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  • Crisis in Gaza draws protests in downtown Grand Rapids

    By Sean P. Mulhall Editor-In-Chief Protesters gathered in front of the Grand Rapids federal building Monday to protest the crisis in the Gaza strip. Both the Israeli and Palestinian side of the issue were represented. Nearly 140 people that identified as “Protesting in solidarity with Palestine” gathered on the corner of Ottawa and Michigan around […]


  • Tornado rips through Kentwood

    This post has been updated Story & Photos by Jonathan D. Lopez - Staff Photographer Late Sunday night, a tornado briefly touched down in Kentwood.  From the ground, most of the damage appeared to be inflicted on a residential neighborhood, utility lines, and a few commercial outlets. The estimated number of people without power surged to nearly 10,000 according […]


  • GRCC Board of Trustees approves 2014-15 budget

      By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-In-Chief The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees voted to approve the 2014-15 budget June 16. The budget does not include programs like the Diversity Lecture Series and Actors’ Theater, that have been funded by the college in past years. GRCC’s Finance Department was dealing with a $3.3 million […]




  • GRCC Board of Trustees Receive Final 2014-15 Budget Proposal

    GRCC Board of Trustees Receive Final 2014-15 Budget Proposal

    By Sean P. Mulhall Grand Rapids Community College’s top finance administrator presented the final $172.6 million budget proposal to the Board of Trustees Monday. Lisa Freiburger, Vice President of Finance and Administration at GRCC, spoke in front of the board of trustees once again to update the board on minor changes from the past two weeks. The […]


  • Regional Arts Exhibition Kicks of with Opening Ceremony at UICA

    By Erica Horoky – Photo Editor The 45th annual Festival Regional Arts Exhibition, part of the Festival of the Arts, returned to the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (2 Fulton St. W) on May 30, and will be on display until August 17. The exhibition features a variety of mediums including photography, sculpture, paintings, jewelry […]



  • Memorial Day Events in West Michigan

    By Clayton Cummins The forecast for Memorial Day 2014 in West Michigan is shaping up to be the best weather we’ve seen in months. With many of Michigan’s construction projects being put on hold and gas prices not forecasted to rise, according to AAA, this Memorial Day should certainly be something to remember. AAA predicts […]


  • First “InstaMeet” in Grand Rapids Held on Sunday

    By Ray Potts Arts and Entertainment Editor The first ever Grand Rapids “InstaMeet”, a gathering of fans of the smartphone photography app “Instagram”, was held on May 18 at Rowster Coffee on Wealthy St. Turnout was low, but “Instameet” organizer Mark Wynsma, a New York-based photographer and Grand Rapids native, took it in stride and used the […]