Red Dead Redeption 2 raises the bar for open world games

Rockstar Games released Red Dead Redemption 2 on Oct. 26th, and the game couldn’t be more perfect.  The gameplay, the sounds, like the people screeching in pain after they get their legs shot off with a double barrel, the wildlife that is always ripe for slaughter, and the interaction with …

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Speaking the same language

We Are The City on crafting new music We Are The City rocked the Gateway earlier this month, on Nov. 10.  The band, hailing from Kelowna, B.C., consists of singer singer-keyboardist Cayne McKenzie, guitarist David Menzel, and drummer Andrew Huculiak. The band performed songs from their latest album, At Night; …

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Nothing trashy about it, individuals can make a change for a better world

In a world with increasingly dire environmental outlooks, it can be hard for individuals to feel as though they can do anything to make a change.  However, there are ways for individuals to have a positive impact on the environment, just by making little changes and inspiring others to do …

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Counter the strain of the digital age with Hygge

Scandinavians agree that Canadians could benefit from the concept of hygge time, which might help make the winter a little less frosty, and a lot more cozy.   Winters in Scandinavian countries are long and cold, and days are short with very little light. According to Eva Mamchur at the …

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Home heartbreak for Trojans soccer Women win silver, men bronze at ACAC soccer championships

Both SAIT Trojans soccer teams fell short of gold, but still medalled, at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conferences (ACAC) championships, held at SAIT from Oct. 25-28. The women’s team won silver, while the men managed to win bronze after an upset loss in the semi-finals.   Silver, and on to …

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Spreading the Inferno Calgary Inferno broadcasting four games on Sportsnet 960 The Fan

The Calgary Inferno of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) will have four of its games broadcast on Sportsnet 960 The Fan this season. According to the Fan’s Oct. 15 press release, they are “the first commercial radio station in North America” to do live play-by-play of the CWHL.  The …

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New Central Library captures hearts, blows minds

After years of design and construction, Calgarians finally experienced the gleaming interior of the new Calgary Central Library. The novel exterior of the $245-million, four-level building, located at 800 3 St SE where downtown Calgary interfaces with the East Village, was apparent for over a year to passersby. Following 750 …

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Clutch your purses SAIT, private property theft increasing

Keep that shiny new laptop in your sight, every year thousands of dollars worth of possessions are stolen on SAIT campus, and the problem might be getting worse. Data provided by SAIT campus security shows that from July 2015 to June 2018 there were 399 reported thefts on campus. 81 …

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Not just decorative: the meaning behind Movember

As we enter November, many men are excitedly starting No-Shave November, or Movember, a time when they can let their facial hair grow freely.  But how many people actually know what this hairy month is about? Unfortunately, it seems that the reason behind Movember aren’t very well-known.  “I don’t know …

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Staying off the court but in the game Alicia Tan moves from star player to coach this season

Alicia Tan, star of the SAIT women’s basketball team the last few years, has taken her talents behind the bench this season, starting her coaching career with the Trojans. Tan was starting guard for the Trojans last year in their 17-4 season, winning bronze in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference …

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Pulling all-nighters may be dumbing students down

Pulling an all-nighter could be more harmful than students think, and their GPA could be taking a big hit for it. “Staying up all night is a maladaptive strategy for academic success. “You’re better off actually getting a good night sleep,” said Katherine Rasmussen, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine …

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Calgary 2026: Let’s do what Calgary city council didn’t have the guts to

Calgarians should vote “No” to the 2026 Olympics on Nov. 13 Calgary city council may have kept the 2026 Olympic bid on life support, but Calgarians should still pull the plug on Nov. 13. The rollercoaster journey of the bid the last week of October was a reminder of how …

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Round Earth, circular reasoning: Library Information Technology students confirm Earth is round in flat earth discussion

In a world of information overload, library professionals are an invaluable asset in the struggle to separate truth from fiction. On Oct. 2, SAIT Library Information Technology students led an open discussion in the Reg Erhardt Library, titled “A Flat Earth? A Discussion About Extraordinary Claims,” which examined information literacy …

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Canadian diamond shines bright in Carnegie Hall

Adversity is like a furnace. It can burn, consume, and reduce solid constituents to charcoal, ashes, smoke, and heat. What goes into the fire of sorrow and difficulty always exits as something different and potentially useful. Ashes can be scattered to fertilize new growth. Charcoal can become an art medium. …

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Short Order Kitchen gives students a healthy way to start the day

For students looking for a quick and easy breakfast solution, the 4Nines’ Short Order Kitchen is a great way to make sure fitting in the most important meal of the day is fast and simple.  “It’s really nice now that we have a hot display case, as once everything is …

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Cartel Madras: A new wave of rap is hitting the streets of Calgary.

Cartel Madras, comprised of Priya and Bhagya Ramesh – known by stage names Contra and Eboshi, respectively – have taken Calgary by storm. Formed in January of this year, the band has embarked on shows in, and out of Alberta, and have performed and opened for acts such as Lou …

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Don’t let it snow: take action by boycotting winter

In light of the recent “snowpocalypse,” I must take to my keyboard and call fellow Calgarians to arms in a protest against the bane of everyone’s existence: winter.  Some will argue winter is a delightful season, creating a “winter wonderland” of snow, with everything gilded in sparkling frost. Some might …

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Six Tips and Tricks for Thrifty Halloween Costumes

Disco divas, dinosaurs, killer clowns, and Fortnite skins are just a few of the popular Halloween costumes dressing the aisles of stores this fall.  Those costumes come at a premium, but for the costume shopper who is willing to put in a little extra effort, there are plenty of unique …

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Trojans women’s basketball: Team looks to develop rookies, change tempo

The SAIT Trojans women’s basketball team will have a new look this season, with a more team-driven offense and the team developing a few talented rookies. Assistant coach Howie Leong said that the team will be significantly different this year after back-to-back bronze-medal finishes in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference …

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Stampeders fans showing unwavering loyalty

The countdown to the Grey Cup is upon us, and many Calgary Stampeders fans have no doubt in their team’s ability to take it home this year, despite their painful title-game defeats the last two seasons. As of Sept. 28, the Stampeders were first in the CFL’s West Division at …

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