My Experiences Abroad: Hello From the Other Side (of the Atlantic)

Tristan Kuehn - 3B Systems
Posted on: January 14, 2017

I am currently a little more than halfway through an academic exchange term in Germany. It has been an interesting, rewarding experience, and I would like to share a little bit about what it has been like. While I will try to keep it as general as possible, some of the things I discuss will [...]

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Trump’s Cabinet and Staff

Caitlin McLaren - 4B Chemical

With Trump’s inauguration only days away, all eyes are focusing on the President-elect and his incoming staff. During his campaign, Trump argued that his lack of political experience was outweighed by his business and managerial skills; he might not be an expert, but he would hire the right people. At this point, most of his [...]

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Healthy Menu Choices Act

Alex Pezzutto - 1B Nanotechnology

If you’ve walked into a restaurant since the start of 2017, you might’ve noticed a lot more numbers in the menus of chain restaurants, and you can thank Ontario’s Healthy Menu Choices Act for that. This law has been in the works since 2014, but due to the meticulous nature of law making, it has [...]

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Bombardier/ION Update

Gabrielle Klemt - 2A Geological

As we all are painfully aware, ION has now been under construction for some time. Whether it’s ancient roads of archeological significance or delays in car production, here we are in a new year still without the ION light rail line. Way back in May 2016, Bombardier pinky-promised that we’d get the trains by 2018 [...]

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Waterloo Works

Alexa Grittani - 3B Mechanical

After many delays, WaterlooWorks is here. I have been at this school for almost four years now and I remember hearing conversations about WaterlooWorks replacing JobMine when I was in 1A. Like many other students I had started to think I would never see the new site before I graduated. It is here just in [...]

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Autonomoose

Alina Pavel - 1B Nanotechnology

Renesas Electronics America, in collaboration with BlackBerry QNX and a team from WatCAR, launched their autonomous car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this past month. The vehicle, dubbed “Skyline,” maneuvered itself around a test track set up for the show, and also claims to be ‘hackproof.’ The team of University of Waterloo [...]

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Canadian Cabinet Shuffling

Aaron Propp - 1B Electrical

Justin Trudeau undertook his first major cabinet shuffle Tuesday, pushing out some Liberal stalwarts from the inner circle, while bringing up and coming MPs to more prominent roles. John McCallum was moved to being Canadian ambassador to China. He was a key player as former immigration minister, in bringing in 39,500 Syrian refugees. His replacement [...]

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Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Tahreem Farooqi - 1B Planning

December 27, 2016 marks the death of iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, and only 24 hours proceeding that date, marks the death of her mother and actress Debbie Reynolds. The death of the two stars marks an unfortunate end to an unfortunate year. In their stead, they leave incredible legacies, an ending to iconic [...]

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Recap of VW Emissions Scandal

Alexander Lee - 4B Nanotechnology

On January 11 2017, Volkswagen Group pleaded guilty to weaving a vast conspiracy to defraud the US government. Volkswagen Group will pay a US$2.8 billion fine, as well as US$1.5 billion in civil penalties. These fines are just the latest bad news in the ongoing decline of Volkswagen following the exposure of their diesel emission [...]

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Thanks Obama!

Ratan Varghese - 2A Electrical

On January 20th, a truly remarkable man is leaving the White House. An unlikely success, who went from being an unknown coloured senator in Illinois to the most powerful man in the world. The face of a generation, who inspired both hope and dread, both laughter and bawling. Perhaps at the close of this chapter [...]

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NESS

Hira Rahman and Sumaita Karim - 1B Nanotechnology

If you’re a Nano student, you’ve probably heard something about the up and coming Nanotechnology Engineering Student Society (NESS). However for those of you who have not, Waterloo’s own Nanotechnology Engineering undergraduates have initiated a society to give a voice to one of the most unique engineering programs in Canada.  Designing and innovating at the [...]

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PCP For – ce Awakens

Alex Pezzutto - 1B Nanotechnology

2016 was a polarizing time. Now, I’m not naming any names, but it’s safe to say a particularly orange-faced man and his numerous shenanigans pretty much owned the year. But amidst the political hysteria, one can find solace in the resurgence of Star Wars (unless if you’re a Trekkie, in which case, go away. We [...]

