minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve

Paranormal investigator

Ghost hunters walk among us Alot of students are involved in extra-curricular activities. But not many students’ extracurriculars involve the paranormal. Kerriene England is a SAIT journalism student, but in her time outside of school, she works as a ghost hunter with Ghost Hunt Alberta. “We go to supposedly haunted …

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minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve

Natural alternative remedy

Between studying, working and maintaining a social life, students often become overwhelmed, however, there are solutions. Trying to get all of these activities done can become too much to handle and students can start to feel pressure.  It’s not always rainbows and butterflies when trying to accomplish everything at the …

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Aroma therapy

Although essential oils are thought to be only used for things like sleep and colds, they might just change the way you smell.  Essential oils are highly concentrated plant essences derived from the wild that can aid in both the physical and psychological realm of life.  Aroma therapist Katie Maedel …

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Fight winter blues

Danish lifestyle promotes winter-time comfort and connection Wearing a favourite sweater, sitting by a cosy fireplace and drinking hot chocolate can increase happiness.  That may not sound like rocket science, but Meik Wiking, the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, says that these elements, also known as …

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Roommate dynamics

How to have a successful relationship with your roommates The Weal sat down with petroleum engineering technology student Derek Wieliczko to talk about how he deals with living alongside three roommates in SAIT’s residence.  The Weal: What was it like when you first met your roommates compared to now? Derek …

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Productive unwinding

Ways to optimize rest and make the most of days off In order to succeed at midterms and practicums, SAIT students need to learn effective stress management techniques to properly unwind. Counsellor Teri Olson, a registered psychologist at SAIT’s Student Development and Counselling centre, said it’s one of the busiest …

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Appreciate your body, appreciate yourself

The body positive movement is one that encourages people to adopt a positive and forgiving body image, something that almost anyone can relate with. Teri Lynn Olson, a registered psychologist who works for Student Development and Counselling Services at SAIT, explained that everyone has a body image and it’s part …

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Cross-Calgary Skiing

Confederation Park to see improved cross-country ski opportunities Wintertime recreation at Confederation Park will see improvements, as Foothills Nordic Ski Club has made arrangements with the City of Calgary to better facilitate cross-country skiing.  The viability of the sport in the city was under question this past summer, following an …

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Get up and go

Tips for getting ready and out of the door fast One of the greatest feelings is finding yourself tucked in warm and cozy. But after realizing that you’re an hour late for class, that feeling is instantly terminated. Trying to maximize time can be quite hard for non-early birds. Packing …

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Game café draws

Nestled in one of Calgary’s most popular and artistic neighbourhoods, the Hexagon Board Game Café brings an affordable form of entertainment to the Kensington area.  At a rate of $2.50 per hour, visitors can enjoy playing one of the hundreds of board games in the café’s library for as long …

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Guide to Valentine’s

Pick out the perfect gift for her Valentine Day’s, also known as the most romantic day of the year, is just around the corner, and there are a few ideas to help pick the perfect gift for your girlfriend.  If she is someone who loves scarves, one from Aritzia can …

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Beating the bug

Flu season is upon us It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas or springtime. It’s flu season. Whip out your cold medicine, anti-bacterial gloves and facemask, and let’s get down to it.  Influenza is a commonly overlooked illness people get in the wintertime, but it can become quite …

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Chill out and stay warm

How to survive Calgary’s cold spell Calgary has been experiencing one of the coldest winters in years with temperatures often falling below -25 C. These temperatures don’t take into account wind chill. Everything considered, it is important for SAIT students to stay warm and beat the cold. “I walk from …

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Hitting snooze

Effects and remedies of sleep deprivation Students and sleep deprivation seem to go hand in hand. When asking a classmate the cordial question of ‘how are you?’, it’s not rare to receive a response of ‘tired’ as opposed to the traditional ‘good.’ That’s because, according to a September 2016 study …

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Simplify your life

Effective tips for organizing your space Minimalism has been quite the buzzword lately, with nearly triple the interest this January compared to November of last year, according to Google Trends. Many people are resolving to slow down in 2017, by simplifying their lives after the demanding holiday season and negative …

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Transcending differences

Making campuses more inclusive for all Whether it’s a career choice, a different lifestyle, or an internal change, everyone hopes to be who he or she truly is, without the fear of judgment or shame placed upon them. Dr. Lee Airton, who has a PhD in language, culture and teaching …

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Connected but alone

How the digital world impacts relationships With the increase of online environments over the past two decades, the spheres where people connect often look a lot different than they used to.  While college students of past generations may have frequented arcades and pay phone booths, mobile devices equipped with Candy …

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Balancing act

Tips for a better student budget With the post-break glow rapidly fading, the time has come to re-evaluate one’s finances. ATB Financial’s on-campus branch manager, Kristina Sheldon, offered students some advice for this upcoming term.  Sheldon has been in the banking industry for 15 years, eight of which have been …

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Slayin’ in Sephora

How to conquer the makeup giant Welcome to Sephora, any beauty lovers make-up haven.  For a newbie, or those who haven’t mastered the art of staying strong-willed while shopping, seeing all the merchandise, brands and testers can be overwhelming. As a make-up lover myself, I have learned this fearful art …

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Trapped in the inter web

Social media and self-esteem Social media is the greatest worldwide connection humans have created since the days of mailing letters to each other. The way people are connecting is faster, easier and more sociable, but at some point, social media starts to influence our real lives. With the advent of …

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