The Rapidian


Creative Youth Center hosts Characters that Lived

Submitted 10-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center invites the community to witness young authors' character-creations come to life through the performance of local actors in this hilarious improv comedy show.


Support community radio during the WYCE Fall Fund Drive October 14-21

Submitted 10-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

Meet Quinn Mathews, WYCE 88.1 FM’s Station Manager, and learn how you can support community radio in this week’s segment of NPO Showcase.


Free movie screening, project debut, celebrating natural hair

Submitted 10-11-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Wealthy Theatre, with support by Wege Foundation, presents "I Rock My Own" - a groundbreaking digital debut of 100+ portraits of community members with natural hair, in collaboration with Natural Hair GR and ArtPeers - Saturday at 2:00 p.m. (and free screening of Chris Rock's "Good Hair.")


Student behind viral photo offers solutions during GVSU visit

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NEWS

Leighton Watson, former student body president at Howard University, visited Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Monday, September 26 and delivered a powerful speech entitled “The Power of Student Voices” that addressed social justice and policing in America.


Power seven more years of community journalism

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian celebrated its seventh birthday on September 15, 2016 and we invite you to continue supporting it with both your words and your wallet.


Movie Review: "The Alchemist Cookbook" at the UICA

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

Josh Spanninga, contributing writer and community contributor for the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, reviews Grand Rapids-based director, Joel Potrykus's third feature length film.


GRTV premieres new format for NPO Showcase

Submitted 09-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

New segments to promote nonprofits in the Greater Grand Rapids area begin this September on GRTV and right here on The Rapidian.


On accountability, doing the work and public discourse

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NONPROFITS

There is value in critically assessing the way crucial narratives are told and how these narratives impact the societies in which they circulate.


New WYCE station manager looks to bring cohesive sound to a world of music

Submitted 08-18-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Quinn Mathews is excited to be a music community ambassador and support local musicians through WYCE.


Film screening at Wealthy Theatre explores lives of undocumented immigrants

Submitted 08-16-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"Immigrants Are a Blessing Not a Burden" campaign welcomes the Grand Rapids community to watch "Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American" on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7 p.m..