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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.
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.
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.
Actions have consequences that hurt other people, that’s why bullying is so bad.
Submitted 09-19-2016 under OPINION
GRPS school meals are usually healthier that lunches from home
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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