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How sweet it is: the value of homemade goods

A Pfeffernusse cookie recipe for a merry Christmas Christmas may not be my favourite holiday, but there is one element of it that even I can admit leaves other holidays in the dust: the food, especially the baked goods. However, while stores may be overflowing with sweet treats of every …

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Hoops hype: Trojans men’s basketball team first in the country with 10-0 start

The SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team, winning their first 10 games, finished the fall semester ranked first in the country.  The team climbed to first in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), and their undefeated run also ranked them first in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Everything is working …

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Whitehorse: a new twist on the classics. Whitehorse releases an instant classic with their new Christmas album

Now that the snow has begun falling and the temperature has begun plunging, it is time to dust off those Christmas albums, update your Spotify or Apple music, and listen to your favourite guilty pleasure Christmas song – except this year, you may have to add another album to your …

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Using film to create action Thirteenth annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival kicks off important conversation

On November 13 at the new Central Library, the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival celebrated the opening night of its 13th year with a screening of the documentary “Bird of Prey” followed by a discussion with local naturalist Brian Keating. “When you look at a film like this, it shows …

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Out of the concussion dark room U of C experts, athletes discuss advances in concussion research

There is a path forward from the darkness of concussions, for both athletes who suffer them and for the larger sports world, say Calgary experts. On Nov. 15, the University of Calgary (U of C)’s Integrated Concussion Research Program held a free panel discussion of researchers, advocates, and ex-athletes, titled …

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Post post-secondary: finding success after school

One thing always at the forefront of students’ minds is what they will do after they complete their schooling. Will they be able to find a job? Will they be successful? Has school prepared them for the realities of the workplace?  Fortunately, it seems that SAIT grads can breathe easier …

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Apple season calls for apple crisp: A classic recipe for the perfect use of ripe apples

Baking a delicious apple and cinnamon classic is the best way to celebrate a crisp fall day. Stock up on the ingredients, as you’ll want to make this quick and easy apple crisp again and again. This recipe from Chatelaine makes the kitchen smell divine. Classic apple crisp From Chatelaine’s …

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Men’s volleyball team off to good start defending ACAC title Coach encouraged by wins over tough competition

A year after winning the provincial championship, the SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball team got off to a 3-0 start, before dropping their next four games. Head coach Sean McKay was encouraged by the team coming out strong for a “front-loaded” schedule, against three of the top Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference …

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Logging off from the esports debate Learning to live with videogames being considered “sports”

Over the past few years, I have become annoyed at esports headlines creeping their way into my sports coverage. How dare those nerds interrupt me from reading the 40th straight TSN article arguing about just how good Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews are? However, after some consideration, I have reached …

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SAITSA’s new strategic plan aligns with student needs

SAITSA is now operating under the direction of a new strategic plan, which will guide the organization over the next five years. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan outlines the vision, mission, and mandate of SAITSA, and replaces the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan. It’s development was provoked by a perceived disconnect between the …

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Calgary 2026: Nothing ventured, nothing gained, the benefits of hosting the Olympic Games outweigh potential risks

On Nov. 13, Calgarians will vote in a plebiscite to determine whether the city should host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Although this has been the subject of much debate, the course should be clear: A vote of “yes” in the plebiscite is a vote for the city’s …

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The Bank of Mom and Dad: Post-secondary students should not continue to make withdrawals

Well, another academic year has begun and college students, both new and returning, have one big thing on the brain: paying for their schooling. For some, college is their first foray into adulthood and the independence that comes with it. Although undoubtedly exciting, it also raises certain questions. Should students …

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Written in the stars? Astrology really only shapes your life if you let it.

Anybody who has ever cracked open a newspaper has probably looked at the horoscope section, whether they really believe in astrology, or not.  Maybe it’s just because I’m a two-faced Gemini, but I’ve always found that reading horoscopes and learning about astrology tended to be a lot of fun, even …

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Beakerhead scurries back on campus

Calgary’s science and art festival to continue to inspire SAIT students. A nine-metre long dung beetle will grace SAIT campus on Sep. 19, but fear not, it is inflatable, made out of recycled vinyl, and quite magnificent. The Dung Beetle is a sculpture made by artist Max Streicher, who lives …

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Aasiva captivates listeners in debut album, but fall short of greatness

Aasiva’s debut album straddles the genres of singer-songwriter, and pop. The album is meant to showcase Indigenous culture and more importantly northern Indigenous culture. The songs flow fairly well from one to the other, but run up against a creative roadblock midway through the album, where Nakashuk seems to have …

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Trojans soccer on the national stage

SAIT team members play role in Foothills FC national championship This summer, two Trojans helped raise the profile of Canadian soccer in a major way. Aug. 4, 2018 Calgary Foothills FC won the Premier Development League (PDL) national championship in Reading, Pa. On the team were two players from the …

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SAIT sets the par high

Golf returns to SAIT after 17 years off Trojans roster After 17 years, the SAIT golf team is returning, with a local pro as head coach.  Golf was discontinued in 2001, but athletics manager Bob Murray said he thinks the increased popularity of the sport made it return.  Murray said …

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Four steps for Healthy Meal Prep!

Junk food tastes good, it’s convenient, and it’s cheap, but that doesn’t mean eating a bag of corn chips between classes is the only option. Meal prepping is the act of preparing some or all of your meals ahead of time, and could make a huge difference to your health. …

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Enjoy the last bit of summer on a student budget

Visitors and locals to Calgary can find numerous events and activities to keep themselves busy both in and outside the city before fall takes full effect The summer sun is fading fast, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to catch some of Calgary’s great events, and activities before fall …

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Jumpstart the school year with advice from SAIT students

Continuing students share their personal insight on how to be successful at SAIT.  Excitement and anticipation fill SAIT’s halls as the school year begins, and continuing students share advice with new students to help them towards success.  DON’T AVOID ASKING FOR HELP  The best thing for new students to do is …

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