Warm mugs, warm hearts

There’s something about the winter that just makes school a little bit harder. People can get weighed down by the shorter days and the longer nights (I’m talking about studying). I live with four roommates, all of whom have personalities you can’t miss. Somehow though, the looming winter has quieted …

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minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve

To Tinder or not to Tinder

To Tinder or not to Tinder: this is the question on single students’ minds.
For some, finding love is a hard thing to do while trying to balance schoolwork and a part-time job. Singles tend to consider downloading the little flame to help with their quest.

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Tommy’s Two Cents

So…uh…bummer about the planet hey? To be honest with you, this pretty blue marble is looking like a bit of a gong show lately. I mean there’s plastic in the oceans, polar bears are drowning because of melting ice caps, coral reefs are dying every day because of rising acidity …

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Wasteless Alternatives to Reduce use of Single-Use Plastics

Whether you are considering making changes, or have already started to reduce plastic use in your daily life, we have compiled a list of alternative products and budget-worthy considerations to get you thinking about other sustainable options. Storage Beeswax wraps: They are a lightweight, breathable and natural wrap that will …

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No More Excuses

The western world’s approach to meat consumption does not need to be a hardline rejection of meat products altogether. However, being conscious about what we put on our tables – like only eating one meat-based meal a week, perhaps – would be a significant step towards reducing our carbon footprint. …

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SAIT Destinations

The Tales of an unprepared traveler.

In December, my family insisted I join them down in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the duration of my summer break. With no hesitation, I bought my flight down and booked the best Airbnb my part time job budget could afford. I began googling travel hacks for things that would prepare …

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A Sweet Goodbye

Say ‘Au revoir!’ to winter with a delectable maple taffy recipe. Out East, sugar shacks in Ontario and Quebec have been tapping maple trees and collecting sap. Many of them have been operating since mid-February, working hard to fuel Canada’s insatiable obsession with maple syrup. Out here, the snow on …

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Tommy’s Two Cent: Get That Ramen.

Nothing crushes one’s morale like coming home after a long day of studying to the realization that you’ve maxed-out your credit card on Skip-The-Dishes, and the only thing emptier than your stomach is your cupboard. The trick to avoiding this scenario is having a healthy stockpile of the cheapest ramen …

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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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