Finding the beat: Topic-centered sections come to The Rapidian

by (Holly)

Submitted 02-14-2012 under OPINION

We now have designated pages for our music beat, politics beat, and food beat. These topics-focused sections have developed from our new communities of reporters that are covering what are called "beats." Not long ago, we told you about...

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The ad heard 'round the world

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 02-08-2012 under OPINION

It's been a few days since the now infamous Pete Hoekstra ad aimed at Sen. Stabenow hit the airwaves (and social media) for the first time. Hoesktra is running for US Senate against Stabenow, and will represent you in Washington DC if he were to...

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Gergen: America works better when we work together

by (Heidi Stukkie)

Submitted 01-20-2012 under NEWS

  As a close advisor to four presidents, David Gergen knows a few things about politics. He also knows how to make an audience laugh. Gergen began his hour-long talk at Calvin College’s January Series on Wednesday with a joke about an...

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David Cobb of Move to Amend visits Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 01-07-2012 under OPINION

On Thursday January 12, Fountain Street Church will host David Cobb of Move to Amend as the next event in the Duncan Littlefair Great Speaker Series. Local representatives of Move to Amend and Occupy Grand Rapids are co-hosting the event, focused on...

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Looking ahead: beats on The Rapidian

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 12-30-2011 under OPINION

We're always looking for creative ways to give our readers more information about the city of Grand Rapids. We are also know we have quite a lot of reporters that have strong, passionate interests in one specific topic. Some of us would be...

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Reporters needed for new political beat

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 11-28-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Political reporting has always been at the forefront of journalism. From the muckrakers of the 20s, 30s and 40s through Woodward and Bernstein up to the modern day bloggers, political reporting has gone through a number of changes. Historically,...

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Local Political Spotlight: 21-year-old invests in change

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 07-07-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

“I’m driving in my car talking to Obama. We got to pick his brain and he had to think about the question and give an honest answer without a script. I appreciated that.” Arielle Leipham recently joined forces with Organizing for...

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Germany Rising: local scholar presents on Germany’s economic turn around

by (jeffcrafter)

Submitted 02-28-2011 under NEWS

The World Affairs Council of West Michigan and several local academic institutions hosted the third Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series last Monday evening at Aquinas College’s Fine Arts Center. The lecture was presented by Dr....

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Expert on world affairs details "New World Order" to Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series

by (jeffcrafter)

Submitted 02-18-2011 under NEWS

The Great Decisons Foreign Policy Series, co-presented by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan and a cadre of local academic institutions, features weekly presentations by various experts on world affairs. The series, now in it's second...

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Hits and Messes: World Affairs Council presents Great Decisions lecture series

by (jeffcrafter)

Submitted 02-11-2011 under NEWS

The Great Decisions foreign policy lecture series at Aquinas College features speakers from multiple disciplines speaking on topics from the cutting edge in the fast-changing realm of world affairs. The series, presented annually, is...

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