Coaches Corner – Ryan Marsden

Men’s volleyball head coach, Ryan Marsden answers a few questions for the Weal. How is this season looking so far? The season looks good as far as results are concerned, but that is not my primary focus. We have many new guys to the program and what I am most …

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Making a living by waking the dead

Shrill sounds, dark shadows, and hellish villains send chills up the spines of most horror-movie goers, but for some these frights have led to career choices and cash flow. Two films, The Thing and Evil Dead, are the unlikely muses of Vancouver Film School costume makeup student, Jeff Leblanc. His …

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Coaches Corner – October 28, 2010

Head coach of the Trojans men’s basketball team, Mike Stevens answers a few questions for the Weal: How would you say this season is looking so far? It is going to be a fun season, as the league is wide open this year. Not only that, but we have a …

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Opinion: Your vote is worth more than you think

It’s shameful that our population, known here in Calgary for its wealth of opportunities and overall prosperity, has slipped into the downward slope of voter apathy. With less than 30 per cent voter turnout over the past two municipal elections, your vote could be worth a lot more than you …

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Cross-country runner “competitive from day one”

Imagine running a five-kilometer cross-country race in 24.08 minutes, earning eighth place in a field of 53. Now imagine achieving this feat without formal training at a track or in a running club. That’s exactly what SAIT radiology technology student Rebecca Britton accomplished recently in Red Deer Sept. 25 during …

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Soccer player defies cystic fibrosis

At 13 – after being told she had pneumonia twice and enduring multiple tests – Morgann Schnell was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. “It was overwhelming,” Schnell says. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease of the glands; which produce extra mucus and sweat, which can lead to lung infections, cause …

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Local designers plan to strut past competition

Even with trendy stores–such as Forever 21, Urban Outfitters and Anthropology–opening up in the new Chinook Centre expansion, local designers say they can stay competitive. Brook Fung, designer of Peeko Apparel & Vintage, says she isn’t concerned about how these trendy stores will impact her business. “People tend to like …

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Administrative Information student vies for board of trustees’ spot

One of SAIT’s own is running in this year’s civic election. Twenty-year-old SAIT student Josh Traptow is campaigning to represent wards 1 and 2 on the Calgary Board of Education’s board of trustees. In his second year of Administrative Information Management, Trapatow says he has what it takes to balance …

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Mayoral candidates come to campus

For those of you who secretly wished to be American just for the chance to vote for Obama, saddle up. The candidates in Calgary’s Municipal Election came bearing textbook Obama platforms during Tuesday’s mayoral debate held in the Heart Building. The theme for the evening seemed to be ‘change everything’ …

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SAIT and ACAD grad “didn’t stop for anything”

At 2 p.m., Trudie Lee hasn’t had lunch yet. A bowl of Campbell’s tomato soup from the microwave of her studio – topped with a handful of crushed saltines – will be an unenthusiastic fix for her growing hunger. Lee has been in the photography industry since she graduated from …

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The secret lives of teachers

Students know their teachers have a life outside the classroom, but personal details are usually kept to a minimum. However, one SAIT instructor has a life outside the classroom too interesting to be concealed. Anthony Appleby teaches academic preparation and English as a second language, but that far from sums …

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Calgary Fire Department Burnin’ Down the House at SAIT!

Ever wanted to (safely) see what a 2,000-degree house fire looks like? On Sept. 29, the Calgary Fire Department will be burning two fully furnished house-like structures on campus to convey a vital fire safety message to students. The demonstration – the first of its kind to happen on a …

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Dress for success

Looking for success? Dress the part. The Weal asked three experts to share their tips on what to wear (and what not to wear) to work. Business professional Business professional is always best. When in doubt, always overdress, said Scott Van Berkel, Manager of Customer Service for Shell Canada. “There …

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SAIT Cross Country

Ready, set go: The SAIT Cross Country team participates in its first meet Saturday, Sept. 18th.

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