Local artists find window of opportunity

  Two windows, located in the Telus Convention Centre facing the Centre Street LRT platform, have become part of an exhibition known as Open Spaces: Windows to a View. Presented by the City of Calgary Public Art Program, the exhibition gives eight local artists a chance to showcase their work …

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Silver for Trojan men’s hockey

The SAIT Trojans men’s hockey team fell to the NAIT Ooks in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conferenc (ACAC) finals, three games to one. “We had a good season,” said Trojans head coach Ken Babey. “Every team shoots for the championship and unfortunately we didn’t accomplish that this year.” Game one …

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That’s a wrap

The final buzzer has gone, the last whistle has been blown, the final point has been won, and the last Trojan has crossed the finish line. That’s right folks; the Trojans athletic season has come to a close. Here is a brief summary of how each team performed this year. …

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Payphones ‘shmayphones’

Tucked away and unnoticed sits the Senator Burns phone room. Its inhabitants include five Telus pay phones covered in a thin and omnipresent layer of dust. Nearby, students hang around the edges of the tables in the Burns rotunda, circling like vultures as they wait for a spot to work …

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An inside look at a cult: belieber edition

  CULT (NOUN): “A system of devotion directed towards a particular figure or object with practices often regarded by society as strange or sinister”   EXAMPLE: BELIEBERS. Justin Bieber fans, also known as Beliebers, are clinically insane. Their devotion to Justin Bieber is nothing short of admirable. They have turned …

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Give metal a chance

Throughout the course of metal’s history, it’s been stereotyped, dismissed and condemned. For as long as I can remember, I had heavy metal roots in the music I listened to. I bought Metallica’s The Black Album at a young age, and from there, metal music became a massive part of …

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Banana-oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

  Ingredients 1 cup oat flour 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup raw sugar 1/3 cup canola oil 1/3 cup plain soy milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 ripe banana, cut into small pieces 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or other favourite nut 1/3 cup semisweet vegan chocolate chips (such as …

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Got $20 in your pocket?

  Fashion enthusiasts dig through second-hand stores for unique finds in order to define their style. “It’s a different kind of shopping,” said Krista Hopfauf, resale stylist and owner of Better on You and Rewind Consignment Clothing. The former SAIT journalism student said thrifting is much like a treasure hunt. …

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Sports figures to follow on Twitter

Professional athletes have always been idolized by their fans because of their skills in the sports they play, but in recent years fans have noticed they are not simply phenomenal athletes. Personalities have come out over Twitter. Some athletes are followed for their insight to the game, while others are …

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No Harlem Shake for SAIT

  Even with a high following on Twitter and an active social media community, the Harlem Shake didn’t catch on at SAIT despite Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary gathering as many students as they could, and dancing like no one was watching. A group of five teenagers …

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Getting checked-up on campus

Of all the different kinds of services SAIT has to offer students, health care is a facility that’s somewhat hidden in a remote corner of campus. Located in room R41 of the Senator Burns building, the SAIT health clinic offers a variety of on-campus medical services to students on a …

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Dance away the extra pounds

Since its initial launch in the mid 1990s, the Latin-inspired dance workout Zumba has evolved into the new aerobic style dance workout technique mixed with other dance styles, such as Bollywood and pop, mixed in. Frienty Ko, certified Zumba instructor for the past three years and current Zumba instructor at …

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Young entrepreneur runs downtown jewelry boutique

Calgary jeweller and ACAD graduate Francis Strathern has demonstrated her entrepreneurial spirit through a local jewelry line. The 24-year-old founded Franny E Fine Jewelry shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Jewelry and Metals. “To my delight, a small gallery space I’d fallen in love with …

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The celebrity artist

For those looking towards a career in the arts, the idea of financial stability can be a discouraging factor, but Monika Jensen, a Calgary-based artist with a unique approach to oil painting, might be an inspiration to many. Jensen, a former ACAD student and Mount Royal interior design graduate, is …

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Trojans meet a familiar foe in the finals

The Trojans men’s hockey team is back in the ACAC (Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference) finals after missing the championship last season. The Trojans will play a team they are all too familiar with, the number one ranked NAIT Ooks. “As much as Mount Royal was a rival for us here …

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Martin and company add to the trophy case

Trojans Women’s basketball head coach Donovan Martin has been awarded his second ACAC coach of the year award in three years. During the regular season Martin was also able to reach a milestone of 400 career wins as a head coach in the ACAC. Martin attributes most of his success …

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Color me bad—colour me right—Canadian spelling matters

  A recent memo forwarded via email by ACAD chair Richard Brown that lashed out at students who vandalized the artwork of their peers used a number of words, but most disappointing (besides the senseless property damage) was Brown’s incorrect spelling of “behaviour.” He spelled it “behavior” either because a) …

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“Phantom Pooper” on the loose

SAIT was the scene of the crime on March 7 when Paladin Security officer Matthew Coulson, spotted the unidentified male defacing campus property. At approximately 5:00 p.m., Coulson interrupted the individual, who has been dubbed the “phantom pooper” by one member of the SAIT custodial staff, with his pants down …

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One-on-one with Cochrane

There’s a new queen of the castle and her name is Tegan Cochrane. The Weal caught up with the new SAITSA president to discuss her upcoming term.   It’s an entirely different SAITSA team this year. What are your first impressions of the new students’ association?   I am so …

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Baggyin’ it up at res

Seeped into the fashion trends of residence life, sweatpants have become the new ‘it’ attire for many SAIT Tower residents. First-year administrative information management student Helen Halle said throwing on her sweatpants before going to class is often her, “lazy way out of having to spend half an hour in …

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