The Grammy Awards 2019 – A Quick Recap

Alina Pavel - 2T Nanotechnology
Posted on: February 20, 2019

The 61st annual Grammy awards took place on Sunday, Feb 10th and were hosted by singer and songwriter Alicia Keys. Overall, there were many talented nominees across 84 categories in various genres. While the number of awards hasn’t changed since last year, there were a few important changes made for this year’s awards. The biggest […]

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Benefit Cosmetics Hires Model with Down Syndrome as a Brand Ambassador for their New Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner

Mridu Walia - Mechanical

It is so wonderful to see major cosmetic brands that are making efforts in promoting inclusivity and diversity in their marketing campaigns, as well as engineering cosmetics that include every skin type, colour etc. Benefit Cosmetics Ireland recently hired Kate Grant, a model from Cookstown in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, who is also the first […]

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The Anti-Vaxxer Movement and The Measles Outbreak

Samridhi Sharma - 3B Chemical

Have you heard? Measles is back! Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. The symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes. Small white spots form on the inside of the mouth and a flat red rash forms on the body. Complications related to measles can include pneumonia, inflammation of the brain, […]

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Apple Briefly Disrupts App Development at Facebook, Google

Ratan Varghese - 3A Computer

In the final days of January, Apple got into a bit of a spat with both Facebook and Google over the latter two companies abusing Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program. The Enterprise Developer Program is intended to allow companies to distribute apps to company-owned iOS devices, without putting them on the App Store or needing to […]

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The Heartbreaking Tale of Child Brides

Samridhi Sharma - 3B Chemical

This column is usually my rant about sexist things that bother me personally. I have come to realize that there are people out there, that I may not know, but who still face issues that I cannot relate to. My goal is to educate myself and you readers about these issues. Spreading awareness, I believe, […]

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PCP – (Counterpoint) The University Should Have a Better Criteria To Pick Snow Days

Samridhi Sharma - 3B Chemical

I am sure that we are all aware of the unthinkable, unimaginable, and unfathomable event that has occurred, twice now, may I add, all in a week’s time. Yes, the University of Waterloo, for the first time in the history of the University, shut itself down twice in a week. I realize that people are […]

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Ra-Tan Lines – Robot or Not?

Ratan Varghese - 3A Computer

“Is it a robot? Robot or not?” These are the immortal questions that Jason Snell and John Siracusa have set out to answer. It is probably best to be upfront about this: “Robot or Not?” is not in any way, shape, or form an academic approach to the question in its title. There’s no particular […]

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Twitter: A Politician’s Best Friend

Kirsten Ehlers - 1B Biomedical

Twitter has irreversibly changed the political landscape. Most notably, there is the rhetoric of Donald Trump. Doug Ford has some fun tweets to read too. However, this is not just a dilemma for conservative politicians. On February 3rd, Liberal MP Adam Vaughan from Toronto tweeted: “Next he will go after young offenders & end “free […]

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Saskatchewan vs. Canada: The Carbon Tax Legal Dispute

Kirsten Ehlers - 1B Biomedical

Recently, I have been discussing Doug Ford’s condemnation of the carbon tax. However, this issue extends beyond the border of Ontario. Saskatchewan is arguing that the federally-imposed carbon tax is unconstitutional. The court challenge began on February 13th. This case is not about the validity of climate change. Lawyer Mitch McAdam stated that “The government […]

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PCP – (Point) The University Should Have a Better Criteria to Pick Snow Days

Leah Kristufek - Chemical

The University of Waterloo has had two snow days in the last two weeks. TWO! While the university has had completely valid snow days in the past be it resolved that the most recent snow days are setting a poor precedent for ongoing snow days. As an undergraduate student, I battled my way to campus […]

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Anxiety versus Panic – Know the Differences and How To Deal with Both

Mridu Walia - Mechanical

Today I will be mainly be talking about the differences between an anxiety attack and a panic attack because more often than not, people talk about it as if they are the same thing and use the terms interchangeably in a conversation. However, that is not the case as even though the symptoms for both […]

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There’s a Lot Going on in the CFES

Grant Mitchell - VP Communications

Hi everyone, I hope all of you enjoyed your reading break. Over the reading break, the CFES has been jam-packed with preparations for the last two conferences of the school year. The first on the list of conferences is the Conference on Sustainability in Engineering (CSE) taking place in Prince George, BC. By the time […]

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Here Comes the Sun (We Hope)

Ashley Clark - VP Student Life

Welcome back, I hope midterms went well! Now that we are in the latter half of the term I thought I would share some more upcoming events that I am excited about! In the next few weeks, there will be an event for every taste. Whether you’re looking for a professional development activity that will […]

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Snow day Snow day SNOW DAY – Some Issues and Benefits to Engineering Students

Benjamin Beelen - VP Academic

February 6th and 12th have both had University closures and let us talk about what that means! First off, the class time is going to have to be made up. As engineering students, we have to see a strict number of hours from P Eng professors and for a course to count for its “accreditation […]

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What Did You Read This Reading Week?

Samridhi Sharma - 3B Chemical

It’s just the beginning of reading week as I am writing this. With the whole week ahead of me, I just feel like diving into a book with a cup of hot chocolate and literally do some reading (ha-ha, I know!), curled up next to a fireplace. But let’s be real. I live in a […]

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I Spy With My Little Eye, My Supervisor?

Mridu Walia - Mechanical

Welcome, readers of the Iron Warrior, to this week’s issue. As you may recall, we started a new rotating column in the last issue called “From the desk of a coop”, where Gabrielle talked about some things she did during her past work terms to kill time when she had no work to do. So, […]

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