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Road trip through the prairies

Hit the highway and take a road trip through Alberta A car, a map, a good playlist, and a couple of friends is the perfect solution for students looking for a quick getaway between classes and work. Travel Alberta recommends planning a road trip during the months of July, August, …

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Tire pressure is the top thing that gets neglected in cars, which can be very detrimental to how smoothly the car runs.  Other things that should be checked regularly are oil levels, windshield washer fluid, and lights. -Mikaela MacKenzie, THE WEAL

Car maintenance: another blind spot

What vehicle owners should be doing to keep their vehicle running smoothly Proper vehicle maintenance is something that many car owners learn about but quickly forget after years of commuting on a daily basis. Randy Loyk – technical services manager at Alberta Motor Association (AMA) in Edmonton, Mike Rolland—academic chair …

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Indulge your taste buds this Valentine’s Day

Don’t feel guilty about having a second (or third) helping of chocolates from your sweetheart, because more chocolate could be beneficial to your health. The smooth, rich treat that many people often dismiss as a sugary sin is actually very high in antioxidants, according to John Fleck from Epiphanie Chocolates. …

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Explore Calgary during reading week

Reading week is coming up Feb. 16 to 20, and students don’t have to venture far to make the most out of the break. There are many activities to do in Calgary that many long-term residents tend to overlook. Heather Dumont, a second-year travel and tourism student working at SAIT …

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If the shoe fits

Shoes are the finishing touch that can make or break any style. Najma Mohamed, a local designer who has just launched her label Nimmaré, gave some exclusive tips for those looking to revamp their shoe collection. When searching for shoes, Mohamed suggested keeping it simple. “A black heel is a …

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When the heat’s on, it’s time to get cooking

Not too many culinary students can say they got their start in the industry after competing on a Food Network reality show. SAIT apprentice cook student John Leung definitely can, and is fired up about his future in the cooking industry, in part thanks to his experience as one of …

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Expert tested, student approved: Simple, effective, and budget friendly advice for students to redesign their small space

The low-budget, small-home dwelling student shouldn’t be afraid to create a stylish space that reflects their personality. “One of the biggest things if you’re thinking of small space is to hide some of the ugly you can’t change,” said Kara Brennan, owner of Wink Interiors in Calgary. With websites like …

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No one likes a quitter: Tips to keep on track with your New Year’s resolutions

Setting goals to get fit, eat right, and de-stress is a good idea only if the promise to complete them is followed through.   For many people, staying on top of their New Year’s resolution is an insurmountable task that fails before it even has the chance to take off. …

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Take action against dry skin

Keeping skin baby smooth despite the hurdles of a dry climate and strong winds can be a challenging yet not completely impossible task for Albertans. The humidity levels are so low in Alberta—below 80 per cent—that the outside layer of skin, called the cornium, is unable to draw moisture from …

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Challenge your fitness level

Following through with fitness goals and resolutions is a daunting prospect for many people, but with the right motivation and outside help to stay on track, anything is possible.   SAIT Recreation decided to create their own 40 days of fitness challenge after seeing similar challenges put on by other …

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Different sides to the dating game: A look into the trials and tribulations of dating as a transperson

Dating can be a daunting prospect to many people, but entering the scene after recently changing one’s identity to align with one’s gender is an even bigger challenge. However, Emily Watson, who started her transition from a man to a woman in March 2013, said that the challenges she faced …

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Pole dancer

Strutting, spinning, and swinging around a pole—typically associated with bachelor parties—is a popular fitness routine. Pole dancing is considered an alternative form of fitness, one that Calgary and surrounding area company Pole Junkies has been offering for the past ten years. Alena Downs, owner and an instructor, first got her …

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Men in Medicine

More and more men are getting into fields once populated primarily by women. According to statistics from the University of Calgary, 2011 saw a dramatic increase in male enrolment for the first-year nursing program. Of the 123 students who enrolled in the faculty (including transfer students) 21 per cent were …

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Love the way you look

Women around the world are still having a hard time embracing their reflection in the mirror. Women around the world are still having a hard time embracing their reflection in the mirror. According to a survey done by Glamour Magazine this past year, 54 per cent of women are not …

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The Market Place bake sale strikes again with some spooky treats

Over 30 people eagerly lined up for the Market Place’s bake sale on Thursday, Oct. 30, which featured tasty Halloween themed treats. This was the second bake sale that the Market Place, located in the John Ware building, has hosted and it was a huge hit with students, parents, and …

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Out-of-the-box costume ideas

With Halloween creeping around the corner, those who are left with no costume ideas shouldn’t give up hope so easily. There are many clever and easy to make Halloween costume ideas that can be put together in one day. These costumes can be made without spending a dime in most …

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Exercise like a rock star

A new fitness program is pounding its way around the world, incorporating moves and music to inspire even the least athletic person. Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom, from Venice, Calif., first came up with the idea for their trendy new program over four years ago. “One day we were squatting …

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Students, staff and baking enthusiasts alike flocked the Marketplace. All the baking, bread, and chocolate was created and prepared by the first and second year students in the baking and pastry arts program. (Sabrina Scarpino photos)

You snooze, you lose: the Marketplace bake sale has come and gone

  Freedom to move was a luxury at the crowded Marketplace bake sale on Thursday, Oct. 9, which featured baking from the baking and pastry arts students. The Marketplace, located in the John Ware building on the SAIT campus, hosted the first bake sale of the semester, where visitors lined …

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Never say never to a Thanksgiving dinner

Students on their own or stranded in their dorm rooms this Thanksgiving can still look forward to tasting all the best dishes this holiday has to offer. Chef Steve Lepine, a chef instructor at SAIT’s Culinary Campus downtown, offered his suggestions on how to pull off a Thanksgiving dinner. “You …

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Consumers flock the Calgary farmer’s market to purchase locally made and locally grown produce on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Calgary Food Tours operates in five communities around the city. – Chrissy Jorgensen Photo

Support Alberta’s economy by eating locally

Consumers gathered at the Calgary farmers market for a guided tour on Oct. 4, led by Karen Anderson, to highlight local farmers and products. Eating locally is getting even more important, not only because the nutrient value is diminishing in most products, but also to support the local economy said …

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