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The Weal October 2019

The Weal supports green. In this issue we have articles on sustainability and the environment.

News

News

Extinction Rebellion Comes to Calgary

One of the bigger headline-grabbing global environmental movements of the past year, Extinction Rebellion, recently made its way to Calgary. Extinction Rebellion is an international environmental movement that uses non-violent protest as a means to force governments to take drastic action to halt climate change and avoid ecological breakdown. Started …

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News

Fridays for Future Protest at City Hall

Calgary students took Global Climate Week to city hall on Sept. 20, for the YYC Climate Parade and Expo. Hundreds of Calgary area students took part in the event, which was part of a larger global event that saw millions of people across the world take to the streets in …

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FeatureNews

Urban Farms Are Feeding Calgary

Urban farming is a bright part of Calgary’s future, according to several new businesses and non-profits in town. With news of food deserts in downtown Calgary and access to healthy food options becoming more important, there is a market for new techniques to fill the void. Deepwater Farms is one …

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Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment

Beakerhead 2019

Beakerhead held its seventh annual, five-day festival on Sept.18-Sept.21. When you arrive into the spectacle, the first thing you notice is the gigantic octopus and polar bear installation, which are breath taking. The moment you enter the park, greetings of a live street band welcome you in, you then make …

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Entertainment

The Game Changers Movie Review

As more research and evidence is unearthed showing that reducing your meat and dairy intake and shifting towards a plant-based diet can make you healthier and reduce your carbon footprint, a star-studded documentary showcasing those benefits was released. Making its one-night-only debut on Sept. 16, The Game Changers is a …

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Album ReviewsEntertainment

PUP ‘Morbid Stuff’ Album Review

Something is afoot with the already excellent Canadian punk band PUP. Fresh off playing a European tour, the Canadian punk band is riding a wave of buzz that has seen them performing all over the world, and returning to Cow Town in the fall to headline the much bigger venue …

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Sports

Sports

Part of a Whole ‘Not just one man’

Brant Lauweryssen took third place in the first and second 8km races of the ACAC Grand Prix cross-country meets in Edmonton and Red Deer. Three other men’s Trojan athletes also placed in the top ten of both races.  “Every year, we have our goals set for Nationals. The team medal …

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FeatureSportsThe Print Edition

Hungry for Success

Teniola Aliu’s journey began when he escaped an unjust and corrupt government in Lagos, Nigeria. He played in the Nigerian major league basketball team and is now trying to become a guard for the SAIT Trojans basketball team for their next season. Aliu, 20, grew up in Lagos and currently …

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SAIT Futsal
Sports

Futsal, not football: SAIT Trojans soccer’s indoor rec sport taking off

SAIT Trojans futsal is gearing back up again with a big change, gaining official Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) status, and taking the indoor variant of soccer to a new height. Futsal is a form of soccer that is played indoors, with five-a-side including a goalkeeper. It is a very …

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Opinions

Opinions

Student Parents need to find a balance

Going back to school as a parent presents unique challenges and stresses, and without support, those stresses can become overwhelming. Amanda Metcalfe has been upgrading at SAIT, and is looking forward to entering the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program in the future. She also has two daughters, ages 6 and 8. …

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Opinions

Calgary City Council Takes a Hit with New Arena Deal

Calgary City Council’s push to approve the new arena deal doesn’t engender much confidence from some Calgarians. With talk of cut budgets for essential services in the news and strict budgeting practices being put to essential services, many Calgarians are questioning the legitimacy of so much public money going to …

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Opinions

The great hot dog debate

  The classification of the beloved hot dog may seem like a simple question, but as it turns out, the answer isn’t quite as cut and dry as many think. So, where does the hot dog fit?                                                            Is it a sandwich in the traditional sense? Does it defy such …

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Tommy’s Two Cents

So…uh…bummer about the planet hey? To be honest with you, this pretty blue marble is looking like a bit of a gong show lately. I mean there’s plastic in the oceans, polar bears are drowning because of melting ice caps, coral reefs are dying every day because of rising acidity …

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Lifestyle

Wasteless Alternatives to Reduce use of Single-Use Plastics

Whether you are considering making changes, or have already started to reduce plastic use in your daily life, we have compiled a list of alternative products and budget-worthy considerations to get you thinking about other sustainable options. Storage Beeswax wraps: They are a lightweight, breathable and natural wrap that will …

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Lifestyle

No More Excuses

The western world’s approach to meat consumption does not need to be a hardline rejection of meat products altogether. However, being conscious about what we put on our tables – like only eating one meat-based meal a week, perhaps – would be a significant step towards reducing our carbon footprint. …

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