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Where are the votes?

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

With an average voting rate of 47.1 percent and August Primaries nearing, The Rapidian seeks out non-voters to ask, "why don't you vote?"


We need to stop talking about inner beauty and start teaching our girls to take action

Submitted 07-28-2015 under OPINION

A conversation about beauty - inner or outer - is a conversation about how to make yourself pleasing to others. And that’s not where we need to focus our attention.


Bliss and Vinegar offers fast, fresh food to Forest Hills

Submitted 07-21-2015 under OPINION

[Review] The healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing on time opened just months ago and focuses on quality, fresh and healthy options.


High school student college program might not be Bound Upward

Submitted 07-19-2015 under OPINION

Grand Rapids' chapter of the Grand Valley-based Upward Bound program is not as effective as it could be, and some ways positive change is possible.


Get Your Child/ren Back From CPS and Family Court

Submitted 07-17-2015 under NONPROFITS

An article to inform parents and relatives of the abuse of Child Protective Service and Family Court in legally kidnapped children.


Grandwich 2015 Sampled: Day three brings return of the Grandwich

Submitted 07-11-2015 under OPINION

The Grandwich reviewers take on eight more sandwiches and have their faith restored. With a better selection overall, San Chez came out on top.


Grandwich 2015 Sampled: The long, dark lunchtime of the soul

Submitted 07-10-2015 under OPINION

The Rapidian’s crack team of expert food critics venture into the second day of tasting all 2015 Grandwich entries, with overall disappointment, a newfound fear of eggs and plenty of soapboxing.


Inspirational author to speak on humor, healing and wholeness

Submitted 07-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Thelma Wells will share her remarkable story of rising above adversity through faith and prayer. In her tell-it-like-it-is style, she will inspire you, make you laugh, and leave you feeling loved.


Del McCoury Band brings grammy-winning bluegrass to Meijer Gardens

Submitted 07-02-2015 under OPINION

76-year-old Del McCoury has been a bluegrass master for much of the last half-century, and embodies everything admirable about down home modesty. His band, including sons Rob and Ronnie, are also some of the world's best pickers.


The Things People Say

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

A comic of actual snippets from real conversations I have had with real people.