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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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Strech yourself before you wreck yourself

Yoga injuries on the rise as improper techniques has become commonplace With yoga becoming a regular practice for many in the west, practitioners should be aware of potential dangers. It is well known that yoga has multiple benefits for the human body. Breathing and movement are combined through asanas (postures) …

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Mental health on campus

With the start of week eleven, it is important to remember there are many mental health awareness initiatives on campus that strive to improve the student body’s mental well-being. The pressure to stay on top of studies is at an all time high. Finals are just around the corner, and …

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Reinvented poutine

    It’s a very common stereotype that Canadians love poutine. Canadians have proven the stereotype correct by opening restaurants that specialize in poutine, like The Big Cheese in Calgary. Rosy Palma has been employed at The Big Cheese for two and a half months now. “I think Canadians like …

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Natural bath and body care

Natural skincare products are becoming increasingly popular among individuals looking for a fun way to care for themselves. They can be individualized, are toxin free, and people can use creativity in the process. Jocelyn Colaiezzi is a SAITSA employee who has been making her own skincare line for about two …

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DIY Halloween costumes

The spookiest time of the year is here, and the costumes are the main attraction. More and more students turn to Pinterest to search DIY Halloween costumes, make-up, and even nail art. Saving money and putting together a creative costume is possible. It is just a matter of giving those …

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What keeps SAIT students up at night?

Sleep deprivation, also known as insomnia, can be a student’s worst enemy and is very harmful if not remedied right away. Students who suffer from sleep deprivation will need ways to stop or cure it before it harms not only their grades, but their health as well. Symptoms of insomnia …

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How do you like these apples

Apple picking season is in full swing this fall as farmers’ market vendors fill their stalls with this season’s harvest. One might wonder what to do with so many apples after a family outing to one of the many Alberta u-pick farms. A century ago, apples were rarely just eaten …

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Robocop glasses weren’t that far off

Glasses are worn to enhance vision, correct eyesight, and now, to display information. Google Glass is a wearable technology from Google that displays hands-free technology like a smartphone. When the glasses are worn, wearers can access the Internet and communicate using voice commands. Dan Gascon, instructor of radio, television and broadcast …

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Dourmet meals in residence

Cooking up a healthy meal is possible when living in residence he cost of eating healthy is what turns most students off from putting together a decent meal. Budgeting for food after tuition, books, and residence fees can leave you strapped for cash. But healthy eating isn’t difficult with the Good …

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Hobbies open financial doors

With hard work, confidence and a little skill, anybody can turn DIY into cash The do-it-yourself movement is paving the way to financial success for people turning their crafts into cash. Jaclyn Wilson, an established fitness model and fashion design graduate, is a prime example of someone who turned passion …

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Dorm room dos and don’ts

Moving into a dorm is never easy. Packing up your belongings that have accumulated over the course of 18 or so years and relocating them to a tiny dorm room half the size, can prove challenging. Don’t let small or shared living spaces get in the way of a stylish …

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