Huawei Blacklisted by the American Government

Janny Wang - 2B Nanotechnology
Posted on: May 27, 2019

Scrolling past the umpteenth Huawei internship on WaterlooWorks, it is easy to believe that all is well with the company. A peek out from under the rock, however, reveals a litany of dire predictions and doomsday cries. The Chinese tech giant is, presently, living through decidedly interesting times. A year ago, Huawei executive- and daughter […]

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The Crisis In Venezuela

Hassan Ali - 2B Nanotechnology

Earlier this year, American senator, Marco Rubio, shared graphic images of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ’s rape and murder on Twitter. The lynching of Gaddafi was a consequence of American intervention and regime change, as well as anger over decades of brutal re- pression under his reign. This tweet was an open threat to […]

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ION Train To Actually be In Service

Janny Wang - 2B Nanotechnology

It seemed, for a time, that the ION train had joined the Winds of Winter, Half Life 3, and the PAC expansion in the hellish limbo of suspended projects– but now the dismal veil has been torn aside and a ray of hope shines through the grey mists. The PAC expansion has progressed beyond a […]

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Counterpoint: Should Waterloo Engineering have a general first year?

Kai Huang - 2B Computer

The fact that many other engineering schools have a general first year before branching off into specialty subjects is a fact that astounds me. The main arguments that can be found for the general first year are that it allows all students to be on the same page in terms of academic skill, that it […]

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Point: Should Waterloo Engineering have a general first year?

Stone He - 2B Mechanical

During this time of year, grade twelve students are confirming their offers and preparing for the next step of their lives. Some of them will go into engineering, where they will either specialize immediately, or take a year or two to decide what engineering discipline they would want to pursue. Some may already picture where […]

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The Hypocrisy of Alabama’s New Abortion Law

Hassan Ali - 2B Nanotechnology

n 2014 Alabama passed legislation, drafted by Eric Johnston, prohibiting “Sharia law” (whatever that means), claiming it “violates women’s rights”. Subsequently, Eric Johnston drafted Alabama’s new abortion law, one of the most restrictive in the world, which prohibits abortions in all circumstances except “in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s […]

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The Anti Abortion Frenzy

Samridhi Sharma - 3N Chemical

So, if you have been following the news at all lately or been on any type of social media in the past week, I am sure that you are aware of the wave of anti-abortion agendas that has taken over the United States of America in the last week. Nor- mally, this is when I […]

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Theresa May: May We Give Credit Where Credit is Due?

Rafiq Habib - 2B Management

These past months there has been nearly endless commentary about Theresa May’s “failures” as she attempted to deliver some form of a Brexit agreement through the British Parliament. Full of political betrayal, including a failed coup by hard-Brexiteers of her own Conservative Party and the defeat of her Brexit proposal by the largest majority in […]

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A Q&A into the roles of the EngSoc Executive

Thomas Debensky - VP Academic

Hey readers! For the first exec article of the term, since the Engineering Society Executive election is happening right now, we decided to do a little Q&A of our own and ask each executive a few questions about their role. — What is one thing you didn’t expect from this role when you started? Mariko: […]

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Letter From the Editor: The (Not So) Glorious Twenty First of May, 1871

Janny Wang - Editor-In-Chief

As editor of the Iron Warrior, I have a couple hundred words to rant or proselytize as I please– and finding nothing more pleasing than history, I intend to devote these letters to a recollection of what happened at approximately this date. The end of May is easily filled by the Paris Commune. The word […]

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