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Local poet organizes women's self-defense class, poetry reading

Submitted 03-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Chalene Jones, a local poet and physical therapist, has put together an event designed to educate, empower, and connect women, female-identified, and LGBTQ+ individuals in West Michigan.

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"Let's Talk GR Music" latest meeting covers marketing, promotion

Submitted 02-28-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

I look back at recent meeting with John Sinkevics of LocalSpins.com.

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GVSU's Kutsche Office of Local History delves into the history of student activism

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NEWS

Grand Valley State University students have the opportunity to look into past examples of student activism by visiting "Voices of GVSU: Activism through the Decades."

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The Rapidian hosts Intro to Community Journalism workshop at the Grand Rapids Public Library

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Tuesday, February 7, The Rapidian hosted the first of a two part community journalism workshop series at the Grand Rapids Public Library. The second workshop is February 21 from 12 pm - 1:30 pm for free with lunch included.

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"God of Carnage" will take the stage at Dog Story Theater this Friday

Submitted 02-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

A set of parents gather together to calmly discuss their sons unruly behavior at the playground. Uproarious havoc ensues when the parents become inherently childlike throughout their intended civil discussion.

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Selection of 2017 Oscar nominees for short film screening at UICA

Submitted 02-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Oscar Nominated Short Films will be screening from February 10 – March 29, 2017 from the categories of live-action, documentary and animation.

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Hip-hop camp brings happiness to kids at Cook Arts Center

Submitted 02-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

Two-week pilot camp was a clear success and stirred excitment for hip-hop culture among students at the Cook Arts Center.

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Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition welcomes national judge, rewards local talent

Submitted 01-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Kent County's local poetry competition, now hosted by the Grand Rapids Public Library, features National Judge Oliver de la Paz, is free to enter

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Movie Review: "Always Shine" at the UICA

Submitted 01-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

"Always Shine" is screening in the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts movie theater through January 26, 2017.

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Catalyst Radio: "Fake News in the Headlines"

Submitted 01-13-2017 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Len O'Kelly and Eric Harvey, Assistant Professors of Communications at Grand Valley State University, on the topic of "fake news."

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