Articles Posted in the " News " Category

  • Restaurant Week Returns to Downtown GR

    By Corey Tucker – A&E Editor On August 12 Experience Grand Rapids will begin its sixth annual restaurant week that will run through August 23. Restaurant week, which was created to highlight Grand Rapids’ culinary diversity, will have two different menu options for patrons. Depending on the restaurant, the options will be one person, three […]



  • GRCC Visual Arts Department receives reaccreditation

    By Brittany Miller – Features Editor The visual arts department at Grand Rapids Community College has been reaccredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD). NASAD is an organization that establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate programs which include administrative matters, financial support, faculty, library resources, and curricula. According to […]



  • Proposed bill to help Michigan students get a degree close to home

      By Kayla Tucker – Managing Editor During a recent board of trustees retreat, Grand Rapids Community College president Steven Ender discussed the option of the college offering bachelor’s degrees. State legislators are currently working through a bill that will allow community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in a wider variety of trade fields than […]


  • Spelling Bee(r) fundraiser set to raise money for GRPL Wednesday

      By Corey Tucker – A&E Editor Dr. Grins Comedy Club will host its first annual Spelling Bee(r) fundraiser this Wednesday, sponsored by Drink GR and the Grand Rapids Public Library. The goal is to raise money for the Grand Rapids Public Library’s summer reading program by way of a unique adult spelling bee. The […]


  • Gallery: Fans pack Rosa Parks Circle to watch World Cup final

    Photos by John Rothwell – Photo Editor Approximately 2,500 fans packed Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids last night to watch the Team USA defeat Japan in a 5-2 game. The US led 4-0 after scoring four unanswered goals in the first 16 minutes of play, including three from captain Carli Lloyd. Lloyd’s hat trick was […]


  • Library of Michigan’s 2015 Most Notable Books Displays on GRCC Shelves

    By Brittany Miller – Features Editor The Library of Michigan has officially announced this year’s “thought provoking” list of Michigan Notable Books (MNB),  20 books that put the state in the spotlight. The MNB program debuted in 1991 and has continued to recognize the literary work that’s being done locally. “I think the Michigan Notable […]


  • GRCC Athletic Director Charlie Wells to retire after 38 years

    By Corey Tucker – A&E Editor After 38 years of employment with the Grand Rapids Community College Athletic Department, Athletic Director, Charlie Wells, will retire. Throughout his career at GRCC, Wells made his way through numerous roles on the way to the top athletic position at the college. Wells has held positions including intramural director, […]


  • GRCC Receives Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarship Awards

    By Brittany Miller – Features Editor Since 1945, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation has provided students with the chance to fund their educational aspirations, and this year is no different. “Through providing scholarships, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been increasing opportunity for generations,” said Kara Kuntz, a marketing intern for GRCF. “We believe all people […]