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Where’s the beef

Going vegetarian could help save the planet Alberta beef has not had a good year. For the past several months, the price of steak has been steadily rising for both producers and consumers. In an already volatile economy, local farmers have had to contend with increased cost to produce, and …

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Naomi Kim lounges in her home on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Kim is a second generation Canadian, her parents are South Korean, and she lives caught between two cultures. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/SAIT)

Cultural Duality

Caught adrift between tradition and assimilation Canada prides itself on being a cultural mosaic, where new immigrants bring a piece of their culture with them as they arrive. As these newcomers arrive on our strange shores, they seek familiarity among members of their own culture—so as not to be swept …

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Calgary Transit is going green

Future Green Line beneficial for students For many students, transit is a part of daily life at SAIT. When you visit the SAIT/ACAD and Jubilee station, you see first- hand the number of people who intersect through Calgary Transit. At the transit stop, there are many different people: young mothers …

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A SAIT student demonstrates restrictions on freedom of speech and creating a safe space by covering her mouth. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

Intellectual bubbles

Debate is critical to post-secondary education By now, we’ve all read about the Trump hat fiasco at Mount Royal University. But, I’m not here to cover that story. Not really. I’m here to talk about safe spaces. Almost everyone is on the same page already. The woman was wrong to …

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Second-hand knowledge

The permanent closure of SAITSA Second Classes are back in full swing, and you bright-eyed and hopeful students are likely settling back into the groove of post-secondary problems and coping with your rapidly escalating, and crippling, debt. The debt continues to climb, which is an unfortunate post-secondary pickle we all …

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The Peter Pan paradox

Lost boys and girls of the millennial generation Millennials, born from the early ’80s to the late ’90s, are unique in how singularly distinguished they are from the generations that came before them. Known by many as the “the Peter Pan generation,” millennials are known for putting off many of …

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Fines, they are a changin’

Calgary looks at raising fines for community standards bylaw violations Imagine you’re lying in bed Friday night, you’ve had a productive day, and you have to be up early tomorrow. Suddenly, you hear the low grumble of the teenaged neighbour’s bass rumbling to the very fibres of your core. It …

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Beating around the bush

Thought provoking? Or gross out factor? If you were in residence over this summer, you may have noticed a very peculiar poster attached to one of the corkboards on your floor. In a rainbow of colours, a list of 61 different slang terms for vagina was written, followed by the …

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Physical indifference

Education is the next step to ending discrimination From the era of the Spartans judging the fate of their newborns, to swiping right or left on a dating app, humans have always judged one another based on appearance. It’s in our nature. But that doesn’t make it acceptable behaviour. Everyone …

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Next level gaming

Lack of recognition for competitive gamers Felix Kjellberg earned $12 million in advertising revenue in 2014 by playing video games on YouTube, according to a report by Forbes. Kjellberg, better known by the moniker PewDiePie, is only 25 years old, and has nearly 45 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. …

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A man stretches after completing a work out.(Photo by Sareenah Singh/SAIT)

Whey too much training

Shedding light on overtraining myths We can all agree that fitness has a lot of benefits, especially the way it makes you feel after a workout. The most rewarding feeling you can have in the gym is the pump where blood rushes to your muscles, making them feel big and …

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A photo illustration of banned band names at the Palomino and other venues in Calgary on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/SAIT)

Sticks and Stones

Why is a band’s name enough to offend us? Femme Wave, a Calgary feminist music and arts festival, issued a statement on Aug. 17, announcing they would be withdrawing all shows booked at The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club, due to the establishment’s booking of a band named Black Pussy. …

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The price of beer has gone up, but don't let that stop you. (Photo by Parker Crook/SAIT Polytechnic)

Brewing change

Moving the focus to Alberta’s breweries Rachel Notley. Alberta New Democratic Party. Depending where your political ideologies lie, there may be a sour taste in your mouth after reading those words. It’s no secret that Notley’s NDP has experienced turbulence since Alberta voted them in during the May 2015 election, …

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Calgaria

Calgary should take a page out of Portland’s playbook You don’t have to go very far in this town to find an “I heart Alberta beef” bumper sticker. Alberta is, after all, a province that is very proud of itself, and nowhere is this truer than in Calgary. We love …

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Travel through time

A look at the past provides a glimpse of the future The earth trembles as monstrous coal haulers roll up the road towards the Battle River power plant. It’s the oldest coal plant in Alberta, and it’s still not quite half as old as SAIT. We crane our necks and …

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Look before you leap

Roughly seven years ago, then 14-year-old Rikki Hillmer was hit by a late model, full-sized pick-up truck while crossing 162 Ave. in Calgary’s southwest. Clad in black, not wearing her glasses and rushing for the bus on her way to school, she ventured across the divided roadway and caused an …

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Shoelace express

Pedestrian safety should be an utmost priority On average, more than one pedestrian has been hit by an automobile a day since the start of this year in Calgary alone. In a city of a million people, especially with such a strong driving culture, pedestrian fatalities are a sad fact …

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It’s the finals countdown

Finals season is almost upon us, and, as usual, it is riding into town on a wave of stress, anxiety and hopelessness. As with every other year, we ask ourselves why we even have finals at all. Are finals actually beneficial? Or do they simply cause stress in students? Danny …

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Editors’ travel picks

Nikolai Cuthill Photo Editor Australia My favourite place that I have been has to be Australia. I lived there for three years, and it has become a second home for me. Everyone knows that everything in Australia is dangerous and trying to kill you, but people often overlook the beauty …

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The world is your textbook

Learning opportunities are not solely available in a classroom Travelling is more than a simple vacation and an opportunity to sit on a beach while drinking mojitos at 10 a.m. Travel is education. One of the best ways to learn something is through immersion. For example, it’s easier to uncover …

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