The Rapidian


Beloved Madison Square librarian moves on to next opportunity

Submitted 08-31-2011 under NEWS

Beloved librarian Molly Rios has left GRPL to pursue a career opportunity. Never have I seen her frown, that is, until the day she had to leave. And even after that, she was able to smile again.


[UPDATED] Mayor Heartwell answers questions from the public on City Connection

Submitted 08-29-2011 under NEWS

Got a question for Mayor Heartwell? Tonight is your opportunity to interact with our Grand Rapid's most prominent elected official


Catalyst Radio: Garfield Park hosts the 38th Arts and Crafts Fair

Submitted 08-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

On Sept. 10, Garfield Park will be packed with creativity in an event that has historically drawn up to 10,000 attendees.


Anonymity in media - the conversation continues

Submitted 08-03-2011 under OPINION

I really believe that informed citizens promote healthy democracy. But needlessly anonymous publishing can have the opposite affect; stifling conversation, fostering suspicion and turning people away.



Submitted 08-03-2011 under OPINION

But given my aforementioned high regard for REVUE Magazine, and your publisher, I'd assume this is not official editorial content; rather, it's simply your op-ed piece. Which creates a new dilemma: wh


LINC invites community members to set their news agenda on The Rapidian

Submitted 07-25-2011 under NONPROFITS

On a sunny Monday evening, LINC staffers Kari Galbreath and Javonte Tubbs held the first Rapidian bureau training to share how The Rapidian can be part of their toolkit to share critical information a


Catalyst Radio: Chelsea Laforge, citizen first and reporter second

Submitted 07-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

In just a few weeks, she has submitted five articles that range from politics to the Dantzler murders to the human side of bankruptcy. Tune in to hear why The Rapidian is so meaningful to her.


Lovin' the hubbub over senior lipdub

Submitted 07-17-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Participants in word's first-ever all-senior lipdub relish newfound spotlight. Article highlights local, national, and international interest in their music video project.


Catalyst Radio: The Network celebrates its second annual Network Neighborhood Bash tomorrow

Submitted 07-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

Drew Stoppels, who began the street fair tradition last year, joins us in studio with a preview of the event tomorrow as well as explaining the climate in West Michigan for LGBTQ rights.


Why it matters: The power of words and the importance of our stories

Submitted 07-14-2011 under OPINION

We all have stories to tell and information to share: telling our stories well is as important as the information we have to share within them.