The attitude of gratitude

Thankfulness can contribute to emotional and physical well-being We’ve all heard the adage to count your blessings, but does taking time to list off  what you’re thankful for really make that much of a difference? During the Thanksgiving season, we’re often encouraged to reflect on the things in our lives …

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Emotional Intelligence

Learning how to alleviate stress Students are back in class and fully immersed in their programs. However, with the workload coming at full steam, sooner or later students will get stressed out. The side effects of stress can be demobilizing. If not dealt with, stress can completely knock a person …

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Come together

Welcome Back Powwow highlights SAIT’s culture and community SAIT’s Chinook Lodge Aboriginal Resource Centre is hosting its annual Welcome Back Powwow on Saturday, Oct. 1. The event, which is free and open to the public, is an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal culture and tradition. The grand entry will begin …

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Superfoods

Foods for your budget, brain and body Let’s face it, superfoods are in. Avocado, kale, quinoa and the like have been popping up on menus and Pinterest boards left, right and centre. But this isn’t just the newest trend. One can’t deny the positive effects of these nutrient-rich foods on …

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Beyond the Big Mac

Top five burgers under ten bucks Boogie’s Burger: Sam’s Burger $6.75 908 Edmonton Trail N.E. People seem to either love Boogie’s or hate them. Their burgers are big, messy and there isn’t really an upper limit on what you can order. At their grizzliest heights, Boogie’s burgers are monuments to …

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New city, new sights

Explore Kensington Village For students new to Calgary, it can seem a little overwhelming to move to a new city and a new school. Getting acquainted with campus is the first feat. Finding the best food locations on campus and purchasing your textbooks from the bookstore are the next two …

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Study smarter, not harder

Reach out for a successful semester Studying: the common enemy of every student. Fortunately, SAIT has services that assist students who are having difficulties with studying so they do not over-work their brains. If students do not have a studying method that works for them, they can turn to academic …

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Solutions for back to school stress

Back to school can be stressful and overwhelming, but SAIT has the resources, tools and support students need. SAIT has a variety of services that help students with the transition. The Reg Erhardt Library is located on campus in the Stan Grad Centre. Students have access to various programs the …

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Why buy new when you can buy used?

Hit the books without hitting the bank Picture this: it’s week two; you’re just beginning to adjust to your schedule, and trying not to hit snooze, for the third time has proven successful. You rush to your 8 a.m. class, remembering that you didn’t brush your teeth… coffee it is. …

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Keep in touch

It’s now easier than ever to connect with fellow students. SAITSA has released an app intended to help students, both new and returning, connect while simultaneously keeping them up-to-date with campus life. The app allows students to message each other privately, or over a community messaging board, with various messaging …

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It’s time to catch ’em all

Twenty years ago, Nintendo created the game Pokémon, where one plays as a character on his or her journey to catch Pokémon and battle with them. The one main goal being: Gotta catch ‘em all. Now, a new app, Pokémon Go, has brought that concept to our smartphones. The app …

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The Eater’s Guide to Campus

Well, students, the semester is officially underway for the fall and that means a few things. For one, you’ll need to get acquainted with new schedules, new classrooms, new instructors and possibly new classmates and living spaces. With all of that going on, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is what you’re going …

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A Sense of Community

New SAIT students who want to get their name out, meet new people, or even test their social skills, can do so by getting involved with clubs and activities around campus. SAITSA operates over 60 clubs that vary in interest. This can range from Disney, to story writing, to program-based …

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Stickin’ it to the man

A home-grown initiative makes supporting local businesses easy Between a weak dollar and job scarcity, the Albertan economy can use all the help it can get. Thankfully, a new initiative is moving to keep money in our communities, stimulate the economy and support Calgary’s entrepreneurs. Founded by Travis Martin and …

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It’s the summer of ’16

The winter semester at SAIT is coming to an end, meaning summer is just around the corner, so what are some things that students can do over the break? Kaylin Martinsen a business administration student, will be attending the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. April 28, through May 1, many people …

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Fight stress off-campus

Final exams and fast-approaching deadlines have many students feeling overwhelmed as the semester nears its end. Take a break from your schoolwork to spend time de-stressing and enjoying some of the many activities Calgary has to offer. Calgary Climbing Centre The Calgary Climbing Centre (CCC) has three locations in the …

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Nomad Lifestyle

“It taught me to live my life to the fullest, to embrace the unknown, and you don’t need to have everything figured out.” Thinking of booking that ticket? Do you have an inbox full of flight and hotel deal alerts? Are you aching for a tan, a thrill or just …

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Café of the week: Calgary’s Collaborative Café

Originally the site of the Simmons mattress factory, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters brings a fresh energy to one of Calgary’s oldest neighbourhoods. Located in the heart of the newly revamped East Village community, the coffee shop is joined by other food moguls in the city to provide a full culinary …

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Farmers’ markets are growing

The value of supporting local during tough economic times Farmers’ markets are now emerging as an affordable option for budget-conscious shoppers. “Even since 2015, with what’s been going on with the economy, we’ve still seen a three to four per cent rise in our traffic here,” said Amanda Langbroek, director …

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Signed, sealed, delivered: it’s yours

There’s a new trend that all of your favourite online personalities are endorsing, and for a monthly fee, anyone can join in on the fun too. Monthly subscription boxes have been sweeping the Internet world as of late, offering a range of products including beard oils and designer socks, all …

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