The Caprican

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"And since things move at the speed of light in our city by the sea, blink and you'll miss something. That's where The Caprican comes in."

The Caprican was a daily periodical in existence by YR42, 58 years before the Fall of the Twelve Colonies. It ran news, entertainment, cultural, financial, and sports articles, as well as editorial columns and a section entitled "Playing the Field" (a reference to Pyramid), where readers could write in to the paper for advice on love, dating, and marriage.

News articles are color-coded with black headings, Sports with orange, Opinion with purple, Lifestyle with green, Entertainment with red, and Politics with blue.

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The Caprican is available as an online companion to the events of Caprica, releasing stories that pertain to the plot both before and after episodes air, as well as giving background on culture seen in the series. It is available for viewing on the web as well as an App for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. The blog appeared shortly before the series went on the air and the initial publishing run continued as late as a month after Season 1.0. The hiatus that followed ended just before Season 1.5 began, but the pause had been explained in-universe on July 27:

... the truth is that certain interests in the higher echelons of Caprica City society took some issue with a few of the things we'd published in the past few months. We won't go into the gory details, but we were unfortunately forced to cease and desist while the guys with the briefcases sorted things out ... We've received word that the red tape is beginning to clear, and so we'll be returning to action in the very near future ...

No articles have been published since the series was cancelled. The article titles, fictional dates and real-world dates of publication in 2010 are listed below. The fictional dates were calculated apparently by adding a variable number of days to the dates of publication. For example, the articles published between March 2 and April 30 use dates of YR42 which are three days later than the corresponding publication dates, so March 2 became Martius 5 and April 30 became Maius 3.

Latest Features


  • Vergis on Backtalk: How did he do?
  • Will the C-Bucs eke out a win?
  • More Dating and Love Advice from Playing the Field


  • Sale on Graystone computers at Emptor Electronics
  • Ambrosia Distillery tasting this weekend.
  • Art Treasures of Kobol Exhibit continues
  • Eros Day events: Love is in the air
  • Pyramid action continues at Atlas Arena


  • GRYSTN (Graystone Industries)
    • Last Trade: 18.00c
    • Change: -00.42c
  • VERGIS (VERGIS Corporation)
    • Last Trade: 45.55c
    • Change: -01.00c

Ianuarius Articles

12 (January 8)

Headline Writer URL
Graystone Computer Science Wing Coming to AU Ann Royall Archived Link
V-Clubs: A Reality, Virtual and Otherwise Carl Kipp Archived Link
Monotheists: A Passing Fad, Nothing More Ralston Sinclair Archived Link
Will the C-Bucs Stop Here? Caleb Barlow Archived Link
Caprica's Finest: The Graystones Laurel Hill Archived Link
Fares Rise and Commuter Morale Declines Laurel Hill Archived Link
Welcome to The Caprican Caleb Barlow Archived Link

15 (January 15)

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Medics Revive Holoband 'Sleeper' Laurel Hill Archived Link
Argentum Bay: The Ultimate Vernal Break Carl Kipp Archived Link

16 (January 16)

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Athena Academy Applications at an All-Time High Ann Royall Archived Link

17 (January 17)

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Teen Brawl Breaks Out at Little Tauron Eatery Adam Swiderski Archived Link

21 (January 21)

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Hot Spot: Holo Cafe Laurel Hill Archived Link
Libran Needs a Pyramid Team, Statim! Carl Kipp Archived Link

23 (January 22)

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BREAKING: MLMT Train Explosion; Casualties Estimated in the Hundreds Caleb Barlow Archived Link

Februarius Articles

5 (January 26)

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Athena Academy in Mourning Ann Royall Archived Link
BREAKING: Mayor, Justice Department Confirm Bombing as Act of Terrorism Caleb Barlow Archived Link

6 (January 28)

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MAGLEV Memorial Ceremony to be held in Apollo Park ["this week," but it was Junius 7th onscreen] Ann Royall Archived Link
What Explosions? Five Things to Help You Forget Terrorism Carl Kipp Archived Link

