What are you doing behind the wheel?

Anyone who has driven on Deerfoot Trail has likely encountered drivers engaging in at least one of many common bad—and usually dangerous—behaviours. Many Calgarian drivers seem to believe that turning on their signal light means that the adjacent lane is clear and safe to enter without any need to shoulder …

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Men a minority on campuses

From elementary to post-secondary, Canadian girls are beating the boys by almost every standard, but as women move forward, we cannot leave men behind. According to Stats Canada, in 2011, women aged 25 to 34 held almost 60 per cent of undergraduate degrees in their age range; in the older …

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Second-year journalism student Robyn Hertz asks the SAIT campus: “What is your best dating tip or advice?”

“Be blunt and brutally honest and you’ll get what you want because people know what they are dealing with and you’ll be appreciated.” Sarah Ray, 1st year, administrative information management  “It is better to move fast with a girl then take your time. There would be more chances to miss …

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Suffering in silence

Domestic abuse has received increased attention in recent years, the result of a number of national awareness campaigns. The issue is a serious one, and certainly deserves every word uttered in the name of prevention, every poster designed to raise social consciousness, and every movement created to diminish household violence. …

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Photographer Robyn Hertz asks the SAIT campus: “What is your definition of feminism?”

“Equality, guys being more vulnerable and females not always having to be the damsel in distress.” Emma Postma, 2nd year, Business Administration  “Being a women and being respected and accepted as one.” Birgitte Neilson, Academic Upgrading  “Feminism is about equality. Not just focusing on women’s rights.” Kimberly Espanol, 4th year, …

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No room for bigger pockets

Phones are becoming larger and larger, and while men’s fashion may be changing to accommodate them, women’s clothing designers appear to be reluctant. An article has recently been published by Mashable.com in which five clothing retailers were asked about redesigning their clothing to fit larger phones like the iPhone 6 …

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Ladies left out of fan fashion

In recent years there has been a sizeable influx of women into the professional sports scene. As a result, leagues are trying to decide how best to market their franchises accordingly. There are two main schools of thought when it comes to outfitting female fans. Some don’t believe that women …

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RCMP’s goal is ambitious and that’s a good thing

It was 30 years ago when women first broke down the walls of the “old boys’ club” of the RCMP. The first troop of female officers dressed in skirts and “winter-weight pantyhose,” and were given handbags that included a holster for their guns, and fur hats. They were still seen …

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The mall: more trick than treat?

Halloween is a day engrained in the minds of children as the time of the year when they don their favourite costumes, and then go to the preferred trick-or-treat haunt of helicopter parents: the mall. A mall does seem like an easier trick-or-treat method compared to the old-fashioned door-to-door approach. …

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Photographer Robyn Hertz asks the SAIT campus: “What are you dressing up as for Halloween?”

“The three musketeers, because me and my friends are doing a group costume.” Jessica Vass, first-year, engineering design and drafting technology “I haven’t fully decided but I’d like to be Lex Luthor. It suits me, it’s like me.” Faraz Chema, first-year, energy asset management “A white tiger, it’s my favorite …

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Candy and costumes are worth the cost

Halloween in Canada has become a big retail holiday, with its elaborate costumes and ghoulish decorations, but that high cost may just be worth it. As a night filled with many ways to celebrate, from trick-or-treating to partying at the club, Halloween offers a wide variety of ways for us …

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Kicking unhealthy habits is taught, not taxed

There has been a great deal of discussion recently about a menacing health concern for our youth: childhood obesity. Take a look around, and the increasing number of overweight youngsters does not come as much of a surprise. Nobody can go very long without seeing or hearing about fatty fast …

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Photographer Robyn Hertz asks the SAIT campus: “What food would you tax and why?”

“What food would you tax and why?” “None, I don’t like taxes.” Flor Guerra, 1st year, Graphic Communications and Print Technology “Processed foods, food with high fat and fast food. I think it promotes an unhealthy lifestyle and obesity. If there were high taxes, people may not buy them and …

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Private rants in the public eye

Throwing our lives into the public eye is only becoming easier, but when people take advantage of that fact, it might be best to look away. An Alaskan reporter, Charlo Greene, recently put her own cause in the spotlight, first by running a segment on a medical marijuana business—which, it …

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Robyn Hertz asks the SAIT campus: “If you worked on campus, where would it be and why?”

“I would want to work at the Odyssey cafe because all the staff there have provided me with excellent customer service. It is a well managed site.” Steven Kellier, 1st year, Hospitality Management “I am already working on student calling program because it’s convenient and I can talk about alumni …

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Another year, another iPhone

Apple released the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on Sept. 19, marking the eighth year in a row that the company has launched a new iPhone. There are several important factors to consider when purchasing a new phone, especially for cash-strapped students, and the key is to establish the good …

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Photographer Robyn Hertz asks the SAIT campus: “Are you happy with your SAIT Polytechnic laptop? Why or why not?”

“Yes I am because it works, it’s fast, it has all the software I need and the tech support is great.” Breno Brezinski 1st year, Information Technology – Software Development  “I’m pretty happy with it. It’s a bit slow but it works.” Lizel Llenaresas, 1st year, Business Administration “Yes I …

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Little league paying big fees

We are all told to be more active and to enjoy sports, both recreational and competitive. But now we may not be able to  afford it. The City of Calgary is prepared to increase the fees for their playfields, fees which are already the highest in our nation – more …

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Victims take a harder hit after being bullied

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, Caitlin Prater-Haacke responded to her bullies by sticking post-it notes bearing positive messages onto each of the 850 lockers in her Airdrie high school. The result of her peaceful campaign against her aggressors? The girl was punished, by the school, for littering. Every note consisted of …

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Free speech through fashion statements?

From hateful comments and bullying to references to international tragedies, fashion designers have found a multitude of ways to help young people offend everyone around them. The latest in a long line of controversies, Urban Outfitters recently posted a vintage Kent State sweatshirt for sale on their website that, disturbingly, …

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