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Trojans childcare too expensive for students, says frustrated parent

SAIT’s on-campus childcare is too expensive, said parent-of-two Christie Page, an architectural technologies student. “To have students paying $40 to drop our kids off on PD [professional development] days is ludicrous,” said Page. The SAIT Trojans run a PD day program for families to utilize on days that kids don’t …

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Transgender Day of Visibility celebrates diversity, identity and expression

According to Trans Student Educational Resources, International Transgender Day of Visibility is a day of empowerment for the transgender community. The day aims to highlight the accomplishments of trans people worldwide, while at the same time spreading knowledge to battle transphobia and cissexism. Started by Rachel Crandall in 2010, Transgender …

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Canadian Blood Services set up on campus

Canadian Blood Services hosted a blood drive at the Stan Grad Centre on March 21 as many student donors rose to the cause. Over the past year, donation numbers have risen through new eligibility criteria implemented in 2016-2017. “Donating blood was something I’ve always wanted to do,” said first-time donor …

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Arts & Entertainment

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There’s no place like home

For the multi-talented Bracken Burns, playing the lead part of Elle Woods in Stage West’s production of Legally Blonde: The Musical is the perfect way to return to theatre after a three-year hiatus. “It’s a dream role,” she said. Burns’s hiatus was due mostly to wanting to try her hand at …

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Entertainment

Masked Canvas Productions takes viewers down the Rabbit hole

Masked Canvas productions held their first ever launch party on Saturday, March 24 at the Chinese Cultural Centre to promote an upcoming play titled Wonderland. The party, called the Down the Rabbit Hole Masquerade, was filled with acro-yoga performers, singers, comedic acts and a trailer for Wonderland, which offered the …

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Local band hopes to inspire listeners

Calgary based band, The Ashley Hundred, always wanted to release a full length album. “I guess it was always part of the plan,” said Brett Cassidy, the band’s banjo player, in a phone interview. However, the cost of recording, producing and releasing the album initially held the band back from …

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Sports

Sports

Charlie Connor’s comeback

Charlie Connert the end of their high school careers, many high school athletes think that their dream is over, but Charlie Conner thought differently. Conner plays guard for the SAIT men’s basketball team and is in the business administration program. This is his first year at SAIT, and he is …

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Athlete awarded ACAC Scholastic Award for excellent performance

For forward Joel Hamilton, balancing outstanding academic and athletic performance is no sweat. Hamilton was awarded the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) top scholastic achiever award on March 16, matching his team-leading 28 points with a 3.94 GPA in Business Administration in the fall semester. Hamilton offered a simple explanation …

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Sports

The honour of the puck drop

    The puck drop marks the launch of each hockey game, promising equal parts excitement and fear as players battle to win, however sometimes the drop represents something special marking a celebration of heroes in the community.   Recently, the SAIT Trojans hockey teams hosted three different puck drops. …

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Opinions

Opinions

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a UFO?

The phenomena of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings and alien abductions hold a significant amount of mystery because people have been reporting their experiences for decades. Is there any evidence to prove the claims, or is it a result of human imagination? The 2016 Canadian UFO Survey, which was released …

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The pod people: casting light on a growing medium

Although radio was once thought to be dead because of the rise of television, the recent popularity of podcasts may mean new life for the medium. People listen to podcasts for a variety of reasons: some like entertainment, while others listen to podcasts that keep them up-to-date on news and …

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The good, the bad and the ugly: Inside looks at Fandom

Fandom culture can be an amazing, beautiful thing that brings people from all different walks of life together in appreciation for a movie, show, game, comic or book. The variety of experiences and people make fan communities an interesting patchwork blanket of passion and enthusiasm. Jessie Ferguson, a library information …

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Raspberry White Chocolate Scones By Larissa Costella, Baking & Pastry Arts Student

(Makes 12) This recipe has been adapted from the original in an effort to simplify it for home baking. 2 cups plus 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt Scant 1/4 cup sugar 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into cubes 1 cup buttermilk (if you …

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Lifestyle

Test-stress and what to do about it

Summer break is so close you can see it, peeking over the mountain of exam-anxiety. Students often deal with stress in unhelpful ways such as by procrastinating and worrying. “I think it’s important to put exams in perspective,” said Teri Lynn Olson, a counsellor at SAIT’s Student Development and Counselling …

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Lifestyle

Student-friendly pets, in a fishbowl

Requiring much less time, attention and effort than, say, a dog or a cat, keeping a fish is a low-maintenance option for a pet while in post-secondary education. Though students in residence are not permitted to keep pets of any sort in their dorms, there are some who believe that …

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