Apple season calls for apple crisp: A classic recipe for the perfect use of ripe apples

Baking a delicious apple and cinnamon classic is the best way to celebrate a crisp fall day. Stock up on the ingredients, as you’ll want to make this quick and easy apple crisp again and again. This recipe from Chatelaine makes the kitchen smell divine. Classic apple crisp From Chatelaine’s …

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Pulling all-nighters may be dumbing students down

Pulling an all-nighter could be more harmful than students think, and their GPA could be taking a big hit for it. “Staying up all night is a maladaptive strategy for academic success. “You’re better off actually getting a good night sleep,” said Katherine Rasmussen, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine …

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Short Order Kitchen gives students a healthy way to start the day

For students looking for a quick and easy breakfast solution, the 4Nines’ Short Order Kitchen is a great way to make sure fitting in the most important meal of the day is fast and simple.  “It’s really nice now that we have a hot display case, as once everything is …

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Six Tips and Tricks for Thrifty Halloween Costumes

Disco divas, dinosaurs, killer clowns, and Fortnite skins are just a few of the popular Halloween costumes dressing the aisles of stores this fall.  Those costumes come at a premium, but for the costume shopper who is willing to put in a little extra effort, there are plenty of unique …

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Reg Erhardt Library: beyond books, SAIT’s library has much more to offer

There is almost no problem that the Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT, in the Stan Grad Building, cannot solve.  Forgetting a phone charger, needing a last minute graphing calculator, or facing a difficult research topic, are all things with which the library staff can help.   Many of the library’s …

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Thoughts on Thanksgiving: Four students give their thoughts on Thanksgiving

Both excitement and frustration arise among post-secondary students in light of Thanksgiving weekend. “I’ve been counting down the days until I can come home,” said Paul Nicola, a graduate student at Carleton University. Nicola was born and raised in Calgary in a tight-knit Italian family.  Moving away from his family …

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Warm up with Butternut Squash soup

The desire for warm comfort food increases with the dropping temperature, and steaming soup is a classic home comfort dish.  The Food Network’s butternut squash soup recipe is the perfect way to stay warm while making your kitchen smell amazing. Butternut Squash Soup Recipe from Food Network Prep – 20 …

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El Furniture Warehouse: Order any food on the menu for $5.95 at the new Stephen Ave. downtown restaurant

El Furniture Warehouse, a restaurant located in downtown Calgary, boasts an economical price, with each food item on their menu costing $5.95. “It’s right up a student’s alley,” said Marc Solomon, 34, operating partner with El Furniture Warehouse since March 2018.  Solomon said the reason they price their food so …

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SAIT graduate credits volunteering for employment success

The benefits of joining clubs and volunteering at SAIT are endless, and students are provided with many opportunities to get involved on campus.  The SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) offers many low-commitment volunteer roles, while students interested in more industry-specific positions can look at joining or starting a club.  Whether a …

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Living on your own 101: It’s okay to be overwhelmed while learning to manage life’s tasks

The prospect of moving out for the first time can be stressful for young adults, yet is a normal and healthy part of life. “Feeling overwhelmed and feeling stressed is really, really normal,” explained Shelann McQuay, an educational counsellor at SAIT Student Development and Counselling. There are many challenges that …

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Four steps for Healthy Meal Prep!

Junk food tastes good, it’s convenient, and it’s cheap, but that doesn’t mean eating a bag of corn chips between classes is the only option. Meal prepping is the act of preparing some or all of your meals ahead of time, and could make a huge difference to your health. …

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Enjoy the last bit of summer on a student budget

Visitors and locals to Calgary can find numerous events and activities to keep themselves busy both in and outside the city before fall takes full effect The summer sun is fading fast, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to catch some of Calgary’s great events, and activities before fall …

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Jumpstart the school year with advice from SAIT students

Continuing students share their personal insight on how to be successful at SAIT.  Excitement and anticipation fill SAIT’s halls as the school year begins, and continuing students share advice with new students to help them towards success.  DON’T AVOID ASKING FOR HELP  The best thing for new students to do is …

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Free fitness during Wellness Week at SAIT

Students were encouraged to try the recreational activities available on campus for free during Wellness Week between Sept. 10 and Sept. 14. Instructor-led fitness classes are offered at SAIT throughout the year. Students who purchase the RecX pass can join in classes such as Yoga, Get Ripped!, Box X, and more. …

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Raspberry White Chocolate Scones By Larissa Costella, Baking & Pastry Arts Student

(Makes 12) This recipe has been adapted from the original in an effort to simplify it for home baking. 2 cups plus 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt Scant 1/4 cup sugar 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into cubes 1 cup buttermilk (if you …

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Test-stress and what to do about it

Summer break is so close you can see it, peeking over the mountain of exam-anxiety. Students often deal with stress in unhelpful ways such as by procrastinating and worrying. “I think it’s important to put exams in perspective,” said Teri Lynn Olson, a counsellor at SAIT’s Student Development and Counselling …

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Student-friendly pets, in a fishbowl

Requiring much less time, attention and effort than, say, a dog or a cat, keeping a fish is a low-maintenance option for a pet while in post-secondary education. Though students in residence are not permitted to keep pets of any sort in their dorms, there are some who believe that …

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Finding mindfulness one step at a time

Balancing school, work, friends and family can feel like a juggling act, and many students turn to alternative methods to cope with their mental health concerns. Sally Powis-Campbell, psychologist and founder of Wholistic Health YYC Psychology Services, said that practicing mindfulness helped her to manage her high anxiety and panic …

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Passing down family recipes

Nothing reminds me more of my family than the tried and true recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Today I am sharing one of those special recipes, from my family to yours. But, how do I choose which delicious sentiment to share? Lucky for me there’s …

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Winter driving safety can save lives

Driving in winter conditions can be very dangerous, and there are many learning resources available to better our safety knowledge. The Canada Safety Council website has a comprehensive list of tips and behaviours that will benefit your winter driving safety. One of the first tips available is to ensure your …

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