CSCE Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe Competitions 2018

Gabrielle Klemt - 3A Geological
Posted on: May 19, 2018

If you heard an unusual amount of French being spoken around campus from May 9 – 12, it wasn’t the heat getting to you! Waterloo had the honour of hosting this year’s Canadian Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe competitions. People from as far away as UBC and UNB flocked to our university to take part […]

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Senate Votes to Revers FCC Order For Net Neutrality – There’s a Second Hope

Hasan Ahmed - 2B Nanotechnology

Back in December of 2017, it was widespread news when the Federal Communications Commision (FCC) approved in a 3-2 vote to repeal net neutrality. This caused online rage, Ajit Pai hatred, and general uncertainty to where this decision would take the United States of America as a society. People were making 1984 references left and […]

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SLC-PAC Expansion Rescheduled

Samridhi Sharma - 3A Chemical Engineering

A simple walk through the vicinity of the Student Life Centre is proof that construction is not even close to ending on the much awaited and potentially improved SLC-PAC buildings. While the construction was scheduled to end in Fall 2018, the rescheduled end-date has been pushed to late Spring 2019. However, a huge celebration has […]

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IGNITE the Mind: CUTC 2018

Tiffany Chang - 3A Chemical Engineering

The Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference is a student-organized conference built on exposing undergraduate and high school students to the future of technology. Founded in 1999, it has touched over 4,000 students, impacting an entire generation of potential creators, designers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and changemakers. This year’s theme was Ignite and featured four themes that you have […]

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Ontario Provincial Election – A Quick Summary

Aaron Propp - 2B Computer

The provincial election is fast approaching. The Progressive Conservatives hold a commanding lead in the polls, being challenged by the NDP in the popular vote if not the seat count and the Liberals trailing behind. But this is politics and things can change on a dime, as evidenced by Patrick Brown’s ouster as leader of […]

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Waffle House Shooting: Four Killed, Two Injured

Hira Rahman - 2B Nanotechnology

On Sunday April 22, yet another gun attack took place in the United States. This time it happened in Antioch, Tennessee. Twenty-nine-year-old Travis Jeffrey Reinking, a man with a history of erratic and delusional behaviour, wearing nothing but a green jacket, walked into the establishment at around 3:25 am and opened fire. Two people were […]

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Engineering Exchange?? But I’m only in 1B!!

Prof. Richard Culham - Associate Dean, International

Yes it IS too early in your academic career to go on an international exchange but it’s NOT too early to start planning for it!   It’s a great opportunity and privilege but you must prepare, organize and plan.  You could be among the 15% of your class who go on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Most […]

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Southwest Airline Engine Failure

Samridhi Sharma - 3A Chemical Engineering

On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 as Southwest Flight 1380 embarked on its usual route from LaGuardia Airport in New York to Dallas Love Field carrying 144 passengers, little was it known that the flight would turn out to be anything but ordinary. 20 minutes into the flight, at an altitude of about 32,500 feet a […]

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A Universal Answer

Tony Kappen - 1T ECE

If you are like me, and happened to catch some clips of the most recent Google I/O conference floating around the internet, you may have at first been amazed by Google Duplex. This is Google’s new assistant that can hold phone conversations with people with them not even having the slightest idea that they are […]

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PCP – Against Universal Basic Income

Hasan Ahmed - 2B Nanotechnology

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is the idea that citizens around the country would get a standard income to help deal with poverty issues, afford basic necessities, and in general have more money to spend. However, this is the most general of definitions, and many nuances come with the potential establishment of UBI in society. Some […]

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How Ten Letters Have Changed Nothing: What’s in a Name REMIX!

Liam Yeates - VP Finance

Hiya everybody. I’m Liam your new and non-Operationed VP Finance. The ten letter difference has changed so much. The portfolio has changed drastically. This new title shows how VP Finance is focused solely on the money. To horribly misquote Jessie J “It’s all about the money”. As VP Finance I definitely do not work with […]

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Star Wars Episode MMXVIII Return To Campus

Katie Arnold - President

Welcome back to another wonderful Spring term on the University of Waterloo campus! Everything is going just as it should; students dodge geese and goslings on their way to classes, some buildings are frozen with A/C and others sweltering, and of course, work term reports have all been submitted (one would hope). I am absolutely […]

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Gearing Up for the Spring 2018 Job Search & Orientation Week Commentary

Benjamin Beelen - VP Academic

Welcome to the spring term! I’m super excited to start this on-term executive term with all of you and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish. I’ve been getting a good list of guest speakers to come into our council and live up to the promise I made during my campaign that I […]

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Conferences, Conferences, Conferences

Grant Mitchell - VP Communications

A Glimpse at Conferences – Past and Future One of the best parts of being the Vice President Communications (in my opinion) is attending conferences to represent all of you, and this past term I got the chance to go to a few. Over the winter, the two conferences I attended were the Canadian Federation of Engineering […]

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Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out!

Ashley Clark - VP Student Life

Hi, my name is Ashley Clark and I am your VP Student Life! I am responsible for planning social events, community outreach opportunities and general fun times throughout the term. We are a few weeks into the term and have started Spring 2018 strongly, with an amazing Star Wars themed Beginning of Term party, our […]

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Diving In, Ramadan Mubarak, and Vocabulary

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-In-Chief

Oh hello, didn’t see you there. How you doing? Thanks for reading these windows into my mind. As you’ll find out these cerebral panes are pretty transparent. I guess it’s my area of the paper to talk about whatever. So what I’m going to do is give a few suggestions as to what to check […]

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Did she just say the F-word? Debunking Feminism

Samridhi Sharma - 3A Chemical Engineering

Feminism is a valid conceptual belief, I say as I sip on a non-existent cup of tea, waiting for a response from the anti-feminist feminist who will try to convince me that feminism only exists when it is convenient for the person in picture. There have been instances when “feminism” seems to not do justice […]

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