The Rapidian


No, Organic Foods Aren't the Bee's Knees.

Submitted 08-03-2015 under OPINION

While organic foods are still wildly popular, they are dying a slow death, and should.


Local high school students work to restore their watershed

Submitted 07-28-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards installs rain gardens to ease stormwater flooding and expands to a new Rogue River team.


Plaster Creek becomes classroom for urban, rural middle schoolers

Submitted 06-02-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards is partnering with two middle schools to collect data in an upstream-downstream partnership to unite local students and study local watershed.


Museums ready for exploration with Free-4-All Sunday

Submitted 04-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Amway is sponsoring free admission to five museums on Sunday, April 26.


Young evangelicals celebrate release of climate conversation videos

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

“We have to have creation and its care at the center of our gospel to the poor, or we’re living a lie.”


Calvin profs at forefront of national conversation on defining economic success

Submitted 02-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

In their new book, two Calvin professors are urging scientists and policymakers to look Beyond GDP in defining economic success in an age of resource depletion.


New class series offer holistic view of nutrition, healthy living at Downtown Market

Submitted 01-20-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market is making education a major theme for the coming year and will be offering documentary screenings, gardening classes, meal preparation classes and yoga.


Community input shapes direction of GoSite implementation plan

Submitted 11-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The public feedback gathered during the Pop Up phase helped create a more informed human-centered design


Catalyst Radio: Real Pirates exhibit at GRPM displays actual artifacts from 300 years ago

Submitted 10-28-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum offers glimpses of a sunken slave ship taken by pirates in the 1700s, with its current exhibit Real Pirates.


A toast to five years: The Rapidian celebrates its anniversary

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 23, The Rapidian raised a glass to five, successful years of hyperlocal citizen journalism and community engagement at SiTE:LAB's 2014 ArtPrize venue, The Morton GR.