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Our place, your voices: Rediscovering Grand Rapids

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 05-22-2015 under OPINION

I am at a crossroads in my life. For the first time in my 30 plus years of being a Grand Rapids resident, I am looking at moving out of state to complete the next step of my education- 543 miles away in Memphis, Tennessee. As I pack up the home my...

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Our place, your voices: Why I write for The Rapidian

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 05-21-2015 under OPINION

On October 13, 2009, I officially became a citizen reporter. I submitted a video of the hip hop group Flying Without Wingz performing at Rock Out 2 Come Out, a large LGBTQIA event hosted by Speak Equal at Rosa Parks Circle. What I thought would...

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The Rapidian: our community news resource

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Because you’re here on therapidian.org reading this article, you likely have an idea about what The Rapidian, a service of the Community Media Center, is all about. But why is it so important that our community has access to this free,...

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Our place, your voices: The Rapidian creates critical discourse during ArtPrize

by (ArtPrize)

Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Written by Todd Herring   Every year at ArtPrize, significant work goes into building a speaker series comprised of the right voices at the highest level of their fields. Adam Weinberg, Jerry Saltz, Mel Chin, Theaster Gates, Anne Pasternak,...

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Our place, your voices: Finding my life's work at The Rapidian

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 05-20-2015 under OPINION

For better or worse, my path to becoming a working journalist started with boredom.  Recently laid off from a job I didn’t care for but somehow believed would be my career, I had no idea what I wanted to do. Upon hearing about the soon-to...

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Our place, your voices: The Rapidian's citizen journalism provides rare guide to Grand Rapids

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under OPINION

I moved to the greater Grand Rapids area as a freshman at Grand Valley State University in 2009. Besides the college visit, I had never been to Grand Rapids. My college years were mostly spent at the main campus in Allendale, with only three classes...

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Our place, your voices: Citizen journalist Jenn Schaub interviews community organizer Jenn Schaub

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

As one of the first approved content providers for The Rapidian, and dedicated CMC enthusiast, Jenn Schaub spends her days building community in Heartside and connecting artists to show opportunities. As part of the Avenue programing, Jenn has...

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Catalyst Radio: Buses By The Beach festival benefits Phoenix Society For Burn Survivors

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-18-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a music festival Memorial Day Weekend hosted by the local Volkswagen van organization Buses By The...

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Our place, your voices: Beers, words and oxford commas

by (andreemi)

Submitted 05-17-2015 under OPINION

When I applied for an internship position at The Rapidian, I did it with the expectation that they might give me an interview, but that they probably would not hire me. The only “real world” writing experience I had at the time consisted...

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Our place, your voices: A place to start the conversation

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-15-2015 under OPINION

I like Grand Rapids. Really, I do. I’ve been here about thirteen years and most of that time has been spent living between Heritage Hill, Eastown and East Hills. I like my neighborhood. No. I love my neighborhood. Both my wife and I have been...

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