The Rapidian


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


Ethics and Religion Talk: How are You Connected to Co-religionists Around the World?

Submitted 04-04-2022 under OPINION

There are many inter-religious conflicts around the world that don’t directly affect us here in the US, yet it’s easy to imagine that many Americans of various faiths have strong feelings about what their coreligionists are experiencing elsewhere.


"Eat. Drink. Be Merry!" the Popular Winetasting Fundraiser at St. Cecilia Music Center is Back!

Submitted 04-02-2022 under NONPROFITS

Martha’s Vineyard Wine Tasting Annual Fundraiser to benefit St. Cecilia Music Center will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2022


St. Cecilia Music Center will present Acclaimed Trombonist, Composer and Producer Delfeayo Marsalis and his Uptown Jazz Orchestra on Thursday, April 14 for an Evening of Big Band Fun

Submitted 04-02-2022 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids features Delfeayo Marsalis and the New Orleans dynamic Uptown Jazz Orchestra to Royce Auditorium on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. for a rousing night of big band favorites.