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Every nickle and dime counts

Money management during school can be a challenge, making a plan to bring in a bit of extra cash is always a pleasant experience. While most students have part-time jobs and budget their income to get through college, some manage to find an out-of-the-ordinary way to bring in extra earnings. …

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Take a stand against sexual violence

During the past few weeks, the hashtag #MeToo has been circulating as a symbol of solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. Danielle Jacklin, a Calgarian who shared her story of experiencing sexual violence, said she empathises with others who have as well. “As someone who has said ‘me too,’ I …

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Zombie Renée Digout craves Pumpkin Spice Lattes more than brains. (Photo by Quin Hauck/SAIT)

The undeniable popularity of pumpkin spice

With autumn comes the return of the popular pumpkin spice latte (PSL), a seasonal drink that is often mocked for those who show excitement. Over the years, the demand for pumpkin spice-anything seemed to start a lifestyle trend, with new creations introduced like flavoured breakfast options, various desserts, as well …

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Canada’s history of Halloween

Halloween is as ancient as the Old Gods that haunt the nightmares of mortals, but has a significant and interesting history in Canada. According to history.com, Halloween was originally celebrated in the form of a Celtic festival called “Samhain” that marked the end of summer and the harvest, and the …

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Ethics behind clothing is difficult to navigate

Clothing sales are high in Canada, but the affordability of our clothes often depends on exploiting vulnerable people and resources. Canadian clothing sales continue to increase, rising to $41.9 billion in 2015, according to Stats Canada. “How can it be ethical? That’s what I would like to know,” said Kelly …

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Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) students Lance Villemarie and Graham Phillips accompanied Fiaz to the Central American country.
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Helping hands in Belize

This past summer, two students and an instructor from SAIT’s School of Business embarked on a field trip to Belize, an independent country on the eastern coast of Central America. Their initiative was to partner with a UK based organization called Accounting for International Development (AFID) to establish relationships and …

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The Deane House in Inglewood is just one of Calgary's rumoured most haunted buildings. (Photo by Rebecca Hardcastle)

Spectres of Inglewood

October is here and it’s time to get spooky with Calgary Ghost Walks in Inglewood. Organized by Johanna Lane, her interest in telling ghost stories started with a tragedy. “My husband was killed in a motorcycle accident,” Lane said. “Always a bummer in conversation isn’t it?” After her husband died, …

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Balancing family and school

Transitioning into post-secondary can be a challenge for anyone, let alone, having to juggle parenting at the same time. Janaia Hutzal, a single mother of two, is in her second-year of the journalism program at SAIT. “Parenting, in general, is constantly choosing the lesser of evils and the greater of …

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How to avoid getting a cold

Flu season is approaching, and the time to take preventative measure is now. University of Lethbridge student, Derek Saint-Jean, said that he personally isn’t worried about getting sick, but that succumbing to illness is bound to happen. “We are often in closed areas, and mixed with poor diet and stress, …

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Janay Chamberlain, left, and Riley Henderson drink wine from the Okanagan Valley, in Bowness Park in Calgary on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. For the Weal article on Okanagan wine. (Photo by Quin Hauck/SAIT)

Work-life balance key for students

Weekends and work should not mix, according to Norm Hawkins, a public relations instructor at SAIT. “I used to do a lot of work on weekends, but I realized it wasn’t helping my home life or my work life,” said Hawkins. “Lately, I’ve been working to keep them separate.” Between …

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Artist Shawn Tronix tattoos a woman's shoulder at The Arthouse Inc Tattoo and Piercing studio in Kensington, Calgary. (Photo by Rebecca Hardcastle)

Tattoos as self-expression

The current craze for trendy tattoos has caused some to be concerned that people are getting inked impulsively without considering the long-term effects of their decision. While some people may never change their opinion on their tattoos, potential workplace restrictions on visible tattoos may cause conflict. Alex Heppner, a legal …

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Where’s the lettuce at SAIT?

Eating healthy and finding enjoyable options as a student can be a challenge, especially if you are vegetarian or vegan.  “We try to stick to the menu but we do our best to cater to people’s needs,” said Jeff Villavende, who works at the Austin Grill in the Stan Grad …

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Tia Weller, owner of the Regal Cat Cafe, poses for a picture at the Regal Cat Cafe in Kensington.  The Regal Cat Cafe, launched in June 2017, and is the first of its kind in Calgary. (Photo by Chelsea Kemp/SAIT)

Kensington’s Kitten Kingdom

Kensington is home to the purr-fect get away for stressed out students looking for a cup of coffee or a cat to cuddle.  The Regal Cat Café, the first of it’s kind in Calgary, opened in June, 2017 in the heart of Kensington.  “[Cats] help to reduce stress, it’s fuzzy …

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A map of Canada’s national parks

Students looking to travel and still save money this summer might consider visiting one of Canada’s national parks. To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Parks Canada is offering free passes to every national park all year long. Not only is this incentive to go out and see our country’s natural beauty, …

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Body hair conundrums

Women often feel pressure to remove body hair and the practice has benefits to personal life and health. For 22-year-old Tanisha Kirby this stigma is true. Kirby has been removing her body hair since she was 13. At age 15, removing pubic hair and other body hair became a normal …

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Calgary’s Rockies baseball alumni, Michael Goldade, preparing mentally for baseball season in a friends apartment on March 22, 2017 in Calgary. Goldade also plays guitar in his spare time to relax. (Photo by Katerina Kotsaftis/SAIT)

Letting loose without substance use

There are many healthy ways to take the edge off We are quickly approaching the end of the semester, and as projects pile up and final exams loom over our shoulders, feelings of stress start to compound. We live in a culture of edges, one leading to another. A long …

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Sacrificing for school

Post-secondary education can have huge effects on your social life Post-secondary education can have huge effects on a person’s future, but can also have unwelcoming effects on their social life. Post-secondary education affects average earnings, mental stability and even physical health, but perhaps the most pervasive impacts are the changes …

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Students pose for a photo for the Weal newspaper story, 'Virgin Shaming' on March. 4, 2017. (Photo by Katerina Kotsaftis/SAIT)

Sex, virginity and your self worth

The connotations around virginity are complicated and can make people feel anxious, but decisions regarding sex should be made based on what one’s comfortable with. Emily Ophus, the Community Programs Manager at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre, said that there are many different perceptions of virginity, and while some people …

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Vaping popular despite health hazards

E-cigarettes work by heating liquids like nicotine mixed with other chemicals and flavours and turning them into a vapour. They became popular since after invention in China in 2003, and because they don’t produce any smoke, they’re described as a safer option instead of cigarettes. “I smoked for five years …

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Springing into action

A change of season provides a fresh start after a long, bleak winter Spring has arrived, and it’s a season to look forward to with hope, expectation and relief. It’s a time filled with clichés, an opportunity for abandonment and joy to take precedence over originality. There is a spring …

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