The Rapidian

New Feature: Better User Bar!

by (George)

Submitted 02-22-2010 under OPINION

From Rapidian staff*: If you are a logged-in user of The Rapidian, you may have noticed the slightly retooled user bar in the top right-hand corner of the site. This little bar should help address some of The Rapidian's biggest usability problems—...

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The Jammies XI Recap: celebrating local music and community

by (WYCE)

Submitted 02-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

The 11th Annual WYCE Jammie Awards have come and gone, and there are so many great memories from the night.  Nearly 1,200 Grand Rapidians came together to celebrate local music and to give back to their community. The awards ceremony did not...

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Relationships: To call each thing by its right name

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 02-05-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Matt Russell and I were musing in the office yesterday about the possibilities with February's first story theme: Relationships. We were talking about inanimate objects and why people name them. Of the core staff, George Wietor has named his...

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An Intro to Citizen Journalism - the rapidian press pit #3

by (scott warren)

Submitted 02-01-2010 under OPINION

 This past week  the Rapidian's 3rd press pit, which brought a chance for local citizen journalists to come together and exchange ideas and gain advice from each other, was held at the Rapidian's Wealthy St office. I was anxious to meet...

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Welcome to BETA II

by (George)

Submitted 12-15-2009 under OPINION

Since the launch of The Rapidian, exactly three months ago to the day, The Rapidian has been operating in what we’ve been calling “Beta I.” It has been a time to throw everything out there and see what works and what doesn’t. Things, for the most...

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On Drew Storey: The toughest thing I've done this year

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 10-22-2009 under OPINION

The first time I met Drew Storey I never would have thought that I’d soon be in a van with him, driving into the middle of someone else’s cornfield to drink whiskey, smashing a Batman piñata, watching him paint his abstract vision of A Brave New...

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Drew Storey: An appropriate name

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-20-2009 under OPINION

I found out early Monday morning: Drew Storey, The Rapidian's content facilitator, had passed away. After the first hour, I decided I wanted to make a plan. That's how I react. Make a plan, figure out how to fix things so you can be back in control...

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