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Streamline your studying

Effective strategies to help you learn best Hitting bumps while studying is never fun. From the SAIT library to the Lamb Learner Success Centre, help is within reach. If you’ve come to realize that your way of studying is not doing you any justice, you may want to look for a …

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Matthew Reimer photo story on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (Photo by Sareenah Singh/SAIT)

The weightless workout

Skip the gym but not the gains With winter approaching and shorter days in effect, many steer clear of the gym. However, skipping the weight room doesn’t have to mean skipping a workout.  “It’s true that working out in a gym gets you noticeable results quicker than working out without …

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Opinions editor Parker Crook sits with his plate of kale at SAIT in Calgary on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Crook successfully became a vegan for an entire week. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

Ethical eating

A week-long adventure in veganism After a final meal of burgers, chocolate, ice cream and everything else unhealthy, I’ve decided it’s time. I’m going vegan for a week.  The idea first came to me a few months back after watching a documentary called Earthlings. The documentary displayed the atrocities that …

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Store employee Crystal Dew demonstrates a meditation pose at New Age in Calgary on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. The store offers a variety of things such as healing crystals, books, as well as meditation classes and psychic readings. New Age opened in 1979 and has expanded over the years, but is still owned by the Duban family and has remained in the same Kensington location. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

Mindful living

Meditation: How to get started The practice of meditation has the potential to help people achieve true happiness and a calm mind. Meditation can be used to reduce stress, aid in physical health, ease chronic pain and support better sleep, while improving mental and emotional well-being. People begin meditation for …

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Emotional Intelligence

Invisible pain, public problem The room was packed; the tone was dark. Some of the families were on their last straw and did not know where to turn next for help.  Our health care system and community agencies are overwhelmed by an influx of hundreds of people suffering from mental …

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The Canada Food Guide, accompanied by a few recommended foods. Canada’s food guide was last revised in 2007, and now the federal government is making moves to update its guidelines in light of increased obesity rates. (Photo by Deborah Mebude/The Press)

Food guide about to expire

Health minister proposes changes to curb obesity Canada’s food guide was last revised in 2007, and now, nine years later, the federal government is making moves to update its guidelines in light of increased obesity rates.  In an Oct. 24 announcement, Health Minister Jane Philpott said the government will be …

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Sissy Portfolio . (Photo by Aly Khan/SAIT)

Dress to impress

Landing a job means dressing for the part Most soon-to-be graduates of SAIT are anticipating working in their respective fields, but some students have a hard time looking for work or don’t have the skills required to ace a job interview. During job interviews applicants not only have to show …

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Alcohol can affect you in a variety of different ways, so it's important to know what you're putting into your body. (Photo by Katerina Kotsaftis)

The college guide to drinking

Know your brews Drinking in college is a time-honoured tradition, a rite of passage.  Yet, alcohol can have a steep learning curve in terms of consumption, so it’s important to know what you’re drinking and its effects.  It can be hard to learn your limits if you are unfamiliar with …

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A SAIT culinary student dumps organic waste into a green compost bin. (Photo by Katerina Kotsaftis)

I see bins of green

Composting at SAIT Reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills is a priority for SAIT’s facilities department. They have now begun the process of rolling out a new waste strategy. “My ultimate goal would be to get to an 80 per cent diversion rate,” said Delisa Daniel, manager of …

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Healthy body, healthy mind

A healthy work-life balance is possible for students College is a place of over-caffeinated students studying relentlessly, who continuously pull all-nighters and attend some of the best parties of their lives. That said, it doesn’t leave much room for physical activity or self care. Stress starts to creep in, and …

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Emotional Intelligence

Wellness Check-In November 1, 2, and 3 SAIT Student Development and Counselling Services is holding a Wellness Check-In on campus between Nov. 1 to 3. The event’s focus will be on students’ well-being. The objective of the event is to inform students that academic success is linked to personal well-being. …

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Stress on the mind

Week 9 and feeling fine It’s the middle of the semester and learning how to manage stress plays a big part in helping to stay calm when facing overwhelming circumstances. Jocelyn Deo, a second-year travel and tourism student at SAIT, has learned throughout her years at school how to manage …

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Marta Edgar poses in her office in the Student Development and Counselling Centre in Heritage Hall on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Edgar is a registered psychologist at the centre. (Photo by Deborah Mebude/The Press)

Seasonal Affective Disorder

How sunlight affects student psychology With the end of the summer months comes less sunshine, and while for some, waking up early may pose a challenge year-round, evidence shows that dark mornings may have specific effects on certain people. Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) is a condition associated with a change …

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History in the making

Serving the SAIT community with a focus on students’ interests

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SAITSA Executive Director, Blair McCormick poses in Odyssey Coffeehouse in the Campus Centre at SAIT on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. SAITSA was hosting it's alumni mixer. (Photo by Deborah Mebude/The Press)

A toast to collaboration

Tool Shed Brewing Company partners with SAITSA Centenni-Ale raises a glass to 100! SAIT’s hundredth birthday marks a major milestone in the school’s history, and now, a newly crafted beer is helping usher in the celebration. Commemorating ten decades of instruction, “Centenni-Ale” was designed by the local Tool Shed Brewing …

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SAIT hots its centennial celebration event on campus on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/SAIT)

Let them eat cake

You can have your cake and eat it too SAIT’s centennial arrived on Oct. 16, 2016 and so did its centennial cake. “Big, beautiful, spectacular, and just a collaboration of ideas,” said Amethyst Thompson, a second-year baking and pastry arts student describing the vision behind the biggest edible cake SAIT’s …

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Craft Tuesday

Students express to destress Crafty Tuesday is a great way to be creative, meet friends and break the overlying tensions that can lurk on a campus. Every Tuesday, the Student Support Centre hosts this fun event from noon to 4 p.m., providing students with a creative way to release stress …

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Krista Hopfauf, owner of Salvedge Consignment, poses for a photo at the Salvedge store in Victoria Park on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Hopfauf is a graduate of SAIT's journalism program and has a passion for marketing and fashion. (Photo by Deborah Mebude/The Press)

Shop consciously

Calgary consignment: reduce, reuse and save Staying on trend and on budget can prove to be a difficult task for students, but what if it was possible to look great, save money and help the environment all in one go? Consignment stores have been around for a long time and, …

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Emotional Intelligence

Academic Support on Campus Late-October is fast approaching and, before you know it, SAIT students will be writing midterm exams. This can be a stressful time for students and, if not careful, the workload can begin to snowball and leave learners under a huge amount of pressure. This has a …

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David Finch shows off his book Shapers, Makers, and Originals at SAIT on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. The book was commissioned by SAIT for the centennial in October 2016, and it outlines SAIT's history. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/SAIT)

Behind the scenes

A look at the SAIT Centennial Happy birthday, SAIT. The centennial celebration was held on campus over the weekend and everyone is pumped and SAIT-proud. Alumni, students, instructors and staff are all basking in the glow of the centennial weekend celebrations. People gathered together on Oct. 15 and 16 to …

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