It’s time for tea

Students switching to tea to avoid a caffeine overload are sadly misinformed. There are many different tea options. An important thing to consider is the amount of caffeine in tea. Caffeine intake from tea is just as strong as caffeine from a cup of coffee. The caffeine “high” from tea may… [more]

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SAIT’s very own Billie Rae Busby the artist behind Heritage Hall banners

Heritage Hall’s modern, colourful banners are the work of Trojan marketing and communications coordinator Billie Rae Busby, who, to the surprise of many, is a part-time painter. “The artwork is an abstract landscape … [with a] colour palette based on the colours showcased on the LED walls in… [more]

SAIT’s very own Billie Rae Busby the artist behind Heritage Hall banners SAIT’s very own Billie Rae Busby the artist behind Heritage Hall banners

Stronger regulations, weaker chemicals, making it harder to exterminate pests

Pests have become a growing issue in Canada since usual extermination tools have been made illegal in favour of less toxic products, making it difficult for Calgary’s student housing developments to prevent infestations. David McIlveen, director of community development for Boardwalk Rental Communities,… [more]

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Wednesday’s Wacky Weather

Scenes of fallen trees and other frosty mayhem littered SAIT Polytechnic.… [more]

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Minimalist dorm room gourmet

Trying to cook in a non-existent kitchen is a challenge many students face throughout the school year. “If you want something bad enough—and trust me, college student cravings can get that far—you’ll find ways to be resourceful,” said Caroline Liu. Liu is a first-year student at Wesleyan… [more]

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SAIT’s Robot Johnny Five and Craig Maynard presenting at Beakerhead

SAIT’s very own robot, Johnny Five, and SAIT instructor, Craig Maynard, will be presenting at Calgary’s second annual Beakerhead festival. Maynard’s speech titled “What kind of robot are you?” will take place on Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. on Stephen Avenue. Maynard has been teaching at SAIT… [more]

SAIT’s Robot Johnny Five and Craig Maynard presenting at Beakerhead SAIT’s Robot Johnny Five and Craig Maynard presenting at Beakerhead

SAIT culinary program creating a buzz with rooftop beehives

There are currently upwards of one hundred thousand honeybees on the roof of the John Ware building, and there is no need to run screaming in terror. Several pounds of organic honey will be harvested from five rooftop hives throughout the fall for use in the culinary program, after SAIT’s Culinary… [more]

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CCAA Cross-Country Running National Championships come to SAIT

The Trojans’ cross-country runners will be looking to use their home field advantage to win their first national gold since 2004. The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Cross-Country Running National Championships, which will be hosted by SAIT on Nov. 7 and 8, will bring upwards of… [more]

CCAA Cross-Country Running National Championships come to SAIT CCAA Cross-Country Running National Championships come to SAIT

July Talk no walk in the garden

CALGARY—Toronto band July Talk played to a full house at The Gateway in Calgary, Alta on Wednesday, Sept. 3 as the stealth headliners for the Secret Band event sponsored by local alt rock radio station X92.9 and Budweiser. Nearly marking a year since their last appearance at the venue, operated… [more]

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Goodbye summer, hello fall fashion

September 19, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

A chill has crept over Calgary signalling the beginning of Fall, and though many students are unhappy with this change…

Granting the right to die

September 18, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off
Granting the right to die

On Monday, Aug. 20, 2014, 85-year-old Gillian Bennett pulled a mattress from her home on Bowen Island, B.C. to her…

A whole new ball game: Rookie basketball coach looking to make an impact

September 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

There’s a new face on the Trojan’s coaching staff this athletic season. After seven years with the same head coach,…

Riverview Artists put their work on display

September 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

Rich with eclectic and unique pieces of art, the Riverview Artists always deliver in providing the community with their own…

Switch up your java

September 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

There are a select few coffee and café drinks with unique names that only café connoisseurs are familiar with. The…

Put your pedals to the metal

September 16, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

Finding time to squeeze in a workout can be tough with a busy work schedule and a heavy school semester.…

Food bank will not fill shelves with empty calories

September 16, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

A food bank in Ottawa has declared that it will no longer be giving junk food to its clients, as…

SAIT Trojans show tenacity for the new soccer season

September 15, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

The men’s and women’s Trojan soccer teams are looking forward to the new season, which kicked off on Sept. 6…

The Executive Corner

September 15, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

Welcome to the first edition of The Executive Corner from your 2014/2015 Executive council. We have just finished our SAITSA…

Hilltop Hoods on new album, upcoming concert

September 14, 2014 | 1:04 pm | Comments Off

With three of their albums hitting the top spot on the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) album sales chart, Australian…

Cam McQueen, the King of Monster Jam

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Northern Nightmare’s Cam McQueen tears up the track at the Calgary Stampede Grandstand, Saturday, Sept. 13.
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ACAD students combine green thumbs to create a community

September 12, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off
ACAD students combine green thumbs to create a community

The ACAD community garden has only been in the ground for a single summer, but the student volunteers have grown…

Photo Editor Mikaela MacKenzie asks the SAIT campus:

September 12, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

“What is the best/worst thing that you’ve cooked by yourself?” “The best would have to be my pasta – I’m…

Go hard or go home – fastball players gear up for whirlwind season

September 11, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

The first few weeks of the semester can be difficult for students struggling to change pace from summer vacation back…

Living the dream with Cam McQueen: monster truck driver for Monster Jam

September 11, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

A love for all things mechanical, insane driving skills, and a desire to entertain, has led Calgarian and former SAIT…

Suicide Prevention Day raises awareness for students

September 10, 2014 | 3:39 pm | Comments Off
Suicide Prevention Day raises awareness for students

September 10 marked World Suicide Prevention day, and this year the SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) held an event of its…

Downtown lounge creates a den of creativity

September 10, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

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Slactivism opening eyes, hearts, and wallets

September 10, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

It is the viral trend everyone knows about and many have been nominated for.
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Autistic students learn valuable prep cook skills through new pilot program

September 9, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

This summer, SAIT’S School of Hospitality and Tourism served up a unique opportunity to four students with autism spectrum disorder…

Drivers: be aware of pedestrian safety

September 9, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off

The evening of Monday Aug. 18, 2014, an elderly pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while crossing an intersection in…