Pill popping problems

A trip to the doctor, a trip to the health food store, even a trip to a friend’s kitchen begs the opportunity to bring up that old question of vitamin supplements—are they necessary? There are naturally two schools of thought there.  We need to supplement our diets, or we should …

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Marriage at SAIT

Despite being a place of learning, many are choosing to have their weddings at SAIT. A wedding is one of the biggest events in a personís life, which means great care is often taken when choosing its location. Some may be surprised to find that weddings can be held at …

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Shredding the environment

For many of us, winter is a time of year to break out some cool downhill gear and hit the slopes.  Let’s face it, when the winter lasts for what feels like an eternity, it helps to have an activity to get you by until spring. As you are swooshing …

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New year equals unachieved resolutions

Another year has come and gone, leaving us in the beginning of 2016 to wonder about what the year will bring and of course begin the journey of achieving everything written down on your list of new year resolutions. Unfortunately, most people find themselves writing down the same unachieved goals …

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Finding a future in oil

It has been a tough year for the oil and gas industry. A drop in the price of oil has led to mass lay-offs, and has left many who are preparing to enter the industry wondering if they will actually find a job. However, there is a light at the end …

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Plan B: The future of oil and gas and alternative energy

While Calgary and Canada are feeling the hit of low oil prices, environmental regulations and pressures have been increasing worldwide. And people are beginning to wonder if it is time for a new source of energy to take over, or will the oil and gas industry be able to adapt …

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Pipe dreams

Recent developments on the Keystone XL pipeline have evoked a variety of opinions regarding the matter. US President Barack Obama put a nail in the coffin of the project when he rejected the pipeline in early November. Proposed in 2010, the section of pipeline in question would have run from Hardisty, Alta. to Steele City, Nebraska. …

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Trolling for tolling

High occupancy toll lanes can reduce traffic congestion in Calgary Every driver’s worst nightmare is being stuck in traffic, but a new proposal for Calgary’s roads could change everything. After the Ecofiscal Commission conducted a report on pricing traffic congestion in major Canadian cities, they suggested the solution to congestion is introducing high …

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Post-secondary pickle

Post-secondary choices are complicated these days, and in a time when the economy is ultra picky of who it hires, choosing between a university education and a college or polytechnic education feels kind of like a cruel game of Russian roulette. There is just no way to tell if you …

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The inner truth about internships

Regulations differ across provinces, leading to differences in internship pay Whether or not you’ll secure an internship this summer, and also make rent, could be greatly influenced by the Trudeau government’s young Canadians policies. For a long time, students have had to make the unjust trade off: secure an internship …

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Rent is still too damn high!

In a market where renters are at the mercy of landlords, rent control is one solution It is no surprise that given the current state of the economy in Alberta, vacancy rates in the rental market are experiencing a significant climb. Money makers of all industries are feeling the stress …

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Quick to get a date

Modern times have changed the dating game – speed dating? online dating? What is a single person to do? Speed dating has become a popular alternative to online dating, but the question is, does it work? SAIT recently hosted a speed-dating event at the Odyssey in October. Out of those …

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Blowing smoke over marijuana legalization

With a new Liberal federal government in power, marijuana legalization is high on the list of changes suggested by Justin Trudeau. But, with a history of failed bills, and a father with a poor record on the subject, this over due change might be hard to inhale. We have all …

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Uber love for Uber Calgary

Calgary welcomes a new transportation service with not-so open arms Uber is a four-letter word to some people in Calgary, and not without reason. Taxi companies are seeing the unregulated service not only as a threat, but as a bad idea. Rumours suggest the service as being dangerous, a risky …

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Bearing down on cub euthanasia

Orphaned bear cubs in Alberta have nowhere to turn Over the past five years, about two-dozen bears have been euthanized after wildlife rehabilitation centres have been forbidden from taking them in because they are deemed a risk to public safety. These decisions, made by the provincial government, have many people …

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To death doula or to death don’t

Midwives and doulas find a new niche in helping people leave the world now, instead of entering it The practice of death midwifery is becoming a more sought-after service amongst those who want to view death in a different light. However, to those who are devoutly religious, the idea of …

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The SAITSA app has been a hit with students, just don’t confuse it for Tinder.

The SAITSA app is off to a great start. There has been a large amount of traffic on the app, especially in its club features, and students have loved the app’s capabilities to upload their schedules, find campus support, and communicate with the student body. The app has been a …

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Bringing the bison back to Banff

Bringing back bison to Banff National Park doesn’t just sound good as alliteration, it poses opportunity to create major effects on the area’s ecology. The reintroduction of long lost species to modern environment has been inaccurately portrayed in a series of documentaries, such as Jurassic Park, as a poor idea. …

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When was the last time you stargazed?

Good stargazing can be tough from within the city due to the large amounts of light pollution, and it is only going to get worse. According to skyandtelescope.com, Calgary is home to the fourth highest amount of light pollution in Canada, topped only by Quebec City, Montreal and Edmonton. Most of this …

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The price is… wrong

Economy goes down and food prices go up by alarming amounts. Over the past decade, most people share one similar trait—they are trying to make healthier, more ethical choices when it comes to what they’re eating. However, making those choices has become more difficult than ever due to the growing …

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