Five ways to keep long-term love hot

Need to spice up your sex life with your long-time lover? Sex and relationship therapist Cheryl Swan offers the following advice for couples in a rut. 1. Beware the best friend trap One of the biggest dangers is getting too buddy-buddy and forgetting about your masculine/feminine energies. Swan says people …

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Sex up your workout with pole dance fitness

In the past pole dancing has been associated with establishments such as the French Maid, but these days you don’t have to be an exotic dancer to spin around a pole in stilettos. Pole dancing fitness classes have been popping up across the country. And the women who participate say …

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Five sex scandals that rocked the sports world

1) Quarterback Brett Favre was one of the most respected players in the NFL during his Green Bay Packers stint. Favre retired a respected player at the end of the 2007 season after a milestone season. Unfortunately, he decided to come back to the league the next year. After a …

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Pillow Talk: Weal Sex Survey Results

We shamelessly asked. And you unabashedly answered. Hundred of SAIT peeps participated in our annual online sex survey, and these are the not-so-shocking results. Thanks for letting the Weal into your bedrooms. What’s your status? Single              31% Recently dumped (or was the dumpee)              5% Newly attached              9% In a committed …

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Students prime targets for exotic dance industry

With a recent change to foreign worker visas in November, the president of an adult entertainment organization says Canadian students may be the prime target for stripping away clothing to strip away their debt. The federal government has made exotic dancer and sex industry worker visas less attainable, and Tim …

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Bill ammendment protects transgendered from hate crimes

A Canadian law has been amended to protect transgendered people from hate crimes. In Section 318 of Bill C-389 in the Criminal Code, subsection four protects people from hate crimes directed towards them based on their colour, race, religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation. C-389 adds “gender identity,” defined as …

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Tyler’s Take on music and love

Music and love have a symbiotic relationship. They are as synonymous with each other as living and breathing. While waltzing down memory lane, putting together this sort of mix-tape of love songs from my past, I realize most of them still have a strange power over me. My first girlfriend …

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Are you a freak for sneakin’ a peak?

Whether you are of either gender, chances are you’ve been in a locker room at some point in your life. In my experience there are two kinds of people you can encounter in these situations: 1. The individual who is oh-so comfortable with shedding their clothing and carrying on as …

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Is porn your other lover?

Calvin Davies, 29, dabbles in the pleasures of Internet pornography. He wouldn’t consider himself a fan, and it doesn’t interest him nearly as much as the real thing, but he still visits bawdy websites once or twice a week. When his girlfriend asks about it, Davies is honest and explains …

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Support staffers enter into arbitration as contract negotiations fail

Contract negotiations between SAIT and the union representing the polytechnic’s support staff are headed towards arbitration after mediated talks recently broke down. A spokesman from the AUPE Local 039 Bargaining Committee, representing more than 600 administrative and technical emloyees at SAIT, says the union is dismayed and angered at the …

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Manners still matter to your momma

With the holiday season upon us, there are formal family dinners and meals in swanky restaurants to attend, and good mealtime manners are a must. Nobody wants to be a bumbling bumpkin, stumped by the question of which fork to use first. SAIT student Shauna Porter says she just goes …

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Automation department rocks the robot

Did you know there are robots among us at SAIT? On Dec. 6, students of the automation department kicked things into full gear for the end of the semester when they conducted a full production run on the automated assembly lines they’ve been constructing since September. “Other programs may have …

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Aberhart students cut loose at SAIT

Thanks to a group of musical theatre students and some quick thinking, SAITSA got big publicity last week for being the latest students’ association to pull off a ‘flash mob’ performance. Flash mob performances consist of spontaneous dance mobs in public places. On Dec. 2, while SAIT students were on …

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Party in a pill: common MDMA myths explained

(With files from CUP) A previous staple of the rave scene, the chemical drug MDMA may be seeing a revival in Canadian nightclubs and in the systems of young professionals and post-secondary students. “MDMA is a party in a pill,” said Kate S., a 25-year-old Calgary student who asked that …

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Breaking the binge

Binge drinking is a big problem on university and college campuses in Canada. A 2000 Canadian Campus Survey found 63 per cent of students reported consuming five or more drinks in a single sitting in the previous year. The Canadian study concluded that campuses are a “risky milieu for hazardous …

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Vitamin D-bate: do we need more?

In its recent ad campaign, tanning salon giant Fabutan says over 90 per cent of us need more vitamin D. And while a Stats Can 2007-2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey reported that only four per cent of the population is truly deficient, no one can agree on how much we …

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Fate of Owasina Hall on hold until TTC completion

When Owasina Hall closed its doors in 2006, a chapter was closed on 40 years of student housing. After SAIT’s East Hall was opened and then The Tower, SAIT’s first residency was closed down. A number of factors stood in the way of Owasina being restored to its former glory. …

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SAITSA promotes White Ribbon campaign

Did you know that at least one woman in your life has likely been abused? On Dec. 6, SAITSA will host the third annual White Ribbon ceremony and campaign, to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. “This ceremony is for men to …

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Students’ associations lobby for greater investment in education

Canada’s two largest student associations, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), have recently been in Ottawa lobbying for students’ rights. From Nov. 15-18, SAITSA president Courtney Garlough was in Ottawa for a CASA lobby conference. The conference, normally scheduled for March, was …

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The gift of life returned Student donates kidney to father

“My dad is the cream of the crop. I mean, he has to be. Otherwise I wouldn’t be giving him my kidney.” These words come from Rhekia Fahssi, a 20-year-old SAIT cooking apprentice who is scheduled for kidney donation surgery on Dec. 8. “It’s a pretty major surgery I’m going …

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