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Putting an end to the gun control ‘debate’

The political right keeps using the same argument against gun-restrictions, and the left rarely has a good response. As a result, it almost always goes...

Four long years of Brexit

The decades after the UK became a member of the European Union (EU) in 1973 were spent stitching together a complex economic, political and...

The long road to Impeachment (and we’re only halfway there)

Impeachment has been inevitable since Nov. of 2018.  As soon as Democrats took control of the House of Representatives it was certain.  And now we’re here.  Trump...

Why do Waterloo student residences suck?

Why do Waterloo residences suck?  Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to have a place to live on campus.  But with the amount I pay,...

Solidarity with students in India from UW students

We, the undersigned and affiliates, at UW, wish to express our solidarity with the students of  Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU),...

Mental health: where Canada falls short

Lately, Canada’s conversation around health care has become shallow and significantly more partisan, with a focus on big ticket and media-heavy items. Despite the...

Why is peace the business of engineers?

Technology has acquired a poor reputation. It has brought to life a world that George Orwell dreamt up as a work of science fiction.  It has...

For the Children

Films are gradually aiming for younger audiences, but niche activities are catering more and more to mature audiences.  Children and teens are the only ones...

Waterloo can get lonely

  If no one’s going to say it, then I’ll say it: this place can get lonely.  When I catch the forlorn stares out of Starbucks’...

Should students get extra credit for being good people?

Should students get extra credit for being good people?  The thought came to me while pondering over a lower-than-average midterm grade.  I suppose, right off the...
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