Green Beer

Green Beer: Taste Tainter or Tactful Tradition?

The Weal conducted an in-depth study to find out the truth behind this controversial topic. Was the myth busted? Not really… This March 17 as bar patrons vigorously jig to fiddle music while wearing t-shirts emblazoned with Kiss me, I’m Irish, almost everyone will raise an emerald-hued brew amidst cries …

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Mug Cake

A mug cake to kill the cold: A soul-warming recipe for the perfect chocolate cake

With everyone being plagued with frostbite and frozen toes, it’s hard to imagine doing anything other than bundling up on a couch. This recent cold snap is brutal, making it the perfect time to indulge in a delicious chocolate mug cake. This recipe is quick, easy, and guaranteed to warm …

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minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve

Less is more for students who are willing to minimize

Living a more meaningful life with less could be the answer to the stress and anxiety that many students are feeling this time of year. According to Keely Dunn, community leader of the local Calgary Meet-up Minimalist page on Facebook, minimalism isn’t about having nothing, but it is about having …

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minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve

Resolve This: An update on students’ New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are made right before New Year’s Eve, but are often dropped only a month into the new year. According to Business Insider’s website, 80 per cent of New Year’s resolutions will be dropped by the second week of February. “The thought of resolutions is very stressful to …

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SAIT Destinations

SAIT Destinations will travel hack for you

Escaping the brutal cold of Canadian winters can be difficult for those short on funds. But with a few travel shortcuts, students can find themselves sunbathing in a tropical destination or hitting up ancient ruins in Europe with money to spare. Hailey St. Germaine, a second-year travel and tourism student …

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Valentines day

Valentine’s Day date ideas on a budget

As Valentine’s Day approaches, broke college students everywhere are trying creative ways to have the perfect budget-friendly date night. Every Feb. 14, the world exchanges candy, flowers, and gifts with their loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.  “If you love someone, you don’t celebrate only once a …

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SAIT's Student Development and Counselling Department

The career… path or destination?

Making a career change is made easier with the help of free monthly workshops by SAIT Student Development and Counselling Department A year before graduating high school, the counsellors in my school asked each of us to consider what we wanted to do for a living. My answer? I wanted …

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Winter Cycling Calgary, winter cycling,

Cycling: not just a summer activity

How to stay warm and safe while biking this winter Just because there’s ice and snow on the ground, doesn’t mean cycling has to stop. Many people choose to bike year-round, but this icy activity comes with precautions from Garry Millard, president of Bike Calgary. Millard advises preparing for any …

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Dry January

Dry January: worth the effort?

Dry January, the practice of abstaining from alcohol for the month of January, is underway and some are finding it harder than expected to avoid a cold bevvy.  After the holiday season, 23-year-old Kristen Turner said she wanted to cut out drinking in order to save money and take care …

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Mid semester motivation

Mid semester motivation for that mid-semester slump

It’s that time of the semester when student apathy is at an all-time high, but goal-setting, a change of scenery, and a little positive reinforcement could be just what it takes to spark some inspiration.  According to Gerry Rollick, learning coach at SAIT, students who are goal-focused are able to …

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minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve

Seasonal depression has no single solution

There is no easy way to cure seasonal depression for students who are feeling blue this November, but exercise, nutrition, and social well-being may ease symptoms for those who are suffering. “There isn’t anything that is currently 100 per cent effective for everyone,” said Jaime Jenkins, mental health practitioner specializing …

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Is that cup of coffee doing more than keeping you up? The benefits and drawbacks of caffeine consumption

For most students, getting their morning coffee is a necessity. However, caffeine has both positive and negative effects on the body and mind that students should know about. “Caffeine has been shown to affect mood, stamina, the cerebral vascular system, and gastric and colonic activity,” wrote Betty Kovacs on the …

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Start the day off right with a personalized morning routine

Setting oneself up for success starts with a consistent morning routine. However, that could look different for everyone.  Shawna Curry, founder of Health Redesigned, a total-health solutions company, suggests students schedule their day around the type of person they are.  For morning people, it might be best for them to …

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pollution

You are the problem… and the solution: The battle against Earth’s pollution crisis starts at home

Caring for the environment and living a waste-free lifestyle is a hot topic in today’s society, but while “saving the planet” is easier said than done, taking the plunge is all about small steps.  “Every action that [you] do counts, even if [you] think it’s a really small, insignificant change, …

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Grad 2019

Class of 2019, prepare for the hunt

Grad 2019 is just around the corner, and a new group of soon-to-be grads are anxiously waiting to land a job in the “real world.” To ease some of that pre-graduation anxiety, students can hit up SAIT’s Student Employment and Career Centre for help boosting their resumes and expanding their …

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Kensington consignment a thriving fashion community

By ditching fast fashion, students can stay on trend and within their budget by shopping at local consignment shops. And Kensington, just a stone’s throw from SAIT’s main campus, is brimming with unique and specially curated consignment shops. “You’re gonna find way cooler things at a consignment shop, because they’ve …

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Calgary Winter Activities

Come out of hibernation, Calgarians Light up your life at an outdoor light display

Calgarians don’t have to stay in hibernation mode for the next four months. In fact, getting some much needed exercise and enjoying a nice cup of hot cocoa could be exactly what is needed to chase those winter blues away. No matter what the weather is like, Calgarians are going …

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Rediscovering the reason for the season

For many students, the holidays are a time of excess. Excessive spending, eating, and drinking can really lay waste to one’s health and finances. Stray from the seasonal consumerism Students don’t have to feed into Christmas-time consumerism. Remembering the reason for the season could be the first step to making …

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Christmas holiday pressures

Coping with holiday cheer: How to manage Christmas holiday pressures

Jingle Bells is often accompanied by the unwelcomed reminder of the crippling stress of spending money, family expectations, social events, and painful memories — but there are strategies to help cope with the pressure of the holidays. A major cause for holiday-induced stress is the pressure of high expectations put …

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The holidays away from home can still be merry and bright

There is something surreal about hearing “White Christmas” playing in a mall when it’s plus 35 degrees Celsius outside. That disconnect for my first holiday season far away from home made me wish, more than anything, to be on a plane back to Canada. Sudden bursts of homesickness are not …

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