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Cap U alumni rock Betty and Veronica

image More than a dozen Capilano U Musical Theatre and Acting for Stage and Screen alumni are performing in the Archie comic...
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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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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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May 1: May Day

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May Day is upon us and the Morris dancers are out to celebrate the fertility of the Earth and the...

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Word of the day

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Lilt (lilt) Noun Rhythmic swing or cadence a lilting song or tune Check out today’s Word of the Day on...

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Word of the Day

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Insouciance (in_soo_see_uhns) Noun:  the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern; indifference. Check out today’s Word of the...

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Fun Stuff, Student Life

Sunny side up

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The blessing of sunshine, the promise of chocolate and the chance of prizes were all reasons last Thursday was a...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

Good Friday 1868: premiere of Brahms’ Requiem

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Johannes Brahms premieres his Ein Deutsches Requiem at Bremen Cathedral, followed one year later in 1869, in its final version...

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Word of the Day

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Obnubilate (ob_noo_buh_leyt) Verb (used with object): to cloud over; becloud; obscure. Check out today’s Word of the Day on the...

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Fun Stuff, Student Life

Easter egg hunt

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The Easter Bunny’s hopping into town, and Thursday morning we’re forecasting a downpour of colourful eggs on the Capilano campus....

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Fun Stuff, Student Life

Handbook Cover Art Contest

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Imagine your design on the cover of 6,500 student handbooks. The Capilano Students’ Union is currently accepting artwork proposals for...

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Arts & Sciences, Fun Stuff

March 1513: March of Popes

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“Habemus Papam!” These words finally echoed through the ancient city of Rome on March 13, 2013 after two days of...

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Arts & Sciences, Fun Stuff

March 15, 1913: The Armory Show closes its doors

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Negative epithets were hurled when the International Exhibition of Modern Art organized by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors...

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Community Life, Fun Stuff

Happy “St. Pantone’s” Day

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March 17 may be St. Patrick’s Day, but the folks at the Pantone Color Institute think that the colour associated...

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Arts & Sciences, Fun Stuff

March 14: Albert Einstein’s birthday

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The scientific achievements of Albert Einstein, born on this day in 1879, are much less well known than his name...

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