U of C Fashion show highlights sustainability

The UCalgary Fashion Network hosted a crew of formidable leaders in the field of sustainable fashion on Friday, Jan. 26 at their Let’s Talk Fashion event. The event was open to the public, allowing attendees to rub shoulders with Erin Bird, with FairTrade Calgary; Blake Ward, owner of Seed, a …

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“Raw” water may be worsening an already growing supply problem

hile parts of the country can’t get access to clean drinking water, wealthy hippies are paying up to $37 for 2.5 gallons of “raw” untreated water. Their reasoning for paying such a premium is that the existing water supply has added chemicals and is lacking in naturally occurring minerals that …

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Local entrepreneurs ski to success

A recent arrival on the ski scene, 93 North Skis, has combined craftsmanship and engineering to produce Canmore manufactured and designed skis that are hand-made and expertly tested. Sam McEwan and Max Flowerday, previously engineers from Calgary, decided to up and quit their stable careers to pursue their passion for …

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There’s no miracles on 34th street

The holiday season is a time when people come together, friends host ugly-sweater parties and family steps back up the priority ladder. However, it can also be a time of extreme loneliness for some. Loneliness can be heightened for those who return home to family and feel like they were …

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Self-esteem and success

When it comes to succeeding in school, self-esteem and self-confidence play a big role. Self-esteem refers to the value given to one’s self, while self-confidence is a learnable skill or ability. Counter-intuitively, one can have confidence without believing in the inherent value of oneself. Likewise one can believe they are …

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Letting loose without substance use

There are many healthy ways to take the edge off We are quickly approaching the end of the semester, and as projects pile up and final exams loom over our shoulders, feelings of stress start to compound. We live in a culture of edges, one leading to another. A long …

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Springing into action

A change of season provides a fresh start after a long, bleak winter Spring has arrived, and it’s a season to look forward to with hope, expectation and relief. It’s a time filled with clichés, an opportunity for abandonment and joy to take precedence over originality. There is a spring …

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Travelling tips

Save money while travelling this break Students usually don’t have a lot of extra cash to spend on travelling, but the lucky few who do get to go home for the holidays or travel abroad, often wonder how to save money while travelling on a tight budget.  Many airlines now …

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Surf’s up at SAIT

Campus club sees high tide of surfing members SAIT Surf is a new club at SAIT, with already more than 120 members who come together to learn and teach river surfing in landlocked Alberta.  Ryan Morstad, a first-year business student at SAIT, founded the club. Morstad is from the west …

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Craft Tuesday

Students express to destress Crafty Tuesday is a great way to be creative, meet friends and break the overlying tensions that can lurk on a campus. Every Tuesday, the Student Support Centre hosts this fun event from noon to 4 p.m., providing students with a creative way to release stress …

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