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Former SAIT student on wanted list

A former SAIT student who allegedly left Canada to join and fight with ISIS is now on Interpol’s most wanted list, after being charged in absentia by the RCMP in September. Farah Mohamed Shirdon, 22, was charged with six counts of terrorism charges: •Leaving Canada to participate in the activity …

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Athlete of the month Francisco Miron

Francisco Miron, an electrical apprentice at SAIT, just completed his fourth season with the Trojans soccer team. Although the team did not do as well in the playoffs as they had hoped, they still fought hard. Highlights for Miron included travelling with the team, getting to know them and winning …

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Femme Wave celebrates Calgary’s female artists

For their first year, Femme Wave, a self-proclaimed feminist arts festival, has brought in a host of talent—musicians, comedians, visual artists, and filmmakers. “There’s just a lot of women doing really cool things, like making really great music in the city and not being represented [fifty-fifty], the way they should …

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New York artists work with ACAD students for upcoming production

Plastic shopping bags littered the Main Mall of ACAD as students collaborated with two prominent New York-based artists for their production, Toss, premiering next fall. The bags, which students cut, ironed, and attached together on Tuesday, Nov. 17, are for plans to create a glacier, a piece of their set, according …

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Ethiopian eats, wholesome and cheap

Students with a tight budget looking to diversify their palate beyond that of SAIT Polytechnic’s cafeteria will be pleasantly surprised with Marathon Ethiopian restaurant location in Kensington. Owned by SAIT student Michael Bogale, the restaurant is his full-time project, offering something culturally different for those looking for something new. When …

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Rent and vacancy rates rise

Both on campus and throughout the city, rent prices continue to increase as vacancy climbs Calgary’s rental market is experiencing a rise of suites available to tenants, but that has not reduced the cost of rent. Over the past year, the vacancy rate for rental units has increased from 1.4 …

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Like bowling, but with axes

League combines medieval sport with backyard spirit It’s like darts, but with axes; the Backyard Axe Throwing League (BATL) is a league of men and women who throw axes for fun. BATL started off in 2006 in the backyard of a Torontonian Matt Wilson, and Wilson currently serves as its …

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Welding her Ohe’n path

PITA alumni finds creative expression in the metal arts From being born on a farm outside Peers, Alta. in 1937 to working with a member of the Group of Seven and founding her own art centre, Katie Ohe has had an eclectic and vast career. A sculptor whose focus is …

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Mental health on campus

With the start of week eleven, it is important to remember there are many mental health awareness initiatives on campus that strive to improve the student body’s mental well-being. The pressure to stay on top of studies is at an all time high. Finals are just around the corner, and …

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Referen-Done!

Students vote in favour to build new students’ association building on main campus A new student-owned building—which will house the Gateway, meeting spaces, lounges, study areas, offices and more—officially entered the planning stages after students voted in favour in a referendum on Nov. 4 to 6 to release funds towards …

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Bearing down on cub euthanasia

Orphaned bear cubs in Alberta have nowhere to turn Over the past five years, about two-dozen bears have been euthanized after wildlife rehabilitation centres have been forbidden from taking them in because they are deemed a risk to public safety. These decisions, made by the provincial government, have many people …

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You Matter

I am Thao, your SAITSA VP Student Life. This is my second year in this role and I can’t stress enough how happy I am to be here, to serve you and continue my learning about the world around me. However, to be at this point now, I have been …

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Reinvented poutine

    It’s a very common stereotype that Canadians love poutine. Canadians have proven the stereotype correct by opening restaurants that specialize in poutine, like The Big Cheese in Calgary. Rosy Palma has been employed at The Big Cheese for two and a half months now. “I think Canadians like …

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The cycle of violence

Colonization still showing its effects within Aboriginal communities Understanding trauma within Aboriginal communities is a crucial step in working with those communities, said a registered social worker. Barb Barclay, southern regional manager of the Native Counselling Services of Alberta, stated the act of colonization and residential schools played a huge …

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A PLAY ABOUT RACE WILL, LITERALLY, OPEN YOUR EYES

An established Ontario transplant will be making his directorial debut at the Arts Commons’ Motel Theatre with a production that he says will be “a punch in the gut.” Known in London, Ont. for directing Evil Dead: The Musical 2014, and winning the Brickenden Award for best musical and most …

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New haunted house brings tricks and treats

Grim Manor opens this week in the old Target space in Sunridge Mall The Grim Manor, a horror house bred from the minds of three terror addicts, will open its doors for the first time in Calgary on Oct. 21. Jesse Allen, the mind behind the monster mask, teamed up …

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SAIT Club aims to cement their victory

A little-known SAIT tradition is the designing, building, and racing of a toboggan made mostly of concrete. From nothing, each year, different engineering programs collaborate and conjure up a downhill speed demon to race in the January Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) engineering competition. Anthony Lok is the vice …

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The price is… wrong

Economy goes down and food prices go up by alarming amounts. Over the past decade, most people share one similar trait—they are trying to make healthier, more ethical choices when it comes to what they’re eating. However, making those choices has become more difficult than ever due to the growing …

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Float like a butterfly, study like a bee

Professionally boxing and going to school full-time would be a struggle for any ordinary person, but Brett Enns succeeds in both. As a second-year student in the electrician program at SAIT Polytechnic, Enns has to juggle being at campus learning and being at the gym training. “If I’m not in …

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Eric Moschopedis speaks in front of an audience of 20 at the New Gallery in Calgary on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. As part of a series of talks, Moschopedis discusses different topics with various artists prevalent within the Calgary art scene. (Photo by Nikki Celis/The Press)

On the future of the arts and the communities that it affects in Calgary

Questions arose regarding the future of the arts and its place in society, Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the New Gallery as roughly 25 attended the discussion and critique. The two-hour discussion, called There is No Future, Yet: A Conversation between Hye-Seung Jung and Eric Moschopedis, was the third and final …

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