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The Rapidian welcomes new Managing Editor

Submitted 05-17-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Kiran Sood Patel joins The Rapidian this week, excited about citizen journalism as an in-depth way to pursue engagement with the communities we live in.


Creative Youth Center to launch fifth edition of yearly young authors' anthology

Submitted 05-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

CYC students will release Bloom Cherry Bloom Tree: The Book of Explosions V, their fifth anthology in a public reading on June 1st at Wealthy Theatre


Dog training business to open in Baxter neighborhood

Submitted 04-26-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Booming dog training business, A Pleasant Dog, moves to the Baxter Neighborhood this summer, June, 2016.


Local production of "The Mikado" raises questions on theatre and race

Submitted 04-22-2016 under OPINION

KT Herr and Deirdre Chervenka Cunningham review West Michigan Savoyard's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, playing this weekend at Wealthy Theatre, and explore the show's attendant problems of Asian misrepresentation.


Play exploring racial issues based on actual experiences of local community members showing at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 04-01-2016 under NEWS

"LINES: The Lived Experience of Race 2016" by ADAPT. Theater Company, is showing four more performances this weekend, April 1-3, 2016.


Do you want to grow your own food?

Submitted 03-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Do you want to grow your own food? Our Kitchen Table is recruiting residents for free food gardening program.


Baxter, Madison neighbors urged to speak up about local developer's plans

Submitted 03-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

Greater Grand Rapids Racial Equity Network advocates for community-led change in response to Rockford Construction's development plans.


How I learned to stop worrying and love citizen journalism: A farewell to Managing Editor Holly Bechiri

Submitted 02-26-2016 under OPINION

The departure of Holly Bechiri from The Rapidian doesn't alter my loyalties in the slightest. She has helped me understand what an incredible tool citizen journalism is, and how powerful each of our voices can be, when projected the right way.


Marching band documentary screening to support students in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-23-2016 under NEWS

Kent County Commissioners are working to raise awareness of the music programs at Grand Rapids Pubic Schools by raising money for the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation.


Strength in our community: Final words from our Managing Editor at The Rapidian

Submitted 02-22-2016 under OPINION

As I spend my final week as the caretaker of The Rapidian, I look over what we have been able to accomplish together, and why I think The Rapidian will be just as strong as ever after I leave- because its strength is in your voices.