The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Sex Work be Criminalized?

Submitted 03-14-2022 under OPINION

Shouldn't a woman (or a man) be allowed to use her body any way she wants, and if she generates income, so much the better?


Ethics and Religion Talk: How Important is Ethnicity in Casting?

Submitted 03-07-2022 under OPINION

When a role that is specifically written for a queer Latinx performer, is it unethical to cast someone else, even if they could be just as convincing to take that role?


Eric: A Chronic Relapser Builds the Life He's Meant to Have at Guiding Light

Submitted 03-03-2022 under NONPROFITS

“I finally got to the point,” says Eric, “that I texted a friend and said I was going to die unless I got help somewhere.” That ‘somewhere’ ended up being Guiding Light.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Must You be Morally Pure to Dispense Sacraments?

Submitted 02-28-2022 under OPINION

Can there be Evil men - and women - who do and teach the works of God?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Should an Unvaccinated Person with COVID-19 Receive a Lung Transplant?

Submitted 02-22-2022 under OPINION

When somebody who could have received a vaccination but refused, contracts such severe COVID that they need a lung transplant, should they be allowed to take a lung away from somebody who has been doing the best they can to take care of themselves, including receiving a vaccination?


Funding Available to Provide Kids with Local Produce through 10 Cents a Meal

Submitted 02-17-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews Melanie Wong with Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities


Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do You Address Suffering?

Submitted 02-14-2022 under OPINION

"What does your faith do to address your members' suffering?”


Hamilton Still Thrills

Submitted 02-11-2022 under OPINION

Hamilton, which has returned to Broadway Grand Rapids after two years, continues to astound.


Food Can't Be Medicine Until it is Accessible to All: An Interview with Camren Stott

Submitted 02-08-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews Camren Stott, Anishinaabe chef and co-owner of Thirteen Moons Kitchen


Ethics and Religion Talk: Should racist comments by teenagers affect their adult lives?

Submitted 02-07-2022 under OPINION

Kyle Kashuv was rejected from Harvard due to racist comments made as a 16 year old and in spite of an apology he has made. Question: How many of us would survive into adulthood were we made responsible for errors committed in our teens? Should we be held responsible for everything we did as teens?