The Rapidian

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Grand Rapid's South West Neighborhood

When free college is not enough

Submitted 05-03-2016 under OPINION

Free college alone is not the cure to poverty. To address one inequity, we must address them all by authentically engaging those who have been marginalized. Only then is there hope for inclusive growth that benefits all.


New banners for Grandville business corridor

Submitted 04-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grandville Avenue Business Association and Habitat Kent are installing light post banners to help showcase the neighborhood and local businesses.


Bike co-op launches 1000 Bikes Campaign to provide more rides to community

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks launches its 1000 Bikes Campaign this Sunday, April 24 at Brewery Vivant's Bikes for Beers event.


Local soccer player trains in neighborhood park, Kent Trails for chance at pros

Submitted 04-05-2016 under VOICES

Ernesto Pulido trains in Clemente Park in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood and runs on Kent Trails to prepare for tryouts in his parents' home country, Mexico.


Students to host neighborhood forum for Grandville Avenue mural project

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NEWS

Nuestra Historia, Nuestra Voz, the current project of local Latino students exploring their personal and cultural histories through art, will result in a new mural in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood.


Catalyst Radio: Breaking down barriers and creating unique learning opportunities at WMCAT

Submitted 02-29-2016 under NEWS

Host Jessica Young talks to Mike Saunders about how he uses his passion for art and equity to break down barriers to education and create unique learning opportunities.


Ferris Coffee & Nut barista competes in USCC Brewer's Cup qualifier

Submitted 02-18-2016 under NEWS

Head barista Dan Shoup successfully prepared coffees to present to three judges to earn a spot at the U.S.Coffee Championship in April.


ACT's Arts & Mentoring Dance class gives students confidence and independence

Submitted 02-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

"I learned that no matter what type of disability you have, you can still have fun." -Arts & Mentoring Dance Student


"Radio on the TV" series returns to GRTV with new hosts, editing styles

Submitted 02-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

Bringing new creative approaches and a wide variety of the past year's music videos from both local and national acts, co-hosts Ben Weissenborn and Ross Turcotte will be premiering season four in early 2016.


Ethnic Heritage Festival to celebrate diversity at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

International food and beer tastings, music, dance and crafts will highlight the diverse cultures in West Michigan on Saturday, February 6.