Statistical screen sports

The clock is ticking—three, two, one, and it’s time for the most important choice of the year: who to take first in this year’s fantasy draft. For some, sports are a casual pastime you catch whenever you’ve already seen that episode of The Office, and yet for others it proves …


SAITSA fall election wraps up

After two days of voting, nine students join the BOD With nine student representatives elected to the Board of Directors (BOD), the students’ association prepares to set their goals for the upcoming year. SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) held its fall elections on Sept. 24 and 25, filling nine vacant spots …


Big city bunnies

Let’s talk about the bunnies. Not hares, those wild rabbits that stand the height of small children and darken the sun at the end of the street during sunrise.  We are talking cute little domestic-looking bunnies.  Their numbers seem to be growing out of control in certain areas—Bridgeland and Erlton …


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 …


Equinox Vigil ushers a secular, creative space to mourn for recently dead

Union Cemetery, Saturday, was alit with lanterns and music as visitors mourned the loss of loved ones during the fourth annual Equinox Vigil. The vigil, held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., commemorated the deceased—particularly Michael Greene and Richard Mcdowell, founding members of One Yellow Rabbit theatre-company—with an inclusive, non-religious …


The Calgary International Film Festival

filmmakers alike will have the chance to catch local and internationally directed films with this year’s Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF). Running from Sept. 24 to Oct. 4, the festival is held annually in multiple downtown locations and presents a unique opportunity for international and local talent to be brought …


New SAITSA app sets bar high for other campus apps

SAITSA released a new mobile app this semester, and the makers of the app have been impressed with how fast students are downloading it and making connections. Shona Sutherland is the communications coordinator for SAITSA and said OOHLALA Mobile, a Montreal-based company that is behind the app, was blown away …

Trevor Beatson inspects the decades-old clock that used to set the standard for all timekeeping on campus at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, Alta on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.  (Photo by Brent Calver)

The Clock That Time Forgot

With SAIT’s upcoming Centennial celebration, one of the historic clocks was hauled out of storage, and a former instructor hauled out of retirement to fix it up. The Weal talks with Trevor Beatson about the new old tech that used to keep SAIT running on time.


Rolling in the steep

SAIT culinary grad selling high-quality teas on campus SAIT students can now enjoy a large selection of loose-leaf teas from a local teashop that has roots within the SAIT community. The Odyssey Coffeehouse is serving a selection of traditional and blended loose-leaf teas from The Tea Factory, a café located …


Never give up

When Mitch Henry woke up today, he felt like he did back before 2012. Getting to this point, however, was an uphill battle. Growing up, Henry was an avid soccer player, starting at the age of three; he always played in the highest division. “I’ve played almost every sport, but …

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FreeFall launches final issue of 25 series

Readers and writers, both established and emerging, will be able to catch FreeFall magazine’s final issue of the season, celebrating 25 years of distinguished writing. The third issue of their 25th series will premiere with a launch event on Oct. 1, located at Shelf Life Books. The event will feature …


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 …

Professional Cooking student Lee Thompson, right, serves a student lunch in the 4 Nines cafeteria in the John Ware Building on SAIT Campus in Calgary on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Most of the food in the 4 Nines cafeteria is prepared by students of SAIT's Professional Cooking program. (Photo by Ryan Wellicome/SAIT Polytechnic)

SAIT’s Culinary Campus gets involved in upcoming Doors Open YYC

Doors Open (DO) YYC is offering a behind-the-scenes sneak peak into local companies, and SAIT’s very own Culinary Campus is taking part. April Schaly is the marketing communications specialist for SAIT and reveals how SAIT Culinary Campus is involved. “We are hosting cooking demonstrations on fresh hummus and flatbread,” says …

Mitch McCaw celebrates the 3-1 goal during the Foothills F.C. vs Lane United at Hellard Field in Calgary on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The final score was 3-2 for the Foothills. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Foothills finish strong

Even though the Foothills F.C. didn’t make the playoffs in their first season at the professional level, the Calgary team walked off the field proud. In the last game of the season the team, who struggled all season to hold a lead, came out with a 3-2 win by surviving …

Jean-Pierre Rodrigues-Lemos defends the goal during the Foothills F.C. vs. Seattle Sounders U23 at Hellard Field in Calgary on Sunday, June 28, 2015. The final score was 4-0 for Seattle. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Focusing on the future for Foothills F.C.

Despite a real kick in the pants on Sunday, the Foothills F.C. have nothing to be ashamed of in their first season in the Premier Development League (PDL). The 4-0 loss came at the hands of the Seattle Sounders U-23 team, who sit above them comfortably now in the third …

Miguel Romero is hauled down during the Foothills F.C. vs. Washington Crossfire at Hellard Field in Calgary on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Different team, same result for Foothills F.C.

With head coach, Tommy Wheeldon Jr., behind the bench after serving his one game suspension the Foothills F.C. produced yet another draw. The result came in the form of a 2-2 match against the Washington Crossfire, who sits behind the Foothills F.C. in the table at Hellard Field on Sunday, …

Brad Kamden and Matt Grosey shake hands after the Foothills F.C. vs. Kitsap Pumas at Hellard Field in Calgary on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The game ended in a draw, which is the first time Kitsap had lost points all season. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Chippy battle ends in draw

Another game, another draw for the Foothills F.C. as the team was held to just one point for the fifth time in six matches. The Foothills F.C. tied the Kitsap Pumas 1-1 at Hellard Field in Calgary on June 18, and unfortunately, the idiom “the one that got away” has …

Proceeds from the gate, as well as a $1000 donation by Shane Homes will go to the Calgary Emergency Women's Shelter. (Photo by Brent Calver)

Foothills WFC makes third win in exhibition game

The ladies of the Foothills WFC have continued their winning streak with a third win in an exhibition game against the Shane Homes CWSA All Stars. Proceeds from the gate and a $1000 donation from Shane Homes went to the Calgary Emergency Womens Shelter. Forward Erica Hindmarsh scored a hat …

Portland Timbers goal keeper Colin Partee blocks a shot by Foothills FC midfielder Mitch Bouche during the game at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alta on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.  (Photo by Brent Calver)

Foothills FC ties with Timbers

Foothills F.C. took one point with a 1-1 draw from a crucial match against the Portland Timbers U-23 on Tuesday, June 2, but could have definitely used a win. The two teams will square off again on Sunday, June 7, but in the meantime Foothills have to play another game …