The best beast burger

Dirty Burger isn’t just a term for a greasy drunken cheeseburger, it’s a sense of satisfaction that comes from letting one’s gut protrude shamelessly while enjoying the final feast of an intoxicated night. These three Calgary delights break the flavour monotony of the often bleak restaurant burger and promise a …

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Recapturing childhood innocence with Fred Penner

For most Canadians over the age of 20, the name Fred Penner is sure to bring a smile and an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia, like closing your eyes and breathing in the scent of a crayon. The Weal sat down with the 65 year-old children’s entertainer to discuss his appreciation …

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Eventually all rivalries end

Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier, the Calgary Flames have the Edmonton Oilers and the SAIT Trojans have the Mount Royal University Cougars. In all fields of sport, rivalries are an organic part of the game, but the local rivalry between the Trojans and Cougars is about to end, as MRU …

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To tip or not tip?

You tip at buffets, bars, cafes, coffee houses, and now you can add SAIT’s own Jugo Juice to the list. The recent tip option added to SAIT’s Campus Centre Jugo Juice has students questioning their knowledge of tipping etiquette. SAIT’s Jugo Juice, an individual franchise location owned by Vicki Nguyen, …

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Exploring SAIT namesakes: a SAIT history lesson

Senator Burns, John Ware, E.H. Crandell—to many SAIT students these are just everyday names that appear on class schedules, but the buildings’ namesakes were people that played an integral part in SAIT and Alberta history. “We have a long and interesting story that deserves to be recognized, remembered, and celebrated,” …

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Confronting your mortality

Would it be fair to say that one’s own mortality is never analyzed more closely than after the death of a loved one? The SAIT Begin Tower is filled with drunken shenanigans, popcorn Fridays and the occasional student meltdown. But the death of resident Cody Gorlick made those delinquencies seem …

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A lesson in confidence from Lacuna Coil

It’s no secret that the metal music genre has predominantly been one that caters to men. It could be stereotyping to also group metal with long hair, Flying V electric guitars, and inaudible lyrics. But for Italian metal group Lacuna Coil, although they may certainly have a fair share of …

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An Interview with: Simple Plan

It seems like Simple Plan broke into the pop-punk scene ages ago. Oh wait, they did. They started out in 1999, alongside the likes of pop-punk mainstays Sum 41, Blink 182, and Good Charlotte, and hit the charts with their debut album, No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls. Hailing from Montreal, …

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Just out of reach

More than a month past SAIT’s winter tuition deadline, some students are still trying to get their government loan money. Although first-year business administration student Sinith Luk believes he has completed all the necessary steps for loans, he still hasn’t received the deposit into his bank account. “I gave [the …

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August Burns Red proving metal isn’t dead

“It’s tough times right now.” JB Brubaker is one-fifth of American metal-core band, August Burns Red. “It’s no secret that people buying music is down,” says Brubaker. “It’s down every year, and ticket sales are down for shows across the board.” Despite the decline, Brubaker insists metal shows in Canada …

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Sports season breakdown

Another season is winding down for Trojans athletics, and players and fans alike are gearing up for long playoff runs. With the regular season ending in mid February, there is still time to jockey for positioning in the ACAC playoff races. Who will be the team to step up and …

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This time for sure: Sharing her dream-pieces, SAIT president Irene Lewis talks retirement

Third time’s a charm. Only, this will be the fourth attempt at retirement for SAIT president and CEO Irene Lewis. Lewis announced her retirement to begin the end of December 2012. She has served as SAIT’s president since 1998, when she was approached by a search company and snatched up …

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Film crew explores quarter-life crisis

Seven second-year SAIT film and video production students are putting together a documentary to bring awareness to the very real dilemma many young people are faced with; a quarter-life crisis. The crew is looking for people to share personal stories that might help other young people struggling to find direction …

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Get the most out of reading week

February 18 to 26 is Reading Week, and with a week to kill many students will break up winter with some tropical travel. With a bit of careful planning, Reading Week is arguably one of the best times for students to shelve their books and enjoy some relaxation. “Instead of …

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Father of SAIT Trojans celebrates 25th year

To call Ken Babey a SAIT hero and inspiration is merely scratching the surface when describing the father of the Trojans after 25 years as athletic director and coach. At the suggestion he might be feeling old after a quarter century with SAIT Babey laughed, “It’s been a long road …

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Is society ready for a fully electric car?

The Model S roadster from Tesla Motors is an impressive all-electric vehicle that has pushed modern day engineering limits far beyond any other fully electric car on the road today. But will society accept a fully electric car and more importantly, is an electric vehicle practical for every day usage? …

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Recent SAIT grad becomes Regina’s new weather specialist

In Regina, Sask., it’s going to snow later this afternoon with an intense low pressure moving in from Alaska tomorrow that will likely drop the temperature to -13 degrees. At least that’s what Global Regina’s weather woman and SAIT graduate Kelsey Morrison told us when the Weal interviewed her last …

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How to turn losses into lessons

Within the world of sports, certain games mean more than others. Games played against bitter rivals often offer the best storylines and the most drama, and are generally the games that leave lasting impressions on players and fans alike. Over the winter break, Canadian hockey fans were treated to one …

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