You Are Less Hedonistic than Your Parents but Way Lonelier

Tony Kappen -
Posted on: January 20, 2018

Hey! You! Did you go drinking last night? Last week? Last month? Well if you did, the chances are that you drank less than your mom and dad did when they were at the same age. That’s right: people in the developed world have been developing more moderate drinking habits for the past 20 years. […]

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US Government Shutdown 2018

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**Author Note: This is a large, complicated, and dynamic situation. I have little doubt that portions of this story will be out of date by the time the paper goes to publish. However, it is my hope that this article will give a brief introduction to the nuances of the US Budget process in general, […]

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Damnit Donald: One Year of Donald Trump

Raeesa Ashique - 3B Electrical

On Saturday, January 20, the anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the government shut down and anti-Trump protests were held in cities throughout the country. This gong show of a day is reflective of how his term has progressed so far. The bill to fund the government for the upcoming weeks did not receive the required […]

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The Golden Globes: Don’t Stand out, Stand Up

Raeesa Ashique - 3B Electrical

Black gowns dominated the red carpet at the 75th Golden Globes as a sign of solidarity with victims of sexual assault and harassment. The Golden Globe Awards honour film and television. The ceremony was held on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Awards shows have been a platform for political statements in the past. […]

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The Uncertain Future of Trade

Kai Huang -

“A Trump administration will renegotiate NAFTA, and if we don’t get the deal we want, we will terminate NAFTA and get a much better deal for our workers and our companies. 100 Percent.” These were the words spoken by Donald Trump at a rally, during his Presidential Campaign, and these are words that he appears […]

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Hawaii Missile-Warning False Alarm: Residents in Hawaii were in fear of a missile attack for 38 minutes, until it was declared that the alert message was false.

Stone He - 1B Mechanical

On an early Saturday morning of January 13, Hawaiians were woken by a missile-warning message, only to find out that the message that was sent out was a mistake. The whole missile alert ordeal lasted 38 minutes before a cancellation message was sent. Many have complained why it took so long to cancel the alert. […]

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Olympic Diplomacy Across the Korean Peninsula

- 2A Mechanical

In a surprising turn of attitude, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed a clear desire to open peace talks with South Korea during his New Year’s address to the nation. Inter-Korean peace talks began on Tuesday, Jan 9, and marked the first time in two years that the two governments held any formal […]

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Broskies on Brewskies – Nicklebrook Mystery Pack

Donovan Maudsley and Tristan Kuehn - 4B Mechanical and Systems Design

Welcome back to Broskies on Brewskies, your local craft beer column done by your favourite fourth years Tristan and Donovan. I mean, we think we’re your favourite fourth years, but that’s totally up to you. Anyways, we’ve been off-and-on roommates since first year and friends since way before then. We’ve been tasting and reviewing craft […]

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Reflections Upon First Term: Adjusting to Waterloo

Daniel McCormick -

This fall, I finished my first term of Waterloo ECE. There were many ups and downs on the roller coaster of a term. However, what’s more important than the ups and downs is learning along the way. One such lesson was that friends are never all that hard to find. Going into Waterloo is an […]

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So much to do, So much to see!

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Hi Everyone. Welcome back to campus! I’m Pat Duong your EngSoc VP Academic for the Winter 2018 term! I deal with all things co-op and academic related. Over the co-op term, I’ve worked with Andrew McBurney (former VP Academic B) to reformat and update all of our transition documents so that future academic services and […]

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EngSoc Candidates

Simon Grigg - Chief Returning Officer

  Presidential Candidates: Mariko Shimoda   Mariko Shimoda running 4 prez 2020 Mechanical www.facebook.com/Mariko4Prez   “I am a smol gal with big ideas and I want to be your President! I have previously served as the Vice President of Student Life and the First Year Commissioner, and have experience in many areas of the Waterloo […]

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Winter doesn’t have to be sad!

- Mariko Shimoda

Winter 2018 here we are! New year, new us! Let’s make this year different, and make this the year we go to more EVENTS! We have already had a fantastic coffee house (don’t worry if you missed it, THERE’S MORE) and a super fun ski trip. Coming up we have a TUBING TRIP! WHO WANTS […]

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Acronym Bingo, IW edition

Céline O’Neil - VP Communications

Hi everyone! I’m Céline, your VP Communications. I focused heavily on external relations over the co-op term, so I’m going to use this update to keep you up-to-date on how I’ve been representing you to other organizations, as well as touching on my plans for the rest of the term. Since the spring term, I’ve […]

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Michael Beauchemin - VP Finance

Hey everyone! Now that I’m beginning to settle into the term, it’s time to let you all know about what I’ve been doing and what I hope to do. I spent the first week of the term at CFES Congress in Halifax, and I learned a lot of stuff that I hope to bring back […]

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12 Months Later, Still a Keener

Abdullah Barakat - President

Hey everyone! Happy New Year, and I hope the start of your term is going well. My name is Abdullah Barakat, and I’m here doing what I love to do, representing you as your Engineering Society President. This is my final term as President, so I want to make sure I leave the biggest impact […]

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Letter from the editor

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A special greeting going out to all of Waterloo Engineering. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nick Owens. Some of you may remember me from a series of nonsense based articles about electronics that usually ended in a long winded description about how everybody is in on some kind of complicated conspiracy to […]

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