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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The cookie that stole Christmas

This Christmas, for those who are on a tight budget or avoiding crowded shopping malls, giving the gift of baking is a festive alternative. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on store-bought gifts, baking instead requires time, skill, and better expresses “I care” than a gift card. Baking is a …

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5 ways to spend your Holiday Break

Holiday breaks can leave many students twiddling their thumbs, often unsure of what to do with the unchecked free time. Here are a few tips to guarantee you have a great time off. Do something active Yes, temperatures in Calgary can be a bit rough, but there’re plenty of activities …

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Get your skis on

It’s officially ski season again in the Rocky Mountains and SAIT has tickets for a discounted cost. Winter activities help people get outside to enjoy the season. One of the benefits of living near the Rocky Mountains is that ski slopes are only about an hour away. Rachel Bigelow is …

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An alternative to tracking time

With homework, tests, and possibly a part-time or full-time job as well as other responsibilities to manage within the week, one can’t blame themselves for losing track of time. Héctor Flores Mendoza, a 33-year-old SAIT student and certified business coach, has specific suggestions to manage time effectively as student life takes …

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Fighting the Christmas blues

Find the best holiday gifts and avoid stress this season ‘Tis the season to be jolly SAIT students. It is the time of year again where one has to face the Christmas blues. From tight budgets, traffic-infested malls, and no time to shop, students have other ways in which they …

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Perfect pairing

Navigating the awkward school dance of pairing foods with wines The art of wine pairing doesn’t have to be complicated. Knowing a few basic facts about reds, whites, and rosés can make browsing wine aisles quick, easyand enjoyable. When visiting a wine store, the bottles are assorted according to regions. Wines …

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It’s a glutenous life!

The Gluten Free General store is committed to providing safe, healthy, eats Nowadays, more than ever, people are concerned about gluten. Yet, so many people are unaware of what it is exactly. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Sandra Grills, owner of Sandra’s Original Gluten Free General Store in Calgary, said …

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Sociables for your future

How to use industry networking on campus and beyond Industry networking is an ability SAIT students use to make industry connections that can help them know the right people and get to know those people who would help them, after graduation, on their career path. Networking with industry contacts is …

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Meetup.com rival comes to Calgary

Geared to women, Dame Drum makes it easy to make new friends When Marnie Mercier found herself in a new city in the Netherlands, recently separated from her husband, she was looking to meet new people. The Calgary native said she was lonesome and wanted to explore the area, but had …

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