The Rapidian

See you again

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-25-2011 under OPINION

Dusk was setting in, and as I lifted my arms over my head in yoga class, I thought about all the ways to say goodbye. I didn't have a clear idea of how, so mostly, I nestled into the sound of it.  To say that I worked with The Rapidian for...

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Why we do what we do: categorization on The Rapidian

by (George)

Submitted 10-06-2011 under OPINION

It’s been over two weeks since The Rapidian relaunched, high time we start talking about what we did and why we did it. This is the first part in a brief series of recaps detailing recent technical changes on The Rapidian, both behind the...

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New feature: neighborhood drill down!

by (George)

Submitted 06-30-2011 under OPINION

This is a quick update on one of The Rapidian's newest feature: neighborhood drilldowns. This one is a little bit behind the scenes, but is an important step for the future of connecting with local content on The Rapidian at the neighborhood...

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Building our skills and building community: public hours get special

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-12-2011 under OPINION

What are public hours? Every week, The Rapidian staff is available to you in person in our offices for specific hours. We call them "public hours," and they're a great chance to stop by to visit, brainstorm article ideas, ask general...

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Literacy Center honors The Rapidian at its annual BeeDazzling Spellebration

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 03-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

By Lindsay McHolme, Community Literacy Liaison The Literacy Center of West Michigan presented awards to exceptional students, tutors and partners at its annual BeeDazzling Spellebration event on March 10. The Marshall Pitler Public Relations Award...

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Becoming a Rapidian Reporter

by (George)

Submitted 02-15-2011 under OPINION

In light of the first Rapidian Reporter Orientation of the year, to be held this Thursday at 5:30pm right here at The Rapidian office (1110 Wealthy St SE), I thought it might be wise to give a quick reminder about how one actually becomes a...

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Let me introduce myself: Holly Bechiri joins The Rapidian team

by (Holly)

Submitted 01-25-2011 under OPINION

This week in 1984, Apple Computers Inc unveiled its first MacIntosh personal computer. And, as I remember, immediately started pouring those Mac PCs into schools for free (smart company, that Apple).  In fact, I remember using those PCs to...

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Looking Ahead: Rapidian staff discuss priorities for 2011

by (George)

Submitted 01-20-2011 under OPINION

On New Year’s eve Roberta King, superstar citizen journalist and our champion at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, published an inspirational call to action encouraging us all to "be The Rapidian” in 2011. As part of the team that puts The...

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Catalyst Radio: Carol's Ferals equips cat lovers with education and tools to help ferals

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

Feral cats mate three times a year, and every cat can spawn thousands of feral kittens over the course of just a few years. Carol Manos of Carol's Ferals joins us on air today to talk about where the problem of feral cats comes from and how she and...

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Catalyst Radio: Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities teams up with GR Creative Youth Center to launch first Rapidian neighborhood news bureau

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian is partnering with Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to launch the first neighborhood news bureau in January. Marjorie Kuipers, executive director of GAAH, and Lorena Slager of the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center share how...

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