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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.
Submitted 05-21-2015 under NEWS
The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center kids published their fourth anthology, The Book of Explosions: Tiny Purple Thunderlights. The young authors celebrated with a public reading and book signing at the Wealthy Theatre Wednesday night.
Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS
Community Engagement Specialist Briana Ureña-Ravelo speaks on the importance of a community news platform that serves everyone.
Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS
A building on the southwest side that sat vacant for 80 years after its previous life serving a paint manufacturer has been revived by a marketing and branding agency.
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?
Submitted 05-16-2015 under NONPROFITS
I remember discovering citizen journalism in 1969 when I first read a copy of the Chicago Seed. Here in Grand Rapids, it's up to us to keep citizen journalism alive and well with a donation during The Rapidian's fund drive.
Submitted 05-15-2015 under NONPROFITS
Reporter Garret Ellison was praised for his well-researched and widely read news articles featuring historical accounts of the Grand River Valley.
Submitted 05-15-2015 under OPINION
My years living in Grand Rapids and getting involved in the community brought me to The Rapidian: first, with photos, then with a chance to help grow the conversations about this place.
Submitted 05-14-2015 under OPINION
In 2008, while the media was in full-blown crisis mode, we worked with the community to create a different kind of media platform- where all voices are welcomed to the table.
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
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