The Rapidian


Changing accessible nature of city through art, Disability Arts Now engages community

Submitted 04-04-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Transforming community through art, storytelling and dialogue.


Local poet organizes women's self-defense class, poetry reading

Submitted 03-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Chalene Jones, a local poet and physical therapist, has put together an event designed to educate, empower, and connect women, female-identified, and LGBTQ+ individuals in West Michigan.


"Let's Talk GR Music" latest meeting covers marketing, promotion

Submitted 02-28-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

I look back at recent meeting with John Sinkevics of


GVSU's Kutsche Office of Local History delves into the history of student activism

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NEWS

Grand Valley State University students have the opportunity to look into past examples of student activism by visiting "Voices of GVSU: Activism through the Decades."


The Rapidian hosts Intro to Community Journalism workshop at the Grand Rapids Public Library

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Tuesday, February 7, The Rapidian hosted the first of a two part community journalism workshop series at the Grand Rapids Public Library. The second workshop is February 21 from 12 pm - 1:30 pm for free with lunch included.


"God of Carnage" will take the stage at Dog Story Theater this Friday

Submitted 02-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

A set of parents gather together to calmly discuss their sons unruly behavior at the playground. Uproarious havoc ensues when the parents become inherently childlike throughout their intended civil discussion.


Selection of 2017 Oscar nominees for short film screening at UICA

Submitted 02-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Oscar Nominated Short Films will be screening from February 10 – March 29, 2017 from the categories of live-action, documentary and animation.


Hip-hop camp brings happiness to kids at Cook Arts Center

Submitted 02-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

Two-week pilot camp was a clear success and stirred excitment for hip-hop culture among students at the Cook Arts Center.


Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition welcomes national judge, rewards local talent

Submitted 01-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Kent County's local poetry competition, now hosted by the Grand Rapids Public Library, features National Judge Oliver de la Paz, is free to enter


Movie Review: "Always Shine" at the UICA

Submitted 01-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

"Always Shine" is screening in the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts movie theater through January 26, 2017.