Time you began to be vegan?

A version of vegetarianism that focuses solely on plant-based foods, veganism is becoming the new way of life for many Canadians. As per an article published in Suite101, 10 per cent of Canadians categorize themselves as vegetarian or vegan. Diana Stoevelaar, founder of the Calgary Raw Vegan Support Group (CRVSG), …

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Back on track

As the school year comes to a close and final exams commence, many students begin to feel increased anxiety and stress, which can often lead to failing grades, academic probation and general procrastination in completing final assignments. Taryn Walker, second-year psychology student at the University of Calgary and office assistant …

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Late-night serving scholars

Though the tips earned from working in a restaurant may pad the bank account of the average college student, the long hours can be hard on a student’s stuffed schedule. Brianna Suska is an 18-year-old first-year professional cooking student at SAIT who has been working as a server at the …

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Poetry with a side of accapella

Local poet Delcio Manuel puts a spin on what’s traditionally expected at a slam poetry show through a monthly event called ‘Self Spoken.’ Held on the last Sunday of every month, Manuel said he created the event to give artists a place to tell their stories while exposing the raw …

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Marvel illustrator scheduled to appear at this year’s Calgary Comic Expo

Nerds, geeks, trekkies, cosplayers, and participants in all sorts of sub-culture genres will gather together to celebrate and swoon over celebrity guests during this year’s Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. The city will hosts Canada’s second largest pop culture convention April 26–28 at the BMO Centre, where fans will pick …

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Lucky number sledven

The annual Sled Island Music and Arts Festival has become a prominent staple in Calgary’s art and music scenes. Scheduled to take place from June 19–22 for its seventh year, the event is quickly picking up steam and becoming a must-see event in North America. Festival Director Maud Salvi explained …

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The healing hands of Melissa Roth

  With the Trojans’ athletic season concluded for another year, and many teams tasting success, Melissa Roth ensures all the Trojan athletes stay healthy, and if they do happen to succumb to injury, Roth is the woman that nurses the wounded Trojans back to health. SAIT head athletic therapist Melissa …

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New rules make for a cramped work out

SAIT gym users felt the weight of a new rule in the Wellness Centre, moving all exercises out of the hallway. The main hallway that connects all the main components of the Wellness Centre, including the gymnasium, the weight room, the pool, the change rooms and the dance studio, has …

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Steubenville & social media

Social media has done it again. Over the past seven months, both Facebook and Twitter have come close to exploding with activity concerning the incident in Steubenville. On Aug. 11, 2012 two 16-year-olds were arrested for raping a 16-year-old woman in Steubenville, Ohio. From start to finish, this incident has …

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How to stop being an ignorant asshole in six easy steps

Walking around university and college campuses has made me realize that maybe the facts of life (especially those regarding courtesy and common sense) just aren’t obvious to enough people. The rudeness and superiority that some people seem happy to exude has almost got to the point where it’s just accepted. …

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All work and no play makes SAIT a dull school

SAIT would be better with more liveliness in its hallways and more celebration in its atrium. SAIT’s sense of cohesion and community is not only lacking, it’s almost unrecognizable. SAIT’s student government elections had a voter turn out of just 11.5 per cent, compared to the University of Calgary’s 27 …

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No vs. Go

  Andrew Halipchuk, Sports Writer On March 14th, the NHL made one of the biggest mistakes in league history when it approved a new conference realignment that takes effect next season. The league will be divided into two conferences with two divisions in each. The first major flaw in this …

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SAIT students got skills

  Jodie Kalbfleisch and Karlie Wimble will represent SAIT as they compete at the Provincial Skills Canada Competition in Edmonton on May 15 – 16. The two second-year administrative information management students were selected by their instructors, based on previous grades, attitudes and work ethics, and will compete in the …

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The Score offers Calgary students opportunity of a lifetime

An intense knowledge of sport, a colourful personality and the ability to connect with an audience are three attributes that could win a SAIT student a slot on The Score’s reality television show, Drafted. The show, entering its fifth season, is again on a quest to find the country’s next …

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Student competes for trip to space

The opportunity to travel into space has been the dream for many but one student at SAIT is on the short-list amongst Canadians to travel into the final frontier. First-year SAIT welding student Sean Anthony is currently competing for the opportunity to travel to space in a contest, which would …

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Should I hit the send button on that text?

With text messaging dominating the lives of today’s youth, parents and other elders often look upon it as a plague in the 21st century. Dr. Beatrice Breitling, relationship expert at The Aquarian Therapist, said while the use of cell phones, especially texting, tends to act as a means to help …

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Make your summer work for you

With the semester nearly over, many students are working on their resumés and cover letters to get a well-paid, professional job lined up over the summer months. Travis Ouchi, employment specialist at SAIT student services, said when a student acquires a job in the same field as his/her study, traditionally …

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Natural versus pharmaceutical medicines

Natural medicine has been used as a source for health-improvement long before pharmaceutical drugs came onto the scene. Yet, the debate between the two remedies is one that has a lot of weight on each side. Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine, refers to using a plant’s seeds, …

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Catching up with Daniel Wesley

On April 20, Daniel Wesley will once again take the stage at the Gateway, his third show there in just over a year. Since his debut studio album Outlaw was released in 2006, the B.C. native has been a staple of Canadian music with his ever-changing rock/reggae influenced sound. Wesley …

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Local improv groups get creative with music and laughs

Comedic improv and music are two different genres of entertainment that draw their own audiences. However, when the two are combined it creates a unique branch of entertainment that grabs the audience’s attention. ‘Mixtape’ is a group made up of a wide array of some of the best improvisers from …

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