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Submitted 05-22-2015 under OPINION
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.
Moving to a new state makes me think a little bit harder about the things I'll miss in this current one.
Submitted 05-21-2015 under OPINION
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.
Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS
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.
Submitted 05-20-2015 under OPINION
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.
Submitted 05-19-2015 under OPINION
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.
Submitted 05-19-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
This article is part of a series of pieces which chronicle the development of Auburn Hills, one of our city's first racially integrated spaces.
Submitted 05-18-2015 under OPINION
The Rapidian gives community members the tools they need to tell the stories. It gives a voice where there is a void in conventional media. It breaks down the old narratives of the past that are no longer relevant, and in the case of more sensitive issues like race and gender struggles, damaging.
Submitted 05-18-2015 under NONPROFITS
After overseeing the creation of over 80 Rapidian articles citizen journalist Jenn Schaub has a thing or two to say about the Rapidian.
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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