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Conditional Transparency

The SAITSA elections results on March 30, 2017 welcomed a new team of executive council members. Some old, some new, but all with the same bottom line: To make SAIT the best possible experience for students through engagement, transparency and advocacy. Students had a first hand chance to learn what …

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Fans say their final goodbyes at the Calgary Expo at the Stampede Grounds on Sunday, April 30, 2017. (Photo by Chelsea Kemp/SAIT)
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Calgary Expo brings magic to fans

Attendance was down at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, but the fans still embraced their collective fandoms making up for the low attendance with intense passion. The Calgary Expo attracted over 95,000 fans down from the 105,000 last years. The lower attendance count was largely due to the struggling …

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Fans say their final goodbyes at the Calgary Expo at the Stampede Grounds on Sunday, April 30, 2017. (Photo by Chelsea Kemp/SAIT)
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Calgary Expo brings magic to fans

Attendance was down at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, but the fans still embraced their collective fandoms making up for the low attendance with intense passion. The Calgary Expo attracted over 95,000 fans down from the 105,000 last years. The lower attendance count was largely due to the struggling …

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Dune Rats kick up a dust storm

Bassist Brett Jansch strums the break down to the song “Dalai Lama.” Singer Danny Beausa smiles eagerly at the crowd waiting for chaos to unfold. Drummer BC Micheals hits the crash cymbals, igniting the final chorus. Under the red lights of Calgary’s Nite Owl, the band rhythmically shouts “marijuana” repeatedly …

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The  legendary Stan Lee speaks with Todd McFarlane at the Calgary Expo on  Sunday, April 30, 2017. The candid conversation was watched by 1000's of attendees. The Calgary Expo marks Lee's last Canadian convention, for real this time. (Photo by Chelsea Kemp/SAIT)
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Comicbook Legends Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane unite at the Calgary Expo

Legendary comicbook creators Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane joined forces to the delight of fans at the Calgary Expo Comic and Entertainment Expo. “Stan Lee is a guy who tells it like it is,” said McFarlane during the introduction to the legendary comic creator Lee at the Calgary Expo. McFarlane, …

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Once a Trojan, always a Trojan

Fifth-year volleyball veteran Samantha Carpenter reflects on time at SAIT After five years of playing for SAIT’s women’s volleyball team, Trojan player Samantha Carpenter is getting ready to start her life and graduate from the hospitality management program. Carpenter’s five years on the team had not gone exactly as she …

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First-year coach exceeds expectations

McKay focused on building volleyball program and empowering athletes Trojans men’s volleyball coach Sean McKay has won south division coach of the year. One of McKay’s most unique and recognizable characteristics is his young age. “It’s really interesting to try and balance a professional relationship with something where I’m not …

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Alex Howells can go the distance

Runner breaks SAIT speed records Alex Howells dominated at the indoor track championship last month, earning three gold and one bronze to contribute to the team’s collective 11-medal win. On top of the multiple wins, Howells broke the Trojans’ record for the fastest time ran in a 3,000-metre race by …

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Opinions

Second-year broadcast television student Madison Colbow reflects on her two years at SAIT in the Aldred Centre on Wednesday, March 29. Colbow came to Calgary from Estevan, Sask., to play for the Trojans women's hockey team. Her favourite memories here are those spent at the SAIT Arena and all of the friends she made along the way. Colbow plans to attend the University of Saskatchewan next fall where she will take courses toward a Bachelor of Arts. Photo by Madison Casavant /SAIT)
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Perspectives changed by a year of reflection

As the end of the school year fast approaches, I find myself thinking about how I got here and why I’m so glad I stayed. Before coming to SAIT, I spent five years at the University of Calgary studying political science, followed by two years of figuring out what the …

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Spencer Olsen reads a book before show time at Cineplex in Eau Claire Market in Calgary on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Olsen loves romantic comedies. (Photo by Aly Khan/SAIT)
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The movie versus the book

The age-old debate Books versus movies, it’s a debate that has been going on forever. Which is better? I am in favour of the book side. I often find the movies seldom live up to the books that came before them. Why is it so hard for Hollywood to stick …

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Monique Haudegrand, first-year respiratory therapy student stands with her books in hand in one of the many aisles of the Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT on Friday, March 24, 2017. Along with completing her schooling Monique also runs her own business called Pure Metta Creations. (Photo by Rebecca Hardcastle/SAIT)
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Character-defining careers

When I graduated from high school I picked the city in Alberta farthest away from my hometown, packed my bags and moved, all in the span of one day. The University of Lethbridge was not where I wanted to be. I didn’t know where I wanted to be, but attending …

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Lifestyle

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A map of Canada’s national parks

Students looking to travel and still save money this summer might consider visiting one of Canada’s national parks. To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Parks Canada is offering free passes to every national park all year long. Not only is this incentive to go out and see our country’s natural beauty, …

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(Photo by Katerina Kotsaftis/SAIT)
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Body hair conundrums

Women often feel pressure to remove body hair and the practice has benefits to personal life and health. For 22-year-old Tanisha Kirby this stigma is true. Kirby has been removing her body hair since she was 13. At age 15, removing pubic hair and other body hair became a normal …

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Calgary’s Rockies baseball alumni, Michael Goldade, preparing mentally for baseball season in a friends apartment on March 22, 2017 in Calgary. Goldade also plays guitar in his spare time to relax. (Photo by Katerina Kotsaftis/SAIT)
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Letting loose without substance use

There are many healthy ways to take the edge off We are quickly approaching the end of the semester, and as projects pile up and final exams loom over our shoulders, feelings of stress start to compound. We live in a culture of edges, one leading to another. A long …

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