The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: Do I Tell My Friend That Her Husband is on Tinder?

Submitted 05-02-2022 under OPINION

Anna F. asks, “I saw my friend’s husband’s profile on a dating site (Tinder). Do I have an obligation to tell my friend?”


Shawn Colvin, Three-time GRAMMY® Award Winner Returns to St. Cecilia Music Center on May 12, 2022

Submitted 04-29-2022 under NONPROFITS

Three-time GRAMMY® Award winner Shawn Colvin will return to St. Cecilia Music Center on Thursday, May 12 to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of her debut album Steady On and perform her latest album Steady On Acoustic – a remake of the original album.


After Dark Events- every second Saturday!

Submitted 04-28-2022 under NONPROFITS

Join us on second Saturdays May through September at 555 Monroe for live painting, artist markets, food, drink, and live music! General admission is free and everyone is welcome, the events will kick off at 3pm and end at 10pm. RSVP through our Eventbrite page today! LINK BELOW


Root Causes and Long-term Solutions: An Interview with Alaina Dobkowski from Access of West Michigan

Submitted 04-28-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews Alaina Dobkowski about Access of West Michigan's 2022 Walk for Good Food and "hunger" in West Michigan


Ethics and Religion Talk - What If There Were No first Amendment?

Submitted 04-19-2022 under OPINION

If there was no first amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech and your religious tradition was in charge of the country, what laws, if any, would you pass restricting different kinds of speech?


Ethics and Religion Talk: 500th Column: Florida Man vs. Tiger!

Submitted 04-18-2022 under OPINION

A member of a cleaning crew put his arm into the tiger enclosure, apparently either to pet or to feed the tiger. The tiger grabbed his harm. A sheriff’s deputy, responding to the scene, was unable to get the tiger to release the man and therefore shot the tiger to save the man’s life.


Artist Spotlight: snicka

Submitted 04-12-2022 under NONPROFITS

A conversation between local artist, snicka, and Avenue intern, Kayla Cobetto.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Have a Dog for Dinner?

Submitted 04-11-2022 under OPINION

South Korea is considering a ban on consumption of dog meat. Why is eating dog meat any worse than eating the flesh of a cow, pig, goat, or deer?


What's at the Market: Saturday, April 9, 2022

Submitted 04-08-2022 under NONPROFITS

Join us this weekend for good local food and fresh spring air. No matter the weather, the sun is always shining at the Market!


Among the Stars: GRPM & GRAAA Invite the Community to Celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night

Submitted 04-04-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

As part of the Michigan State University Science Festival, the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association are inviting the community to Veen Observatory to celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night