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The changing face of student protest

Social media and connectivity have contributed to the evolving nature of student activism in the 21st century. “Student movements have always existed as long as there have been universities,” said Roberta Lexier, a political science professor at Mount Royal University (MRU) who specializes in social movement and social change. Acording …

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The changing face of student protest

Social media and connectivity have contributed to the evolving nature of student activism in the 21st century. “Student movements have always existed as long as there have been universities,” said Roberta Lexier, a political science professor at Mount Royal University (MRU) who specializes in social movement and social change. Acording …

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Arts & Entertainment

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Entertainment

A tricky tale

Eden Robinson’s new novel, Son of a Trickster, is a dark tale of magic that manages to capture the awkwardness of young adulthood in a vulnerable community.  Robinson is a member of the Haisla First Nation and her story is set in the town of Kitimat, B.C., where she lives. …

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Colin Van Es loves to play with fire, which made him perfect for me when I wanted to create this picture on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 in Carstairs, Alberta.  (Photo by Victoria Cockriell/The Press)
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Getting a GLOW on

GLOW is Calgary’s first interactive light festival An interactive light festival is about to brighten up the long winter nights, which have only added to the stress caused in these trying times. GLOW will take place in multiple downtown locations in Calgary between 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. nightly from …

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Exposing Calgary’s best photography

Exposure is an Alberta-wide photography festival that runs throughout February, exhibiting the work of professional, amateur and famous photographers from Alberta and across Canada.  “Kids, professionals and the most prolific alike will be there,” said George Webber, a Calgary photographer and instructor of the black and white darkroom techniques course …

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Sports

Ambrose University Lions guard Katie Nutini shoots the ball in women's basketball action pitting the SAIT Trojans against Ambrose University Lions at SAIT in Calgary on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Trojans claimed victory over the Lions, with a final score of 73-45. (Photo by Parker Crook/SAIT)
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Trojans end dry spell

Team hopes to build on success for nationals The SAIT Trojans women’s basketball team took on Ambrose University Lions on Feb. 3, ending in a landslide victory for the Trojans. The end-of-game horn blew as fans celebrated the Trojans 73-45 win over the Lions, which brought an end to the …

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SAIT Trojans women's basketball guard Martina Allen takes a break from practice at the Campus Centre gym at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)
Sports

Lucky number seven

January Trojan of the month: Martina Allen Martina Allen has always been around a basketball. As the youngest of three sisters, she grew up watching them play league basketball, and eventually they were the inspiration for her coming to SAIT. After one year of red-shirting at Mount Royal University, Allen …

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Fielding questions

Sitting down with softball captain Hailey Young The Weal caught up with SAIT Trojans softball captain Hailey Young, to talk about softball and her experiences at SAIT both on and off the field.  The Weal: How did you find out about the softball team at SAIT?  Hailey Young: The head …

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Crafting a memorable story

Why some novels stand the test of time and others are forgotten There is an ocean of difference between a great work of art and a good work of art. And, as any reader can attest, literature is no exception. Good books can entertain. They can make a person consider …

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A fading legacy

Calgary’s historic Chinatown to face changes Calgary’s Chinatown, and Chinatowns in general, are often viewed as being disparate, something not altogether a part of the city surrounding it. So, recent news that, despite the community’s protests, a development application for three new towers has been passed by the city might …

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Breaking the cycle

Considering the feasibility of paid menstrual leave At just 11 years old, I had awoken to a visit from dear Aunt Flo. Nobody had warned me about what a savage she was.  I felt soggy, dirty, bloated and sick. The pain was like something was trying to claw its way …

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Lifestyle

WHOANDWHAT in Calgary on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. WHYANDMORE. (Photo by Aly Khan/SAIT)
Lifestyle

Game café draws

Nestled in one of Calgary’s most popular and artistic neighbourhoods, the Hexagon Board Game Café brings an affordable form of entertainment to the Kensington area.  At a rate of $2.50 per hour, visitors can enjoy playing one of the hundreds of board games in the café’s library for as long …

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Feb. 14 is the perfect day to tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them. (Photo by Victoria Cockriell/SAIT)
Lifestyle

Guide to Valentine’s

Pick out the perfect gift for her Valentine Day’s, also known as the most romantic day of the year, is just around the corner, and there are a few ideas to help pick the perfect gift for your girlfriend.  If she is someone who loves scarves, one from Aritzia can …

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Breaking down a breakdown

If your car breaks down while driving in winter and you don’t have a rescue plan, it’s already too late. Laura Ell, an instructor in Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Health and Physical Education, knows first-hand about being stranded on the side of the road. Ell was stranded for two …

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