The Facebook dilemma: the word “friend” has never been so complicated

Being the teacher’s pet has never been a desired title for any student, but how about being a teacher’s “friend”? With approximately half of Canada’s population on Facebook, it is no longer just college students joining in on the social media hoopla. Despite the abundance of activity, SAIT currently stands …

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Military ties to the past enhance student futures

The ultimate sacrifice paved the way for a brighter future for 27 Mount Royal University students. Twenty-seven bursaries worth $2,500 were established for MRU’s first annual Military Memorial Ceremony Nov. 1, each bearing the name of a former MRU student who died in military service. “This idea first started about …

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The rum diet: skip the food, hit the booze

The impact of drunkorexia on SAIT campus The term “drunkorexia” ripped through the SAIT student body last week when both the Calgary Herald and Calgary Metro featured stories on a study conducted on the latest unhealthy fad. The American report concluded that as many as one- in-five college students, the …

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Battle tested keeper provides stability for Trojans

Seth Van Loon came under fire in net for the SAIT Trojans soccer team this season, but for him it is nothing new. Van Loon, who has been an army medic for three and a half years, came to SAIT this season to complete his Primary Care Paramedic course for …

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Paranormal activity: the SAIT episode

Weal writer Vincent Musial and photographer Alyssa Howland embarked on a paranormal adventure on campus in an attempt to stimulate the dead rumoured to haunt the halls The equivalent to a modern-day Scooby Doo team, we meddling students found ourselves looking for clues as we instigated interaction with the other …

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Stefanishion ready to make an impact

Alberta-native Matt Stefanishion is finally back on home soil after 11 years of hockey took him clear across North America. At six-feet-three-inches tall, the SAIT Trojans hockey forward is hard to miss. It’s not just his height, however, that makes 28-year-old Stefanishion a real presence on – and off – …

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George Webber explores Calgary’s “forbidden zones”

George Webber may be an acclaimed documentary photojournalist, but the SAIT instructor is one of the most genuine and unassuming people one might meet. For the last 20 years, Webber, 59, has been the co-ordinator for SAIT’s continuing education photography programs. When he’s not busy teaching, he’s scouring southern Alberta …

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Fall 2011: Men’s Fashion

With midterms looming, discussions of final projects creeping in and the Occupy movement sweeping the nation, there is no doubt that the number one thing on student’s minds is men’s wear. As the season changes many students may be tempted to increase their credit card debt to acquire the latest …

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EMT student loves the grind

By day, Brad McCoy is just like any other student on the SAIT Polytechnic campus. The first-year Emergency Medical Technician student dons the same first-responders uniform as his classmates, reads the same textbooks and attends the same lectures. But when class lets out, McCoy prefers to wear the comfortable clothing …

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Why celeb sex sells, and sells, and sells…

Posthumous releases by artists are all too common. Musicians, actors, writers, and painters of all calibres have somehow been able to release new art after they’ve entered the afterlife. And now? Tupac Shakur joins the ever-growing roster of those participating – willingly or not – in the celebrity sex tape …

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What’s your vice?

Is coffee your poison? If your answer is yes then you’re not alone. Just take a look at the line-up for any one of SAIT’s fine coffee brewhouses. So order up your fave double mocha flavoured whatchacallit and sit back with these coffee stats.

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Cowgirl uses SAIT experience in Queen competition

As she stared up at the Stampede Queen and Princesses of yesteryear at two or three years old, SAIT alumnus Cait McLean, now 22, set a goal. “I asked (my dad) who they were when I first saw them, and he said they were cowgirl princesses,” Mclean said. “For a …

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Fans revel in Jets’ “epic” return

At 4:20 p.m. on Oct. 9, a puck dropped, a crowd roared and history was made. The Winnipeg Jets are back after a 15-year absence and are Canada’s seventh NHL team. The inaugural game was played in front of a sold-out crowd at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. Those without …

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Hockey season’s here – Puck previews

Women’s hockey After winning a championship last season, the SAIT Trojans women’s hockey team is primed for a repeat. The Trojans high-scoring trio Lindsay Audia, Bianca Zuber, and Tia Hanson are all returning this season, and will carry the load offensively. The three dominated the ACAC playoffs last season, combining …

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Rob Kerr named as new voice of Calgary Flames

When Calgary Flames fans tune in to the first regular season game against St. Louis, broadcasted on Sportsnet Oct. 10, they’ll notice a new voice calling the game. Rob Kerr, a former SAIT student, will be taking over for Peter Loubardias as the play-by-play announcer for Rogers Sportsnet. Kerr attended …

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Get to know your SLC candidates

SLC members represent you. Read up and then vote! Online voting is Oct. 14 to 17. * These submissions have been edited for spelling only. Text has been left true to each candidate’s original text CALS 1 seat available 1 candidate running Christopher Alder You may be asking! Why I …

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My mom is cooler than me

“Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older, then we wouldn’t have to wait so long.” Although these iconic words were sung by The Beach Boys in their massive 1966 hit ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ long before I was even a thought – each time I hear them, I am …

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SAIT ready for construction on “fully tricked-out greenhouse”

This year, the end of the growing season for the SAIT culinary garden also marks a beginning. Chef Andrew Hewson, an instructor in SAIT’s Professional Cooking program, has been working with David Silburn, SAIT research associate in Green Building Technologies, to put the final plans in place for a greenhouse …

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Discovery 5 attracts celebrity attention

From it’s walls made of dozens of potted plants to flooring made from a reclaimed gymnasium floor, the Discovery House 5 on SAIT campus is full of green innovations. And these cutting edge designs are what drew Canadian celebrity Mike Holmes, star of the hit T.V. show Holmes on Homes, …

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SAIT ready to take on the globe at WorldSkills

Three of SAIT’s most prolific tradesmen will be putting their tools to work on the grandest stage of all this October. Three student standouts are competing at the WorldSkills competition in London, England. The competition features the top craftsmen aged 22 and under from over 53 countries doing what they …

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