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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minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve

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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The Game Changers Movie Review

As more research and evidence is unearthed showing that reducing your meat and dairy intake and shifting towards a plant-based diet can make you healthier and reduce your carbon footprint, a star-studded documentary showcasing those benefits was released. Making its one-night-only debut on Sept. 16, The Game Changers is a …

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Falling in love with Stampede

Telling anyone I recently moved to Calgary, the first question I am asked is “have you been to the Calgary Stampede?” and my answer obviously being no, their response is always “you are in for a treat.” The Calgary Stampede is a 10-day annual festival every July and is characterized …

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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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PUP ‘Morbid Stuff’ Album Review

Something is afoot with the already excellent Canadian punk band PUP. Fresh off playing a European tour, the Canadian punk band is riding a wave of buzz that has seen them performing all over the world, and returning to Cow Town in the fall to headline the much bigger venue …

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SAIT Welcomes All Students with New Rainbow Crosswalk

After a year’s worth of collaborative efforts between several SAIT departments and stakeholders, SAIT painted a permanent rainbow crosswalk on campus to show solidarity for the LGBTQ2+ community. The pride crosswalk is located on the north side of campus, located between the Aldred Centre and Begin Tower Residence building. “It …

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Calgary City Council Takes a Hit with New Arena Deal

Calgary City Council’s push to approve the new arena deal doesn’t engender much confidence from some Calgarians. With talk of cut budgets for essential services in the news and strict budgeting practices being put to essential services, many Calgarians are questioning the legitimacy of so much public money going to …

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