Daily Archives : December 15, 2017

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Badminton season takes flight

Shuttlecock season is in full flight and the NAIT Ooks’ badminton team is on the road back to the nationals. Last season was unlike previous years – the team made it to the nationals but won no medals. Prior to…

December 15, 2017

Cassidy Taal chosen to become Ooks coaching apprentice

Cassidy Taal has been chosen by the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) Female Coach Apprentice Program to become a coaching apprentice for the NAIT Ooks women’s basketball team for the 2017-18 season. The goal of the program is to support…

December 15, 2017

Sarah Melenka’s brings inspiration to NAIT volleyball

What’s the biggest difference between sitting volleyball and playing volleyball for the Ooks? “Well, the standing,” Sarah Melenka laughed. Sarah Melenka is a second year member of the women’s volleyball team at NAIT. She is also part of the Canadian…

December 15, 2017

Combat sports suspended

Earlier in the semester I came up with a feature for the sports section called “Fight Corner.” In one of these articles, I expressed how Edmonton’s fight community is thriving and will continue to thrive after the arrival of a…

December 15, 2017

Curlers staying optimistic

After the first regional tournament for the 2017-2018 season, the NAIT Ooks’ curling teams have high hopes to return to the nationals. The men’s team is the only team with a losing record so far. Jules Owchar is an Olympic…

December 15, 2017

Parents: knock it off

His eyes glowed as the fire roared within him. He’d been prepping for months and finally this was his moment. The crazed father sits up in the stands, more excited than he was for his wedding, as his house league…

December 15, 2017

Irony: the new ideal

It began with the television, a passive means of spending some time to relax, unwind, to escape the world after a long day of work. As the 20th Century closed, television became a natural way to spend several hours of…

December 15, 2017

Alan Dumonceaux

On your mark, get set, bake!

NAIT’s Baking program chair, Alan Dumonceaux, is headed to Paris on Feb. 3 to represent Canada in the Masters de la Boulangerie. This is the Baking Masters – Dumonceaux describes it as the Olympics of the pastry world. “The World…

December 15, 2017

Meeting on NAIT fees set

NAIT’s tuition steering committee is meeting today, Dec. 14, which could have an impact on student fees or surcharges next year. On Nov. 30, the province announced a post-secondary tuition freeze for the fourth consecutive time into the 2018-19 school…

December 15, 2017

Sitting area in NAIT CAT building

Looking back on NAIT 2017

This past year was a huge year for news, both on and off campus. Here are some of the most memorable at NAIT this year: February 6: A student falls from the fifth floor of the CAT Building. February 10:…

December 15, 2017