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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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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