Don’t take our nuts!

“It’s my worst nightmare!” said SAIT student Ashley Orzel upon hearing about the recent death at Queen’s University from peanut induced anaphylaxis. As a student living with a severe nut allergy, she said that sometimes just going out to eat can be a nerve-wracking, anxious endeavour for someone like herself. …

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Adult-only living

    Somebody please, think about the children For young families or couples expecting a child, purchasing or renting a condo or apartment is the new alternative to a starter home. In some buildings, those children are not welcome. With the outrageous prices of family homes on the market, more …

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Olympic dreams

Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it’s Olympic time   A resounding laugh may have been heard coming from Calgary in early September, when Mayor Naheed Nenshi announced that the city was working on a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. With bigger things to worry about …

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Same rules for e-cigs as cigarettes on campus

Countries such as Brazil and Singapore have banned e-cigarettes altogether.  In Canada, places such as Vancouver, Red Deer, and Calgary have prohibited vaping in all places where smoking is not allowed. These rules now include the SAIT campus. Cameron Fox, a frequent user of the e-cigarette, said that he switched …

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Big city bunnies

Let’s talk about the bunnies. Not hares, those wild rabbits that stand the height of small children and darken the sun at the end of the street during sunrise.  We are talking cute little domestic-looking bunnies.  Their numbers seem to be growing out of control in certain areas—Bridgeland and Erlton …

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Coffee

Recent switch to Phil and Sebastians coffee supply at SAIT’s favorite Odyssey has left some coffee drinkers with a different taste in their mouths and less money in their pockets. Only a few months ago did our beloved coffee shop undergo a reorganization of management, but already coffee drinkers can …

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St. Patrick’s Island gets a facelift

Recent revitalization of St. Patrick’s Island has expanded East Village efforts onto a flood plane and into people hearts. Thanks to a hefty $20 million from the community revitalization levy (courtesy of the Dave Bronconnier days) this 31-acre island in the middle of the Bow River has been modestly transformed …

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More transit may equal heritage sacrifice

Southeast LRT extension may go through heritage buildings. Recent discussion over transit development in the Ramsay area holds the potential to sacrifice some of Calgary’s few existing heritage buildings. Calgary has developed a rather extensive 60-year plan surrounding city planning, and public transit expansion is on the forefront. One of …

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Journalism student Chelsea Lees asks “What is your worst Air Canada experience?”

I was stuck in a 16 hour layover in LAX, it would have costed more than the flight to London to leave earlier. I was like [expletive] Tom Hanks. Santana Blanchette, 1st year Journalism. (Photo by Ryan Wellicome/SAIT Polytechnic) Flying from Maui to San Fran, the flight was delayed by …

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Potential trade-off in Kensington could result in great public space

A multi-purpose project set for one of the busiest corners in Kensington has seen considerable push back regarding its proposed height. Sturgess Architecture proposed a ten-story building with a community plaza on the corner of 10 Street N.W. and Kensington Road (current city standards allow for development and construction of only …

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SAITSA, the unsung story

With the student elections over for another year, SAIT finds itself ready to roll in a new student government, yet again. This year’s elections exhibited a 10.72 per cent voter turn out and the question over student involvement in this capacity remains on the table. Brigitte Matheson has been elected …

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Journalism student Jessica Phillips asks “What elevator small talk have you heard or had on campus?”

A pornographic magazine picture was put up in the elevator and my roommate and I had a hilarious conversation with other people. Kasper Miller – 1st year Hospitality management One time a guy came into the elevator and was half mumbling to himself. When he got off he slammed his …

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Is real time transit really reliable?

In November, Calgary Transit released the long awaited real-time system on a majority of the vehicles it has in operation. The real time system was released at the same time as a new mobile-friendly website with the intent to enhance the way people use public transit. While in theory the …

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Dog adoption options

Each year, thousands of Calgarians make the decision to adopt a dog. Local shelters and rescue organizations work to connect dogs with new owners. The Calgary Humane Society is the most established of these in Calgary, sheltering roughly 5,000 dogs each year. Another option that is becoming more popular is …

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Weal Photographer Ryan Wellicome asks the SAIT campus: “What is your weirdest party experience?”

As a distraction in a game of beer pong, a guy whipped out his [expletive]. Joel Cheam 4th Year Electrical Apprentice I’ve seen a beer bong from the seventh floor of a building to the ground through a garden hose. Leah Savarie, 2nd Year Respiratory Therapy This one girl, she …

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Did OUTSpoken go too far?

OUTSpoken, SAIT’s new Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) student club, released a controversial ad campaign that saw negative backlash but successfully generate dialogue. The majority of the ads depicted unfavourable phrases commonly used against the LGBTQ community in large, emboldened writing, with smaller text under explaining the #eradicatehate campaign. …

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Weal Photographer Adam Dullum asks the SAIT campus: “What DIY project would you not do yourself?”

I would not go skydiving or rock climbing, I’m no an adrenaline junkie but you gotta live Geoff Crisfield, first year, Business Taxes, I tend to do my own but its very painful and tedious Madelyn Matthews, SAIT, Psychology Instructor since 2011 Electronics, it’s just to dangerous John Onyschuk, ACAD, …

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To vote or not to vote

Election time, an inevitability at any Alberta post-secondary institution. Students are suddenlbombarded with posters and campaign material for approximately two weeks and then expected to take time out of their busy school schedule to vote. “I didn’t vote,” said Jazz Fraser. Fraser is brand new to SAIT, having just begun …

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There’s no shame in doing anything #LikeAGirl

When an Always ad aired during the Super Bowl, it caused a major stir and online uproar. Twitter feeds exploded with the hashtag #LikeAGirl, and there have been almost 40,000 comments posted on the YouTube video of the commercial, which has received over 56 million views. The ad features grown …

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Giving the finger to dating statistics

There are many good reasons to avoid dating someone, but science continues to find new ways for us to be far too picky about our dating prospects. A new study claims that the length of your ring finger could indicate the likelihood that you will cheat on your partner. The …

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