Cross-Calgary Skiing

Confederation Park to see improved cross-country ski opportunities Wintertime recreation at Confederation Park will see improvements, as Foothills Nordic Ski Club has made arrangements with the City of Calgary to better facilitate cross-country skiing.  The viability of the sport in the city was under question this past summer, following an …

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Hitting snooze

Effects and remedies of sleep deprivation Students and sleep deprivation seem to go hand in hand. When asking a classmate the cordial question of ‘how are you?’, it’s not rare to receive a response of ‘tired’ as opposed to the traditional ‘good.’ That’s because, according to a September 2016 study …

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Connected but alone

How the digital world impacts relationships With the increase of online environments over the past two decades, the spheres where people connect often look a lot different than they used to.  While college students of past generations may have frequented arcades and pay phone booths, mobile devices equipped with Candy …

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28 days of happiness

Clap along for the Happiness Campaign SAIT’s Student Development and Counselling Services will be launching their annual Happiness Campaign beginning in February and lasting all month long.  This initiative is an opt-in e-mail campaign that will be sent out to students and staff every day for 28 days, featuring helpful, …

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SAIT offers free fitness

Complimentary classes this week in the SAIT gym SAIT recreation will be offering a free week of fitness classes starting Jan. 16 through Jan. 20. Students can expect the opportunity to drop into classes throughout the week and are able to choose from an array of options including spin, barre, …

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Organic panic

Exploring the latest food craze Healthy, balanced diets are consistently cited by experts as a means to increase energy, reduce factors related to heart and cardiovascular diseases and promote longevity. Maintaining a healthy diet, however, is often easier said than done. As for paying for it, well, that’s another story …

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The weight of words

The untold power of speech An age-old maxim states that “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” yet it doesn’t take long to find real-life examples that counter this sentiment. Far from the playground antics of childhood, it’s easy to see that words do …

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Food guide about to expire

Health minister proposes changes to curb obesity Canada’s food guide was last revised in 2007, and now, nine years later, the federal government is making moves to update its guidelines in light of increased obesity rates.  In an Oct. 24 announcement, Health Minister Jane Philpott said the government will be …

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Living free

Why zero waste living is no waste How often do you throw things away throughout the course of a day; five times, 10, maybe 20?  Lauren Singer, former sustainability manager at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, recently spoke at a TEDxTeen event about her zero waste life. …

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I see bins of green

Composting at SAIT Reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills is a priority for SAIT’s facilities department. They have now begun the process of rolling out a new waste strategy. “My ultimate goal would be to get to an 80 per cent diversion rate,” said Delisa Daniel, manager of …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

How sunlight affects student psychology With the end of the summer months comes less sunshine, and while for some, waking up early may pose a challenge year-round, evidence shows that dark mornings may have specific effects on certain people. Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) is a condition associated with a change …

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A toast to collaboration

Tool Shed Brewing Company partners with SAITSA Centenni-Ale raises a glass to 100! SAIT’s hundredth birthday marks a major milestone in the school’s history, and now, a newly crafted beer is helping usher in the celebration. Commemorating ten decades of instruction, “Centenni-Ale” was designed by the local Tool Shed Brewing …

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Shop consciously

Calgary consignment: reduce, reuse and save Staying on trend and on budget can prove to be a difficult task for students, but what if it was possible to look great, save money and help the environment all in one go? Consignment stores have been around for a long time and, …

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One hundred years ago

Archives provide a glimpse of SAIT’s formative years Browsing through the SAIT Archives, it becomes immediately clear that we attend an institution with deep roots in this city. “SAIT has a rich history. There’s not much in Calgary that is 100 years old,” said Karly Sawatzky, SAIT’s archivist. Every day, …

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The attitude of gratitude

Thankfulness can contribute to emotional and physical well-being We’ve all heard the adage to count your blessings, but does taking time to list off  what you’re thankful for really make that much of a difference? During the Thanksgiving season, we’re often encouraged to reflect on the things in our lives …

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Superfoods

Foods for your budget, brain and body Let’s face it, superfoods are in. Avocado, kale, quinoa and the like have been popping up on menus and Pinterest boards left, right and centre. But this isn’t just the newest trend. One can’t deny the positive effects of these nutrient-rich foods on …

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The Eater’s Guide to Campus

Well, students, the semester is officially underway for the fall and that means a few things. For one, you’ll need to get acquainted with new schedules, new classrooms, new instructors and possibly new classmates and living spaces. With all of that going on, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is what you’re going …

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Stickin’ it to the man

A home-grown initiative makes supporting local businesses easy Between a weak dollar and job scarcity, the Albertan economy can use all the help it can get. Thankfully, a new initiative is moving to keep money in our communities, stimulate the economy and support Calgary’s entrepreneurs. Founded by Travis Martin and …

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Café of the week: Calgary’s Collaborative Café

Originally the site of the Simmons mattress factory, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters brings a fresh energy to one of Calgary’s oldest neighbourhoods. Located in the heart of the newly revamped East Village community, the coffee shop is joined by other food moguls in the city to provide a full culinary …

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Signed, sealed, delivered: it’s yours

There’s a new trend that all of your favourite online personalities are endorsing, and for a monthly fee, anyone can join in on the fun too. Monthly subscription boxes have been sweeping the Internet world as of late, offering a range of products including beard oils and designer socks, all …

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