The Rapidian


River for All project: Discussing its impact on Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-12-2018 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. hope to breathe new life into six parks along the Grand River, allowing clean and family-friendly environments for the people of Grand Rapids to enjoy.


New collaboration to showcase local artists in holiday market

Submitted 11-27-2018 under NEWS

Thirteen artists will be featured in the coworking space at 342 Market SW on Sunday, December 2, 2018.


Local photographer showcases architecture of Grand Rapids neighborhoods at UICA

Submitted 11-27-2018 under NEWS

Grand Rapids photographer, Emily Najera, contributed her work with other Michigan artists in an exhibit at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Showcasing Michigan’s role in the artists inspiration, exploration, and creative development, Emily Najera’s series focuses on local architecture.


Volunteering in Grand Rapids as a college student: Where do you start?

Submitted 11-26-2018 under NEWS

A conversation with the Heart of West Michigan United Way Volunteer Engagement Coordinator provides insight into getting involved in Grand Rapids.


Community members call for accountability from GRPS regarding assault investigations against personnel, heater issues at Union High

Submitted 11-21-2018 under NEWS

At the Grand Rapids Public School Board of Education meeting on Monday, November 19, 2018 community members including Passionelle McBride and Shaniqua Walker, mothers of the two boys who've accused a teacher of choking them, advocated for an independent investigation into the allegations.


Catalyst Radio: Young Leaders Against Violence

Submitted 11-16-2018 under NEWS

Host John Williamson welcomes Emily, a student representative of Young Leaders Against Violence. YLAV hopes to educate assault survivors and foster a consent focused youth culture.


Young Professionals Gala puts 'Prohibition on Cancer' to benefit American Cancer Society

Submitted 11-12-2018 under NEWS

The 2nd Annual Young Professionals Finding a Cure Gala, Putting Prohibition on Cancer in support of the American Cancer Society was held on November 9th, 2018 at the Loft at Luna in Grand Rapids, MI.


Catalyst Radio: Migrant Legal Aid

Submitted 11-09-2018 under NEWS

Host Jessica Young welcomes Teresa Hendrick and Ben O’Hearn from Migrant Legal Aid.


Catalyst Radio: Civic engagement is a responsibility

Submitted 11-05-2018 under NEWS

Host Cindy Kamp Welcomes Cathy Haan and Doug Koopman of Voters Not Politicians to discuss Civic Engagement and the upcoming 2018 midterm election.


Cosplayers, fans to descend upon DeVos Place for Grand Rapids Comic Con

Submitted 10-30-2018 under NEWS

If you are looking for a family friendly event to showcase your artistic skills or favorite costumes, or you just like to explore favorite and new fandoms, then the Grand Rapid Comic Con Costume Contest is for you!