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DisArt to train volunteers, staff on reporting about disability

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

As we prepare to cover the DisArt Festival in a variety of ways, it's important that we're ready to speak about disability in a respectful, helpful way. On Thursday, February 26 from 7-8:30 p.m., Christopher R. Smit, director of DisArt and...

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Mightier than the sword

by (Holly)

Submitted 01-08-2015 under OPINION

We the staff of The Rapidian don't often write editorials, or express our own opinions here. That's because, as a part of the Community Media Center, we are a platform for all. We're here to support our community's voices, and doing...

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The Rapidian to kick off new year of training, resources for citizen journalists on Grand Rapids' West Side

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 01-06-2015 under NEWS

The Rapidian is gearing up for another successful year of community voices by hosting its first reporter training of the new year on Monday, January 12. The training will run from 6-7:30 p.m. on Grand Rapids' West Side at Harrison Park School...

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Sucker punch: How police control of media in Ferguson affects us all

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-14-2014 under OPINION

This morning's news coming from Ferguson, Mo. was a sucker punch to my stomach. I read of journalists being asked to leave. Many stayed, holding to their honorable role in society. They were consequently being harassed, arrested or...

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The Cottage Bar hosts August Rapidian Night Out

by (lisadebone)

Submitted 08-05-2014 under NEWS

Established in 1927, The Cottage Bar and Restaurant is the oldest running bar in Grand Rapids. It began as a sandwich shop catering primarily to factory workers in the area. When Prohibition was repealed in 1933, The Cottage obtained its liquor...

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The Meanwhile Bar to host July Night Out for The Rapidian

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

On July 23, The Meanwhile will give back to the community by hosting this month's Rapidian Night Out. For the entire evening, 30 percent of every drink purchase will go to support The Rapidian and keep citizen journalism alive. The Meanwhile Bar...

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Meet civic investor Jack Hoffman: Investing in a better city- through law

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Attorney Jack Hoffman may be most widely known for his public role in the ballot efforts with Decriminalize Grand Rapids (DCGR), including his public letter to the City Attorney that he published as a citizen journalist on The Rapidian. “The...

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Meet civic investor Roberta King: Investing in passion

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 04-16-2014 under VOICES

Since its conception in 2009, The Rapidian has come to be "one of the boys" when it comes to local media. Civic investor Roberta King was a part of its launching process and remembers the early days fondly. "There were a lot of people...

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Invest in your community: The Rapidian to launch fund drive, celebrate civic investors

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Starting next Monday, April 14, and running through Friday, April 25, The Rapidian will be holding its third annual spring fund drive.  Five years ago, huge investments of time and finances started the opportunities we now have on The Rapidian...

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New internship opportunities available with The Rapidian

by (Renato)

Submitted 12-03-2012 under OPINION

At The Rapidian, we are constantly looking for ways to improve and develop citizen journalism. We vehemently believe in increasing the flow of hyperlocal news to the Grand Rapids Community and are working to create a culture where people throughout...

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