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Opinion

Urban experiences are important to the development of well-rounded kids

Submitted 09-29-2016 under OPINION

Urban experiences develop self-confidence and cultural awareness in children. ArtPrize 8 is a perfect opportunity to bring kids downtown for a great urban experience.

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Billy Joel or Elton John? Jim Witter gives you both and more to open the Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 Pops Series

Submitted 09-27-2016 under OPINION

Do you prefer Billy Joel or Elton John? It didn't matter with Jim Witter and the Grand Rapids Symphony to open the 2016-17 Fox Motors Pops Series, in DeVos Performance Hall, September 23-25.

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Open letter to Forest Hills Public Schools superintendent from equity leaders, parents and alumni

Submitted 09-20-2016 under OPINION

In response to students from Forest Hills Central bringing a Betsy Ross flag and Trump political banner to a football game at Houseman Field against Ottawa Hills, many parents and leaders are calling for educational institutions to provide more critical thinking around issues of systemic racism.

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Forest Hills flag incident is teachable moment for adults: Consider the realities of others before acting

Submitted 09-20-2016 under OPINION

Actions have consequences that hurt other people, that’s why bullying is so bad.

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Why Grand Rapids Public Schools parents should give school lunch a chance

Submitted 09-19-2016 under OPINION

GRPS school meals are usually healthier that lunches from home

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A regular Tuesday night: The evolution of the city narrative

Submitted 09-15-2016 under OPINION

As a city that wants to invite in more art and more innovation, which in turn requires more diversity, is Grand Rapids ready to have more open conversations between folks with wildly different perspectives?

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The big picture: When you teach your kids racism, they will perform

Submitted 09-13-2016 under OPINION

It's hard to talk about what the Forest Hills kids have done because it's hard to admit you taught them how to be racist.

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Roosevelt Park releases community video of their own

Submitted 09-13-2016 under OPINION

The purpose of this video is to share how residents perceive their neighborhood, and also to make sure the rest of the city is aware of the unique culture, businesses and community that make Roosevelt Park a great place to live and to visit.

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Higher education's reliance on cheap teaching labor cheats students

Submitted 09-12-2016 under OPINION

The continued rise of underpaid part time teaching positions in local colleges negatively affects students and their learning environment.

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In order to heal, communities must listen

Submitted 08-16-2016 under OPINION

Numbers do not display the emotional costs of racial disparity. On August 26, 2016, Partners for a Racism-Free Community will create space for people to share their stories, vocalize their pain but most importantly a space that encourages people to listen.

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