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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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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Living on your own 101: It’s okay to be overwhelmed while learning to manage life’s tasks

The prospect of moving out for the first time can be stressful for young adults, yet is a normal and healthy part of life. “Feeling overwhelmed and feeling stressed is really, really normal,” explained Shelann McQuay, an educational counsellor at SAIT Student Development and Counselling. There are many challenges that …

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SAIT Smoking policy:Anti-smoking advocate supports new campus smoking policy

Executive director of Action on Smoking and Health says that move to limit smoking on campus to designated smoking areas is a step in the right direction A prominent anti-smoking advocate has voiced support for SAIT’s new smoking policy and procedure, which restricts smoking on campus to designated smoking areas. …

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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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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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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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New Trojans logo helping SAIT soar into it’s second century

Trojans Athletics re-branding part of school-wide change.  Aug. 1, 2018 the SAIT Trojans revealed their sharp new logo to media, staff, and students.  The new design is part of a SAIT-wide re-branding that began in 2016 with a new school logo, and continues now with a fresh look for the …

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SAITSA governance procedures streamlined thanks to bylaw rewrites

SAITSA kicked off school year with a special meeting of it’s membership at the Odyssey Coffeehouse.  As the fall term starts at SAIT, a new set of bylaws now regulate the SAIT Students Association.  A special meeting of SAITSA members was held on Aug. 21, during which revised bylaws were …

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Free fitness during Wellness Week at SAIT

Students were encouraged to try the recreational activities available on campus for free during Wellness Week between Sept. 10 and Sept. 14. Instructor-led fitness classes are offered at SAIT throughout the year. Students who purchase the RecX pass can join in classes such as Yoga, Get Ripped!, Box X, and more. …

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There’s no place like home

For the multi-talented Bracken Burns, playing the lead part of Elle Woods in Stage West’s production of Legally Blonde: The Musical is the perfect way to return to theatre after a three-year hiatus. “It’s a dream role,” she said. Burns’s hiatus was due mostly to wanting to try her hand at …

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Trojans childcare too expensive for students, says frustrated parent

SAIT’s on-campus childcare is too expensive, said parent-of-two Christie Page, an architectural technologies student. “To have students paying $40 to drop our kids off on PD [professional development] days is ludicrous,” said Page. The SAIT Trojans run a PD day program for families to utilize on days that kids don’t …

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