Plan B: The future of oil and gas and alternative energy

While Calgary and Canada are feeling the hit of low oil prices, environmental regulations and pressures have been increasing worldwide. And people are beginning to wonder if it is time for a new source of energy to take over, or will the oil and gas industry be able to adapt …

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Where’s the panic button?

Strange is the word that comes to mind when speaking of the Trojans men’s hockey season; it might be the only word to describe the consistently dry performance of this historically storied team. This thread was singing a different tune two weeks ago after the Trojans convincingly swept a weekend series …

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Friday night lights

ACAC shines the light on what it is going to take to get football at SAIT Representatives of the ACAC (Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference) revealed significant startup costs and lack of expressed student interest are the main reasons for not having a football league. Currently, the only institutions in Alberta …

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How do-odle you do?

Being a successful artist does not require going to school but rather doing what you love and loving what you do, according to the graphic designer behind Clive Burger’s art. Walking through the doors, drawings of artist Twyla Dawn Yacyshyn or just Twyla Dawn’s characters are not something that one …

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Q&A with Cancer Bats

Canadian hardcore kings, Cancer Bats, have had a hectic 2015. With the release of their fourth studio full-length album Searching for Zero—and getting back on the road after a near year and a half hiatus—Cancer Bats are back at it, and they’ve got their game faces on. The Weal caught …

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Old habits die hard for Trojans

With their sluggish start to the season, the Trojans men’s hockey team needed to establish some consistency in their game, and last weekend against the Portage College Voyageurs, they did just that—only not in the fashion one might imagine. With both games ending in tied affairs, the weekend saw the …

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An alternative to tracking time

With homework, tests, and possibly a part-time or full-time job as well as other responsibilities to manage within the week, one can’t blame themselves for losing track of time. Héctor Flores Mendoza, a 33-year-old SAIT student and certified business coach, has specific suggestions to manage time effectively as student life takes …

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Take a chance on me

How do we know that we are making a difference? How can we prove that speaking up on behalf of our fellow students does anything at all? How can we put a dollar amount to government legislation that translates to a higher quality of student life rather than extra dollars …

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Trojans down Griffins, find rhythm

  After their slowest start in recent years, the Trojans men’s hockey team found their way back into the win column last weekend with back-to-back victories over the Grant MacEwan Griffins. The winning weekend saw the Trojans record climb to a respectable 6-6-2, and with Friday’s 5-2 come from behind …

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Student group to make healthy eating easy

Enactus SAIT wins grant to launch food security project, Healthy EATS Enactus SAIT is cutting into food security with a new project, and they have the support from Chartwells Canada to grow their plan. Healthy EATS (Economical, Agricultural, Tasty, Sustainable), a project by Enactus SAIT and now funded by the …

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Paying it Forward: Intangible Investments

When we hear the word ‘investment’, our minds typically think of a financial investment. While learning how to invest in stocks and other types of assets is important, the term investment is not limited to monetary concerns. Sometimes, the most rewarding investments are the intangible ones: you can’t physically touch …

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Keeping it real

Using only film, SAIT grad makes movie that puts audience into the bicycle seat When it comes to video production in a digital era, super 16 mm film is almost a dead art form as fewer film cameras are being utilized. But former SAIT student Andrew Young is setting out …

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New haunted house brings tricks and treats

Grim Manor opens this week in the old Target space in Sunridge Mall The Grim Manor, a horror house bred from the minds of three terror addicts, will open its doors for the first time in Calgary on Oct. 21. Jesse Allen, the mind behind the monster mask, teamed up …

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The SAITSA app has been a hit with students, just don’t confuse it for Tinder.

The SAITSA app is off to a great start. There has been a large amount of traffic on the app, especially in its club features, and students have loved the app’s capabilities to upload their schedules, find campus support, and communicate with the student body. The app has been a …

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SAIT Club aims to cement their victory

A little-known SAIT tradition is the designing, building, and racing of a toboggan made mostly of concrete. From nothing, each year, different engineering programs collaborate and conjure up a downhill speed demon to race in the January Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) engineering competition. Anthony Lok is the vice …

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What we bring to the future

Looking forward, many opportunities are upon us and we will make the best of every situation. With the new government fresh in our minds, and the Alberta economy at a low, let us consider what we can do to make the best of what we are given. For the next …

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Under Pressure? Don’t Take Shortcuts

  The post-secondary experience can pretty much be equated with stress. Establishing a social network, managing finances under a tight budget, and the pressure to perform well academically can all be very overwhelming for a student. We’re investing enormous amounts of time and energy into our studies. With a mounting …

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It’s not the grades you make, it’s the hands you shake

As students, it’s in our best interest to get to know our instructors. They are knowledgeable and have real world experience in industry but even more than that– they oversee our grades. But grades only play a small part in student success. Having amazing grades doesn’t always mean that one …

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The Calgary International Film Festival

filmmakers alike will have the chance to catch local and internationally directed films with this year’s Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF). Running from Sept. 24 to Oct. 4, the festival is held annually in multiple downtown locations and presents a unique opportunity for international and local talent to be brought …

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What’s on our pizza?

Have you ever been in a group and you all decide to order a pizza for everyone to share? On this pizza, you all had to decide on the toppings together. Everyone has to eat the same pizza once the decision is made – the only way to get another …

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