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Dastardly detoxes, catastrophic cleanses: be wary of fast health fixes

We’ve all seen the articles that crop up in the new year, touting the latest celebrity-endorsed cleanse or detox.  Regardless of the type of cleanse, they purport to quickly “rid the body of toxins” and “reset metabolism,” which seem like a attractive options in a world increasingly obsessed with health …

Allison Lockhart

Does Wonder Woman lift heavy?

Of course she does, and you should too. It’s easy to let worries hold us back from trying something new. Unfortunately, one thing a lot of women seem hesitant to try is lifting heavy weights. Allison Lockhart, three-time winner of Canada’s Strongest Woman, weighed in on the issue. Lockhart thinks …

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I don’t: Say no to high wedding costs

As we emerge from the aftermath of the holiday season, it seems that our Facebook feeds show a continuous stream of engagement posts and photos. While this is great – I’m nothing if not a romantic – engagements almost inevitably lead to weddings, one of the biggest shams going right …

video games

Game smarter, not harder Set limits on the time and money you devote to video games

It’s no secret that many adults enjoy playing video games. Whether a person games on a console, computer, or phone, video games can provide a welcome distraction from the real world. Furthermore, they have value beyond simply being fun: they can relax, and build teamwork and problem-solving skills. They can …


‘Twas the fight before Christmas: Krampus would win against Santa

Recently, a mythological winter being has arisen to challenge the popularity of the ever-jolly Saint Nick: Krampus. Originating from pre-Christian Central European folklore, and instantly recognizable by his goat horns, monstrous face, and disturbingly long tongue, Krampus is something of a dark counterpart to Santa Claus. However, while Santa punishes …

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How sweet it is: the value of homemade goods

A Pfeffernusse cookie recipe for a merry Christmas Christmas may not be my favourite holiday, but there is one element of it that even I can admit leaves other holidays in the dust: the food, especially the baked goods. However, while stores may be overflowing with sweet treats of every …


Post post-secondary: finding success after school

One thing always at the forefront of students’ minds is what they will do after they complete their schooling. Will they be able to find a job? Will they be successful? Has school prepared them for the realities of the workplace?  Fortunately, it seems that SAIT grads can breathe easier …


Nothing trashy about it, individuals can make a change for a better world

In a world with increasingly dire environmental outlooks, it can be hard for individuals to feel as though they can do anything to make a change.  However, there are ways for individuals to have a positive impact on the environment, just by making little changes and inspiring others to do …


Not just decorative: the meaning behind Movember

As we enter November, many men are excitedly starting No-Shave November, or Movember, a time when they can let their facial hair grow freely.  But how many people actually know what this hairy month is about? Unfortunately, it seems that the reason behind Movember aren’t very well-known.  “I don’t know …


Calgary 2026: Nothing ventured, nothing gained, the benefits of hosting the Olympic Games outweigh potential risks

On Nov. 13, Calgarians will vote in a plebiscite to determine whether the city should host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Although this has been the subject of much debate, the course should be clear: A vote of “yes” in the plebiscite is a vote for the city’s …


Don’t let it snow: take action by boycotting winter

In light of the recent “snowpocalypse,” I must take to my keyboard and call fellow Calgarians to arms in a protest against the bane of everyone’s existence: winter.  Some will argue winter is a delightful season, creating a “winter wonderland” of snow, with everything gilded in sparkling frost. Some might …


SAIT gym should be more user-friendly

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for us all to face the truth: the gym at SAIT’s Campus Centre could use some improvements.  It is far from an ideal place to exercise. For people new to working out, the machines can be intimidating, and the mirrors everywhere can be distracting.  In …


Who you gonna call? Open your mind to the possibilities of the unexplained

Since we have entered the season of ghosts, ghouls and other paranormal creatures, it seems to me that an examination of the supernatural is in order.  Despite a long-held fascination with the macabre and the otherworldly, my attitude toward it has, like Fox Mulder, always been “I want to believe.” …


SAIT smoking: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, SAIT should become a smoke-free campus

I cannot be the only one who hates when I’m strolling through campus on the way to my next class and I walk into a cloud of cigarette smoke.  With the creation of six designated smoking areas at SAIT, the Smoking on Campus committee hopes to appease everyone, both smokers …


Pumpkin spice up your life: You can pry this delicious fall flavour from my cold dead hands

Every year, it seems as though “pumpkin spice season” starts earlier and earlier. That’s not just an illusion, either.  Even before the iconic drink is actually available, social media buzz, both positive and negative, begins in anticipation.  Call me a “basic bitch,” but I am a big fan of the …


The Bank of Mom and Dad: Post-secondary students should not continue to make withdrawals

Well, another academic year has begun and college students, both new and returning, have one big thing on the brain: paying for their schooling. For some, college is their first foray into adulthood and the independence that comes with it. Although undoubtedly exciting, it also raises certain questions. Should students …


Written in the stars? Astrology really only shapes your life if you let it.

Anybody who has ever cracked open a newspaper has probably looked at the horoscope section, whether they really believe in astrology, or not.  Maybe it’s just because I’m a two-faced Gemini, but I’ve always found that reading horoscopes and learning about astrology tended to be a lot of fun, even …