SAIT Study Abroad makes international study affordable

SAIT study abroad programs give returning students the opportunity to travel abroad in the summer to countries such as Australia and Singapore at an affordable price. “These programs can be life-changing,” said Laura Lavigne, project coordinator for educational relationships and Study Abroad at SAIT. Lavigne said that students having to …

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Safe injection site next step in fighting opioid crisis

For those who live and work in downtown Calgary, seeing a homeless person is not an unlikely occurrence. Every so often, you’ll see someone who visibly has a drug addiction. In an effort to curb the amount of overdoses and public disposal of drug paraphernalia, a new permanent supervised consumption …

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Student space starts construction this year

SAIT students will soon see their own space when SAITSA breaks ground on a new headquarters in the spring. “It’s going to be all student focused space,” said Shona White, SAITSA marketing and communications assistant manager. The building is to be completed by the summer of 2020. Students have contributed …

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From SAIT IT to custom mini figure press 3D-Printer Grym Forge provides affordable custom goods for tabletop gaming

For tabletop war and role-play gamers alike, quality 3D-printed terrain and custom miniatures are about to get exponentially cheaper and more convenient to get a hold of. The credit for this goes to Grym Forge, an emerging online retailer run by James Eby, a member of SAIT’s academic IT department …

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Not exactly America’s trump card

By now, just about everyone has at least something to say about the tirade that is President Donald Trump. Trump loves to tweet. Since his election on Nov. 8, 2016, he has posted nearly 2,900 tweets, an average of about seven tweets per day. Views on Trump’s online activity vary …

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Calgary in the race for 2026 Olympic bid

Although it may seem that getting a new hockey arena in Calgary for the Flames to play in is an ongoing battle, that hasn’t stopped the Heart of the New West from flirting with bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. With existing infrastructure from the Calgary 1988 winter games …

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SAITSA is advocating for you

This is an exciting time for advocacy here at SAITSA. As I write this article, I am with my fellow student delegates of the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations (CASA), in Ottawa, training for what we call Advocacy Week. For those who aren’t involved in our advocacy efforts, or haven’t …

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Harry Potter is magical adult-literature

The Harry Potter series has captured the hearts of people of all ages for the past 20 years. People seem to think the majority of the fan-base are young adults around my age, 25, who have quite literally grown up with the books. There may be some truth to this, …

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Calgary Food Bank

The Calgary Food Bank continues to battle food insecurity amongst Calgarians. With this issue, people give up meals to pay for things like childcare, rent, medical needs, education, and more. However, with more than five programs, organizations, and events there are a handful of ways to make donations. The food …

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Zoolights returns to Calgary for 20th year

Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo is lighting up the night with 1.5 million Christmas lights, until Saturday, Jan. 6. The event includes seven weeks of family-friendly activities that promote wildlife conservation. There will be classic activities like ice skating as well as brand new ones special to this year. For …

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Youtube star behind the viral sensation, the harlem shake, gets emotional in new EP

How do you separate the artist from the comic? When your internet presence is known mainly as being the king of alt-comedy on YouTube, when you’ve made videos about eating rats and baking cakes from vomit, it’s not easy to take a step in a completely different direction. This is …

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Stars falling from grace

Since the defamation of American movie producer Harvey Weinstein in early October, many other Hollywood moguls are under fire for sexual misconduct. As stories and accusations unravel against many well-known stars, one of the biggest scandals is the fall of Netflix’s House of Cards lead, Kevin Spacey. Spacey was first …

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Faith can be an obstacle for students but it doesn’t have to be

Religion can be an obstacle to some post-secondary students, as religious obligations can conflict with studying and finding time to socialize with friends. Jehan Kadry, a SAIT graduate, identifies as a Muslim, and she struggles with trying to balance it all. She said when she was younger she was not …

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Conspiracy central

With all the terrible things happening in the world everyday, it may bring some comfort to think that this is all caused by secret sinister powers. Conspiracy theories are nothing new, with some believing to this day that Hitler’s suicide was a hoax, but it has become more and more …

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Should animal abusers receive harsher penalties?

Criminals found guilty of animal abuse in Alberta have been receiving little more than a slap on the wrist for far too long. In Alberta, the maximum penalty guilty perpetrators can receive is a fine of $20,000 and restriction of animal ownership with only a possibility of jail time, no …

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Quantity vs. Quality in the digital age

In the age when everyone with a camera is suddenly a photographer, those who make a career of the art struggle to find notoriety amongst an endless stream of selfies and candids. Countless images are created and posted every day. The quality of which will vary from those taken with …

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Every nickle and dime counts

Money management during school can be a challenge, making a plan to bring in a bit of extra cash is always a pleasant experience. While most students have part-time jobs and budget their income to get through college, some manage to find an out-of-the-ordinary way to bring in extra earnings. …

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Take a stand against sexual violence

During the past few weeks, the hashtag #MeToo has been circulating as a symbol of solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. Danielle Jacklin, a Calgarian who shared her story of experiencing sexual violence, said she empathises with others who have as well. “As someone who has said ‘me too,’ I …

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Flashbacks at the Peer Support Centre

The SAITSA Peer Support Centre sends students back through time to the days of Saturday morning cartoons every Friday. “The idea is to take [students] back to a time when [they were] younger with less stress,” said SAITSA Peer Support Centre Coordinator, Sarah Hogendorp. “You [get to] disengage from homework …

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Danko Jones ready to get wild at The Gateway

Danko Jones, twenty-year veterans of the Canadian music scene, will be returning to The Gateway, bringing howling guitars paired with wild vocals. “It’s [The Gateway] a great room, it’s very intimate, sometimes too intimate, but I enjoy that,” joked Danko Jones, lead guitarist and singer for the band Danko Jones. …

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