SAIT 100 project: Music and memory

We have all heard that music is the language of the universe. This is because it transcends the limitations of words; everyone can understand it and feel it. Music evokes emotion and has the ability to remind us of a favourite summer or a first love. The impact of music …

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Alberta goes to pot

A look into the future of industrial hemp Unsustainable Alberta resources beware: there is a new kid on the block. Jesse Pollack and Angel Gan from the environmental technology program at SAIT discussed their ongoing sustainability project in an interview on Feb. 25. They are looking at hemp, a tall, …

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Oh St. Paddy, we thought we knew thee

  On March 17, every year, suddenly everyone wants to be Irish. Thousands of people around the globe gather together to celebrate the sensational Saint Patrick. But who was he? Why is celebrating St. Patrick an international occasion? Most people that partake in the holiday can be seen wearing green …

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The host with the most

  Prepare for a possible luncheon job interview by knowing proper dining etiquette. Maria Doll is an etiquette consultant and the owner of Leadership Matters, a company providing young people with a positive image. She said it’s important for new grads to know proper dining etiquette in case a job …

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How to plan the perfect tea party

Tea parties have been around for centuries and are perfect for just about any occasion such as birthdays, bridal showers and baby showers. Since spring is right around the corner, pastels and floral themes are just right for the season, giving you several ideas to incorporate into a themed tea …

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Special car care

Maintaining high-end cars not an easy task, especially on the wallet I’m sitting at home perusing eBay. It’s time to shop for a dream car. No I can’t afford it, but that’s not going to stop me. The values of 996 Turbos are hovering at $50,000, Aston Martin Vanquish’s around …

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Walking the walk

Step outside this winter and enjoy Calgary’s 580 km of trails   For those planning on making the most out of being outdoors this year, head out to one of many local trails for a variety of activities. Calgary’s trail systems and trails outside of the city are places where …

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Real coffee bean

The perfect cup of coffee starts with good coffee beans. Using quality beans and grinding fresh at home will ensure a great cup of brew. Margie Gibb is the owner of Café Beano, a busy coffee shop located on 9 St. and 17 Ave. S.W.  They have been in business …

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Raising the steaks

There is more to throwing a steak on the barb’ — know your cuts! As the sunny and warm weather is only a couple of months away, why not get the barbeque ready and be a know-it-all when it comes to choosing the perfect cut. Michael Mandato, executive chef and …

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Mushroom power

A British Columbian herbalist guru speaks highly of mushrooms for their medicinal properties. Yarrow Willard is the founder of Harmonic Arts, a botanical dispensary located in the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island. The native Calgarian is an herbalist who has found success in the natural remedy industry. In addition to …

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Rising food prices tough on special diets

Calgarians are feeling the pinch of heighted costs of groceries as prices continue their steady upward climb with no signs of stopping in the near future. Robyn Shouldice and Taylor Flipichuck are two ACAD students living together in SAIT residence. Both Shouldice and Flipichuck are full-time students that spend roughly …

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Yoga plus ballet equals barre

The latest fitness trend making its way to Calgary studios is a combination of yoga and ballet. The core elements of yoga joined with the strength and conditioning of ballet bear the best of both worlds. Barre class is a fun and empowering workout that is a blend of yoga, …

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Dime decorating

Redecorating your home is something students on a budget can do. There are ways to improve a space without breaking the bank. Madilynn Chieduch is an interior designer at Amanda Hamilton Interiors. The Kamloops native took her design program at The Art Institute of Vancouver and moved to Calgary after …

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SAIT’s Business Expo a success for school and students

SAIT’s Business Expo kicked off without a hitch during Welcome Week, and this year they featured something new. SAIT students, who are also entrepreneurs, were invited to participate in the expo to gain exposure to their service, product or design. Shona Sutherland, SAITSA’s communications coordinator, explained the purpose of the …

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Après-ski: Alberta Style

With your gear still on and your hair a mess, grabbing a beer and a bite to eat on the mountain can be the icing on the cake of an amazing day. Coined après-ski, it’s said to be a culture that originated in the Alps, but that doesn’t mean you …

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Escape the cold

Students can escape the cold this winter by embracing the warmth of fun indoor activities found throughout the city. Why scroll through the terrible options of movies leftover on Netflix when one can chill with friends over board games, art and wine nights. Or, for the more adventurous type, there …

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Hello, is it tea you’re looking for?

Chicken noodle soup for a cold, a frosty pint on a hot day, Gatorade for a hangover; these are just some of the creature comforts we seek out for sweet relief from that which ails us. But can anything quite compare to a cup of tea? For countless centuries, all …

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The benefits of vitamin D

Many Canadians are lacking vitamin D in their diet during the long winter months, since the primary source of this vitamin is through sunshine. The nutrient plays a critical part in the development of healthy bones, hair and skin. Holistic therapist Charis Curtis suggested the average person doesn’t get enough …

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The art of bread making

Bread is making a comeback for people who want a unique product made from quality ingredients. Floyd Yee is one of two owners at a Cobs Bakery in Calgary. The popular store is located in a shopping centre on 130 Avenue S.E. Yee has owned the store for six months …

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Cheese please!

For the foodies interested in exploring DIY culinary adventures, cheesemaking is as easy as it is to eat. With few ingredients and equipment required, anyone can embark on making their own decadent cheeses with just a little knowledge and technique. Whether it is inspired from the satisfaction of making handmade …

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