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Alumni Award recipient reflects on journey

The Weal sat down with 27-year-old Albert Mejia, SAITA’s promotions coordinator, graphic designer, owner of his own streetwear company, professional dancer and co-founder of dance crew Empirical Freedom, recipient of SAIT’s 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award, and overall “flyest guy” we know, to talk about his brand, dancing and where …

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Trojans Women’s Soccer shoots for first

After playing seven of 10 regular season games, SAIT’s women’s soccer team is sitting first in the South division, with six wins and only one loss. “I think this is our best season yet,” said Mataya Blakney, who is currently playing her second season with the Trojans. The team is …

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Arts & Entertainment

Phil Simpson (left) and Chris Alliston (right) of NorthWind Knights Cosplay, at Edmonton Expo.
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Entertainment

Creating the perfect costume

Edmonton Expo may be over, but the amazing convention cosplayers can serve as inspiration for creating the perfect Halloween costume. The Expo played host to some of the most popular cosplayers including Garnet Runestar, J. Hart Designs and JediManda, who shared some of their favourite tips for creating the perfect …

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The Globe Cinema in downtown Calgary on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The Globe is one of multiple venues playing host to the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF). CIFF will run from Sept. 20 to Oct. 1 this year. (Photo by Quin Hauck/SAIT)
Entertainment

Calgary leading the way in international film

The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) ended on Sunday, Oct. 1 with a record-breaking estimated attendance of 40,000 people. Though the CIFF has come to an end, it isn’t the end to the filming being done in Calgary. “[Calgary has evolved] more and more, lots of international films come to …

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The Gateway's 16th anniversary at the Gateway on SAIT Campus in Calgary on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (Photo by Quin Hauck/SAIT)
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The Gateway turns 16

The Gateway turned 16 years old in its current iteration with a party on Wednesday, Sept. 27 celebrating its place in both the hearts of SAIT students and modern day Canadian music. July Talk, Arkells, Sticky Fingers, Illy, Anti-Flag, Shred Kelly, X- Ambassadors, The Darcys, Paper Lions, The Strumbellas and …

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Trojans Women’s Soccer shoots for first

After playing seven of 10 regular season games, SAIT’s women’s soccer team is sitting first in the South division, with six wins and only one loss. “I think this is our best season yet,” said Mataya Blakney, who is currently playing her second season with the Trojans. The team is …

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Melanie McCann, a two-time Olympian is returning to SAIT after competing in both the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics. McCann competed with SAIT for one season back in 2009.  (Photo by Rebecca Hardcastle)
Sports

From the Olympics to SAIT

Two-time Olympian, Melanie McCann, will be representing the SAIT Trojans as a cross-country athlete this season. McCann fell in love with modern pentathlon, an Olympic event made up of five events, when she got invited to try it in high school when she was 15-years-old. “I got a phone call …

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Trojans rookie Zach McNeill played two and a half seasons in the AJHL before coming to play this season with SAIT. (Photo by Billie Barrett)
Sports

The road to college hockey

Junior A hockey is a popular and worthwhile path for young players to choose in their hockey journeys. Many hockey players are choosing to play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) to develop their skills and to be scouted by different post-secondary schools from Canada and the USA, including …

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Nenshi’s future looking bleak

In 2010, Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi broke ground becoming the first Muslim mayor of a major North American city. “When he originally started it was revolutionary,” said Adrian Garci, a first-year SAIT Environmental Development student. Nenshi helped to break the stereotype that Calgary was a conservative cow-town stuck decades behind …

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Taking a knee for basic human freedoms

For a country that’s entire cultural identity is based on freedom, and who’s notorious for clinging to their constitution like it provides the air they breathe, many U.S. citizens certainly are quick to douse the flames of freedom of expression, largely when minority groups are the ones whom are exercising …

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Millennials still searching for their musical icons

Not every musician is destined to rise to the heights of The Beatles, Aerosmith, Madonna, or David Bowie, and become an icon, yet many feel the drive to try anyway and it’s proving to be increasingly difficult. After all, they need to embody the bold shock value of Madonna, the …

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Lifestyle

Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) students Lance Villemarie and Graham Phillips accompanied Fiaz to the Central American country.
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Helping hands in Belize

This past summer, two students and an instructor from SAIT’s School of Business embarked on a field trip to Belize, an independent country on the eastern coast of Central America. Their initiative was to partner with a UK based organization called Accounting for International Development (AFID) to establish relationships and …

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The Deane House in Inglewood is just one of Calgary's rumoured most haunted buildings. (Photo by Rebecca Hardcastle)
Lifestyle

Spectres of Inglewood

October is here and it’s time to get spooky with Calgary Ghost Walks in Inglewood. Organized by Johanna Lane, her interest in telling ghost stories started with a tragedy. “My husband was killed in a motorcycle accident,” Lane said. “Always a bummer in conversation isn’t it?” After her husband died, …

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Lifestyle

Balancing family and school

Transitioning into post-secondary can be a challenge for anyone, let alone, having to juggle parenting at the same time. Janaia Hutzal, a single mother of two, is in her second-year of the journalism program at SAIT. “Parenting, in general, is constantly choosing the lesser of evils and the greater of …

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