The Rapidian


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


"Unplugged Wednesdays" connects Club members without a power cord

Submitted 07-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

This May, the Steil Boys & Girls Club decided to power down, literally. Staff members launched “Unplugged Wednesdays” after noticing one day that youth were flocking to tv, computers, and video games.


New feature: neighborhood drill down!

Submitted 06-30-2011 under OPINION

A brief overview of one of The Rapidian's newest features: NEIGHBORHOODS. Rapidan reporters, help us tag your ariticle archive with neighborhood level data!


Catalyst Radio: GR Web Dev brings together techies of all persuasions

Submitted 06-24-2011 under NONPROFITS

Drawing in upwards of 70 attendees each month, GR Web Dev is a general user group that attracts developers, designers that range from beginners to tech aficionados.


Grand Rapids area grade schoolers help prove how Native Americans made maple sugar

Submitted 06-23-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Students at Blandford and Goodwillie grade schools help a research team to figure out the historically accurate way that Native Americans may have made maple sugar from tree sap.