SAIT volleyball season flies

Last year’s season was a tough one for the Trojans women’s volleyball team, capped off by losing eight out of the last 10 games and two straight playoff losses. But with six players from last year’s roster gone, the women of Troy welcomed new faces this season and hope to …

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Trojan WRAP – November 11, 2010

Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team played two games over the Halloween weekend. They earned an overtime win against the BC Clippers with a score of 103 – 102. This was the first win for the squad in a difficult match. The Trojans again took it to overtime against the …

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Trojans fall shy of Nationals

The ACAC 2010 cross-country running season wrapped up on Oct. 30 with two strong performances by SAIT Trojan runners Josh Inhaber and Rebecca Britton. But their effort wasn’t enough to clinch a spot at nationals. Both Inhaber and Britton finished 10th overall in their races at provincials, held at Edmonton’s …

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Women’s hockey in second place after successful month

The SAIT women’s hockey team finds itself getting few shots, but a lot of goals. After earning three of eight points over the last two weeks against the NAIT Ooks and Grant MacEwan Griffins, both from Edmonton, the team is second in the ACAC with a 3-2-1 record. After team …

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Why have we forgotten Remembrance Day?

OPINION Remembrance Day has lost its meaning. It is no longer a sacred service held to honour those people who lost their lives in combat since the  First World War. But rather it’s an empty ceremony observed by the few out of necessity or political responsibility. Canada was fortunate to …

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Get your rub on at couples massage class

In the age of the “pound,” Mardelle Hansen says there’s a lack of meaningful physical contact between people. “People are afraid to be touched,” says Hansen, a registered massage therapist who’s teaching an upcoming couples massage class at SAIT. “There is a (bond) that needs to be connected more.” Hansen …

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SAIT garden grows change

Have you ever experienced the sweet smell of fresh raspberries, or the thrill of watching tomatoes ripen in the sun? With the debut of a fully-functioning garden on SAIT campus this year, two SAIT culinary instructors Andrew Hewson and Simon Dunn, hope to give the SAIT community’s taste buds exposure …

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Mechanical Design instructor gives iconic art second life online

Canadian industrial designer Lawrie McIntosh has pushed design boundaries by creating new ways to produce items which we use every day.  For that, he’s considered a pioneer of Canadian industrial product design. But in the 1960s, he designed something way outside the box. McIntosh created a set of Canadian animal …

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Turn up the scare, turn down the waste

Spooked by Halloween’s eco footprint? It’s tough to break consumer habits when it comes to Halloween, but reducing your environmental impact isn’t all that scary. Here are a few tips to make your Halloween a little greener. 1. Make your own costume Erin McLaughlin, manager of the Ecostore in Calgary, …

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Awareness: it’ll grow on you

Gentlemen at SAIT, Movember is here and the time has come to grow your moustache. Movember is a campaign intended to promote awareness and raise donations for prostate cancer research. And second-year Travel and Tourism student Mike Welk is growing his ‘stache this month for the cause. Welk says it’s …

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Good Food Box use on rise

While more students are turning to food banks at Calgary’s universities – as reported in a recent Calgary Herald article – SAITSA’s Good Food Box program has also seen an increase. In August, the on-campus food bank at the U of C handed out 253 hampers, an increase of 140 …

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SAIT evades post-secondary pitfalls

While Alberta is showing the lowest post-secondary participation rate of all provinces in Canada, SAIT’s application numbers are on the rise. The 2009 Alberta Advanced Education and Technology report shows only 17 per cent of 18- to 34-year-olds in Alberta enrolled for the 2009/10 academic year. In an Oct. 18 …

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Motivational speaker: we can all just get along

Leadership coach and motivational speaker Drew Dudley taught SAIT community members how to get along better by understanding other people’s social styles during a session on campus Oct. 22. “Three out of four people you deal with don’t see the world the way you do,” said Dudley. Using research by …

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Student group guns for lower book prices

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), a student rights group to which SAITSA belongs, is lobbying for lower textbook prices. CASA hopes by encouraging the Canadian government to remove the Book Importation Regulation – a piece of government legislation that results in imported textbooks receiving an additional 10-15 per …

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SAIT grad wins competition to try eight jobs in eight weeks

Amanda Lowe dreaded waking up every morning knowing she’d be living a re-play of the day before, until she decided to stop looking for a career and instead began looking to fulfill her passions. Lowe, 25, is a SAIT grad from the Cinema, Television, Stage and Radio (CTSR) program and …

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Imagination breeds animation

Animation is a gateway for imagination to become reality. The sixth annual Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF) is bringing a collection of independent animated films to those in Calgary looking for this very type of inspiration. “It’s such a large art form and it deserves its own festival,” says …

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Rocky Horror hits mainstream

What was once a freaky and fringe culture, is now part of our cultural lexicon. In fact, the Rocky Horror Picture Show has become so much the stuff of pop culture that it was featured on the Halloween episode of Glee, everyone’s favourite musical dramedy. “This year is the 35th …

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Stoning Mary sidesteps categories

Calgary-based band Stoning Mary has broken free of music’s labels and barriers, and entered a world of limitless creativity. Stoning Mary formed in the summer of 2007 and even the origin of the band’s name comes from a place of passion. “I was on the beach reading a story in …

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Allen’s new film holds its own

Film REVIEW entertainment@theweal.com Good old reliable Woody Allen brings us his annual autumn effort right on time with You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, a film about delusion and the long fall from its graces. Allen arms his characters with flimsy fantasy and cruelly hurls existential woe at them …

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ACAD students wear their art on their sleeves

While Lady Gaga’s critics may think what she wears on a day-to-day basis resembles garish costumes, fibre instructor at ACAD Dee Fontans, and the students she teaches, see Gaga’s look as the upcoming trend in fashion. “It’s exciting to see people take more risks and wearing statement pieces,” said Fontans. …

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