Student riders budget big rewards

Rider anticipation comes to an end Nov. 5, with Lake Louise being the first ski hill to re-open and marking the first official day of the 2010/11 snow season. With all the expenses of student life and the lack of disposable income, the Weal’s Alex Glazerman found the cheapest way …

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Basketball season underway

Sports Wrap Women’s basketball The SAIT Trojan women opened the ACAC season with an 88-63 victory against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks on Oct. 22 at Val Matteotti Gym in Lethbridge. SAIT head coach Donovan Martin says the women played a sloppy game off the start, but found their grove as …

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Men’s soccer team comes up short

The SAIT men’s soccer team earned a chance to play for a medal twice but came up short on both attempts. The Trojans advanced to the medal round during ACAC provincials with a 2-1 quarter-final victory over the Grant MacEwan Griffins from Edmonton. Goals came from Francisco Miron and Jordan …

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SAIT gets defensive

As a woman it’s important to know how to defend yourself if you ever get into a sticky situation. SAIT recreational department is offering a women’s self defence class Nov. 16 – 30. Instructor, Trudy Fossey is a fifth-degree black belt instructor in karate and is ready to help women …

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Race to the Nationals

Cross-country running gives the word endurance its true meaning. And SAIT Trojan runners train vigorously in hopes that it will pay off with a spot at the Nationals that will be held this year in Fredericton, New Brunswick at St. Thomas University. The national event focuses on the best runners …

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Men’s hockey first-place standing on thin ice

The streak had to come to an end eventually. The SAIT men’s hockey team earned only one of four points on their road trip to Lac La Biche against the Portage Voyageurs. In the first game on Friday, the Voyageurs performed their best in front of about 1,000 fans and …

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Jersey Shore: our love/hate relationship

OPINION It’s the show with the characters we love to hate. Weal staffers Bree Gardner and Rebekah Jarvis debate the pitfalls and the merits (yes, apparently there are some) of the reality show. Gardner: Ah yes, Jersey shore. Marketed by MTV as a series that has “focused its lens on …

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Grow a ‘stache, not a tumor

OPINION My grandfather died from prostate cancer. He spent six months in agony as the cancer spread through his body, taking its time to kill him. He was from my dad’s side of the family and never once grew a moustache. My grandfather on my mother’s side looks like an …

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Domestic violence survivor speaks out

Anna met her first boyfriend when she was 15. They attended the same junior high school, and had friends in common. They got together at a house party in grade 10 and dated for the next 18 months. “He was the leader of the group in high school,” said Anna, …

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Global Buddy Program brings students together

SAIT’s International Centre hopes to make international students’ new life on campus, and in a new country, a little easier by launching the Global Buddy Program. With nearly 1,200 international students in academic programs and courses at SAIT in 2009/2010, international student advisors Eric Chu and Stacey Barefoot dreamed up …

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Couple crusades for less consumption

As part of the Canada-wide Waste Reduction Week, SAITSA and the Recycling Council of Alberta hosted a documentary that chronicles the efforts of one couple to reduce waste in their lives. Grant Baldwin and his partner, Jen Rustemeyer, competed against each other for one year to see who could produce …

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World Food Day encourages eating with ethics

As the only member of the G8 countries without specific laws governing the production and distribution of our food, Canada has a lot of explaining to do. World Food Day launched this past Oct. 16, and the Pan Canada People’s Food Policy Project (PCPFPP) will shine a nationwide light on …

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Purple army celebrates

After a tension-filled battle over the spot for Calgary’s 36th mayor, Naheed Nenshi has taken office as Canada’s first Muslim civic leader. “The purple army was never about winning an election. It was about revitalizing the public conversation in this city.” said Nenshi during his victory speech. Promising budget cuts, …

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PCK student in running for top recipe

Aromas of sautéed garlic, mushrooms and freshly picked parsley from SAIT’s culinary garden fill every corner of the kitchen. Professional culinary student Cassandra Simmonds is cooking her soon-to-be famous creamy mushroom capellini. Her recipe for this delicious concoction has been voted into the top three of the Knorr Stock Exchange …

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Information tech students socialize in real time

Keen first-year Information Technology students flexed their networking muscles during SAIT’s Night with Industry on Oct 13. The World of Information Technologies invited seven IT specialists from industry to discuss the challenges of getting hired after graduation. “Generic big cubicles terrify me,” said student Austin Winters. “I had a big …

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Camp is king in horror genre

There’s something fulfilling about enjoying an utterly campy or cheesy piece of entertainment. Perhaps it’s the total lack of sincerity that makes an ironically tasteless movie or play so great to savour. Heavy handed as campy culture seems, there is a delicate art to pushing cheesiness just far enough.  JP …

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Hypnotist unleashes bawdy behaviour

Chris Visser looks like an average guy. His hair is neat and tidy, his striped shirt is clean and unwrinkled, and his posture is relaxed and at-ease. Until you look into his piercing gaze, you wouldn’t realize he’s a puppet-master of human marionettes. “If I could make people do 100 …

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Disappearing in the digital age

Frank Ahearn and Eileen Cohorn make people disappear. For years they’ve been paid to help people with money problems or unwanted celebrity status do just that. Now they’ve written a book called How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace. Based on their …

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Anna Salt on derby girls

Her name is Karyann Dorn, but you can call her Anna Salt. That’s Dorn’s derby name when she straps on her skates and becomes her butt-kicking alter ego in the Calgary Roller Derby Association (CRDA). This roller derby is not the stuff that you might have seen in the ‘70s …

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From civil war to centre court World-travelled athlete finds home with the Trojans

At first glance, Nyawal Bukjok’s height is immediately apparent. At six-foot-one, the SAIT first-year business administrative student stands with confidence and poise.

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