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Langara grad brings zombie fiction home October 23, 2013 5:23 pm

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  • Arts & Life Boxing portrayed through the art of dance

    Boxing portrayed through the art of dance

    Audience members will get to sit ringside at a new show documenting the world of boxing through contemporary dance in Vancouver. The performance takes place tomorrow and Saturday at the Vancouver Playhouse. The International Choreographic Arts Centre is an Amsterdam-based dance company that is bringing their show, Rocco, to Vancouver. Rocco’s set casts the audience as the crowd at a live boxing match by seating them around a ring elevated on the stage. Beauty and the beast  The show is […]

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  • Arts & Life What’s the cheapest way to get the most wired?

    What’s the cheapest way to get the most wired?

    You can’t afford to sleep; it’s final exam season. You can barely afford your phone bill.

    When you’re on a tight budget but you need a quick caffeine fix, what’s the best way to get it?

    We examined some of the caffeinated options on Langara’s campus to figure out the cheapest way to get the most wired.

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  • Community Drinking Belgian beer dry

    Drinking Belgian beer dry

    In celebration of Belgian Beer Day, a North Vancouver restaurant, The District, decided to hold a “30 Days of Belgian Beer” event which started March 7. Each day, the restaurant, situated near Lonsdale Quay, features a different Belgian import beer for $4 off, and for Belgian Beer Day on April 5, all 30 will be sold at the feature price. The District has carried Belgian beers for the last seven years. Owner Paul Mon-Kau is from the Netherlands, and when […]

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  • Community Meet the UBC ‘supermileage’ car

    Meet the UBC ‘supermileage’ car

    UBC students have built a new car designed to reduce fuel usage, and they’ll be taking it to Texas in April to test it against other designs. The student-designed prototype weighs less than 200 pounds, and every component has been optimized for maximum fuel conservation. Engineering student Ryan Gibson is one of the students in the UBC Supermileage Team, which has prepared cars for the fuel efficiency competition since 2001. “Everything’s designed and built from scratch. (The car) is at […]

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  • Community Vancouver Cherry Blossom festival begins tomorrow

    Vancouver Cherry Blossom festival begins tomorrow

    Vancouver is at its most beautiful when the cherry trees are in bloom, but the moment to appreciate their beauty is a fleeting window in time. Luckily, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival was perfectly coordinated by organizers to align with the magical bloom. Founding director of the VCBF Linda Poole said now is the time get out there. “The weather’s been fabulous, the cherries are perfect, but the next few days are rain and it affects how long they last […]

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  • Arts & Life Poet set to surprise at Verses Festival of Words

    Poet set to surprise at Verses Festival of Words

    Burlesque meets modern dance meets poetry in C.R. Avery’s upcoming performance at the Verses Festival of Words on April 6. Avery is turning the release of his new poetry book Some Birds Walk for the Hell of It into a full-blown theatre production for the second day of this year’s festival. “It’s not a book release where people are eating wine and cheese and someone reads for 20 minutes from their book,” said Avery. “It’s a two-act show.” Avery, a […]

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  • Campus Students could end up paying cash for their commute with U-Pass shortages

    Students could end up paying cash for their commute with U-Pass shortages

    Langara students might have thought they were getting April fooled yesterday when campus U-Pass machines ran out and couldn’t provide their transit passes. The Langara bookstore, where one of the machines is located, tweeted Tuesday morning that the machines would be running by the afternoon. But that didn’t stop students from banging on the windows of the bookstore, which was closed for inventory for the day, wanting to know where to get their passes. While the new passes were available […]

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  • Campus Langara’s president is a mug man

    Langara’s president is a mug man

    Langara president Dr. Lane Trotter is a collector at heart, owning more than 300 coffee mugs, nearly all of which are from educational institutions. “I’ve got mugs from the East Coast all the way to the West Coast,” said Trotter as he gazed nostalgically at the mug rack mounted to the wall of his top-floor office. “There’s a story with each one of those mugs,” Trotter said. The wooden rack is home to 48 of Trotter’s favourite mugs and was […]

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