Trojan wrap: November 18, 2010

Men’s Volleyball The men’s volleyball team got revenge on provincial rivals from NAIT, this weekend. Fixing previous mistakes against the strong NAIT team, the Trojan men put the Ooks away easily with 3–1 victory. This improves their record to 4-2 going into a bye week. The team is ranked ninth …

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Men’s hockey in first place after fixing penalty problems

After being shorthanded for 23  minutes last week against the Augustana Vikings – including for almost six minutes down two men, and narrowly earning a tie – the Trojans men’s hockey team got their penalty killing and lack of offending back in order this past week. As a result, they …

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Overwater follows in her dad’s court shoes

For Chelsea Overwater, coming to SAIT and joining the Trojans is a homecoming of sorts. Not only because she’s much closer to her hometown of Didsbury, Alta. after playing in the U.S., but she’s also not the first in her family to play for the Trojans. Overwater, a first-year rehabilitation …

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Coaches Corner – Ken Babey

Ken Babey, head coach of the Trojan men’s hockey team, answers a few questions for the Weal: What are the biggest games coming up? I think they’re all big ones. There are six games left and it’s a tight race. We’re tied with Mount Royal right now. We’ve got the …

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Trojan goes from street goalie to championship-winning goal scorer

When SAIT Trojan hockey player Tia Hanson was young, her brother used to tie goalie pads on her legs, put her in front of a net, and shoot all manner of pucks and balls at her. Whenever she fell, her brother and his friends would stand her up, and shoot …

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Opinion: It’s time to break down the therapy stigma

“Look! A crazy person!” someone screams as a student exits a therapist’s office. “Quick! Quarantine them before we all catch depression.” Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, it is. But for some strange reason, therapy holds the same stigma it did back in the ‘60s. People still feel ashamed to be taking …

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Getting Lindros’d: concussions in sports serious

Poor Eric Lindros. If only his career would’ve began during the 2010-2011 season, perhaps he might have had a chance to realize the potential that coaches and scouts believed he possessed. Drafted first overall in the 1991 NHL entry draft, Lindros fit the bill for the prototypical power forward. His …

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SLC Superheroes

SLC Superheroes photo gallery.

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Live At The Gate

Live At The Gate photo gallery.

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Light The Night

Gurwinder Sidhu dances the night away.

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Brick By Brick

Icatar uses trowel to smooth out his work. Competitors had 60-minutes to lay as many bricks as possible. But that doesn’t mean they can be sloppy. They’re docked 50 bricks per deficiency.

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Soccer Slideshow

SAIT’s Garrick Collins blocks MRU Cougar Lane Forsyth’s shot during the agame at the Cohos Common on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.

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November 11: not just another day

Every November since his retirement from the Canadian Forces, SAIT refrigeration and air conditioning student John Bartlett remembers his army buddies. Bartlett served 15 years in the Forces with the 13th Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. In a period of three years, six of Bartlett’s comrades died …

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Hookah culture in it for the long haul

Unlike some other trends of the moment, hookah culture isn’t disappearing into a puff of smoke. The hookah, a traditional Middle Eastern water pipe, is used to smoke flavoured tobacco known as shisha. Yannick G’ Mathieu, a first-year SAIT business student, says it’s not about the smoke for him, but …

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The Weal wins at national convention

The Weal won third place in the Best of Show competition in its category at the National College Media Convention in Louisville, Kentucky from Oct. 27-31. “I think it’s a testament to the hard work of everyone involved in our paper’s production that we ended up in the top three,” …

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Economy dampens veterans’ food drive donations

To commemorate Remembrance Day, Kory Tanner, a customer service representative with SAIT Student Services, is taking the lead on the polytechnic’s seventh annual veteran food drive. Tanner said she’s hoping for more donations this year, as turnout  for the drive has been lower since the slump in the economy.  She’s …

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Brick by brick

SAIT first-year apprentice Dakota Swan laid it all on the line, and it paid off. Swan, with help from teammate and fellow SAIT apprentice Shawn Ragan, placed second in the Spec-Mix Bricklayer 500 regional competition held at the SAIT Mayland Heights campus Nov. 5. “It came as quite a shock,” …

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Celebrating the people behind the X-ray

There’s administrative assistant day, and also world teacher’s day. But most people probably don’t know about medical radiation technology week. It runs Nov. 7 to 13 across Canada and is an annual acknowledgement of the crucial role medical radiation technologists play in the health care system. This year’s theme for …

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Universities will showcase at fair

SAIT’s upcoming Post-Secondary Transfer Options Fair will give students the opportunity to see if university is for them. Scheduled for Nov. 18 in the Heart Atrium, the fair features many available options from a variety of different universities across North America and even some international possibilities. “This opens up career …

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Career Directions: plan your career at one-stop shop

Career Directions Fall 2010, SAIT’s bi-annual career fair, seeks to introduce SAIT students to a myriad of new employment opportunities. Nov. 17 marks the date when all SAIT students have the chance to meet and greet over 100 potential future employers on SAIT campus. Even though many students and alumni …

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