Calgary Comic Expo returns.

The Calgary Entertainment and Comic Expo returns to Calgary, attracting artists, cosplayers, and collectors from all over the province. Thursday night was the first day of the 4-day event, that brought guest celebrities from many favourite movies, television and web series. It was Calgarian Jennah Amin’s first time at the …

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Tommy’s Two Cent: Get That Ramen.

Nothing crushes one’s morale like coming home after a long day of studying to the realization that you’ve maxed-out your credit card on Skip-The-Dishes, and the only thing emptier than your stomach is your cupboard. The trick to avoiding this scenario is having a healthy stockpile of the cheapest ramen …

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Iconic AUA Graffiti Stairwell Whitewashed

A piece of history has disappeared from Calgary’s art and design university after a coat of whitewash erased years’ worth of artwork in the institution’s iconic graffiti stairwell. For years, students of the Alberta University of the Arts (AUA), formerly the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), have been …

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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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Speaking the same language

We Are The City on crafting new music We Are The City rocked the Gateway earlier this month, on Nov. 10.  The band, hailing from Kelowna, B.C., consists of singer singer-keyboardist Cayne McKenzie, guitarist David Menzel, and drummer Andrew Huculiak. The band performed songs from their latest album, At Night; …

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Trojans hockey and golf: Double threats on the ice and fairway

“Hockey and golf go hand-in-hand,” according to Karmen Mooney, a SAIT Trojan who pulled double duty on both teams this season. “It’s the swing,” joked Mooney, comparing the two sports. Mooney and fellow Trojans rearguards Tashel Scantlebury and Will Gretton helped the Trojans golf team win respectable middle-of-the-pack finishes in …

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Passing down family recipes

Nothing reminds me more of my family than the tried and true recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Today I am sharing one of those special recipes, from my family to yours. But, how do I choose which delicious sentiment to share? Lucky for me there’s …

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SAIT Board of Directors breakdown

Changes are afoot for SAITSA. At the last Board of Director (BOD) meeting on Monday, Feb. 5 the student union group ushered in major changes including becoming full-time members of the provincial lobby group Alberta Students Executive Council (ASEC), starting the search for the next SAIT Board of Governors student …

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Local suspense series Faultline joins the film world

The pilot for Faultline, a dark thriller web-series, held its Calgary premier on Feb. 4, 2018 at Kensington’s Plaza Theatre.   The six-part series follows three sisters, who reconnect with each other, to piece together a crime that took place 15 years ago, ending in their mother’s arrest and suicide. …

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Love me Tinder, match me online

Let’s be real here – dating in 2018 is tough, and honestly, pretty awful most of the time.   Chances are if you didn’t meet your significant other in the pre-Tinder era, you’ve had to roll the dice and meet someone in a non-conventional way.   Gone are the days …

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A tale of tarnished gold

What’s Gold Bloody Gold about? The book is about my father’s gold discovery in Mali, in West Africa in 1981. He flew to Mali at the behest of a financier based in London. The result of his work was a geological report that delineated vast gold reserves in the western …

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Recipe: Homemade dog biscuits, Make your own dog treats just in time for “The Year of the Dog”

Coming up this Friday, Feb. 16, we get to celebrate the Chinese New Year! I wish you good luck, prosperous health, fortunate times and all the Chinese food your heart desires. 2018 is The Year of the Dog and what better way to honour this than to bake up some …

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Startups in Calgary bring innovation to the masses

    With tech startups on the rise in Calgary, businesses such as MowSnowPros and Parkchamp are experiencing great success.   Parkchamp was founded by Maggie Young and Alex Chalamova. It’s a free application that allows people to reserve and pay for parking spots all through their smartphones.   Parkchamp …

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Recipe: Red velvet cake. Have your heart beet cake, and eat it too

  Valentine’s Day is approaching, in case you had forgotten. Pink, red, hearts, roses and chocolate will be everywhere and whether you are a fan of the holiday or not (I for one, unabashedly love it,) the following recipe is worth considering. Make it for your valentine, for your friend …

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The Flames show how hot they can burn

The Calgary Flames were one of the NHL’s hottest teams at the start of January, and have given fans reason to be cautiously optimistic. Going into the game against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Flames had points in nine straight games and had started 2018 by …

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Seventh annual Hot Chocolate Fest hits Calgary

Participants from across the city will compete throughout February for the title of Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate in the seventh annual YYC Hot Chocolate Fest. Shelley Fink, the owner of TotaliTea, said she’s been participating for the last four years largely because of the support the festival gives to a …

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Comic Life is the good life

A panel of seven comic artists was featured by the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) Alta. South division on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at the Fort Calgary Theatre. Jillian Fleck, Tyler Jenkins, Nick Johnson, Troy Nixey, Ben Rankel, Riley Rossmo and Dave Whamond, all giants in the comic book industry, …

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Unsafe for student guilty of sexual interference to return to University of Calgary campus… never mind his potential victims

The Connor Neurauter controversy is a disgrace to the University of Calgary (U of C), and displays the work still required to confront sexual interference and institutional complicity in it. Nearauter, 21, recently recieved a prison sentance for sexual interference with a 13-year-old girl in 2015. He was sentenced in …

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Wage hike lowers quality of life

As a long-time conservative province, Alberta citizens made a call for change in 2015 by electing the New Democratic Party (NDP) into office. The most notable change they have put into place is perhaps the minimum wage hike. While attempting to lessen the wealth gap is important, Alberta has seemed …

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Community LEGO competition brings families closer together

LEGO enthusiasts of all ages showed off their complex creations on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the 12th annual Silver Springs LEGO Competition. “I try to make it [the Silver Springs competition] a big deal because it is the community in which we live, and I always want my children to …

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