Behind the scenes

A look at the SAIT Centennial Happy birthday, SAIT. The centennial celebration was held on campus over the weekend and everyone is pumped and SAIT-proud. Alumni, students, instructors and staff are all basking in the glow of the centennial weekend celebrations. People gathered together on Oct. 15 and 16 to …

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One hundred years ago

Archives provide a glimpse of SAIT’s formative years Browsing through the SAIT Archives, it becomes immediately clear that we attend an institution with deep roots in this city. “SAIT has a rich history. There’s not much in Calgary that is 100 years old,” said Karly Sawatzky, SAIT’s archivist. Every day, …

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Home away from home

Personalizing a dorm room cheaply and cheerfully Living in residence is a new and exciting experience for students with new surroundings and new studies. With a few DIY tricks, and budget savvy advice for students, one can personalize their room so they can feel at home on campus. The most …

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A taste of the good life at a great price

The Highwood Restaurant Review The perception that The Highwood is some fancy, high-end restaurant is true. The assumption that it’s too expensive, however, is false. The sound of cutlery hitting plates and table chatter floods the entrance of The Highwood, along with an all-consuming, mouth-watering aroma. Ingredients fresh from SAIT’s …

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Festive Fall Food

Students’ guide to festival feasting SAIT students have a plethora of fall food choices on campus. With a change in weather comes the final harvest. Besides your basic pumpkin spice latte, here are some featured fall menu items around campus. Odyssey Coffeehouse (Campus Centre Building) The Odyssey has trendy drinks …

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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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