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@verylocal: Another way of connecting with Rapidian content

Submitted 03-15-2010 under OPINION

From Rapidian staff*: Many of you responded to the recent Rapidian poll, “How do you primarily get your Rapidian Updates?” I would be lying were I to suggest that this question was posed without somewhat of an ulterior motive. We have been...

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Multimedia production: Freeware, royalty-free and Creative Commons media tools

Submitted 03-09-2010 under OPINION

From Rapidian staff: You've just written a story about some virus originating from Grand Rapids affecting giraffes in Africa. You need a picture to go with your piece but don't exactly have an image of a giraffe on hand. A quick search on Google...

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Sustainable Entertainment Part 2: GRAM Conversations

Submitted 03-08-2010 under OPINION

 The Grand Rapids Art Museum has an ongoing series of events called "Friday Night Conversations" that feature a new theme each week. For a modest $5, you can visit the GRAM, participate in different events, and view great art in your own city....

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Humanature Exhibit at the DAAC

Submitted 03-07-2010 under OPINION

 The Division Avenue Arts Collective presented its first collectively organized art exhibition on Friday March 5th.  The theme was Humanature, purposely spelled with only one N expressing the intersection of humanity and nature.  This...

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Police, Adjective - UICA Films review

Submitted 03-05-2010 under OPINION

  Police, Adjective is the story of Cristi (Dragos Bucur), a detective struggling with something of a moral dilemma in the city of Brasov, Romania. During the course of his daily routine, Cristi finds himself spying on a local teenager, and his...

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Keep your headlines concise, avoid funny business

Submitted 03-04-2010 under OPINION

From Rapidian staff*: The headline of your story is the first thing readers see on The Rapidian, Facebook, Twitter and many other places online. It’s a marquis sign, aimed at attracting the eye and piquing interest in the story it adorns. Some...

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A Town Called Panic - UICA Films

Submitted 02-25-2010 under OPINION

 A Town Called Panic, or "Panique Au Village" if you are looking to impress your date, is a riotous little film based upon the popular characters of the Belgian animated series of short animations   The trio of main characters consists of...

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Eat Well By Eating Better

Submitted 02-23-2010 under OPINION

 The warm weather last week has really had me longing for fresh herbs from the farmers market.  Walking down the aisles dotted with specs of greens, reds and purples, each plant carefully tended to as if they were prize roses.  Have...

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New Feature: Better User Bar!

Submitted 02-22-2010 under OPINION

From Rapidian staff*: If you are a logged-in user of The Rapidian, you may have noticed the slightly retooled user bar in the top right-hand corner of the site. This little bar should help address some of The Rapidian's biggest usability problems—...

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Sustainable Entertainment Part 1: UICA

Submitted 02-13-2010 under OPINION

Of the many reasons that my wife Jewly and I finally made the move to Grand Rapids, one major factor  was the multitude of options for entertainment. The rewards of the vast quantity of choices for a night out on the town, and the convenience...

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