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SAIT instrumentation draws international interest

The sixth annual instrumentation games will be hosted at SAIT, and for the first time, the games will see competitors from across the globe. The games were organized by SAIT instrumentation students who reached out to colleges around the world. This year, the SAIT Chapter of the International Society of …

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A novel idea

SAIT Creative Writing Club seeks to inspire SAIT has a new Creative Writing Club founded by Jesse Dickinson, an engineering design and drafting technology student.  “We are a small group that meets in Stan Grad, Wednesday nights in room MB 214 from 4:30 to 6:30,” Dickinson said.  “In our group, …

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Meat Prep

Raising the steaks

There is more to throwing a steak on the barb’ — know your cuts! As the sunny and warm weather is only a couple of months away, why not get the barbeque ready and be a know-it-all when it comes to choosing the perfect cut. Michael Mandato, executive chef and …

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Yoga plus ballet equals barre

The latest fitness trend making its way to Calgary studios is a combination of yoga and ballet. The core elements of yoga joined with the strength and conditioning of ballet bear the best of both worlds. Barre class is a fun and empowering workout that is a blend of yoga, …

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Proprietor of Auku Pi Virginia Quon stands at the PXL booth at the SAITSA Small Business Gallery in SAIT's Stan Grad Centre in Calgary on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Auku Pi offers small business ventures to increase market reach. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)

SAIT’s Business Expo a success for school and students

SAIT’s Business Expo kicked off without a hitch during Welcome Week, and this year they featured something new. SAIT students, who are also entrepreneurs, were invited to participate in the expo to gain exposure to their service, product or design. Shona Sutherland, SAITSA’s communications coordinator, explained the purpose of the …

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Cheese please!

For the foodies interested in exploring DIY culinary adventures, cheesemaking is as easy as it is to eat. With few ingredients and equipment required, anyone can embark on making their own decadent cheeses with just a little knowledge and technique. Whether it is inspired from the satisfaction of making handmade …

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The cookie that stole Christmas

This Christmas, for those who are on a tight budget or avoiding crowded shopping malls, giving the gift of baking is a festive alternative. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on store-bought gifts, baking instead requires time, skill, and better expresses “I care” than a gift card. Baking is a …

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Perfect pairing

Navigating the awkward school dance of pairing foods with wines The art of wine pairing doesn’t have to be complicated. Knowing a few basic facts about reds, whites, and rosés can make browsing wine aisles quick, easyand enjoyable. When visiting a wine store, the bottles are assorted according to regions. Wines …

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How do you like these apples

Apple picking season is in full swing this fall as farmers’ market vendors fill their stalls with this season’s harvest. One might wonder what to do with so many apples after a family outing to one of the many Alberta u-pick farms. A century ago, apples were rarely just eaten …

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Robocop glasses weren’t that far off

Glasses are worn to enhance vision, correct eyesight, and now, to display information. Google Glass is a wearable technology from Google that displays hands-free technology like a smartphone. When the glasses are worn, wearers can access the Internet and communicate using voice commands. Dan Gascon, instructor of radio, television and broadcast …

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Hobbies open financial doors

With hard work, confidence and a little skill, anybody can turn DIY into cash The do-it-yourself movement is paving the way to financial success for people turning their crafts into cash. Jaclyn Wilson, an established fitness model and fashion design graduate, is a prime example of someone who turned passion …

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Dorm room dos and don’ts

Moving into a dorm is never easy. Packing up your belongings that have accumulated over the course of 18 or so years and relocating them to a tiny dorm room half the size, can prove challenging. Don’t let small or shared living spaces get in the way of a stylish …

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Tees and thank yous

There are a lot of skills sports teach youth that extend far beyond hitting a puck or catching a ball. While it can be challenging for parents to see their kids tackled under a pile of football players, or hearing coaches yelling at them in competitive sports, there are less …

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Death of the bookworm

Since the first Kindle came out in 2007, there has been debate over whether eBooks have the same psychological effect as a traditional paperback. Andrea Rudiger, a second-year architecture technician student at SAIT, said she prefers reading paper to eBooks. “I like holding something tangible and the feel of flipping …

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Smart budgeting for students

Saving money, budgeting, and student loan management for college students can be as big of a learning curve outside the classroom as it is in.  Whether a first-time student or returning, learning smart strategies can h elp establish a solid foundation for the future. Megan Desplanque, Customer Service Manager for …

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From campus to camping

Trade in your Toms for Timberlands this summer and go for a hike. “The key to successful backcountry camping starts with planning,” said Michael Heuchert, an experienced backpacker and Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) employee. Backcountry camping is popular in large undeveloped protected areas. Mountain weather can be volatile at anytime …

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A green thumbs up

With the right system, anyone can enjoy the planting success and calming effects of plants and flowers without the space of a yard. Amanda Zee, owner of Wee Sprout in Calgary, recommends cyclamens and African violets, which are easy to care for and will regularly produce colourful flowers. “Terrariums are …

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Red wine has many health benefits, as well as the obvious positive mental effects. -Mikaela MacKenzie, THE WEAL

Have another glass of wine

The possible health benefits associated with red wine are of great interest to nutritionists and wine connoisseurs. Jessica Begg, a registered dietitian and owner of Shift Nutrition in Calgary, said an antioxidant called resveratrol found in red wine is getting lots of attention. “Red wine has been associated with being …

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Lauren Ryan performing a side plank in SAIT's Campus Center weight room  in Calgary on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Planks are a great way to stimulate core muscles. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/SAIT Polytechnic)

Keeping it convenient

Body weight exercises are the new fitness trend for 2015 Pushing yourself to the limit using your body weight is a workout trend that’s here to stay, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. Nicole Barnes, a certified fitness trainer at SAIT’s Sports and Recreation Centre, knows that getting …

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Kelsey Ferrill, second-year journalism student, has raised awareness for Moebius syndrome throughout her time at SAIT. (Photo by Mikaela MacKenzie/The Press)

It’s a beautiful life: Following up with Kelsey Ferrill

Kelsey Ferrill holds up a sign that says “I express myself with blogging.” Ferrill, a second-year journalism student at SAIT, is 24 years old and is unable to smile, frown, or raise an eyebrow. These are some of the symptoms associated with Moebius Syndrome. Moebius Syndrome is caused by the …

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