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New city, new sights

Explore Kensington Village For students new to Calgary, it can seem a little overwhelming to move to a new city and a new school. Getting acquainted with campus is the first feat. Finding the best food locations on campus and purchasing your textbooks from the bookstore are the next two …

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Study smarter, not harder

Reach out for a successful semester Studying: the common enemy of every student. Fortunately, SAIT has services that assist students who are having difficulties with studying so they do not over-work their brains. If students do not have a studying method that works for them, they can turn to academic …

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A student reads over one of his textbooks in a quiet space at SAIT campus on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

Solutions for back to school stress

Back to school can be stressful and overwhelming, but SAIT has the resources, tools and support students need. SAIT has a variety of services that help students with the transition. The Reg Erhardt Library is located on campus in the Stan Grad Centre. Students have access to various programs the …

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Why buy new when you can buy used?

Hit the books without hitting the bank Picture this: it’s week two; you’re just beginning to adjust to your schedule, and trying not to hit snooze, for the third time has proven successful. You rush to your 8 a.m. class, remembering that you didn’t brush your teeth… coffee it is. …

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Keep in touch

It’s now easier than ever to connect with fellow students. SAITSA has released an app intended to help students, both new and returning, connect while simultaneously keeping them up-to-date with campus life. The app allows students to message each other privately, or over a community messaging board, with various messaging …

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Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/SAIT)

It’s time to catch ’em all

Twenty years ago, Nintendo created the game Pokémon, where one plays as a character on his or her journey to catch Pokémon and battle with them. The one main goal being: Gotta catch ‘em all. Now, a new app, Pokémon Go, has brought that concept to our smartphones. The app …

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The Eater’s Guide to Campus

Well, students, the semester is officially underway for the fall and that means a few things. For one, you’ll need to get acquainted with new schedules, new classrooms, new instructors and possibly new classmates and living spaces. With all of that going on, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is what you’re going …

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A Sense of Community

New SAIT students who want to get their name out, meet new people, or even test their social skills, can do so by getting involved with clubs and activities around campus. SAITSA operates over 60 clubs that vary in interest. This can range from Disney, to story writing, to program-based …

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A madeincalgary.org sticker is placed outside of Higher Ground coffeehouse in Kensington in Calgary on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The campaign is centred around identifying local businesses. (Photo by Dawn Gibson)

Stickin’ it to the man

A home-grown initiative makes supporting local businesses easy Between a weak dollar and job scarcity, the Albertan economy can use all the help it can get. Thankfully, a new initiative is moving to keep money in our communities, stimulate the economy and support Calgary’s entrepreneurs. Founded by Travis Martin and …

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It’s the summer of ’16

The winter semester at SAIT is coming to an end, meaning summer is just around the corner, so what are some things that students can do over the break? Kaylin Martinsen a business administration student, will be attending the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. April 28, through May 1, many people …

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Fight stress off-campus

Final exams and fast-approaching deadlines have many students feeling overwhelmed as the semester nears its end. Take a break from your schoolwork to spend time de-stressing and enjoying some of the many activities Calgary has to offer. Calgary Climbing Centre The Calgary Climbing Centre (CCC) has three locations in the …

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Two backpackers make their way down a scree trail in the mountains. (Photo by AMANDA RICHTER/The Weal)

Nomad Lifestyle

“It taught me to live my life to the fullest, to embrace the unknown, and you don’t need to have everything figured out.” Thinking of booking that ticket? Do you have an inbox full of flight and hotel deal alerts? Are you aching for a tan, a thrill or just …

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The Simmons Building in East Village on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Phil & Sebastian, Sidewalk Citizen, and Charbar share the historical Simmons Building built originally in 1912. (Photo by Deborah Mebude/SAIT Polytechnic)

Café of the week: Calgary’s Collaborative Café

Originally the site of the Simmons mattress factory, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters brings a fresh energy to one of Calgary’s oldest neighbourhoods. Located in the heart of the newly revamped East Village community, the coffee shop is joined by other food moguls in the city to provide a full culinary …

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A cook grills some burgers at Silver Sage Burgers at the Calgary Farmers Market. Caption Friday, March 25, 2016. (Photo by Amanda Richter/The Weal)

Farmers’ markets are growing

The value of supporting local during tough economic times Farmers’ markets are now emerging as an affordable option for budget-conscious shoppers. “Even since 2015, with what’s been going on with the economy, we’ve still seen a three to four per cent rise in our traffic here,” said Amanda Langbroek, director …

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Photo provided by Melissa Huisman, Creative Brand Manager, Sock Club

Signed, sealed, delivered: it’s yours

There’s a new trend that all of your favourite online personalities are endorsing, and for a monthly fee, anyone can join in on the fun too. Monthly subscription boxes have been sweeping the Internet world as of late, offering a range of products including beard oils and designer socks, all …

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Aaron Mottershead, a first year student at SAIT, studies on campus. Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Photo by AMANDA RICHTER/The Weal)

Decompress before and after those tests

Need time to de-stress during finals? Are those exam dates haunting you? Did you get enough sleep last night? Back sore from sitting at your desk all day? Look no further. We’ve streamlined events happening on and around campus that will help keep you sane during crunch time: April 5 …

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Vendome in Kensington on Friday, March 18, 2016. (Photo by Deborah Mebude/SAIT Polytechnic)

Café of the week: Vendome

Calgary’s European Café A quick stroll from the Sunnyside train station, Vendome is a welcoming space in the heart of Kensington. Reminiscent of a European café, it fuses modern architecture with  upscale elegance. “It’s a very welcoming environment,” said Kristi McLeod, the manager of Vendome. “It’s pretty casual, pretty comfortable.” …

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Lindsay Istace, the creator of Rage Yoga, hangs out at Dickens Pub in downtown Calgary where her classes take place. March 14, 2016. (Photo by AMANDA RICHTER/The  Weal)

Scream and stretch

Raise a glass to Rage Yoga Yoga is an environment where one can stretch and relax peacefully, but Lindsay Istace had another idea: Rage Yoga. Istace had her first class in January 2016, at Dickens Pub in downtown Calgary, where the class now takes place every Monday and Wednesday. Rage …

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Nutrition and fitness coach Daniele Driusso shows off her skills in the kitchen in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. A Beachboy coach, Driusso's success has ranked her in the top 10 coaches in Canada. (Photo by Jolisa Tweedie/SAIT Polytechnic)

Lifestyle coaching made easy thanks to social media

Women across the globe are reaching out for lifestyle mentoring, advice, and health and wellness coaching. Women connecting with other women via social media networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is a noticed trend. Thanks to social media, coaches, personal trainers and mentors can connect with their clients via the …

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The Alforno sign on the outside of the cafe on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Alforno is a member of the Teatro company and has been open since January 25, 2016. (Photo by Deborah Mebude/SAIT Polytechnic)

Café of the Week: Alforno

The inner city café combines elegance and affordability Located in the heart of Eau Claire, Alforno is one of the newest coffee spots in town that’s bringing a fresh element of class to the city’s café scene. With exemplary architecture and a modern design, Alforno, part bakery part café, is …

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