SAIT students navigate the news, seeking hard facts

The internet has dramatically changed how we take in news, and students are the latest generation trying to navigate these changes. According to Stats Canada, Canadians’ use of newspapers, magazines, TV and radio to learn the news has been steadily declining since 2003 while use of the internet has skyrocketed. …

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U of C Fashion show highlights sustainability

The UCalgary Fashion Network hosted a crew of formidable leaders in the field of sustainable fashion on Friday, Jan. 26 at their Let’s Talk Fashion event. The event was open to the public, allowing attendees to rub shoulders with Erin Bird, with FairTrade Calgary; Blake Ward, owner of Seed, a …

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Recipe: Homemade dog biscuits, Make your own dog treats just in time for “The Year of the Dog”

Coming up this Friday, Feb. 16, we get to celebrate the Chinese New Year! I wish you good luck, prosperous health, fortunate times and all the Chinese food your heart desires. 2018 is The Year of the Dog and what better way to honour this than to bake up some …

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Recipe: Red velvet cake. Have your heart beet cake, and eat it too

  Valentine’s Day is approaching, in case you had forgotten. Pink, red, hearts, roses and chocolate will be everywhere and whether you are a fan of the holiday or not (I for one, unabashedly love it,) the following recipe is worth considering. Make it for your valentine, for your friend …

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Fight the freeze with some frugal fun

February is upon us and with it, there’s only one more month of braving bone-chilling temperatures and needles of snow blowing in the sub-zero wind. To help pass the time until March brings gradually warmer weather to segue us into spring, here is a list of inexpensive events to take …

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Seventh annual Hot Chocolate Fest hits Calgary

Participants from across the city will compete throughout February for the title of Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate in the seventh annual YYC Hot Chocolate Fest. Shelley Fink, the owner of TotaliTea, said she’s been participating for the last four years largely because of the support the festival gives to a …

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Community LEGO competition brings families closer together

LEGO enthusiasts of all ages showed off their complex creations on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the 12th annual Silver Springs LEGO Competition. “I try to make it [the Silver Springs competition] a big deal because it is the community in which we live, and I always want my children to …

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The Canmore Winter Carnival is coming back

The Canmore Winter Carnival is happening next month and will be full of fun winter-themed adventures for children and adults alike. “It’s designed to give some respite from the winter blues,” said event coordinator Nancy Ruiz. “Be prepared to have a lot going on.” During the first two weekends of …

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“Raw” water may be worsening an already growing supply problem

hile parts of the country can’t get access to clean drinking water, wealthy hippies are paying up to $37 for 2.5 gallons of “raw” untreated water. Their reasoning for paying such a premium is that the existing water supply has added chemicals and is lacking in naturally occurring minerals that …

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Family-friendly naked swim cancelled by City of Calgary

  algary Nude Recreation’s plans for an evening of riding waterslides and braving wave pools in their birthday suits were cancelled by the city. “Come play in a water park! What better way is there to escape the cold,” the event page says on meetup.com The event was planned to …

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Local entrepreneurs ski to success

A recent arrival on the ski scene, 93 North Skis, has combined craftsmanship and engineering to produce Canmore manufactured and designed skis that are hand-made and expertly tested. Sam McEwan and Max Flowerday, previously engineers from Calgary, decided to up and quit their stable careers to pursue their passion for …

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Municipal and federal government sites provide guidelines for extreme cold

The winter season sees extreme cold hitting Calgary, but there are lots of resources to help Calgarians deal with the weather. “Winter storms have the potential to disrupt power to your home and community, and have the potential to affect your plans,” according to the City of Calgary website. “It’s …

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Keeping New Year’s resolutions is easier with planning

We’re approaching the treacherous one-month-after-New-Years mark, when resolve to keep resolutions wears thin, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In an article published by The New York Times, Jen A. Miller wrote that New Year’s resolutions should be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. “Your resolution should …

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There’s no miracles on 34th street

The holiday season is a time when people come together, friends host ugly-sweater parties and family steps back up the priority ladder. However, it can also be a time of extreme loneliness for some. Loneliness can be heightened for those who return home to family and feel like they were …

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Flu shots are available on campus

Flu season is here and although health practitioners urge people to get vaccinated, many people don’t see the point. Brian Bestard, a plumbing student at SAIT, said he hasn’t received a flu shot. He said he thinks there isn’t much of a reason to if you’re a generally healthy person. …

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Calgary Food Bank

The Calgary Food Bank continues to battle food insecurity amongst Calgarians. With this issue, people give up meals to pay for things like childcare, rent, medical needs, education, and more. However, with more than five programs, organizations, and events there are a handful of ways to make donations. The food …

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Zoolights returns to Calgary for 20th year

Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo is lighting up the night with 1.5 million Christmas lights, until Saturday, Jan. 6. The event includes seven weeks of family-friendly activities that promote wildlife conservation. There will be classic activities like ice skating as well as brand new ones special to this year. For …

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Self-esteem and success

When it comes to succeeding in school, self-esteem and self-confidence play a big role. Self-esteem refers to the value given to one’s self, while self-confidence is a learnable skill or ability. Counter-intuitively, one can have confidence without believing in the inherent value of oneself. Likewise one can believe they are …

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Dinner in the dark

Dark Table is a restaurant that opened its doors on Monday, Oct. 18 and serves high-class meals to diners in complete darkness, served by blind waiters. This concept seriously intrigued me, so I knew I wanted to write a story about it for The Weal. I did some research on …

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Faith can be an obstacle for students but it doesn’t have to be

Religion can be an obstacle to some post-secondary students, as religious obligations can conflict with studying and finding time to socialize with friends. Jehan Kadry, a SAIT graduate, identifies as a Muslim, and she struggles with trying to balance it all. She said when she was younger she was not …

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