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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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Karly Sawatzky, SAIT's archivist, poses for a photo in the Archive room in Heritage hall on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Sawatzky is a graduate of the University of Calgary's history program, and is excited to be the official archivist during such a historical year. (Photo by Deborah Mebude/The Press)

One hundred years ago

Archives provide a glimpse of SAIT’s formative years Browsing through the SAIT Archives, it becomes immediately clear that we attend an institution with deep roots in this city. “SAIT has a rich history. There’s not much in Calgary that is 100 years old,” said Karly Sawatzky, SAIT’s archivist. Every day, …

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A student makes her room feel like home by hanging up a poster in East Hall at SAIT in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.(Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

Home away from home

Personalizing a dorm room cheaply and cheerfully Living in residence is a new and exciting experience for students with new surroundings and new studies. With a few DIY tricks, and budget savvy advice for students, one can personalize their room so they can feel at home on campus. The most …

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A look into the Highwood Dining Room at SAIT on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/SAIT)

A taste of the good life at a great price

The Highwood Restaurant Review The perception that The Highwood is some fancy, high-end restaurant is true. The assumption that it’s too expensive, however, is false. The sound of cutlery hitting plates and table chatter floods the entrance of The Highwood, along with an all-consuming, mouth-watering aroma. Ingredients fresh from SAIT’s …

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Fall colours in Prince's Island Park on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/SAIT)

Festive Fall Food

Students’ guide to festival feasting SAIT students have a plethora of fall food choices on campus. With a change in weather comes the final harvest. Besides your basic pumpkin spice latte, here are some featured fall menu items around campus. Odyssey Coffeehouse (Campus Centre Building) The Odyssey has trendy drinks …

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SAITSA's Friendsgiving hosted at the Odyssey Coffeehouse. (Photo by Marc Thususka)

The attitude of gratitude

Thankfulness can contribute to emotional and physical well-being We’ve all heard the adage to count your blessings, but does taking time to list off  what you’re thankful for really make that much of a difference? During the Thanksgiving season, we’re often encouraged to reflect on the things in our lives …

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Emotional Intelligence

Learning how to alleviate stress Students are back in class and fully immersed in their programs. However, with the workload coming at full steam, sooner or later students will get stressed out. The side effects of stress can be demobilizing. If not dealt with, stress can completely knock a person …

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SAIT Powwow

Come together

Welcome Back Powwow highlights SAIT’s culture and community SAIT’s Chinook Lodge Aboriginal Resource Centre is hosting its annual Welcome Back Powwow on Saturday, Oct. 1. The event, which is free and open to the public, is an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal culture and tradition. The grand entry will begin …

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Superfoods

Foods for your budget, brain and body Let’s face it, superfoods are in. Avocado, kale, quinoa and the like have been popping up on menus and Pinterest boards left, right and centre. But this isn’t just the newest trend. One can’t deny the positive effects of these nutrient-rich foods on …

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Doug's "Don't Fear the Reaper" Burger served at Boogie's Burgers in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/SAIT)

Beyond the Big Mac

Top five burgers under ten bucks Boogie’s Burger: Sam’s Burger $6.75 908 Edmonton Trail N.E. People seem to either love Boogie’s or hate them. Their burgers are big, messy and there isn’t really an upper limit on what you can order. At their grizzliest heights, Boogie’s burgers are monuments to …

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