Reg Erhardt Library: beyond books, SAIT’s library has much more to offer

There is almost no problem that the Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT, in the Stan Grad Building, cannot solve.  Forgetting a phone charger, needing a last minute graphing calculator, or facing a difficult research topic, are all things with which the library staff can help.   Many of the library’s …

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Thoughts on Thanksgiving: Four students give their thoughts on Thanksgiving

Both excitement and frustration arise among post-secondary students in light of Thanksgiving weekend. “I’ve been counting down the days until I can come home,” said Paul Nicola, a graduate student at Carleton University. Nicola was born and raised in Calgary in a tight-knit Italian family.  Moving away from his family …

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Warm up with Butternut Squash soup

The desire for warm comfort food increases with the dropping temperature, and steaming soup is a classic home comfort dish.  The Food Network’s butternut squash soup recipe is the perfect way to stay warm while making your kitchen smell amazing. Butternut Squash Soup Recipe from Food Network Prep – 20 …

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Orange Shirt Day honours Indigenous peoples affected by residential schools

Although Orange Shirt Day was started in response to crimes against Canada’s Indigenous peoples, those participating understand that acknowledging the past is important to grow as a community.  Orange Shirt Day derives from the experiences of Phylis Webstad, who in 1973 at the age of six, was relocated to a …

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Calgary Urban Project Society: Mental health services expand after provincial grant

Mental health support is set to become more accessible for low-income Calgarians after a community non-profit secured additional funding through a new provincial grant. The Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) is a registered charity foundation that assists adults and families in Calgary facing the adversity of poverty and trauma, through …

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El Furniture Warehouse: Order any food on the menu for $5.95 at the new Stephen Ave. downtown restaurant

El Furniture Warehouse, a restaurant located in downtown Calgary, boasts an economical price, with each food item on their menu costing $5.95. “It’s right up a student’s alley,” said Marc Solomon, 34, operating partner with El Furniture Warehouse since March 2018.  Solomon said the reason they price their food so …

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Undefeated first half for Trojans soccer: Teams look to go for gold at home later this month

Just over halfway through the season, SAIT Trojans soccer is off to a roaring start. After the games on Sept. 30, the men’s and women’s teams were both undefeated at 7-0, placing them both first in their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) divisions. Last season, both teams finished first in …

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Trojans golf comeback: Men’s team finishes fourth in championship; women finish fifth

In their first season in almost 20 years, the SAIT golf team had a rocky, but respectable, showing. At the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) championships at Alberta Springs Golf Course in Red Deer, the men’s team finished in a tie for fourth of seven teams, while the women finished …

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Libraries are not obsolete: New Central Library represents growth and connection

An oval shaped building blurs by the CTrain window. As you travel underneath the building through a tunnel, you are left wondering what that building could possibly be.  Wonder no more, that innovative building is the new Central Public Library. You might be thinking ‘why would we possibly need another …

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Bar hopping Comfort is key when it comes to pubs

To quote a TV show, Cheers, that is much, much older than me, “sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.”  The great thing about shows set in bars is that they seem like the perfect places to just hang out. The staff know the characters’ names, the …

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Who you gonna call? Open your mind to the possibilities of the unexplained

Since we have entered the season of ghosts, ghouls and other paranormal creatures, it seems to me that an examination of the supernatural is in order.  Despite a long-held fascination with the macabre and the otherworldly, my attitude toward it has, like Fox Mulder, always been “I want to believe.” …

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Calgary 2026 Olympic bid: Debate wages as plebiscite looms

Calgarians argue the economic benefit of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics in lead-up to Nov. 4 plebiscite.  With the municipal plebiscite only a month away, Calgarians continue to debate the benefits and risks of an Olympic bid. In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter …

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That Alberta sound: Wide Cut Weekend brings Alberta music to the forefront

Alberta has a lot of musicians, some great ones. Wide Cut Weekend aims to showcase that Alberta sound.  Now entering its fourth year, Wide Cut is a music festival focused primarily on roots, folk, blues and country. The unique aspect of Wide Cut, what makes it so different from other …

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“Our families are still healing”: Calgary play Honour Beat sheds the truth on issues affecting Indigenous communities today

Honour Beat, a play featuring Calgary’s first all-Indigenous cast and crew, has wound down after a busy month of performances running from Sept. 4 to Sept. 29. “It’s the first time in the history of this country where there’s been an ability to speak this truth,” said Michelle Thrush, director …

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A Spooky Spectacle: Kensington ghost tours captivate even the skeptic

After a recent trip to Walmart, the seasonal décor inside the store says we’re nearing Halloween. Although the desire to blow off first-semester steam is strong, the lingering sting of tuition payments called for a more subdued spooky season this year. With the proliferation of weekend activities like board game …

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SAIT graduate credits volunteering for employment success

The benefits of joining clubs and volunteering at SAIT are endless, and students are provided with many opportunities to get involved on campus.  The SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) offers many low-commitment volunteer roles, while students interested in more industry-specific positions can look at joining or starting a club.  Whether a …

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Trojans set to host softball championship

The SAIT Trojans women’s fastball team is hosting the Western Collegiate Softball Association (WCSA) Championship from Sept. 28 to 30. The team is led by seasoned head coach George Edwards, the longest serving coach in the WCSA. Edwards is no stranger to hosting championship tournaments. This will be his second …

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New Trojans hockey coach returns to his roots: Former Red Deer College hockey player comes back to ACAC

After a long career coaching and developing hockey players at all levels, new Trojans men’s hockey coach Brent Devost is returning to where it began for him as a player. Devost was hired by the Trojans in May, after spending the last 19 years running two private schools, the Edge …

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Beakerhead 2018: They blinded me with science!

Beakerhead is back, and Calgary’s five-day extravaganza of science, art and technology has a whole new lineup ready for the crowds.  Since its debut in 2013, Beakerhead has been entertaining Calgarians with a vast array of science, art and culture. While it is a year-round program, the most spectacular events …

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Book of Mormon’s Canadian tour hits Calgary: Elder Cunningham heads north

Having won nine Tony awards, including Best Score, Best Book, Best Direction and Best Musical, it is no wonder that the hit musical Book of Mormon performs to a full house.  Book of Mormon premiered in New York in the spring of 2011, and has been gaining popularity ever since. …

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