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Discover Broadway – ALW

Tiffany Chang - 2A Chemical

It’s great to be back! I hope that everyone had a relaxing and safe holiday season and that you are having a great start to 2017. This term, we will continue our journey through the wonders of musical theatre. However, I hope to enrich your experience and knowledge of this great art by exploring some [...]

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Ra(Tan) Lines – Hello From the Magic Tavern

Ratan Varghese - 2A Electrical

Hello From the Magic Tavern is a podcast about buttholes. Well, not really. It is actually about a derp named Arnold Kniekamp (please call him Arnie) who falls into a dimensional portal behind a Burger King into the fantastical, magical land of Foon and proceeds to ask the inhabitants about their poop-chutes. Well, not exactly. [...]

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PCP Against: The Force Awakens or Rogue One?

Bryan Mailloux - 3A Mechatronics

It’s been just over a year since Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens premiered in theatres, and you can bet that, being the hardcore Star Wars fan that I am, I was there to watch it, along with thralls of others excited to see the next chapter of the Star Wars story revealed. And [...]

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VPE? VPA? What’s the difference?

Andrew McBurney - VP Academic

Hey, Engineering faculty (and other people who may be reading this)! My name is Andrew McBurney. I’m a 3A Software Engineering student, and I also happen to be your Vice President Academic (VPA) for the next 12 months. I’m ecstatic to be ‘B’-Society’s new VPA, and I hope that I can live up to your [...]

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What is a VP Communications? And Other Questions.

Melissa Buckley -

Hi there, reader! I’m Melissa Buckley, the current Vice President Communications for the Waterloo Engineering Society ‘B’ (which is your Society, if you are on term while you’re reading this!). I’m in my 3A term of Chemical Engineering, and I’ve recently invested in my leather jacket, so you could say I am pretty serious about [...]

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VP Student Life Writes an Article

Chelsea VanderMeer - VPSL

Man, I’ve always wanted to write an article for the Iron Warrior. Nice. *high fives* People call me Chelsea VanderMeer, and I am a student, and I am alive*, which makes me more or less qualified to be your VP Student Life. That means that I picked a whole bunch of days for events last [...]

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

Katie Arnold - VPOF

Hello! I’m Katie Arnold, the University of Waterloo’s first Vice President of Operations and Finance! I am in 2A Mechanical Engineering, and spent last term’s co-op in the WEEF TA office as an ME100 TA. I like chocolate milk, grilled cheese and taking long walks to POETS. The portfolio has changed insignificantly between the VP [...]

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New Year New Prez

Rachel Malevich - President

Introductions first! My name is Rachel Malevich, I’m in 3A Chemical Engineering, and I’m the new B-Society President! For the entirety of my first year, I knew nothing about the Engineering Society. You wouldn’t expect to hear that from a President, but it’s true. I didn’t want to get involved in first year because school [...]

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Raptors Regroup, Focus on Defense – And An Honourable Mention…

Elizabeth Salsberg - 4B Nanotechnology

Sports fans! For those returning to campus from co-op, welcome back to another term of sports coverage. To kick off this terms’ Benchwarmer Report, the Raptors are well on their way to another playoff clash with the Eastern Conference Titans, the Cleveland (LeBron) Cavaliers. However, before getting into that, the Canadian World Junior Hockey team [...]

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Editorial: My Journey and Struggles With Co-op

Donovan Maudsley - Editor-In-Chief

Hello again, and welcome to the Winter 2017 edition of the Iron Warrior. I know that the Winter term can be a little depressing; you can go a long time without seeing the Sun, everything is frozen over, and just as the weather starts getting better, Nesting Season begins. I assure you, though, that the [...]

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Mad Science That will Make You Mad: 5 Things

Caitlin McLaren - 4B Chemical

Hello again, readers (if anyone is still brave enough to make their way through this column)! For the first issue this term, I’m going to take a break from the usual programme of gross things superstitious people did a long time ago. Don’t look so cocky, engineering students! We haven’t improved much as a species [...]

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