7 (January 29)

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Graystone-Stark Memorial Scholarship Fund Established at Athena Academy Ann Royall Archived Link
Parents: Get Your Heads Out of the Sand Ralston Sinclair Archived Link
Monotheists Are Not Your Enemy Adam Swiderski Archived Link

8 (January 30)

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BREAKING: Amanda Graystone reveals family link to MAGLEV bombing [even though Graystone Stock Stumbles on Terror Confession is in the Aprilis 11 issue of Caprican Tribune] Caleb Barlow Archived Link

9 (February 2)

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Graystone-Stark Memorial Scholarship Fund Renamed Ann Royall Archived Link

11 (February 4)

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Storm of the Century Hits Caprica Ann Royall Archived Link
From Bad to Worse For Graystone Industries Ann Royall Archived Link
Poll: Are the Graystones Responsible for the MAGLEV Tragedy? Caleb Barlow Archived Link

12 (February 5)

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Who Are the Soldiers of the One? Harold Sims Archived Link

16 (February 9)

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Mad Mothers Take Action Against Terrorism Laurel Hill Archived Link
Pyramid Trade Requests Are High Treason! Ralston Sinclair Archived Link

18 (February 12)

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Playing the Field: A Guide to Love in the Colonies Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
The Bottom Five Backtalk Guests Carl Kipp Archived Link

23 (February 17)

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Capricans to Govt: Stop Being Soft on Terrorism Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
Travel Agency Gets More Than It Bargained For After Group Marriage Wins Sweepstakes Caleb Barlow Archived Link
REVIEW: The Best New Virtual Dating Sites Laurel Hill Archived Link
Playing the Field: Lonely Girl from B.C. needs our help & more! (published on February 23) Sharon Edmonson Archived Link

24 (February 18)

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C-Bucs Fever: Catch It on Video! Caleb Barlow Archived Link
Violence in the Virtual World Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
The Top Five Overheard Eros Day Arguments Carl Kipp Archived Link

27 (February 22)

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Pipe Bursts on Olympic Street Ann Royall Archived Link
BREAKING: Holo Cafe Bombed Ann Royall Archived Link
EXCLUSIVE: A Few Words With the Queen of New Cap City Carl Kipp Archived Link

Martius Articles

2 (February 25)

Headline Writer URL
Get to Know the Colonies' Greatest City Caleb Barlow Archived Link
Daniel Graystone on Backtalk - A Near-Disaster Rescued by 'Terror Mom' Matthew Riley Archived Link
Graystone Industries Out of the Holoband Business Harold Sims Archived Link

5 (March 2)

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'P' Is For Paradise, 'P' Is For Picon Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
GDD Raids Athena Academy Ann Royall Archived Link
EXCLUSIVE: Hot New 'New Cap City' Cheats and Clues Matthew Riley Archived Link

6 (March 3)

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'Graystone Foundation' Established Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
What Is Daniel Graystone Hiding? Ralston Sinclair Archived Link

7 (March 4)

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Citizens Use Marshmallows to Protest Caprica Government Ann Royall Archived Link
Who Will Buy the C-Bucs? Caleb Barlow Archived Link

8 (March 5)

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Catch the Art Treasures of Kobol Exhibit Ann Royall Archived Link
The Passion of the Three Moons Harold Sims Archived Link
Vergis to Appear on Backtalk Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
Assistant Defense Minister: "Caprica City May Be Caught in the Crossfire of an STO Civil War" Harold Sims Archived Link

9 (March 6)

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BREAKING NEWS: Another Holo Cafe Bombed Ann Royall Archived Link

13 (March 10)

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Racism: An Unacceptable Aspect of Caprican Life Toccara Castleman Archived Link
Tomas Vergis Makes Big Splash on Backtalk Laurel Hill Archived Link

14 (March 11)

