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

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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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 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)

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)

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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Edmonton Expo recap

  Since 2012, the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo has been a place for people from all walks of life to gather and celebrate comics, movies and television. For three days attendees got non-stop shopping, saw amazing cosplayers, and got to meet fantastic guests from the and from the film, …

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International students face critical assessment

International students feel the pressures of school, just like national students, but with the added stress of maintaining a perfect record, or they could potentially face being forced to leave Canada after graduation. “I always communicate with the advisor, it’s been helpful I don’t see any problems just talking or …

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Vote for Calgary’s next mayor

Students will soon have the opportunity to vote for the next Ward 7 city councillor and the mayor of Calgary. “Municipal government is not intimidating, it’s the most direct government, so it’s really easy to get involved,” said Rachel Moerschfelder, SAITSA VP External. The municipal election will take place on …

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New app promotes living healthy

SAITSA introduced access to a new app that offers SAIT students and alumni the chance to reach out for help during times of crisis. SAIT campus has become one of the many post-secondary institutions to start using the I.M. Well app. I.M. Well, short for Integrated Mental Health and Wellness, is …

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Alex Dimopoulos, SAITSA President, talks about students' mixed feelings on smoking on campus. Dimopoulos gets out on campus and talks to students to hear first-hand what their concerns are, and how he can make a difference that will clear the air.

Executive Corner: Smoking on campus

Smoking on campus is an issue that I believe needs to be talked about on campus this year. There are mixed feeling on what should happen to smoking on SAIT campuses. By law, smokers are to be 10 metres away from doorways when smoking and absolutely no smoking inside buildings. …

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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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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)

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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Trojans Women's Volleyball Coach Art O'Dwyer at the SAIT Campus Centre Gymnasium in Calgary on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (Photo by Aron Diaz)

A small-town boy coaching for a big city school

From growing up in a small town in Alberta’s badlands, to going into his seventh season coaching at SAIT, Art O’Dwyer is full of surprises. O’Dwyer loved the freedom he experienced growing up in Drumheller, Alta. “It was great,” O’Dwyer said. “As kids we got to do anything we wanted… …

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Aussies rule the field

SAIT is turning Australian on Saturday, Oct. 14 kicking off the first intramural Aussie rules football tournament at 9 a.m. at SAIT Cohos Commons Field.  “The Aussie rules tournament is open to everyone, mostly towards SAIT students, but it is open to the public,” said Jared Hidber, Recreation Programmer of …

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After the successful comedy show, headliners posed with Executive Producer James Moore.  (Photo by Jennifer Gorrie/The Press)

A newbie, a veteran and Zach Galifianakis walk into a bar

The city of Calgary is being spoken of in the same regard as some of North America’s stand-up comedy hot-spots, and it might be due to a bar downtown that serves up fresh stand-up every Monday night. “We have something here in Calgary that’s pretty cool and pretty unique,” said …

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Indie all-stars

Calgary band Windigo is coming back to The Gateway with a party to celebrate the release of their EP. Magic alongside fellow indie bands 36?, The Ashley Hundred and Ivory Hours. The band is, “very excited [to be] coming back to The Gateway,” said Anthony Kameka, lead singer and guitarist …

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