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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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Decompress before and after those tests

Need time to de-stress during finals? Are those exam dates haunting you? Did you get enough sleep last night? Back sore from sitting at your desk all day? Look no further. We’ve streamlined events happening on and around campus that will help keep you sane during crunch time: April 5 …

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Café of the week: Vendome

Calgary’s European Café A quick stroll from the Sunnyside train station, Vendome is a welcoming space in the heart of Kensington. Reminiscent of a European café, it fuses modern architecture with  upscale elegance. “It’s a very welcoming environment,” said Kristi McLeod, the manager of Vendome. “It’s pretty casual, pretty comfortable.” …

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Scream and stretch

Raise a glass to Rage Yoga Yoga is an environment where one can stretch and relax peacefully, but Lindsay Istace had another idea: Rage Yoga. Istace had her first class in January 2016, at Dickens Pub in downtown Calgary, where the class now takes place every Monday and Wednesday. Rage …

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Lifestyle coaching made easy thanks to social media

Women across the globe are reaching out for lifestyle mentoring, advice, and health and wellness coaching. Women connecting with other women via social media networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is a noticed trend. Thanks to social media, coaches, personal trainers and mentors can connect with their clients via the …

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Café of the Week: Alforno

The inner city café combines elegance and affordability Located in the heart of Eau Claire, Alforno is one of the newest coffee spots in town that’s bringing a fresh element of class to the city’s café scene. With exemplary architecture and a modern design, Alforno, part bakery part café, is …

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The community café for students and creatives

Finding a spot to both hit the books and unwind can be difficult, but thankfully a neighbourhood café is helping bridge that gap. Postino Café and Lounge, located a short drive from SAIT, is one of the newest cafés in the city providing a welcoming space for students to kick …

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Tattoos on a budget

Once exclusive to select subcultures, nowadays tattoos are increasingly used as an outlet to express creativity and personal style, yet they often come at a steep price. “It’s hard to budget for a tattoo, even when money is good,” said James Golden, owner of Black Owl Tattoo. “Tattoos are a …

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Building community through the arts

Market Collective (MC) has been providing a platform for up-and-coming artists and creatives for years, but behind this explosive event was a simple interaction between two like-minded visionaries. “Seven years ago, Angela Dione and I met on a neighbour’s front stoop,” said Angel Guerra. The two connected a week later …

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