The Rapidian


Catalyst Radio: GVSU's Vandana Magal, on newspaper industry, global and local media

Submitted 08-24-2012 under NEWS

Vandana Magal talks about the rise of the newspaper industry in other global markets in spite of the decline experienced in this country. Magal also shares about her research involving media literacy around the world.


Fishing and entrepreneurship: Miles Smith and the BAHRS

Submitted 08-09-2012 under OPINION

Miles Smith's unconventional journey to creating The Break Away Hook Release System (B.A.H.R.S)


LEGO robotics team displays engineering skills

Submitted 07-27-2012 under NEWS

The Sharks, a four-member LEGO robotics team from Belmont, showcase their idea for a robotic solution for cleaner milk at the Grand Rapids Public Library.


Catalyst Radio: Brian J. Bowe, on the state of journalism

Submitted 04-13-2012 under NEWS

A GVSU professor shares his thoughts on new and traditional news outlets, and dissects the latest State of the News Media report from Pew Research Center.


Changing the world through design

Submitted 03-27-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Seth Starner explains how storytelling, visualization, and a walk through the art museum are central to business innovations.


Mosaic: Art or craft

Submitted 09-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

ArtPrize participants Van Duinen, Tavonatti, and Bomarito offer varying approaches to the medium of mosaic.


Catalyst Radio: The Rapidian's ABCs of ArtPrize

Submitted 09-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

Rapidian editor Holly Bechiri interviewed about the "ABCs of ArtPrize coverage," from the critical to the light-hearted as she invites the community to share thoughts on art, ArtPrize and GR culture.


Catalyst Radio: GR GiveCamp taking apps from nonprofits in need of custom web tools

Submitted 08-19-2011 under NONPROFITS

Nonprofits apply with a project idea—a website, a database—and developers, designers and others from Grand Rapids and beyond come together to build those tools in one weekend.


Where do you live?

Submitted 08-09-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian wants to know: how do you define your geographies?


EV Coalition Launches in West Michigan

Submitted 07-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

Press Conference Announcing Built by Michigan Coalition to gain support from Gov. Snyder and the State Legislature for the Electric Vehicle Industry