Pope Francis is probably the hippest thing to hit the Vatican since sliced Holy bread. Just the fact that he has a Twitter account may indicate that the Vatican and the Catholic Church may be on the brink of a grand sweep of modernization. One of the most famous, seemingly progressive statements… [more]
Computers, tablets and phones, have caused some people to write automatically and unthinkingly because of the convenient use of autocorrect, backspace and spellcheck. But ACAD instructor Derek Beaulieu is determined to make his English 214 Creative Writing class stop and think about the actual mechanics… [more]
SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA)’s Emergency Student Loan Program is temporarily shutdown due to an overwhelming demand for the service. After the loan program’s launch in the beginning of November 2013, SAITSA was flooded with applications from students wanting to borrow money. “We… [more]
For stressed out students, crafts can almost be a blessing in disguise. Temporarily shifting your focus from assignments to building something creative may help enhance your creative abilities while giving you a break from your studies. In the U.S., March is National Craft Month – an event organized… [more]
While the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have come to an end, one Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) student is still feeling like she’s on top of the podium. Before the Olympics began, 22-year-old Ruth Lee entered a design contest over the 2013/2014 holiday break, and won the opportunity to… [more]
March 2 will mark the 86th annual Academy Awards and The Weal has put together a guide to help Oscar fans sift through all of the year’s nominations. This year, the Academy Awards honours some of the most impressive talents in acting, directing and writing the award show has ever put forward. Listed… [more]
SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism’s first ever published cookbook Seasons offers inspiration for seasonal flavours. Released on Thursday, Jan. 30, Seasons features a collection of over 100 recipes from holiday-themed winter recipes to dishes full of the fresh flavours of spring. The… [more]
SAIT’s new media production and design instructor Dan Stephenson is a wizard with web development and computer programming, but his magical talents don’ stop there. He’s also a talented magician. Calgary’s second annual Wowfest Magic Arts Festival is coming up and is set to take place from Feb.… [more]
For as long as I can remember, I have been an emotional fool, obsessed with the idea of romantic sentiments. So it comes as no surprise that the mere mention of Valentine’s Day sends me off into an imaginary tangent of red hearts and chocolate-covered strawberries. While the much hyped day may not… [more]
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