SAIT Runner inspired by the sport

Some athletes derive strength from their chosen sport – for one of the SAIT Trojans, running has become a source of inspiration. Second-year new media production and design student (NMPD) Becca Gould, began running competitively  in 2007 with the University of Calgary Athletics club (UCAC). The club has youth specific …

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Car maintenance: another blind spot

What vehicle owners should be doing to keep their vehicle running smoothly Proper vehicle maintenance is something that many car owners learn about but quickly forget after years of commuting on a daily basis. Randy Loyk – technical services manager at Alberta Motor Association (AMA) in Edmonton, Mike Rolland—academic chair …

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Don’t mess with the old boys

SAIT journeyman Robin Hahn wins first MMA fight SAIT’s “Peaceful Warrior” Robin Hahn won his first MMA fight in 3.5 minutes by taking out his opponent with an elbow to the face. The fight went down at Century Casino on the evening of Jan. 30, against Thompson, Man. local Carmen …

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Jenna Leniczek combines rodeo and radio

Most students wait tables or work a desk job to earn money over the summer months, but Jenna Leniczek prefers a more interesting profession: she’s a groom for a chuckwagon outfit, and spends her summer caring for thoroughbred horses. It’s not a job for the faint of heart—working with horses …

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Burlesque show will dazzle this Valentine’s Day

A rousing burlesque performance can help spice up dates for couples and singles this Valentine’s Day. The show is presented by Calgary’s well-known burlesque group, The Garter Girls, at the Engineered Air Theatre. Raven Virginia, veteran member of The Garter Girls, explains what burlesque is all about. “Burlesque is a …

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Booze: the new plus one

Valentine’s Day can be an exhausting day for singles and couples alike, so this year many are opting to ignore the event completely. In last month’s sex survey conducted by The Weal, 41.62 per cent of participants said they were single. Therefore, some students will not be celebrating Valentine’s Day …

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Indulge your taste buds this Valentine’s Day

Don’t feel guilty about having a second (or third) helping of chocolates from your sweetheart, because more chocolate could be beneficial to your health. The smooth, rich treat that many people often dismiss as a sugary sin is actually very high in antioxidants, according to John Fleck from Epiphanie Chocolates. …

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SAIT student makes musical waves

At only 18, Devin Cooper is already an accomplished musician, garnering popularity from live shows and online recognition. Before this first-year power engineer student decided to attend SAIT, Cooper focused on his music, which has been a growing passion for him since he was young. “When I was five, I …

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Parents need to open their minds

In the cold early morning hours of Dec. 28, after years of being condemned by her own parents for announcing that she was transgender, 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn slipped out of bed, snuck out of her house, walked four miles down the road, and performed her own execution by stepping into …

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Work for your campus newspaper

Gain hands-on experience as a multimedia journalist, meet people, and get paid to do it. Immediate openings for writers, photographers, and editors. Email you resume and cover letter to: brent.calver@edu.sait.ca.  

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Jared Stock gets geared up: SAITSA prez prepares for upcoming motocross season

Even though there’s snow on the ground and no biking to be had, SAITSA president and motocross pro Jared Stock doesn’t let winter stop him from training. Last October, Stock placed tenth in the world in the 250 FCC race at the International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) event in …

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Students fear job market stall as oil prices fall

The Alberta economy is steadily heading towards another recession, and in a province where the energy industry employs one in 16, many future SAIT graduates are nervous about their job prospects. Marcus Watson, a second-year chemical engineering technology student who hopes to walk the stage in May, is preparing for …

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When the heat’s on, it’s time to get cooking

Not too many culinary students can say they got their start in the industry after competing on a Food Network reality show. SAIT apprentice cook student John Leung definitely can, and is fired up about his future in the cooking industry, in part thanks to his experience as one of …

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Q&A with Shred Kelly

Coming from the town of Fernie, B.C., Shred Kelly is a five-piece folk rock band with a contemporary rock twist, mixing ambient synth with banjo and heavy guitar to create a genre known as “stoke folk”. The Weal had the chance to speak with Shred Kelly vocalist and keyboard player …

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Roller Derby Referee

A Calgary lawyer dares to bring order to tough, sassy, roller derby girls at Chinook City Roller Derby. Working full-time at Hendrix’s Law in Calgary, Jennifer Blanchard satisfies her craving for skating as a roller derby referee. Blanchard learned how to skate through roller derby, and though she was offered the …

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Effortless style for first-year RTBN student

Allie Miller doesn’t let her style fall on the back burner during school. The first-year radio, television, and broadcast news (RTBN) student was caught looking chic in a lavish, white polka dotted green tunic dress. She kept her look simple with black leggings and a pair of black ankle boots. …

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Toboggan bans don’t stop anyone

Tobogganing has become an alarmingly controversial issue this winter in the face of a renewed effort to act on bans in cities like Hamilton, Ont., but such a ban is both unreasonable and wholly unenforceable. A 2013 lawsuit in Hamilton—in which 48-year-old lawyer Bruno Uggenti broke his spine sledding down …

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Albertans get vaccinated in record numbers, influenza fighting back

During a flu season where Albertans have nearly reached a record number of patient immunizations, the province’s best is still far below the national average of 37 per cent, with only 29 per cent of citizens choosing to be vaccinated so far. The influenza vaccine is available free of charge …

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UofC theatre hosts dance performance geared towards stressed and apprehensive students

Fear and anticipation of what lies ahead may be familiar emotions for students graduating this year — emotions that are being acted out on the other side of 16th Avenue. The University of Calgary Theatre is hosting the dance performance Waiting Rooms in Heaven, which acts out the apprehension, suspense, …

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SAIT’s student athlete of the month breaks record

In the first half of the season, SAIT Trojan women’s volleyball player Megan Brennan broke the school’s all-time kill record. Brennan also achieved rank for having the third-highest kill average in the 2014 Alberta College Athletic Conference (ACAC) South Individual Leaders division with 131 kills in 41 sets, averaging 3.2 …

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