Why being a jerk to retail workers makes you a joke

It’s 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The doors are locked. Everyone’s ready to go home. A man is yelling, and screaming, and threatening our lives because we won’t let him in. This story isn’t an exception to the rule. Everyone who has worked retail over the holidays has a story …

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Social media and online marketplace yield more for scammers

Scammers have long used telephone and email fraud to fleece consumers of their hard-earned cash. However, with the rise in social media and online shopping, scammers are now moving online.   A recent report by the Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust (BBB), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor …

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Warm mugs, warm hearts

There’s something about the winter that just makes school a little bit harder. People can get weighed down by the shorter days and the longer nights (I’m talking about studying). I live with four roommates, all of whom have personalities you can’t miss. Somehow though, the looming winter has quieted …

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SAIT and YouQuest support people with young-onset dementia

Every Thursday, the SAIT community are joined by participants of YouQuest, a registered charity that works with people afflicted with young-onset dementia.

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minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve

To Tinder or not to Tinder

To Tinder or not to Tinder: this is the question on single students’ minds.
For some, finding love is a hard thing to do while trying to balance schoolwork and a part-time job. Singles tend to consider downloading the little flame to help with their quest.

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Saitsa Executive Council Members Introduce Themselves and Outline Objectives for the Upcoming Year

In August, The Weal sat down for a roundtable discussion with the Saitsa Executive Council (EC). Each member of the EC introduced themselves, talked about their priorities for the upcoming academic year, updated the Weal’s readers on last year’s initiatives, and gave tips for student success at SAIT. Ryan Morstad …

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A Discussion with Candidates of Calgary-Confederation

As the 2019 federal election quickly approaches on Oct. 21, The Weal contacted all of the candidates vying for the Calgary-Confederation seat in Parliament to introduce themselves, talk about their party’s vision for students, and get their thoughts about the election so far. Len Webber (Conservative incumbent) Prior to being …

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Post-Secondary Education in Alberta After the Provincial Election

In August, The Weal spoke with Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides and Saitsa VP External Garrett Koehler to determine what impacts students will feel after the results of this past spring’s Alberta provincial election. “One of our immediate priorities is to strengthen apprentice learning in the post-secondary system,” Nicolaides told …

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Ruwald Defortier

The end of a die-hard Wealie’s era: Ruwald de Fortier says farewell

Well friends, it’s the end of an era for me. It’s been a blast taking the reins of this grand magazine this past year, and steering it in a direction for a bright future. I entered the SAIT Journalism program with the intent on one day working as a music …

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Calgary Comic Expo returns.

The Calgary Entertainment and Comic Expo returns to Calgary, attracting artists, cosplayers, and collectors from all over the province. Thursday night was the first day of the 4-day event, that brought guest celebrities from many favourite movies, television and web series. It was Calgarian Jennah Amin’s first time at the …

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SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism ranked 27th in world

On March 4, CEOWORLD released their annual list of Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the World rankings for 2019, and SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism placed at number 27, up ten spots from the previous year. SAIT is the only Canadian school on the list, which features …

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SAIT launches new Integrated Water Management Diploma

As concerns about sustainable water issues begin to gather mainstream attention, SAIT honoured UN World Water Day by hosting two major events and announcing a new program for students interested in a career in this field. On Tuesday March 19, SAIT held an event in Heritage Hall to announce the …

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SAITSA Executive Council members discuss plans

Last week, the Weal spoke with SAITSA Executive Council (EC) members Ryan Morstad, Tanya Pittis and Garrett Koehler, about the SAITSA Executive Council election, goals for the upcoming academic year, and ways students can better their SAIT experience. After the dust settled on March’s EC vote, one of the unique …

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SAIT Enactus Club makes remarkable achievements this academic year

Through dedication and hard work, the SAIT Enactus club received second-runner-up in the Scotiabank Youth Empowerment Challenge with its projects, Case Clash and Think Beyond High School (TBH), in the Western Regional Expositions on Feb. 28 and Mar. 1 in Calgary.

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SAITSA Executive Council

The results are in! 2019 SAITSA EC election winners announced

After a high-strung, two day SAIT Students’ Association Executive Council (EC) Election on SAIT campus, winners for the 2019-2020 EC were announced at the Gateway the afternoon of March 14, 2019. Tanya Pittis, Jess Beddow, and Garrett Koehler each won, and retained the positions of VP Academic, VP Student Life, …

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SAITSA Executive Council

SAITSA Executive Council Election Panel Night in summary

The night of March. 12, the Odyssey Coffeehouse held SAITSA’s 2019 Executive Council (EC) Elections Panel Night. All seven EC candidates answered questions and spoke to students on why they should be elected. The candidates pitched what they would bring if elected, and explained how their ideas would help the student …

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SAIT Pride Week celebrates LGBTQ+ students

SAIT’s Gender Sexuality Inclusion Committee rolled out rainbows this week This year’s SAIT Pride Week was one of the biggest ones yet, according to organizers. “Because we have a bit of a budget to work with, it’s allowed us to do a lot of the things we always wanted to …

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Calgary Transit

Calgary Transit C-Train Somerset-bound collides with SUV

Somerset-Bridlewood-bound Calgary Transit C-Train service was briefly delayed due to a collision at the SAIT LRT station’s crossing around 10 a.m., Feb. 8, 2019. As of 11:40 a.m. today, the car has been towed, and transit service has resumed according to a tweet by Calgary Transit. According to 660 News, …

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Is that cup of coffee doing more than keeping you up? The benefits and drawbacks of caffeine consumption

For most students, getting their morning coffee is a necessity. However, caffeine has both positive and negative effects on the body and mind that students should know about. “Caffeine has been shown to affect mood, stamina, the cerebral vascular system, and gastric and colonic activity,” wrote Betty Kovacs on the …

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Ellen Doty does her province proud with the Alberta Spotlight Showcase

Alberta musician Ellen Doty will give Calgarians a show to remember tonight at the National Music Centre as part of the Alberta Spotlight Series showcase.  The showcase puts on display the best talent Alberta has to offer. Started in 2018, the program is meant to showcase Alberta talent from various …

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