Calgary in the race for 2026 Olympic bid

Although it may seem that getting a new hockey arena in Calgary for the Flames to play in is an ongoing battle, that hasn’t stopped the Heart of the New West from flirting with bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. With existing infrastructure from the Calgary 1988 winter games …

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SAITSA is advocating for you

This is an exciting time for advocacy here at SAITSA. As I write this article, I am with my fellow student delegates of the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations (CASA), in Ottawa, training for what we call Advocacy Week. For those who aren’t involved in our advocacy efforts, or haven’t …

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Harry Potter is magical adult-literature

The Harry Potter series has captured the hearts of people of all ages for the past 20 years. People seem to think the majority of the fan-base are young adults around my age, 25, who have quite literally grown up with the books. There may be some truth to this, …

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Calgary Food Bank

The Calgary Food Bank continues to battle food insecurity amongst Calgarians. With this issue, people give up meals to pay for things like childcare, rent, medical needs, education, and more. However, with more than five programs, organizations, and events there are a handful of ways to make donations. The food …

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Zoolights returns to Calgary for 20th year

Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo is lighting up the night with 1.5 million Christmas lights, until Saturday, Jan. 6. The event includes seven weeks of family-friendly activities that promote wildlife conservation. There will be classic activities like ice skating as well as brand new ones special to this year. For …

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Youtube star behind the viral sensation, the harlem shake, gets emotional in new EP

How do you separate the artist from the comic? When your internet presence is known mainly as being the king of alt-comedy on YouTube, when you’ve made videos about eating rats and baking cakes from vomit, it’s not easy to take a step in a completely different direction. This is …

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Stars falling from grace

Since the defamation of American movie producer Harvey Weinstein in early October, many other Hollywood moguls are under fire for sexual misconduct. As stories and accusations unravel against many well-known stars, one of the biggest scandals is the fall of Netflix’s House of Cards lead, Kevin Spacey. Spacey was first …

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Faith can be an obstacle for students but it doesn’t have to be

Religion can be an obstacle to some post-secondary students, as religious obligations can conflict with studying and finding time to socialize with friends. Jehan Kadry, a SAIT graduate, identifies as a Muslim, and she struggles with trying to balance it all. She said when she was younger she was not …

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Conspiracy central

With all the terrible things happening in the world everyday, it may bring some comfort to think that this is all caused by secret sinister powers. Conspiracy theories are nothing new, with some believing to this day that Hitler’s suicide was a hoax, but it has become more and more …

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Fighting oppression with oppression

As a feminist, I to see the hijab, niqab and the burqa as female oppression even though my friend and colleague, Hadeel Abed, a practicing Muslim woman, assured me that by no means are women forced to cover up, the Qur’an only suggests modesty. Women are welcome to interpret that …

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Should animal abusers receive harsher penalties?

Criminals found guilty of animal abuse in Alberta have been receiving little more than a slap on the wrist for far too long. In Alberta, the maximum penalty guilty perpetrators can receive is a fine of $20,000 and restriction of animal ownership with only a possibility of jail time, no …

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Quantity vs. Quality in the digital age

In the age when everyone with a camera is suddenly a photographer, those who make a career of the art struggle to find notoriety amongst an endless stream of selfies and candids. Countless images are created and posted every day. The quality of which will vary from those taken with …

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Every nickle and dime counts

Money management during school can be a challenge, making a plan to bring in a bit of extra cash is always a pleasant experience. While most students have part-time jobs and budget their income to get through college, some manage to find an out-of-the-ordinary way to bring in extra earnings. …

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Take a stand against sexual violence

During the past few weeks, the hashtag #MeToo has been circulating as a symbol of solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. Danielle Jacklin, a Calgarian who shared her story of experiencing sexual violence, said she empathises with others who have as well. “As someone who has said ‘me too,’ I …

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Flashbacks at the Peer Support Centre

The SAITSA Peer Support Centre sends students back through time to the days of Saturday morning cartoons every Friday. “The idea is to take [students] back to a time when [they were] younger with less stress,” said SAITSA Peer Support Centre Coordinator, Sarah Hogendorp. “You [get to] disengage from homework …

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Danko Jones ready to get wild at The Gateway

Danko Jones, twenty-year veterans of the Canadian music scene, will be returning to The Gateway, bringing howling guitars paired with wild vocals. “It’s [The Gateway] a great room, it’s very intimate, sometimes too intimate, but I enjoy that,” joked Danko Jones, lead guitarist and singer for the band Danko Jones. …

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Fans and players hit the ice at SAIT

The SAIT Trojans held their annual Skate with the Trojans event on Sunday, Oct. 28 following the men’s hockey game against the Briercrest College Clippers in the SAIT Arena. The SAIT men’s hockey team, joined by a few members of the women’s hockey team, skated with young fans, who got …

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SAIT believes you

The #IBelieveYou campaign is working to spread awareness about supporting and believing victims of sexual assault. “We think the IBelieveYou campaign is critically important because too often victims of sexual assault don’t come forward and talk to anybody or disclose what happened to them or go for help because of …

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Ward 7 re-elects Druh Farrell

Ward 7 councillor, Druh Farrell, was sworn into city council, after winning a seat for a fifth time. “It was good to get that behind me and get back to work,” said Farrell. Farrell, along with 14 other members of city council, was sworn into service on Monday, Oct. 22 …

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Controversial Bill-62 ignites debates

A new controversial bill in Québec, blocking anyone with a face covering from accessing public services, has sparked a debate across the country. “I believe that Bill-62 will lead to marginalization, restriction of religious practices and loss of identity. That’s exactly the process of deculturation and that leads to the rise …

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