a [...]

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