Don’t Rain on My Parade – Pride 2018

Samridhi Sharma - 3A Chemical
Posted on: July 4, 2018

On the morning of June 24, 2018, Mother Nature prepared herself to dress in the colours of Pride as rain poured down on the heads, hard-hats, and umbrellas of the parade-goers. As is the tradition every year, the parade occurred on the last Sunday of June, the Pride Month, in downtown Toronto. Our very own […]

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What do you know about Canadian gangs?

Gabrielle Klemt - 3A Geological

The recent police raids on Five Point Generalz street gang members has resulted in the largest illegal gun seizure in the history of the Toronto Police. During the raids, 78 firearms were seized, along with $1.2 million in illegal drugs, and $184 000 cash. The bust hit the gang hard, arresting 75 people around the […]

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Turkish Elections

Tony Kappen - 1T Electrical and Computer

Last Sunday, June 24, Turkish citizens far and wide headed to the polls to decide the future of their democracy, specifically whether they would still live in one at all. That race, unfortunately, ended badly for those Turks who still wanted to live in a democracy as the incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the race […]

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UW Canada Day

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-In-Chief

July 1st every year marks the celebration of Canada Day for citizens and non-citizens alike all around the country, and this year I got a chance to attend UWaterloo’s celebration of the event at Columbia Lake Fields. Despite the hot, humid day, families poured in to the venue to enjoy the festivities, activities, and patriotism. […]

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Ford Threatens to Axe Cap-and-Trade

Aaron Propp - 2B Computer

Doug Ford took office this past Friday, June 29th. The swearing in ceremony took place inside the legislature. He did however invite the public to a public ceremony on the steps of Queen’s Park where he reiterated his oath of office and delivered a speech. His major pledge so far since the election is to […]

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PCP: Ontario Should Impose a Cap and Trade System

Gabrielle Klemt - 3A Geological

There is no question that the Ontario government needs to regulate carbon emissions. Despite people who don’t believe human production of CO2 in the atmosphere has any correlation with the climate, there is indisputable evidence to the contrary at this point that is impossible to ignore. Companies that willfully produce extreme amounts of carbon emissions […]

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PCP: Arguing for the Carbon Tax System

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-In-Chief

With the ever-looming behemoth of global warming upon us millennials, it is up to us to start caring for the environment more than ever before. The Canadian government is now setting rules for provinces to set carbon pricing regulations, and this brings the case of a carbon tax vs. cap-and-trade. In this side of the […]

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World Cup Live in POETS

Liam Yeates - VP Finance

Hello everyone, first the big news, THE POETS PROJECTOR HAS BEEN REPLACED AND NOW IT WORKS AGAIN!!!! I will pause my article for your applause. …………………………………….. Now, moving on. Since getting the projector fixed, my wonderful POETS managers (as well as Laura Scanlan) have been working hard to make sure everyone can enjoy the most […]

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Orientation Week Stances Explained – Why the Change?

Benjamin Beelen - VP Academic

You may notice soon that the document of stances has almost doubled in size as a result of my JAGM motion “Orientation Week Stance Version 2.” This was modified from my original stance, which had the BIRT: The following stance be added to the document of stances: “The University of Waterloo and Faculty of Engineering […]

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Media, WEC, and Everything in Between – July is a busy month!

Grant Mitchell - VP Communications

Well, the end of June was a busy time for our media and marketing teams, and it looks like July is going to be just as hectic. EngSoc has been running a lot of fun events over the past couple of weeks, and there are way more where that came from. Our media team has […]

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Arthur and The Quest for Passing Grades …or the Holy Grail (whichever is easier to find, I guess)

Ashley Clark - VP Student Life

The Spring 2018 term is slowly coming to an end. This is the second-last time you’ll be hearing from me this term and as always, I want to take a moment to remind you that you’re doing great! Study terms can be tough, and I know this one has been one of the hardest I’ve […]

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Star Wars Episode MMXVIII.8 A New Month

Katie Arnold - President

  As we head into our last couple weeks of class, I hope we’re all doing well! These past two weeks have been a marathon of events and activities for the Engineering Society, and I took this Canada Day Long Weekend as an opportunity to celebrate… with my laptop, four textbooks, and all the studying […]

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World Cupdates 2: The Leadup to Round of 16

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-In-Chief

Welcome back to the updates for the World Cup.  I should mention that POETS is also playing the games on the projector during the tournament, so I recommend going down there and checking it out in between classes. We last left off the updates after Croatia’s defeat of Nigeria 2-0. From there, Serbia and Costa […]

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Hahahahah Get Owned Portugal

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-in-Chief

Okay I’m like super biased but I dislike Portugal and this is my editorial so HA. Thanks Cavani <3. Also thanks to the impeccable Uruguay defense team. Both Ronaldo and Messi are going home now, and I could not handle seeing Ronaldo advance over Messi. But thankfully, this 2-1 victory will set up Uruguay in […]

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Did She Just Say The F-word? What a Feminist Looks For in a Movie

Samridhi Sharma - 3A Chemical

This issue, I want to do something different with this column – instead of ranting about the world’s injustices, I want to talk about something that made me really happy, that is, Ocean’s Eight. If you are familiar with the “Ocean’s” movie franchise, you know the basic plot of the movies. If you are not, […]

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