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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Real coffee bean

The perfect cup of coffee starts with good coffee beans. Using quality beans and grinding fresh at home will ensure a great cup of brew. Margie Gibb is the owner of Café Beano, a busy coffee shop located on 9 St. and 17 Ave. S.W.  They have been in business …

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Raising the steaks

There is more to throwing a steak on the barb’ — know your cuts! As the sunny and warm weather is only a couple of months away, why not get the barbeque ready and be a know-it-all when it comes to choosing the perfect cut. Michael Mandato, executive chef and …

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Mushroom power

A British Columbian herbalist guru speaks highly of mushrooms for their medicinal properties. Yarrow Willard is the founder of Harmonic Arts, a botanical dispensary located in the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island. The native Calgarian is an herbalist who has found success in the natural remedy industry. In addition to …

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Rising food prices tough on special diets

Calgarians are feeling the pinch of heighted costs of groceries as prices continue their steady upward climb with no signs of stopping in the near future. Robyn Shouldice and Taylor Flipichuck are two ACAD students living together in SAIT residence. Both Shouldice and Flipichuck are full-time students that spend roughly …

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Yoga plus ballet equals barre

The latest fitness trend making its way to Calgary studios is a combination of yoga and ballet. The core elements of yoga joined with the strength and conditioning of ballet bear the best of both worlds. Barre class is a fun and empowering workout that is a blend of yoga, …

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