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New sketch writing workshop at the Creative Youth Center

Submitted 05-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Local sketch comedy writer, Amy Gascon, to lead new summer workshop at the Creative Youth Center

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Young authors release new book with reading and signing at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 05-21-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center kids published their fourth anthology, The Book of Explosions: Tiny Purple Thunderlights. The young authors celebrated with a public reading and book signing at the Wealthy Theatre Wednesday night.

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

Submitted 05-17-2015 under OPINION

My experience as an intern at The Rapidian built my confidence, my career and my connection to the beer community here in Beer City, USA. What could be better?

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Our place, your voices: Power of the people with citizen journalism

Submitted 05-16-2015 under NONPROFITS

I remember discovering citizen journalism in 1969 when I first read a copy of the Chicago Seed. Here in Grand Rapids, it's up to us to keep citizen journalism alive and well with a donation during The Rapidian's fund drive.

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Our place, your voices: From there to here...Together

Submitted 05-14-2015 under OPINION

In 2008, while the media was in full-blown crisis mode, we worked with the community to create a different kind of media platform- where all voices are welcomed to the table.

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Palm oil plantations and deforestation; What we can do locally to help

Submitted 05-11-2015 under OPINION

It's not too late to help stop deforestation and prevent catastrophic global consequences.

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What's drugs got to do with it

Submitted 05-05-2015 under OPINION

On May 14, two of the nation's leading experts on the War on Drugs will be visiting Wealthy Theatre for a free event to help our community have a conversation about the effects of the current drug policy- and how we can change it.

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DisArt closing performance to celebrate strides, continue conversation

Submitted 04-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The event at Wealthy Theatre will feature a performance directed by Arts in Motion Studio, which will include over a hundred Disabled performers, ACTion Drummers, paper mache birds, dancers and a choir.

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Show us your potholes

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

Inspired by the City's new 311 app, The Rapidian is asking local citizens to take pictures of their potholes for their newest photo challenge in Picturesque, called "Pothole Patrol."

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The Creative Youth Center celebrates National Poetry Month

Submitted 04-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

New executive director, Kristin Brace, chats about writing workshops for West Michigan youth

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