Student Mental Health Walkout

Raeesa Ashique - 3B Electrical
Posted on: March 11, 2018

Tragedy struck the University of Waterloo on Monday, March 5, when a young man in his fourth year took his own life on campus. Our condolences are with the family, friends, and acquaintances of this student. May he rest in peace. The University released a statement, noting that they are in touch with the family to […]

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Presidential Term Limits Abolished

Kia Huang - 1B Computer

In 1982, after the chaotic era of the Cultural Revolution, Deng XiaoPing and the Communist Party of China drafted up a new constitution that restricted the president and vice president to a limit of “no more than two consecutive terms.” They forced a political shift, knowing too well the result of a president in lifelong […]

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USS Lexington Found after 76 years

Stone He - 1B Mechanical

The wreckage of the USS Lexington, an American WWII aircraft carrier, was found after 76 years on March 4, 2018 by a search team lead by multi-billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The USS Lexington was found 800 kilometres off the east coast of Australia and about 3 kilometres underwater in the Coral Sea. Allen’s […]

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Damnit Donald: Trump Believes “Trade Wars are Good”

Raeesa Ashique - 3B Electrical

We are back once again with “Damnit Donald”, chronicling the absurdities and scrapes which have characterised every day of Donald Trump’s presidency. Tariffs On Thursday, March 1, President Trump signed an order to enact a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports, sending shares down around the world. They will […]

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The Budget is Coming

Tony Kappen - 1B Computer

Another year and another budget; on February 27, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled his budget, detailing federal spending for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. This budget, like the one before it, keeps our finances securely in the red with a 15.6 billion dollar deficit plus an additional 3 billion in the event of any unforeseen catastrophes, […]

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One Student’s Opinion on Mental Health

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This article is inspired by a post on the Waterloo subreddit, titled, “I tried to kill myself yesterday. Here are my thoughts on the recent suicide.” The author opened with this disclaimer: “I’m not trying to detract attention from the guy who died but I’m genuinely surprised at the overlap and how closely I match […]

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Pcp: For Yu-Gi-Oh!

Hasan Ahmed - 2N Nanotechnology

Saturday morning cartoons were a big part of my childhood, and every week that meant another episode of Yu-Gi-Oh. This was a huge reason it came to be part of my life over Magic the Gathering (MTG). I’ve never played Magic, so I’ll focus this PCP primarily on why Yu-Gi-Oh is just cooler. First, owning […]

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PCP: Magic: The Gathering is best

Cameron Soltys - 4B Mechanical

Magic: The Gathering (more frequently just Magic) is a trading card game produced by Wizards of the Coast (Wizards). Those of you who use Wizard’s other products, such as Dungeons and Dragons, are probably intimately aware of how they have mastered the art of making fun, reasonably balanced (all things considered) games and convincing you […]

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Final Stretch + Other Updates

Pat Duong - VP Academic

Hi all! I hope the past few weeks have been treating you well. A lot of major events have wrapped up for this term and there are many ideas for the future. I’m still working on transitioning my role as VP Academic over to my successor Thomas Dedinsky. Hopefully future VP Academics will be able […]

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So Long and Thanks for All the $$$-ee-doos

Michael Beauchemin - VP Finance

I learned at sponsorship presentations on Saturday, March 3, that Engineers Without Borders chapter at UWaterloo releases podcasts (available at https://anchor.fm/uwaterlooewb). Go ahead and give them a listen, you might hear some familiar voices! EWB is also holding Passion Pitches (kind of like TED Talks) soon, so check out their Facebook page! CESS is holding […]

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Happy National Engineering Month!

Céline O’Neil - VP Communications

This March, join the rest of Canada in celebrating the engineering profession. Check out the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students’ social media presence, including a snazzy profile picture frame and student profiles from across Canada. If you’d like your experiences as an engineering student shared through the CFES’s social media, contact me (vpcomm.a@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca)! The Engineering […]

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Watch Out For Those Mice

Mariko Shimoda - VP Student Life

Well hello friends. I did not see you there. Perhaps because I am blind. You know who else was blind? The three blind mice. Mice are common in large cities. As more and more people continue to move to Waterloo and the city continues to flourish, I think we must be aware of the possibility […]

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We Are All In This Together

Abdullah Barakat - President

Hello again, friends. For this issue of the Iron Warrior, I will not be giving an update on the work I have been doing. Instead, I wanted to share my thoughts with all of you about something that affects all of us. For the past week and a half, I have had something weighing heavily […]

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Olympics Recap, Part II

Stone He - 1B Mechanical

The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang ended on February 25. Last issue, Hasan wrote an article covering the events up until the 22nd of February. Now, this recap will talk about the last three days of the Olympics, and the events leading up to the Paralympic games. Team Canada added more medals to its collection: its […]

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Editorial: Snakes, Rods, and Sugar Pills

Cameron Soltys - Editor-in-Chief

Hello everyone, welcome back! The birds are singing in the trees. The snow has receded (except for the days when it shows up in force). The Earth approaches its spring equinox. I’d like to give a big shout out to Rafiq, Tony, and Stone for coming in to keep me company during layout this weekend. […]

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