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Playing the Field: Scorpian Man in Waiting, and More! Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
Teen Fun Excitement! Get Your Butts to the Dance! Caleb Barlow Archived Link
The MAGLEV Memorial: It's Time to Move On Ralston Sinclair Archived Link
Delphi Institute Loses Major Funding Matthew Riley Archived Link

15 (March 12)

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with the C-Bucs' Kevin Kovat Harold Sims Archived Link
The Dive: A Place to Hide Laurel Hill Archived Link
Top 5 Best V-Match Dates! Sharon Edmonson Archived Link

21 (March 18)

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Students Compete For Robot Crown Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
Capricans and Their Pets: Stop the Madness Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
Pantheon Bridge Getting New Safety Measures Harold Sims Archived Link
Vergis and Graystone: The Plot Thickens Matthew Riley Archived Link

22 (March 19)

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New Cap City: Get Thee to Mysteries Caleb Barlow Archived Link
Local Artist Makes Beautiful Bags From Billboards Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
Top 5 Off-Beat Vacation Destinations Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
Corporate Espionage: Is It Going Too Far? Ralston Sinclair Archived Link

23 (March 20)

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Whither the C-Bucs? Matthew Riley Archived Link

27 (March 24)

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Who Is Barnabas? The Ghost of the STO Harold Sims Archived Link
Sagittaron: Up and Down the Acheron Caleb Barlow Archived Link
GDD Raises Terror Alert Level...Again Toccara Castleman Archived Link

28 (March 25)

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Suspicious Activity on Graystone Property Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
Qualai University Defends Robot Title Ann Royall Archived Link

29 (March 26)

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Road Work on Colonial 5 Nears Completion Ann Royall Archived Link
The Telewindow: One For Every Home Laurel Hill Archived Link
STO Training Camps: What Goes on There? Ralston Sinclair Archived Link
The Military Machine: The Other Side of Graystone Industries Matthew Riley Archived Link
The Top 5 Entertainment Options in New Cap City Sharon Edmonson Archived Link

30 (March 27)

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BREAKING: Dr. Amanda Graystone Apparently Jumps from Pantheon Bridge Sharon Edmonson Archived Link

Aprilis Articles

5 (April 2)

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Sister Clarice Willow, Target of Bomb Plot Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
RUMORS & WHISPERINGS: Is Tomas Vergis Buying the C-Bucs? Matthew Riley Archived Link
SPOTLIGHT: The Caprica Bay Waterfront Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
The Capricanization of Tomas Vergis Matthew Riley Archived Link

19 (April 16)

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Canceron Wants a Fourth Pyramid Team Matthew Riley Archived Link

20 (April 17)

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Graystone Computers Recycling Program Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
Vergis Corporation Proposes New Energy Standards Caleb Barlow Archived Link

24 (April 21)

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Gemenon: The (Evil) Twin of Caprica Ralston Sinclair Archived Link
Stop the Sagittaron Stereotypes Harold Sims Archived Link

Maius Articles

3 (April 30)

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Caprica Prepares for Upcoming Census Sharon Edmonson Archived Link
Two (Out of Seven) MAGLEV Stations Re-open Ralston Sinclair Archived Link

Sextilis Articles

4 (July 27)

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The Caprican Will Return! Caleb Barlow Archived Link

October Articles

29 (September 29)

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O Daniel, Where Art Thou? Ralston Sinclair Archived Link

November Articles

1 (October 1)

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Where Will the STO Strike Next? Harold Sims Archived Link

3 (October 4)

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Chatting with Holly Legrand on the Set of 'One' Ann Royall Archived Link
Vergis Running Graystone Industries - Now What? Harold Sims Archived Link

14 (October 15)

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Daniel Graystone: Back From the Dead (Sort Of) Harold Sims Archived Link
Clarice Willow: STO Target? Harold Sims Archived Link

15 (October 16)

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The Vergis Agenda - Or At Least Part of It Harold Sims Archived Link

16 (October 17)

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Just Wondering About That Military Roadblock Thing Ralston Sinclair Archived Link