Tommy’s Two Cents: Community Service

Sometimes, when I’m feeling wild and rebellious, I’ll do something out of character. I’ll do something like parking my beat-up Honda Civic somewhere where it’s clearly forbidden. Sometimes I’ll park somewhere that requires payment, and I’ll flip the bird to the parking meter as I hop out. Sometimes I’ll hop …

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The Performance as Protest: Exhibition Tour with Elizabeth Diggon

The Performance as Protest: Exhibition Tour with Elizabeth Diggon at the Esker Foundation opened the conversation about performance and performative gestures in art as a form of protest.   Diggon is an author and used to work at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. She is the current Assistant Curator at …

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Insatiable Season 2

Spoiler alert:this article contains spoilers about the Netflix series Insatiable. Even after its controversial season one release, Insatiable season two is now on Netflix, as of Oct.11.   Its initial release was met with controversy because of Debby Ryan’s character, Patty Bladell, who loses 70 pounds due to an accident that …

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Searching for perspective on the 2019 budget cuts

The 2019 budget will most certainly bring sharp tuition increases and further financial burden for Alberta’s post-secondary students. However, the overall budget released by the United Conservative government on Oct. 24thappears to fall short of the severe cuts of the Klein era.   University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe has …

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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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Social media and online marketplace yield more for scammers

Scammers have long used telephone and email fraud to fleece consumers of their hard-earned cash. However, with the rise in social media and online shopping, scammers are now moving online.   A recent report by the Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust (BBB), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor …

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How will the UCP government’s cuts affect students?

The United Conservative Party (UCP) released its first budget on Oct. 24th. The focus on balancing the budget by cutting spending marks a drastic departure from the previous New Democratic Party (NDP) government’s approach.   The budget has triggered outrage in the province, even though the UCP won a strong mandate …

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Warm mugs, warm hearts

There’s something about the winter that just makes school a little bit harder. People can get weighed down by the shorter days and the longer nights (I’m talking about studying). I live with four roommates, all of whom have personalities you can’t miss. Somehow though, the looming winter has quieted …

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SAIT and YouQuest support people with young-onset dementia

Every Thursday, the SAIT community are joined by participants of YouQuest, a registered charity that works with people afflicted with young-onset dementia.

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To Tinder or not to Tinder

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.

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Popcorn and Politics bringing candidates to students

On the day after the Oct. 7 English-language debate, federal election candidates for Calgary-Confederation gathered in the Irene Lewis Atrium to speak with students about politics and the election. Saitsa organized the event as part of a larger initiative by the Students’ Association to get student voters at SAIT involved …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Saitsa Rebrand

This summer, Saitsa updated its brand identity (colours, logo, font, and website) for the new school year. The logo was changed from the previous red and white crest, to a lowercase word with an asterisk-type shape. Stephanie Collins, Saitsa Marketing and Communications Manager, believes the rebrand was necessary to help …

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