Summer Events in Calgary

For students sticking around in Calgary this summer, there are many events lined up this year to keep yourselves entertained. But before diving into any of these events, what will you wear? Of course, you’ll want to look the part by taking note of a little bit of event-specific fashion …

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Spring and summer employment options for students

With 46 of SAIT’s programs requiring the completion of a practicum, internship, or co-op, many students may be on the hunt for the perfect summer job. While SAIT’s Student Employment Services primarily deals with students seeking long-term employment, student employment advisor Tony Lam said that since September 2013, SAIT’s student …

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Trojans stay fit, prepare for next season

With the school year coming to a close, another season is complete for the SAIT Trojan athletes. At the end of the year comes the next part of any athlete’s career: the off-season training. Most organizations that compete on a college level will set up times during the week to …

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Top three summer escapes

It’s not too late to make plans for a summer vacation to escape the mundane and tiring routine of studying for tests and doing homework. Andrea Lamoureux, a second-year travel and tourism student, offered her top three places for students itching to skip town to visit once the semester is …

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New South Park game worth wasting time over

South Park: The Stick of Truth is a brilliant and witty satire of role-playing games (RPGs) in which you are in control of every action your character makes. Released on March 4, The Stick of Truth is an adult humoured video game that can provide hours of entertainment for vacationing …

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Hockey player retires after four-year career as Trojan

Having laced up his skates for four years as a SAIT Trojan hockey player, Brad Drobot has now retired after a successful 2013–14 season. Brad Drobot, in his fourth and final year of playing eligibility, decided to call it quits at the age of 24. Drobot ended his career on …

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Insensitive cheerleaders or hypersensitive society?

When the University of Regina (U of R) cheerleaders posed for a picture at a social event on March 14, they didn’t see the online backlash coming. The girls had dressed as “cowboys and Indians”, with 13 members dressed in plaid shirts, cut-off denim shorts, and cowboy boots, and five …

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Transit fare hikes might annoy SAIT/ACAD students

While it hasn’t yet been confirmed, executives at Calgary Transit are talking about increasing transit fares for students and seniors, Calgary’s most economically challenged demographics. According to a Feb. 13 article in Metro Calgary, Calgary Transit will require an extra $17.7 million annually if they want to achieve their goals …

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Eighties SAIT alum makes it to primetime television

Hard work, persistence, and a little bit of luck has launched the career of John Fawcett, co-creator, executive producer, and director of the award-winning television series Orphan Black. A film student at SAIT in the late 1980s, Fawcett has been passionate about film since before he was 10 years old. …

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Tanning bed legislation may miss the mark

The Government of Alberta will implement new legislation by the end of 2014 to deter young people from using tanning beds in the hopes of protecting youths from contracting skin cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, skin cancers account for one in three cancer diagnoses each year, and between …

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Following the Sun to Adventure

Richard Arthur’s book I of the Sun offers readers a glimpse into a once-in-a-lifetime journey from the UK to Southeast Asia. Arthur used his diaries, firsthand experience, and his own philosophical ideas to write about the one year in which he travelled to the countries of Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia …

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Daycare drama drags on

After SAIT’s student leadership spent months attempting to convince administration of the need for a campus daycare, student parents will still need to wait five years or more for its construction. In an Oct. 15, 2013 Weal article written by Crystal Schick, the need for a campus daycare was discussed …

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Hockey isn’t just for winter

Whether there’s snow on the ground or not, many Calgarians will still find a way to get on the ice to play their favourite sport. Summer recreational leagues are starting up soon in Calgary, letting hockey lovers and newcomers play through the offseason. Cameron Hunt, an emergency medical technician student …

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Popularity comes with restraints

With the growing popularity and larger attendance in recent years, Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo event organizers have taken extra precautions to make sure the expo runs smoothly for another year. Such precautions include the addition of one more day to the Expo’s packed schedule and an increase of venue …

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Train station renovation set to take place this summer, inconveniences to follow

Students taking the LRT to campus might be inconvenienced by construction for the next six months, thanks to Calgary Transit’s renovation of the SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee station, scheduled to begin this summer. The station will remain open for the most part, but a shuttle bus will be put in place to facilitate …

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Earth-friendly ‘bubble’ greenhouse grows veggies year round at SAIT

SAIT’s renowned culinary program is setting the sustainability bar by utilizing a unique new on-campus greenhouse that allows for seed-to-plate food production 12 months of the year. The greenhouse, which has been operational for one year, was developed by Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) research associate David Silburn, who …

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Homeless shaming

The controversial Facebook group ‘Creature Sightings,’ which launched early in March 2014, was removed from the site by Facebook admins on March 12 in response to complaints from Calgary residents. More than 200 active members of the group had posted photos and videos of homeless and disabled people in Calgary …

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Russian graphic design student designs a new world for herself in Calgary

Coming from Canada’s large and snowy counterpart, Russian graphic designer Alisa Proshunina has gone far in both travel and her own artistic endeavors since immigrating in April 2006. Back in Voronezh, Russia, she first had a taste of journalism when she decided to study in the Faculty of TV and …

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Sexual abuse didn’t keep athlete off the ice

Hockey has been a major component in the life of Trojans women’s hockey player Chanelle Petrie. She has spent the last year playing as a forward on SAIT’s women’s hockey team, and despite facing tough struggles throughout her life, she has always found the strength to keep playing. If anybody …

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SAIT maintenance survives harsh winter, small budget

Almost a year after operational funding was severely slashed at SAIT, the continuation of this year’s provincial budget shortfalls has not fazed the polytechnic’s maintenance department. With the help of a dedicated fleet of snow blowers and shovels, a majority of the grounds are now free of any evidence that …

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