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Community plants trees for Arbor Day

by (Cub Reporters Club)

Submitted 05-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

Chloe, Age 12 Planting trees is easy, right? You dig a hole, put a tree in it, and cover it up. Simple, right? Wrong. On Saturday, April 27, the Cub Reporters of the Cook Arts Center went to Riverside Park to get dirty and have some fun too! There...

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Dancing with DITA

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 05-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Andy Angelo Press Club attended DITA's Education Day at Wealthy Theatre, and WMCAT students took photos of the performance. This is a collaboration of their work. Chloe, Age 12 On Tuesday April 30, Dance in the Annex, a dance group,...

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Write It to Win It encourages southwest residents to write for The Rapidian

by (Vossj)

Submitted 04-03-2013 under NEWS

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish The Cook Arts Center, working with The Rapidian, is recruiting community journalists who will represent the southwest district of Grand Rapids through the Write It to Win It contest. The...

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Cub reporters visit Big Sid's Cat Sanctuary

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 03-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Giselle, Age 11 The Cub Reporters went to Big Sid’s Sanctuary an Friday February 15th, 2013. They asked many questions like how many cats they have. They have over 125 cats in one building. Some of the cats had ringworm, other cats had feline...

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How GiveCamp gives

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 11-14-2012 under NONPROFITS

For this article, the Press Club members were asked to focus on planning what they were going to write prior to writing it. They first wrote an outline, and then put their article on paper. Some of the GiveCamp volunteers that were interviewed were...

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The GAAH Press Club is flying high at the circus

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 10-09-2012 under NONPROFITS

For this article, the Press Club was asked to review their experience at the circus, as well as try to include researched background information about Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey.    Donny Age 12 It was September 1, 2012 (the date...

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What the Truck supports local youth programs

by (Steff)

Submitted 09-07-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“Tacos!” “Chinese food!” “Ice cream!” The lunch menu suggestions from students at the Cook Arts Center’s summer program were not surprising: when you ask kids what they want to eat responses like these are...

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Arrr, Matey! The GAAH Press Club reviews "Treasure Island"

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 07-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

For these reviews, the students were instructed to create a title for their review, do a brief summary of the play, and give their opinion. The Press Club also welcomes new reporter, Brian!   Antonio (Age 12) Jim Hawkins and his mother lived in...

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Hope Anita Smith visits GAAH Press Club

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 06-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club spent a morning talking to award winning poet, Hope Anita Smith and wrote about their experience meeting her. The GAAH Press Club thanks the Grand Rapids Public Library for this wonderful opportunity! The GAAH Press Club also...

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