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Fun Stuff, Student Life

Calling on all ghosts and ghouls

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We dare you to join us to celebrate the most terrorific night of the year! On October 25, 2013, the...

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Fun Stuff, Student Life

All Hallow’s Eve? Trick or treat? Jack o’ lantern?

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Cap’s International Student Leader and Mentor team is going all out this Hallowe’en, hosting a variety of events for students....

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Community Life, Fun Stuff

10 must-visit North Shore coffee bars

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Americano misto. Extra hot, half caf cappuccino. Café mocha, extra whip. If you enjoy sitting down with an artful coffee,...

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Fun Stuff, Student Life

Thanksgiving the Canadian way

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The leaves are turning lovely yellows and reds, there’s a nip in the air and tummies are beginning to rumble...

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Word of the Day

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Esse (es-se) Noun Latin being existence Origin:  C17; from Latin: to be Matching Quote “To be is to be perceived...

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Fun Stuff, Student Life

Bookstore Buyback contest winner

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The Capilano U Bookstore’s Buyback bike contest winner was announced September 13. The winner of the 2013 Norco Indie commuter...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff, Student Life

Can you make a film in 8 days?

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The Crazy8s are coming to Capilano U this week. If you’d like to learn more about this eight-day filmmaking challenge...

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Word of the Day

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Residuum (ri-zij-oo-uhm) Noun, plural re·sid·u·a (-zij-oo-uh) the residue, remainder or the rest of something. Also, residue. Chemistry. A quantity or...

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Word of the Day

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Ennui (ahn-wee)  Noun: a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom: The endless...

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Community Life, Fun Stuff

Bouncy castles and no pesky ants!

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While rain in the forecast necessitated moving the annual Cap University employee summer picnic from a North Vancouver park to...

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Fun Stuff, Student Life

Student Leadership Launch 2013

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To kick off the new academic year, Capilano University held their second annual Student Leadership Launch event this past Wednesday....

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

Cap U alumni rock Betty and Veronica

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Fun Stuff

Word of the Day

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Condign (kuh n-dahyn) adjective well-deserved;  fitting;  adequate: condign punishment Origin: C15: from Old French condigne, from Latin condignus, from dignus worthy Check...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

August 16, 1890: Grim Natwick – A born ladies’ man

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Belle and Jessica Rabbit, two of the more famous female characters in modern animation history, can trace their lineage back...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

10 must-see documentaries

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Documentary film is one of the hottest areas of the film industry. Inexpensive equipment, the ability to crowd fund projects...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

August 3, 1934: 3-D the old-fashioned way

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On August 3, 1934, Max Fleischer’s animated cartoon, Poor Cinderella was released by Paramount Pictures. It was the first time...

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Fun Stuff

Looking for an engrossing summer read?

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Here is the top ten reading list from our Capilano Library popular book collection for your summer reading enjoyment! Catching...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

July 25, 1984: A digital animation revolution begins

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A bevy of beloved characters populates the Pixar animation universe, which usually features memorable pairings of personalities, such as Woody...

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July 13, 1943: First Victory Ship is completed

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Exactly 70 years ago today, the Fort Columbia was completed. She was the first merchant ship in the fleet known...

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Word of the Day

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Dilly (dil-ee) Noun, plural dil-lies. Informal.  Something or someone regarded as remarkable, unusual, etc.: a dilly of a movie Origin:...

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Word of the Day

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Spelunk (spi-luhngk) Verb (used without object): to explore caves, especially as a hobby. Check out today’s Word of the Day...

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Word of the Day

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Battology (buh-tol-uh-jee) Noun – wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing. Origin: 1595-1605; from Greek battología (bátt ( os...

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Bad news bear

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Earlier this week, a Maple Ridge couple caught a bear on video calmly opening the door of their pickup truck...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

May 22, 1925: Metropolis drives innovation in Visual Effects

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Deep into Metropolis’ schedule of 310 days and 60 nights, Bridget Helm is transformed into the first robot ever depicted...

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Victoria Day trivia

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Victoria Day is a Canada-wide holiday and, since 1952, has always occurred on the Monday preceding May 25. The holiday,...

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Word of the Day

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Avuncular (uh-vuhng-kyuh-ler) Adjective of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle: avuncular affection Origin: 1825-1835; from Latin avunculus (maternal) uncle,...

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Comedy camp helps kids hone their funny bone

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Kids who are always being told by their parents and teachers to “smarten up!” or “be serious!” might discover an...

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May 11, 1888: Irving Berlin was born in Russia

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Although he died over 20 years ago (at the age of 101), his output of over 1500 songs continues to...

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