The ultimate culinary high

The Highwood’s new menu for 2012-2013 There is a secret on campus — one that’s transforming the way SAIT students eat. Located in the John Ware Building, the upscale Highwood combines fine dining with a live classroom experience. Supervised by some of the city’s top chefs, SAIT culinary and baking students …

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Where is my money going?!

SAITSA head honcho explains growing student fees SAIT Students’ Association fees jumped to $494, making it the most expensive student tax for a post-secondary institution in Calgary this year and yet many students aren’t aware of where the bulk of this money is going. SAITSA President Sebastian Rodas explained the …

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Best picks for summer sporting adventures

The summer season is a busy time for most sport enthusiasts. But students on a tight budget, or who will be working away their summer fun, may find themselves at a loss for ideas. Check out the following collection of affordable alternatives for sporty “staycations” around Alberta. BEST PLACES TO …

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Candidate fourm: a post-secondary tell-all

This provincial election is going to be one of the closest elections in Alberta history. The different political parties are looking for the support of the youth vote, and The Weal has interviewed candidates from across the province to know the position of each party. ROB ANDERSON, Wildrose Party Candidate …

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Tanning feels the heat

As the days get longer and beach season starts to enter the minds of Calgarians, many look for a head start on the sun. Sweetan employee Jess Hosfield said spring is the busiest time for their salon. “Clients say they just don’t feel good when they’re white and pale. Getting …

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2012 SAIT Trojans awards

Few surprises came at this year’s annual Trojans awards banquet held on March 30 at the Calgary Stampeders Red and White club. Top players Rachel Caputo, Darcee Froese and Jon Malin received due acknowledgment for their contributions and performance this year. The additional SAIT Trojans who earned Alberta Colleges Athletic …

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Hipster Glasses: here to Stay

The old adage of wearing your heart on your sleeve has given way to wearing your personality on the bridge of your nose with the immensely popular ‘hipster glasses’. Iconic and easily identifiable, hipster specs are the eyewear trend du jour, and are generally characterized by over-sized, thick black-rimmed frames. …

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Rodas reigns victorious in election

Sebastian Rodas’ aggressive campaign strategy paid off this past Tuesday when he was declared the new SAIT Students’ Association president at the Gateway. Rodas earned 64 per cent or 409 votes, defeating Zaheed Khan (aka Big Z) who took in 232 votes or 36 per cent. “At the end of …

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Fashion-forward—SAIT uniforms strive to remain relevant

One of the first things an athlete will talk about when becoming part of a team is their excitement to pull a jersey over their heads for the first time. While cliché, athletes will say they are honoured to wear their team’s logo, representing teams’ past accomplishments and history. However, …

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‘Lettuce’ show you the top five vegetarian eateries in Calgary

There are tons of vegetarian options around the city. As vegetarianism becomes more accepted, wide-spread, and even trendy, business is booming for many establishments. With $15, one can get a delicious, well-portioned meal at any of the places listed below. Madly Organic Café and Gallery 1455 – 17th Ave. S.W. …

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Surviving tax season: a student’s guide

Tax-related confusion over what to claim, when to file, and how to get the most out of a tax return are enough to make some students light-headed. Though it’s an annual event and nearly a rite of passage to file a tax return, many are uncertain about what it is …

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Vote or die – Your SA candidates for 2012

Running March 22 – 26 the SAIT Students’ Association elections will decide which candidates will represent students for 2012/2013. The Weal spoke with the candidates running for both the Student Executive Council (four, full-time positions with different portfolios) and Student Legislative Council (five, part-time board members who oversee the operations …

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Hildebrand prepares to say goodbye

SAIT Students’ Association president Steven Hildebrand will not be seeking re-election this year after serving a one-year term. Hildebrand plans on graduating from the mechanical engineering program this spring and looks forward to supporting his significant other as she attends to her studies in medicine. She has yet to discover …

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Is Chris Leeson the real deal? SA Presidential candidate steals speeches with antics

Candidates vying for a position in the SAIT Students’ Association (SA) had one last chance to convince potential voters of their worth with a brief speech in the Heart Atrium on March 22. The candidate who earned the loudest roar from the audience was controversial presidential nominee, Chris Leeson. From …

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Hockey’s changing landscape

The debate over whether fighting belongs in hockey rages on As the game of hockey has evolved, players have gotten bigger, faster and stronger, resulting in more injuries on the ice. With concussions on the rise, those involved with the NHL have called for a fighting ban across the league. …

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SAIT asks public for help

In order to gauge public opinion about where SAIT should find its next leader, a confidential survey has been created to allow the public some influence in decision regarding the next school president. SAIT has invited its general community to offer their thoughts and opinions in the selection of its …

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With a little help from her friends

SAIT wellness team helps friend pay for cancer treatment Danielle Hurtig thought the battle was over. She successfully defeated cancer and was now living in Kelowna, B.C, blissfully in love. The former SAIT athletic department swim instructor and wellness and fitness monitor had been in remission for the past two …

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Free music helps promote your bands

As the online piracy debate rages on, bands are finding new unique ways to introduce new fans Like it or not, technology has given fans the ability to enjoy all the hard work that goes into creating an album for the lowest price in music history, free. Pirating music has …

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