City improvements help SAIT community cycle

Continuing improvements to cycling infrastructure in the North Hill area could ease some transportation issues in the SAIT community. This year, the City of Calgary added a bike route on 10th Street and Cambrian Drive, from 23rd Avenue to Northmount Drive.  Projects on 21st and 24th Avenues N.W. will likely …

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Sports culture “sets the table” for athletes to conceal depression

In the past month, the National Hockey League was struck with several tragedies that have shocked the sporting world. Two different player deaths marked some of the sport’s darkest days in recent memory. On Aug. 15, the Vancouver Province reported that former Canuck Rick Rypien was found dead in his …

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Yoga

Students take part in a group yoga class outside. This is one of the many activities that took place during the annual Welcome Week festivities held all over SAIT campus.

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State-of-the-art lab prepares students for work in hospitals

SAIT students who grew up playing hospital and dreaming about careers as healthcare professionals can continue doing so thanks to a new lab facility on campus. The polytechnic’s School of Health and Public Safety opened its doors to a Human Patient Simulation Lab this fall. This advanced training facility will …

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SAIT student unifies media and metal

New Media student Curtis Johnson is not what you expect of a rocker. There is no trademark leather jacket, instrument case, nor garish studs and accessories to identify him with the stereotypical rocker image of excess. There is nothing, at first glance, to distinguish him from the endless sea of …

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Friday night not all right for fighting

The first weekend of residents co-existing on campus grounds got off to a turbulent start as two men were questioned for allegedly assaulting a Community Assistant (CA) this past Friday. SAIT manager of Security and Emergency Services Barry Cochran said campus security and the Calgary Police Service arrived on scene …

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Reserved parking stalls leave students driving in circles

A student who was originally looking forward to foregoing the $3 park-and-ride fee at C-Train parking starting April 1 says she’s not impressed with rules for parking passes that don’t make them viable for her. Although the parking fee has been eliminated, Calgary Transit is now giving motorists the option …

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The Election Supplement

On May 2, we’ll all head to the polls to elect a new government. What issues should students know about to help cast their ballots. We’ve made it easy for you by focusing on student load requirements and job creation. Weal news editor Kiah Gutowski asks these questions: 1. Most …

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Party on the cheap to celebrate grad

To honour the end of the year, here are five great themes you can employ to help save money at this year’s graduation shindig. The Sexy Party No, that’s not a reference to the Swinger parties of decades past. It’s not about outright sex, but a healthy dose of sexual …

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C-train security upped after stabbing

City Transit introduced 12 new peace officers this past Monday. The initiative began months ahead of schedule as a result of a stabbing on March 22. But a SAIT student who witnessed the attack said despite the security increase, her confidence in riding public transit is still shaken. “I don’t …

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Going bald for kids cancer cause

On April 7, two members of the SAIT community will lop off their locks to raise funds for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. Greg Fulmes, photojournalism instructor, and Jeff Clemens, first-year journalism student, are participating in the Shave Your Lid for a Kid fundraiser. This is the second …

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Manage mounting academic stress with movement

With final exams and major project deadlines rapidly approaching, the average student is carrying serious stress on their shoulders. The fact that Old Man Winter has had a stranglehold on Calgary for the better part of five months also contributes to elevated stress levels, and that lethargic feeling many people …

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Slow Food comes to fast-paced campus

Each year, SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism brings a special guest to campus to speak with students. In previous years, the guest has often been a celebrity, including Chef at Home host Michael Smith or Restaurant Makeover regular Lynn Crawford. This year’s guest may not be a recognizable star, …

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Graphic novels gain respect as serious lit

I was confused when several of my friends mentioned their excitement for legendary graphic novelist, Art Spiegelman’s upcoming lecture at the University of Calgary. I had no idea my acquaintances were closeted nerds. I thought graphic novels were for the comic-book obsessed, yearning to escape into fantasy worlds of super …

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Sport your knickers and lace for cancers below the waist

For most people, the idea of a 10 km run can come off as an intimidating task. But get a group of your friends and suit up in your nicest underwear in support of a good cause and you’ve made a daunting task into a fun and bearable one. All …

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Possible price increase has us crying in our beer

Students could be digging deeper into their Saturday morning coffee funds to pay for their Friday night brews. Darren Maher, manager of food and beverages at the Gateway, said in addition to the standard commodity increase, grains like barley and wheat will be rising in price within the next year …

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SAIT sends message of hope to Japan

The SAIT community is doing its part to raise money for the Japan disaster relief fund. Students and organizations throughout campus are planning events and fundraisers to support the people who have been affected by the recent disasters in Japan. Saki Okawara, first-year business administration student, has family in Japan …

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How sweet it is: Women of Troy capture ACAC championship

They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But in the case of the SAIT women’s hockey team, revenge is a dish best served on ice. Only two seasons ago, then last-placed MRU defeated the regular-season champion Trojans for the ACAC victory. But this year, the Trojans played the …

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Apprenticeship enrolment makes small gains

SAIT’s apprenticeship programs are showing slow signs of recovery after a substantial decrease in enrolment last year. Dean of the School of Transportation Brian Moukperian met with the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) last month, and went over close to 30 programs to determine the future number of enrolling …

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