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Grand Rapids Symphony Musicians Association celebrates 'legacy' with free concert, pop up performances

by Steven Davison

The GRS Musicians Association gives back to the community with a free concert at the GR Public Museum and a series of 'pop up' performances

Mayor to answer questions live in monthly City Connection show


Tune in live on Monday, August 3 to see the mayor's responses to citizen questions live, on air, on GRTV Channel 24 and live-streaming here on The Rapidian.

Mayor answers citizen questions live in July City Connection


Monday, July 13 brought another edition of "City Connection," where Mayor Heartwell sits down to answer citizen questions live on GRTV and live-streaming on The Rapidian.

Mayor answers questions on upcoming elections, more in June City Connection


Monday night at 5:00 p.m., Mayor Heartwell answered questions from local citizens on GRTV Channel 25 and livestreamed on The Rapidian.

Our place, your voices: Southside news from southside neighbors- and why that matters

by Ken Miguel-Cipriano

Who knew an immigrant kid from the southside of the city would be given the chance to speak his mind, and for that I am thankful to The Rapidian.

Our place, your voices: Rediscovering Grand Rapids

by Kendra Vanderlip

Moving to a new state makes me think a little bit harder about the things I'll miss in this current one.

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

by Michael Tuffelmire

Reflecting back on all the articles people have published over the years it is hard to imagine Grand Rapids before The Rapidian. So many individuals have added such phenomenal content that would not have been possible without this media platform. It is important for us to support The Rapidian.

The Rapidian: our community news resource


Community Engagement Specialist Briana Ureña-Ravelo speaks on the importance of a community news platform that serves everyone.

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

by ArtPrize

To grow the success of our speaker series, ArtPrize needed a partner that could provide a context and credibility- and stir and moderate the critical discourse these events should be provoking. We found that partner in The Rapidian.

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

by Nick Manes

Working at The Rapidian helped me identify that journalism was my chosen career path. Since making a simple decision to report and write a couple of pieces purely on a volunteer basis, I’ve gotten to cover music, live events, politics and now, West Michigan business.

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

by Whitney Pavlica

As a content intern, The Rapidian didn't just give me education and experience in the world of online journalism- it introduced me to the city I live in.

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

by Avenue for the Arts

After overseeing the creation of over 80 Rapidian articles citizen journalist Jenn Schaub has a thing or two to say about the Rapidian.

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

by Emilee Andrews

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?

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

by Grand Rapids Community Media Center - Media Education

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.

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

by Eric Tank

My years living in Grand Rapids and getting involved in the community brought me to The Rapidian: first, with photos, then with a chance to help grow the conversations about this place.

Our place, your voices: Why I <3 The Rapidian

by Lindsay McHolme

I <3 The Rapidian for its volunteer opportunities, its community advocacy and its nonprofit resources.

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

by Laurie Cirivello

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.

Our place, your voices: Our democratic need for citizen journalists

by Thomas Clinton

The Rapidian’s model of citizen journalism means that all of us – not just those with money or influence – have a platform to share our stories and opinions with our community. We need all our voices if Grand Rapids is going to become the city we want it to be.

The Rapidian to celebrate the "we" that makes citizen journalism powerful

by Briana Urena-Ravelo

The Rapidian's Community Celebration tips a glass to the "We" that makes our citizen-powered news source possible. Join us on May 14 to get advance access to all of our donor thank-you gifts.

Saltbreaker - "Russian Blanket"


The Grand Rapids wordless/shoegaze music group Saltbreaker perform live in the WYCE library.