Fans and players hit the ice at SAIT

The SAIT Trojans held their annual Skate with the Trojans event on Sunday, Oct. 28 following the men’s hockey game against the Briercrest College Clippers in the SAIT Arena. The SAIT men’s hockey team, joined by a few members of the women’s hockey team, skated with young fans, who got …

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SAIT believes you

The #IBelieveYou campaign is working to spread awareness about supporting and believing victims of sexual assault. “We think the IBelieveYou campaign is critically important because too often victims of sexual assault don’t come forward and talk to anybody or disclose what happened to them or go for help because of …

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Ward 7 re-elects Druh Farrell

Ward 7 councillor, Druh Farrell, was sworn into city council, after winning a seat for a fifth time. “It was good to get that behind me and get back to work,” said Farrell. Farrell, along with 14 other members of city council, was sworn into service on Monday, Oct. 22 …

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Controversial Bill-62 ignites debates

A new controversial bill in Québec, blocking anyone with a face covering from accessing public services, has sparked a debate across the country. “I believe that Bill-62 will lead to marginalization, restriction of religious practices and loss of identity. That’s exactly the process of deculturation and that leads to the rise …

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Contemporary start to Indigenous art

ACAD’s Illingworth Kerr Gallery brings together six distinctive Indigenous artists, from regions across Canada, to express the concept of time in new perceptions of how long we have in existence. Future Memories (Present Tense) | Contemporary Practices in Perspective, challenges the ideas of time by using the artist’s feelings on …

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Resisting PC culture

George Orwell said, “at any given moment, there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question […] a genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing.” He published these prophetic words 68 years ago in his bestselling book …

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Paying the price for some nice

Feminism is lighting a fire in women and men all over the world, but it seems behind closed doors, it’s all about chivalry. As I observe the majority of my friends’ relationships with their boyfriends and husbands, I often notice some strong-willed women on the outside. Women who will stop …

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The undeniable popularity of pumpkin spice

With autumn comes the return of the popular pumpkin spice latte (PSL), a seasonal drink that is often mocked for those who show excitement. Over the years, the demand for pumpkin spice-anything seemed to start a lifestyle trend, with new creations introduced like flavoured breakfast options, various desserts, as well …

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Canada’s history of Halloween

Halloween is as ancient as the Old Gods that haunt the nightmares of mortals, but has a significant and interesting history in Canada. According to history.com, Halloween was originally celebrated in the form of a Celtic festival called “Samhain” that marked the end of summer and the harvest, and the …

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Ethics behind clothing is difficult to navigate

Clothing sales are high in Canada, but the affordability of our clothes often depends on exploiting vulnerable people and resources. Canadian clothing sales continue to increase, rising to $41.9 billion in 2015, according to Stats Canada. “How can it be ethical? That’s what I would like to know,” said Kelly …

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SAIT’s E-Gaming tournament kicks off with FIFA 18 and NHL 18

On Tuesday, Oct. 10 SAIT recreation paired up with Microsoft to put on the first electronic-gaming tournament of the 2017-2018 school year.  “We are very fortunate to have had Microsoft,” said Jared Hidber, recreation programmer.   Microsoft will be sponsoring all of SAIT’s E-gaming tournaments during the school year.  The …

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The Travelling Jagrs bring attention to a hockey legend

Normally, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but not when it comes to dressing up as hockey legend Jaromir Jagr. The talk of the NHL, the Travelling Jagrs, got the idea to dress up as the 45-year-old NHL star for Halloween while on vacation in Las Vegas, Nev. and …

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SAIT’s basketball teams bounce into the new season

The basketball team is bouncing back at SAIT, with new goals and aspirations set in the minds of both returning and new players. The men’s basketball team is working hard to have a better season than last year’s. Last year, they ranked fourth place, this year they’re sharpening up their …

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There’s a chill in the air

Screamfest owner, Mike Sheppard, says to “bring spare underwear” because it’s that frightful time of year again, and the biggest celebration of all that goes bump in the night has commenced above and below the grave. According to Sheppard, Screamfest is the largest Halloween event in Calgary. “Our whole goal …

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Dawn of the dead

Blair Lindsay, veteran firefighter and paramedic-turned-SAIT instructor of paramedic and respiratory therapy, recently completed his self-published sci-fi horror trilogy with the release of his third novel, Armageddon Machine. The series has been the object of Lindsay’s attention in his spare time since he began writing in 2010. “I write horror …

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Board of Directors Breakdown

SAITSA’s new Board of Directors (BOD) has set their goals for this school year, along with the actions needed to reach them. The latest BOD meeting took place on Monday, Oct. 23, ushering in a new era for SAITSA. Reports VP External Rachel Moershfelder shared the success SAITSA had in …

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SAIT campus safety

The rate of violent crimes in Calgary has been rising, leading some Calgarians to believe the city is no longer safe. However, overall crime in the city has actually stabilized. “As you gain life experience, you learn the importance of awareness of your surroundings. I think the biggest concern is …

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New program sets out to help students make most of schooling

Students can now get some extra help pursuing learning opportunities outside of SAIT with the new SAITSA Student Grant Program. “Students can apply for funding for personal and professional development and now we have a grant program for that,” said Alysson Torres-Gillett, SAITSA VP Academic. This program is open to …

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Journalists address alt-facts

A Banff conference aims to take on fake news by educating the public on finding trustworthy news sources. “I hope the general public feels more informed and understands more about how to distinguish reporting that you can trust,” said Patti Sonntag, a managing editor in the New York Times news division, …

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Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

Bangladesh has been inundated with Rohingya Muslims fleeing political persecution and violence in the country of Myanmar. “There’s been a bit of momentum that’s been building. It’s not unique. It’s not the first time this sort of thing has happened. It’s been an issue in Myanmar,” said Lori Williams, political …

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