Series of Terrorist Attacks Strike Kabul

Raeesa Ashique - 3B Electrical
Posted on: February 3, 2018

Kabul has experienced a recent surge of violence, with four major assaults in just over a week killing over one hundred people and leaving many more injured. The Military Academy An attack on Marshall Fahim Military Academy outside Kabul on Monday, January 29, killed at least eleven, leaving sixteen others injured. ISIS has taken credit, […]

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The State of the Union…

Raeesa Ashique - 3B Electrical

We are back once again with “Damnit Donald”, chronicling the absurdities and scrapes which have characterized every point of his presidency. The State of the Union Address President Trump delivered his maiden State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 30. At an hour and twenty minutes, the speech drew nearly 46 million television viewers. […]

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Woman Denied Emotional Support Peacock on United Flight

Stone He - 1B Mechanical

A woman was denied bringing her emotional support peacock on a United Airlines flight from Newark to Los Angeles. On Saturday January 27, Ventiko, a Brooklyn photographer and performance artist, was checking in for a flight from Newark, New Jersey to Los Angeles, California. Her emotional support peacock Dexter was denied from boarding the airplane, […]

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The End of Gerrymandering?

Tony Kappen - 1B ECE

The United States Supreme Court is poised to end partisan gerrymandering in all fifty states, in what could be one of the most significant court case in decades. If it decides to end this practice, this is something we should all celebrate. To know why, let’s first look at a little bit of history. In […]

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Broskies on Brewskies: Try a Welly On!

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

Welcome back to a very special episode of Broskies on Brewskies, the newly ringed edition. Tristan and I finally made it to that classic rite of passage, the Iron Ring Ceremony, and received our cold iron. Immediately after tossing on our new bling we hit the LCBO to find some new beers to review. This […]

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PCP: Point

Gabrielle Klemt - 2T Geological

By now, you’ve probably noticed the campaign Protest CECA. They’re hard to avoid; they’re on your route to class, they’re in your face on bathroom walls and now they’ve even invaded your email inbox in the form of not one but two response emails. Why should we care, why indeed does Protest CECA care? As […]

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PCP: Counterpoint

Hasan Ahmed - 2N Nanotechnology

Heads-up: Read the disclaimer at the end of our PCPs. I’m only mentioning this now in case people don’t read it and message me later saying “BUUUUUT this blah blah”. I’m not for the CECA fee increase, but I do believe in seeing both sides of arguments before making a decision. So I’ve been doing […]

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Logan Paul: What Was He Thinking?

Hasan Ahmed - 2N Nanotechnology

Trigger Warning: The following article details topics about suicide and mental health. So this whole thing happened in January of this year. I’m sure you’ve heard of it, but for those who haven’t, the incident surrounds popular YouTube star and old Viner, Logan Paul, who was in hot water after releasing a video of him […]

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Trudeau’s Approval Rating Enters “Middle Marriage” Phase

Jimmy Wang - 2A Mechanical

A survey released by Nanos Research on Monday, January 15 has shown a drop in support for Trudeau’s Liberal government. The poll revealed that 39% of Canadians rated the federal government’s performance as either “poor” or “very poor”, and that 37% of Canadians reported a “very good” or “somewhat good” performance. It was only November […]

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Change in Action!

Pat Duong -

Hi Everyone. More updates! This is Pat Duong your EngSoc VP Academic for the Winter 2018 term! I deal with all things co-op and academic related. Co-op Fee Deep Dive See more at https://uwaterloo.ca/co-operative-education/your-co-op-fee Waterloo Co-op has newly updated their co-op fee deep dive information. They have released the summary of an approximate breakdown of the […]

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RidgidWare and POETS Updates with some E7 Spice

Michael Beauchemin - VP Operations

Hello all! Coming into the second month of term now, I’d like to extend congratulations to all of our freshly-ringed fourth years. It’s an exciting time, and hopefully y’all aren’t regretting the weekend too much. I’ve been to a lot of meetings recently, so I’m going to bring you all up to speed on the […]

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A bite-sized update

Céline O’Neil - VP Communication

Hey everyone! This will be a short update, since it’s been a relatively quiet couple of weeks as I wind down after attending Congress earlier in January, and start ramping up for the First-year Integration Conference on Friday. However, one very significant event on the external relations front was the Ontario Engineering Competition the weekend […]

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Pre-Hell Week Events Update

Mariko Shimoda - VP Student Life

Here we are again! Another dawn, another day, another Iron Warrior update from your favourite exec! How are all of you doing? I hope your term is going well. Come hang out with me in the EngSoc office! I like friends. Or come hang out with me at all our super fun events. So what’s […]

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Over 40 Meetings Later…

Abdullah Barakat - President

Hey friends! Well the past two weeks sure have been busy, but that just means that I have a lot of things to update you on. I’ll try to focus on the more important things I’ve been working on, and there’s a lot of good news to go around. Firstly, I have continued to work […]

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… And That’s My Cue to Exit

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Greetings, all. Hope you enjoyed my editorial last week about why a log is such a great symbol of potential. I think that, especially with interview season coming into full swing, it is important to be able to view potential wherever it can be found. I’m going to keep my overview short this week. Of […]

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A Guide to the Petition CECA Movement

Janny Wang - 1B Nanotechnology

The poor sleep-deprived citizens of Waterloo have stirred from their customary stupor to protest what may be called taxation without representation; that is to say a 2.8% increase in the co-op fee has spurred a wave of fury, Reddit memes, and existential despair. This surge of populist outrage culminated in a petition of most exquisite […]

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Electro-Nick’s Electronics: Why Interac Debit is Evil (there, I said it)

Nick Owens - 2A Mechanical

Note: The following article was written by an Unlicensed “Professional”      Hello to all you Android users who are out there to stop Apple and all you IOS users who didn’t get the memo. It’s me, Electro-Nick, back to take on the most pressing issues regarding electronics. First of all, I would like someone to […]

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