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

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.


Local dojo works to increase community wellness with Kickstarter

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.


Food Bank partners with schools to solve childhood hunger

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.


New community garden available for residents in Garfield Parks Neighborhood

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


Just get over it: GVSU graduate shares Title IX experience with no closure

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.


State of Our Schools: Secure, Connect, Transform

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.


Catalyst Radio: NOW GR "Exploring the Future of Feminism"

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.


DisArt Stories Matter: Elizabeth Van Arragon explains how fashion can reframe categories of normal, beautiful, powerful

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.


DisArt Stories Matter: Karen Weaver shares what drew her to volunteering for first year of festival

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.


DisArt Stories Matter: Jill Vyn explains creating culture of volunteers at festival

Submitted 04-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

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.