Ford elected Premier, Progressive Conservatives win a Majority – Liberal Party loses official party status

Aaron Propp - 2B Computer
Posted on: June 16, 2018

On June 7, Ontarians were supposed to elect a new government and elect a new government they did. The PCs will form government with 76 seats, a majority in a house of 124 seats. The NDP will form Official Opposition with 40 seats. It was a historic election for the both the Liberals and Greens. […]

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East Coast Best Coast? Waterloo takes over CSCE 2018, Fredericton

Gabrielle Klemt, Sehrish Ahmad, Arash Rafat - 3A Geo, 3N Civil, 2N Enviro

Lobster, craft beer, and live music. Three things you don’t typically experience on a week night. This week, however, 450 civil engineers and engineering students gathered from across the country in New Brunswick’s beautiful capital city Fredericton for the annual Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) conference. The week was packed with presentations, innovative research, […]

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Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate

Raeesa Ashique - 4A Electrical

This month, the world lost two talented and influential icons to suicide. Both were successful in their careers, proving once again that we can never know the details of another person’s life. Kate Spade, designer and fashion icon, age 55, took her life on Tuesday, June 5 at her Manhattan apartment. (You can read about […]

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The Life and Legacy of Kate Spade

Raeesa Ashique - 4A Electrical

Designer and businesswoman Kate Spade, co-founder of the popular lifestyle brand bearing her name, committed suicide at her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday, June 5. She leaves behind thirteen-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix, husband and business partner Andy Spade, and a generation of women who worshipped her style. Her family said in a statement: “We are all […]

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The Death and Revival of a Russian Journalist

Samridhi Sharma - 3A Chemical

On Tuesday, May 29th, Arkady Babchenko, a Russian journalist who was an open critic of the Kremlin, was reported to have been found shot near his apartment in Kiev, Ukraine. His wife phoned emergency services when she found him and Babchenko was pronounced dead by the doctor in the ambulance after failed attempts at resuscitation. […]

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US-Canada Trade War on the Horizon

Aaron Propp - 2B Computer

Canada and the US appear to be on the brink of a trade war, coming off a fiery G7 conference. A simple look at Trump’s Twitter should reveal his thought process on this. To quote just one tweet: “Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal. According to a […]

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PCP Against Wooden Pencils

Samridhi Sharma - 3A Chemical

We live in a world where, with so many alternatives present for so many different things, it is almost inevitable to fall into a deep debate about which alternative is better. For example, the age old debate of ‘Are wooden pencils better than mechanical pencils?’ has still not be settled and because of the reasons […]

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PCP for wooden pencils

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-in-Chief

Wooden pencils to me are like the sturdy phones of the twentieth century that no one seems to use anymore. However, I’m going to defend them in this PCP and explain how they’re not a really old bulky antenna phone, but perhaps a flip phone that may still have some uses in today’s society. Wooden […]

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Star Wars Episode MMXVIII.75 The Gay Awakens  

Katie Arnold - President

I hope all of you who had midterm week have emerged relatively unscathed, and those of you still in the thick of midterm season keep good spirits. I wish you the best of luck! In the aftermath of the tsunami of midterms, we continue bright and hopeful into the second half of the semester. The […]

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Woah, We’re Halfway There!

Ashley Clark - VP Student Life

Hi everyone, I’m back again! I hope school has been going well over the past few weeks. As we near the halfway mark of the term, one thing that is on my mind as well as everyone else’s is probably midterms. Whether you have a full week of midterms or have them spaced out over […]

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I ship you ship we all ship for Sponsorship

Liam Yeates - VP Finance

Hello all, It’s that fun and fantastic time of year, funtastic if you will. You know it, I know it, it’s time to get your sponsorship requests in. So if you or someone you know is a member of a student team, get your sponsorship requests in if they are not already. You can use […]

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Stress and Perspective – A Commentary + Update

Benjamin Beelen - VP Academic

With midterms behind us (well some of us) and the term in full swing, things can begin to feel overwhelming and difficult. I always find that the week before and two weeks after midterms are when I feel the most stressed. Either by not having enough time to do seemingly endless labs, assignments coming out […]

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ESSCO ESSCO ESSCO – A New Year, A New Team, A New Perspective

Grant Mitchell - VP Communications

If you haven’t noticed, my articles have a pretty common theme of communications and if we’re being honest there’s way more to come over the rest of the term. This issue, I’m writing to you from the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario’s (ESSCO) Annual General Meeting (AGM) at York University. ESSCO AGM is a […]

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What’s up with FIFA?

Gabrielle Klemt - 3A Geological

As Russia sets the stage for what is considered one of the major sporting events on the world stage, many of you may be asking, “Is FIFA really still a thing?” I for one can’t at all recall the 2014 World Cup, although that may be because I was shut up in a military base […]

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World Cup Update – Part 1/3

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-in-Chief

The Iron Warrior is covering the World Cup matches! Here will be summaries of the games that go on throughout the tournament, as well as recap of important moments. The games covered in this issue are the June 14-16 matches. Russia and Saudi Arabia were the first to face off on Thursday June 14, and […]

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Editorial – I Can Finally Drink Water Again!

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-in-Chief

Midterms are done! And you all survived! Good job, now go celebrate! Drink, eat, sleep, but don’t relax too much because finals are in just a month! Sorry to kill the mood. Aside from that, thanks for picking up the third issue of the paper and reading my thoughts. I really want to extend major […]

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The Math of Intersectionality

Samridhi Sharma - 3A Chemical

Before we begin my bi-weekly rant about everything that is wrong with the world, let’s talk about a new and refreshing idea that some of us have trouble understanding. Now, it’s a mouthful, so let’s try speaking it slowly once – inter-sec-tion-al-ity. Now let’s say it faster together – intersectionality. Awesome job, all of you […]

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