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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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SAIT 100 project: Music and memory

We have all heard that music is the language of the universe. This is because it transcends the limitations of words; everyone can understand it and feel it. Music evokes emotion and has the ability to remind us of a favourite summer or a first love. The impact of music …

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Alberta goes to pot

A look into the future of industrial hemp Unsustainable Alberta resources beware: there is a new kid on the block. Jesse Pollack and Angel Gan from the environmental technology program at SAIT discussed their ongoing sustainability project in an interview on Feb. 25. They are looking at hemp, a tall, …

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Oh St. Paddy, we thought we knew thee

  On March 17, every year, suddenly everyone wants to be Irish. Thousands of people around the globe gather together to celebrate the sensational Saint Patrick. But who was he? Why is celebrating St. Patrick an international occasion? Most people that partake in the holiday can be seen wearing green …

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The host with the most

  Prepare for a possible luncheon job interview by knowing proper dining etiquette. Maria Doll is an etiquette consultant and the owner of Leadership Matters, a company providing young people with a positive image. She said it’s important for new grads to know proper dining etiquette in case a job …

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How to plan the perfect tea party

Tea parties have been around for centuries and are perfect for just about any occasion such as birthdays, bridal showers and baby showers. Since spring is right around the corner, pastels and floral themes are just right for the season, giving you several ideas to incorporate into a themed tea …

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Special car care

Maintaining high-end cars not an easy task, especially on the wallet I’m sitting at home perusing eBay. It’s time to shop for a dream car. No I can’t afford it, but that’s not going to stop me. The values of 996 Turbos are hovering at $50,000, Aston Martin Vanquish’s around …

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Walking the walk

Step outside this winter and enjoy Calgary’s 580 km of trails   For those planning on making the most out of being outdoors this year, head out to one of many local trails for a variety of activities. Calgary’s trail systems and trails outside of the city are places where …

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