The Rapidian

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is It Ethical to Erase Memories Using Electroconvulsive Therapy?

Submitted 01-24-2022 under OPINION

How would your tradition respond to the question, should we be tampering with our memories?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should an Employee be Fired for Religious Beliefs?

Submitted 01-18-2022 under OPINION

Is is OK to fire a Muslim limo driver for not helping to carry a package containing wine? Is it OK to fire a Jewish cook for refusing to cook pork?

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Broadway Grand Rapids Returns After Nearly Two-Year Hiatus With Hairspray

Submitted 01-13-2022 under OPINION

Broadway Grand Rapids returns with Hairspray, a musical based on the John Waters film.

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Gardening Education for Food Sovereignty: An Interview with Julie Brunson from H.O.P.E. Gardens

Submitted 01-11-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews Julie Brunson from H.O.P.E. Gardens about education and food sovereignty

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Five-Year-Old Children Make Medical Decisions?, part 2

Submitted 01-10-2022 under OPINION

The parents of a five-year-old child with an incurable disease asked the child whether she would want to go to the hospital the next time she got sick or stay home to die. Should five-year-old children be allowed to make life-or-death decisions?

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Grab and Go Meals at Guiding Light

Submitted 01-05-2022 under NONPROFITS

Having the opportunity to help anyone and everyone in need throughout Heartside to get hot meals and warm clothing is something all of us at Guiding Light take great pride and joy in being able to orchestrate.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Five-Year-Old Children Make Medical Decisions?, part 1

Submitted 01-03-2022 under OPINION

The parents of a five-year-old child with an incurable disease asked the child whether she would want to go to the hospital the next time she got sick or stay home to die. Should five-year-old children be allowed to make life-or-death decisions?

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"Guiding Light Doesn't Cure You, It Changes Your Thinking:" DJ's Journey in Recovery

Submitted 01-03-2022 under NONPROFITS

It got so bad that DJ used to shrug off his vomiting sessions as simply a way to make room for his next bottle of booze. “We’re talking horrible mornings,” he recalls. “So bad I couldn’t get out of bed. There’s a reason they call alcohol a spirit – because it can becomes your higher power.”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God the "Grand Puppeteer?", part 2

Submitted 12-29-2021 under OPINION

Jim V. asks, “If God is all-powerful, does that mean that He/She is the “Grand Puppeteer” and brought this pandemic upon us? If so, then why?

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Additional Resources Should be Considered to Aid the Houseless as Winter Approaches

Submitted 12-22-2021 under OPINION

As winter approaches and hospitals are over capacity, Grand Rapids needs to consider additional efforts to support the houseless population.

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