SAIT as a homeless haven

It’s a cold, windy morning, and SAIT Campus appears to be vacant at 7 a.m. with the exception of a few silent visitors who are invisible to some. These unnoticed visitors are homeless. For a few individuals, SAIT campus has become a haven and a positive place to enrich their …

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In and out: the 2012 style report

2011 was a year of animal-prints, ugly man-hats, infinity scarves, Toms, fake glasses and glitter. While some of these styles may be here for good, most of them have been tossed out of the window in order to make way for the new trends of 2012. In: Abstract Artsy Prints …

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Weight loss resolutions are easier to keep than you think

The term “New Year’s Resolution”, has created a proverbial feeling of dread for SAIT students, many of whom are already inundated with homework and stress this semester. However, making this time around more successful is not as hard as one might think. If not approached sensibly, those who gather up …

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Enlarge your intimacy with the Weal’s annual SEX ISSUE

You know you’re curious – get the results of our annual sex survey via the image link on the right side of your page, or click here.

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The top five electronic dance music genres to have relations to

When it comes to music for having “relations” to, the names of classic crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Teddy Pendegrass and Barry White are usually what come to mind. This music is a far cry from the kind found in most nightclubs, where the music can often soar above 120 …

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Does sex before a game ruin performance?

The effect sex has on athletes before events was associated with myth and misinformation since competition began. Plato wrote in 444 BC that, “Olympic competitors before races should avoid sexual intimacy.” In 77 AD, Pliny the Elder wrote to the contrary that “Athletes when sluggish are revitalized by lovemaking.” Thousands …

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It takes two to tango (and do kinky stuff too)

Celebrities supposedly cutting off their oxygen to increase stimulation; CSI episodes where couples dress up in mascot costumes before having intercourse; and Japanese cartoon characters undressing one another online. The list of objects and ideas that sexually stimulate individuals – known as sexual fetishes – seem to be almost as popular …

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Get Wealed In During Welcome Week! Experience Your Student Newspaper

Come to the Heart Atrium on Jan. 11 and 12 this week to get your picture on the cover of the Weal. You can also win tickets to the sold-out Mother Mother show at the Gate on Jan. 13. How? Get caught reading the Weal, and you‘ll win tickets instantly.

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Vivian Lee: From glass blowing to business making

Not everyone ends up in what they went to school for, and even those that do may find a greater passion in another field. Vivian Lee, a graduate from the glass program at ACAD is one such person. Lee is currently a first-year administrative information management (AIM) student at SAIT. …

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The 2011 Unconventional Gift-Guide

I worked retail at Chinook Centre for a year and now hate holiday shopping with a fiery passion. People get angry and irritable, and the gift selection available is often repetitive and unoriginal. I decided to find the best local shopping hotspots around the city, where you can find a …

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Mother Mother follows the truth

Vancouver co-ed five-piece mainstay Mother Mother have proven once again they can revamp their sound, with latest effort, Eureka. With a heavier approach than their two previous releases, the indie pop-rock group consistently turns heads with dynamic, female-versus-male vocals. Originally thought of as a “long-shot,” Eureka was mixed by big …

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SAITSA midterm updates

President Steven Hildebrand is still tackling the job as SAITSA president with the same ambition he had when he first began. Hildebrand said he didn’t expect the frustration that has come with the position. “It often feels like things have stalled, even though they are moving they are just moving …

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If you can’t pay, don’t play

You can fight Russians, terrorism, dragons, templars or wind resistance from the seat of a Lotus Esprit this holiday season, but it will cost around $300. That’s what SAIT millwright apprentice Josh Wyman spent on this season’s hottest games. With balancing the cost of entertainment, presents and all the other …

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The Sheepdogs: model of a true rock and roll band

Despite what Dr. Hook says, The Sheepdogs didn’t need “blue-eyed groupies,” “cocaine Katy,” or “all kinds of pills” to land on the cover of Rolling Stone. Last August, Saskatoon band The Sheepdogs became the first unsigned act to be featured on one of the world’s most recognized magazines. The small …

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Fitness first for Trojan athletes

When the health and condition of your body is essential to your livelihood, you tend to take fitness and health a little more seriously, and Trojan athletes at SAIT put in serious work to ensure that they are in top physical form when it’s time to don the red and …

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Sorting through mix of current and classic with The Sword

Hipster metal, retro metal, and doom metal. The Sword has heard every label imaginable to describe their music. With influences ranging from Blue Cheer to Black Sabbath, it seems ironic the word ‘hipster’ would be used to describe the anything but ‘hipster’ Texan metal group. “Somebody made it up— some …

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Taking your activism underground, and other lessons for speaking your mind while keeping your job

Privacy concerns about freedom of speech are compounded for those who take their concerns offline and onto the streets by protesting or becoming activists. An important tip for those communicating their ideas, online or off, is to keep the discourse educated and respectful. “Know your facts and arguments. If you …

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The “WEAL Sex” Column

Don’t forget to fill out our quick and painless Sex Survey! Click the link on the right side of your page to fill us in on all your sexy habits (anonymously, of course). Q: I’m a first year student and I have very few (girl) friends. Life is boring without …

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Insights into insomnia: Let the Weal into your bed

The average young adult needs between nine and nine-and-a-half hours of sleep each night, according to a 2011 study by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Yet surveys from the same medical association show most get only six or seven. Some students in the survey reported having little to no …

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