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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 05-19-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
Shen & Kyoseikan Dojo is working to increase wellness accessibility in its new neighborhood and transform care for cancer patients and survivors.
Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS
Feeding America West Michigan is teaming up with GRPS and others to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to high-need schools.
Submitted 05-12-2015 under NEWS
The GPNA is starting a new community garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE with local residents to provide local healthy food and build community
Submitted 05-06-2015 under OPINION
Sara Chittenden was sexually assaulted by another student at GVSU and they made him write a three page paper as punishment.
Submitted 05-05-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS
In a short amount of time, the Transformation Plan has shown significant results. On Saturday, May 16, Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal will be giving her State of Our Schools address at Ottawa Hills High School.
Submitted 05-01-2015 under NEWS
The upcoming Then & NOW 2015 fundraising event on May 7 will highlight some of the unheard voices from the feminist movement, and celebrate the impact of activism.
Submitted 04-24-2015 under NONPROFITS
Elizabeth Van Arragon, DisArt Exhibitions Coordinator, explains how creating a fashion show with Disabled models came to be a central part of the DisArt Festival- and encapsulates the whole festival in the way it works to center design around the client.
Submitted 04-23-2015 under NONPROFITS
Karen Weaver says she loves being a part of the first year of things- and that's why she wanted to be a part of DisArt in its inaugural year. She's loved seeing the "grace in people's eyeballs" as new friendships and bonds are formed between volunteers.
Festival Developer Jill Vyn explains the culture of welcome and acceptance that has been a part of developing the volunteer community at the DisArt Festival from the beginning- and how she's watching that culture of welcome play out in the way volunteers interact with the public.
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