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WMCAT Opens Fall Enrollment for 15th Year of Free Afterschool Programming

by (wmcat)

Submitted 08-29-2019 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) has opened its fall enrollment for arts and technology studios available to all Grand Rapids Public high school students. WMCAT will host an open enrollment information session for fall...

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Nonprofit announces winners of student film competition during week-long celebration of creativity and storytelling

by (Mosaic Film Exp...)

Submitted 11-20-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Mosaic Film Experience (MFE) announced the winners of its 2018 Mosaic Mobile contest during a week of events celebrating creativity and storytelling. Mosaic Mobile is a short-film competition for West Michigan high school and college...

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Seven lessons of commuting to college from home

by (Sara Lackey)

Submitted 04-25-2018 under OPINION

I choose to live at home with my parents and commute to college instead of living in a dorm. As many of my friends picked out bedding and new outfits and gleefully packed up their cars, I was still working my summer job before school began. As the...

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GRPS school walkout endorsement hinders, not helps students advocate for gun reform laws

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 03-12-2018 under OPINION

The tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida has provoked a surge of activism in students across the nation, including we Grand Rapids students who have planned to walkout in solidarity with the other demonstrators across the country on Wednesday, March...

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On being a first generation college student

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 07-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

I remember sitting in the admissions office sobbing and signing my exit paperwork at Aquinas College, the top forty radio playing and looking at the happy photos of students and wondering why that couldn’t be me. Being a first generation...

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Local professor engages social work students in understanding poverty

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

Every fall, Greg Scott dons a sheriff costume and gives his students the opportunity to experience poverty firsthand. He hasn’t missed one in 16 years. Scott is a professor of social work at Kuyper College and also serves as the Social Work...

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LifeFest Youth Rally

by (grrtl)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under

Join teens from all over West Michigan for LifeFest Youth Rally on Sunday, October 18! Come and hear guest speaker Matt Haviland, founder of A Father's Walk, share his powerful testmony for life, discuss the importance of healthy choices, and...

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Catalyst Radio: Kevin Den Dulk encourages his students toward community engagement

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian has been working with classrooms to submit content for the last several semesters. We talk with Kevin Den Dulk, the first professor to approach us about class submissions. The collaboration has matured over the last year; hear how...

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