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SAITSA’s new strategic plan aligns with student needs

SAITSA is now operating under the direction of a new strategic plan, which will guide the organization over the next five years. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan outlines the vision, mission, and mandate of SAITSA, and replaces the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan. It’s development was provoked by a perceived disconnect between the …

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SAIT students beware, take care with credit cards

The Financial Consumer Agency (FCAC) recently launched a campaign to inform Canadians about their financial rights and responsibilities, with a focus on students. FCAC is a federal agency established in 2001 that is responsible for protecting consumers of financial services and products. FCAC has launched a campaign to improve Canadians’ …

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Round Earth, circular reasoning: Library Information Technology students confirm Earth is round in flat earth discussion

In a world of information overload, library professionals are an invaluable asset in the struggle to separate truth from fiction. On Oct. 2, SAIT Library Information Technology students led an open discussion in the Reg Erhardt Library, titled “A Flat Earth? A Discussion About Extraordinary Claims,” which examined information literacy …

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Arts & Entertainment

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Canadian diamond shines bright in Carnegie Hall

Adversity is like a furnace. It can burn, consume, and reduce solid constituents to charcoal, ashes, smoke, and heat. What goes into the fire of sorrow and difficulty always exits as something different and potentially useful. Ashes can be scattered to fertilize new growth. Charcoal can become an art medium. …

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Cartel Madras: A new wave of rap is hitting the streets of Calgary.

Cartel Madras, comprised of Priya and Bhagya Ramesh – known by stage names Contra and Eboshi, respectively – have taken Calgary by storm. Formed in January of this year, the band has embarked on shows in, and out of Alberta, and have performed and opened for acts such as Lou …

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D&D and Chaotic Cooperation

By Nick MacDonald Weal Writer Consider this situation: you and a half dozen of your friends are facing down an enormous red dragon. He’s big, he’s angry, he’s picking his teeth with the bones of a teammate he just fried, and he’s probably got a kidnapped princess buried in his …

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Sports

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Men’s volleyball team off to good start defending ACAC title Coach encouraged by wins over tough competition

A year after winning the provincial championship, the SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball team got off to a 3-0 start, before dropping their next four games. Head coach Sean McKay was encouraged by the team coming out strong for a “front-loaded” schedule, against three of the top Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference …

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Staying off the court but in the game Alicia Tan moves from star player to coach this season

Alicia Tan, star of the SAIT women’s basketball team the last few years, has taken her talents behind the bench this season, starting her coaching career with the Trojans. Tan was starting guard for the Trojans last year in their 17-4 season, winning bronze in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference …

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Logging off from the esports debate Learning to live with videogames being considered “sports”

Over the past few years, I have become annoyed at esports headlines creeping their way into my sports coverage. How dare those nerds interrupt me from reading the 40th straight TSN article arguing about just how good Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews are? However, after some consideration, I have reached …

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Opinions

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Calgary 2026: Nothing ventured, nothing gained, the benefits of hosting the Olympic Games outweigh potential risks

On Nov. 13, Calgarians will vote in a plebiscite to determine whether the city should host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Although this has been the subject of much debate, the course should be clear: A vote of “yes” in the plebiscite is a vote for the city’s …

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Don’t let it snow: take action by boycotting winter

In light of the recent “snowpocalypse,” I must take to my keyboard and call fellow Calgarians to arms in a protest against the bane of everyone’s existence: winter.  Some will argue winter is a delightful season, creating a “winter wonderland” of snow, with everything gilded in sparkling frost. Some might …

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SAIT gym should be more user-friendly

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for us all to face the truth: the gym at SAIT’s Campus Centre could use some improvements.  It is far from an ideal place to exercise. For people new to working out, the machines can be intimidating, and the mirrors everywhere can be distracting.  In …

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Lifestyle

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Pulling all-nighters may be dumbing students down

Pulling an all-nighter could be more harmful than students think, and their GPA could be taking a big hit for it. “Staying up all night is a maladaptive strategy for academic success. “You’re better off actually getting a good night sleep,” said Katherine Rasmussen, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine …

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Short Order Kitchen gives students a healthy way to start the day

For students looking for a quick and easy breakfast solution, the 4Nines’ Short Order Kitchen is a great way to make sure fitting in the most important meal of the day is fast and simple.  “It’s really nice now that we have a hot display case, as once everything is …

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Six Tips and Tricks for Thrifty Halloween Costumes

Disco divas, dinosaurs, killer clowns, and Fortnite skins are just a few of the popular Halloween costumes dressing the aisles of stores this fall.  Those costumes come at a premium, but for the costume shopper who is willing to put in a little extra effort, there are plenty of unique …

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