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Our latest print edition:

Wellness

In this wellness issue, there is advice on keeping safe sex, tasty rice recipe, and some fun winter actives and many other fun topis.

News

News

SAIT School of Business Students apply their skills in Dominica

Over the past three years, the SAIT School of Business has sent students to developing countries in partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants Education Foundation (CPAEF) of Alberta.   The goal of these trips is for students to apply their skills to help the communities they visit, as well as …

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Cannabis up in smoke on campus?

SAIT’s cannabis prohibition aroused response from SAIT students and faculty, and is drawing the attention of Saitsa Board members.   With SAIT being a public space, SAIT’s first response in creating the procedure document for Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products was to follow the City of Calgary guidelines outlined …

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Fake news and social media create challenges for democracy

Since Donald Trump’s election in 2016, the U.S. media has published endless stories about fake news and ways technology has threatened democracy.   Many of the tactics described in these reports centered around the proliferation of fake news reports on social media, targeted advertising on social media by third party …

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Arts & Entertainment

EntertainmentThe Print Edition

The Dungarees breathe new life into down-home country music

  The Dungarees have always managed to keep their drive, despite the ups and downs of 10 years together.   “There are definitely challenges, but I think the biggest one is just keeping perspective and staying positive,” said vocalist and bassist James Murdoch.   “If you’d talked about the things we’re …

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minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve
EntertainmentLifestyleOnline exclusive

Love me Tinder: could you find true love?

To Tinder or not to Tinder: this is the question on single students’ minds. For some, finding love is a hard thing to do while trying to balance schoolwork and a part-time job. Singles tend to consider downloading the little flame to help with their quest. Is the camp fire …

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Entertainment

Altameda continues to authentically grow after new album and international touring

Edmonton-based band Altameda plays at The Gateway on Friday Nov. 29th. I spoke with frontman Troy Snaterse about their album Time Hasn’t Changed You and how the four-piece folk-rock group has found success after two studio albums.   Altameda has opened for, and toured with, bands such as The Trews, The …

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Sports

FATDWAPSportsThe Print Edition

Introducing “FATDWAP”

Starting now, we at The Weal will bring you monthly recommendations for “Fun Activities to Do with Another Person.” They don’t have to be a significant other –spend some time with your best friend and take your mind off your classes for a little while. It’s a new year, so why …

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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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Opinions

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Do tax cuts help create investment?

Roughly speaking, trickle-down economics is lowering taxes on wealthy individuals and businesses, hoping they will invest more money in communities.   The UCP won the 2019 election on promises to lower taxes and cut spending to kickstart the economy. However, their controversial 2019 budget has the opposition NDP calling the …

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Why being a jerk to retail workers makes you a joke

It’s 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The doors are locked. Everyone’s ready to go home. A man is yelling, and screaming, and threatening our lives because we won’t let him in. This story isn’t an exception to the rule. Everyone who has worked retail over the holidays has a story …

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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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Lifestyle

LifestyleTommy's Two Cents

Saitsa coffee is about more than saving money

During the fall 2019 semester, Saitsa’s Station Market and Station Express presented students with the most competitive coffee prices on campus. For the fair price of four quarters, or 100 pennies, SAIT students have been buying coffees of any size, all semester long.   Saitsa’s dollar coffee promotion is continuing …

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Lifestyle

Fog of Love: a surprisingly poignant board game

There’s something fascinating about watching a romantic comedy and seeing love between two imperfect characters blossom amongst the on-screen chaos. The desire to be in a whacky story with larger-than-life characters, the pull of seeing a wild story come to an end (happy or otherwise) – it’s all oddly attractive. …

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minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve
EntertainmentLifestyleOnline exclusive

Love me Tinder: could you find true love?

To Tinder or not to Tinder: this is the question on single students’ minds. For some, finding love is a hard thing to do while trying to balance schoolwork and a part-time job. Singles tend to consider downloading the little flame to help with their quest. Is the camp fire …

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