Kayla Marceniuk, right, gets inked at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo at the Stampede Grounds in Calgary on  Thursday, April 27, 2017. Marceniuk chose to get a tattoo at the Calgary Expo to memorialize her great grandmother who recently passed away at the age of 110. (Photo by Chelsea Kemp/SAIT)

Geeks with Ink

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo leaves a lasting mark on attendees, but nothing last longer than a tattoo. Shades of Grey Tattoo offers attendees the chance to make their convention experience permanent by getting a tattoo during the Calgary Expo. “Geek culture and tattoo culture have a lot of similarities …

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James Marster speaks at the Corral Centre  in Calgary on  Friday, April 28, 2017. This year marks the 20 year anniversary of Masters hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (Photo by Chelsea Kemp/SAIT)

James Marsters reflects on 20 years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

No one can twirl an evil mustache quite like James Marsters, star of the upcoming Marvel television show Runaways. “It’s a group of teenagers who find out that their parents are supervillians. “I’m not playing a teenager,” jokes Marsters at his Calgary Expo Panel. The art of embracing villainy is …

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Lindsay Thomas showcases the 2017 Calgary Expo Artbook: Fairy Tales and Classic Monsters in the Boyce Theatre Lobby at Stampede Park in Calgary on  Friday, April 28, 2017. All proceeds from the book go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The book features pieces from over 50 artists who are attending the event. (Photo by Chelsea Kemp/SAIT)

The Art of Charity

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will be channeling fan’s love of the magical convention experience to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. “Artists are pretty happy about it. We’ve been doing [the auction] for a lot of years so they are familiar with it and know what to expect,” …

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Fandoms unite at the 12 annual Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. (Photo by Chelsea Kemp/SAIT)

Beam down for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo launched in 2006, playing host to 3,400 attendees. In it’s 12 years the Calgary Expo has taken flight. In 2016 the event attracted over 105,000 attendees. On Thursday, April 27 at Stampede Park, the …

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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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SAITSA Board of Directors under review

The SAITSA Board of Directors (BOD) is currently working with the Watson Governance Review to ensure the board is running to the best of its ability. The governance review is taken approximately every 10 years and is commonly employed by organizations to help ensure their goals are successful. Currently three …

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What’s the Executive Council?

How much do you know about your student association? The executive council exists to improve the quality of life for students at SAIT. The council consists of The President, VP External, VP Academic and VP Student Life, and works in tandem with SAITSA staff to implement the goals and ideas …

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Freedom to read

Jim Gray, Reg Erhardt Library supervisor at SAIT, sat down with The Weal to discuss Freedom to Read Week. The event raises awareness of the need to protect public access of information, whether it be through novels, newspapers or blogs. Everyone deserves the freedom to read. Freedom to Read Week …

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Losing weight, saving money, quitting smoking and developing healthy habits are often the most popular New Year’s resolutions. At the beginning of January, it’s normal for people to feel excited and motivated about their resolutions and look forward to accomplishing them. As the year goes by, however, people often stop …

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SAIT hots its centennial celebration event on campus on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/SAIT)

Happy Birthday, SAIT!

SAIT celebrates 100 years Thousands joined in SAIT’s centennial celebrations including cake cutting, family activities, an international food fair, and the opening of a 1966 time capsule. The day ended with a concert by Canadian musician Dan Mangan and a fireworks display at 7:16 p.m.

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The first issue of the Emery Weal from 1926, taken on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)

Editorial

Taken from The Weal, published Mar. 18, 1926 This being the first issue of the first paper published by the Students’ Association, we naturally feel that we are sailing in uncharted waters. We are assured, however, of the moral and material support of the heads of the Institute and all …

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Calgarians join together for a Welcome Back Pow Wow held at SAIT in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. This was the 10th year the annual pow wow was held. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

Welcome back Powwow

SAIT’s Chinook Lodge Aboriginal Centre hosted its 10th annual Welcome Back Powwow on Oct. 1, 2016. Featuring local dancers and drummers, the event highlighted the Aboriginal culture and tradition at SAIT. Viewers were treated to the pageantry and visual spectacle of the handmade traditional regalia, musical performances and drum circles, …

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Student Legislative Council’s actions “disgusted” CRO

Attempts to censor names of those who lodged complaints against candidates in the SAITSA 2013 General Election report have “disgusted” SAITSA Chief Returning Officer Craig Hopkins. From Feb. 15 to March 8, a total of five complaints and concerns regarding the campaigning methods of Tegan Cochrane, Andrew Crossett and Jose …

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SAIT students go off-roadin’

Eight mechanical engineering technology (MET) students plan to put SAIT on the map with a top performance of their custom off-road vehicle this May. The SAE Baja competition, hosted this year at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, May 16-19, 2013, is an annual, national and international inter-university event, put …

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You’re the tourist

  SAIT’s travel and tourism program (TVT) is looking to prove that their program is much more elaborate than just booking flights to Mexico. Second-year students Corrina Naismith and Addis Regassa have taken the lead on the program’s first ever event that aims to show everything it can offer to …

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Local film makers make cut in film competition

When gruesome remains are all that’s left of a small hunting group, it’s the last straw in a series of unexpected events deep in the remote forests of Western Canada. That’s the concept behind a trailer created by local filmmakers Daric Harrison and Adam Keresztes, which has been accepted into …

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YYC chef specials

  For those new to or visiting Cowtown, knowing about Calgary’s iconic eats can be as good as knowing anything else about its heritage, because Calgarians love food, especially the type with a bunch of rare ideas blended and mixed in. To help find out and maybe even try a …

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