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Running for the health of it

Submitted 03-18-2015 under OPINION

After running the half marathon, deciding to run a 5K can seem like no big deal. But sometimes the emotional barriers can make 3.1 miles feel like a marathon.


No, that restaurant didn't give you food poisoning

Submitted 03-02-2015 under OPINION

Because the vast majority of food related sicknesses were due to something ingested 12-48 hours prior to feeling symptions, the last restaurant that you ate at likely did not cause your illness.


The Right Place's economic outlook for West Michigan

Submitted 02-12-2015 under OPINION

The Right Place puts West Michigan on the map as a economic development hotspot.


Discover six locally owned alternatives to Trader Joe's

Submitted 02-12-2015 under OPINION

Yesterday afternoon, Trader Joe’s confirmed that it plans to open a location across from Centerpointe Mall in late 2015 or 2016. From the posts of my friends on Facebook, you would think that Grand Rapids just won the hipster lottery or something.


Remembering Dirk Koning

Submitted 02-10-2015 under OPINION

It has been 10 years since Dirk Koning left us so unexpectedly. Many of us remember this free speech pioneer. Here are 10 memories from someone who worked with him on a daily basis.


Black Lives Matter starts local conversation about race

Submitted 01-19-2015 under OPINION

Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids meets to start a conversation about race in the Grand Rapids community.


Snowy Doings Within Grand Rapids Bounds

Submitted 01-09-2015 under OPINION

Enjoy our wondrous snowflake covered earth to the fullest this year!


Mightier than the sword

Submitted 01-08-2015 under OPINION

As an open and welcoming news source for all, empowering local residents to become citizen journalists, the news coming from Paris has hit us hard here at The Rapidian. It's also made us stronger.


Hideous delight of paint steals show in "Buying Friends" at UICA

Submitted 01-07-2015 under OPINION

West Michigan native Ryan Kortman's collection of over 80 works by 36 artists brings jarring and memorable work to the UICA. A collector's talk and catalogue signing at UICA is open to the public Friday, January 9 at 7 p.m.


The Bridge of Snow

Submitted 12-18-2014 under OPINION

Snow or no snow, take advantage of the many indoor activities throughout our city to get out of the house this winter!