Nice TieMaybe Waterloo Mathies don’t wear pink ties as a fashion statement after all. Maybe they wear them to send a message to bullies – “pick on me and I’ll reformat your harddrive”.

I’m a bit peeved that the pink tie, that oh-so-nerdy and much-beloved symbol of Waterloo Math students, is being used by politicians to support an anti-bullying campaign. But realistically, it’s probably math nerds and future Waterloo students that need the most protection from bullies anyway, so maybe the symbolism is apt.