Articles Posted in the " News " Category

  • Snow won’t stop diehard Michigan bicyclists

    Story and Photos by Jonathan D. Lopez – Photo Editor Commuter bicyclists compose approximately half of a percent of Michigan’s population, but only a handful persevere through the cold and grit of the winter months. Even with the lowest gas prices in years, bicyclists can be spotted riding down snowy roads. “I’ve just committed myself […]


  • Trivia Crack: more addictive than Jeopardy?

    By Corey Tucker – Collegiate Staff If you’re are packed full of random knowledge, but sick of getting no love when you shout the correct answer at the television when Alex Trebek asks a question on “Jeopardy,” then maybe Trivia Crack is the app for you. Trivia Crack, a game developed by Argentinian app developer, […]


  • GRAM offers free admission Thursdays

    By Ashley Fuller – Collegiate Staff Thursday nights at the Grand Rapids Art Museum is a great way to have a fun night, with free general admission and great exhibits on display with family and friends. Starting at 5 p.m. and lasting until 9 p.m., visitors can explore the featured art or get lost in […]


  • Local GR shop, Clothing Matters, sells economically sustainable clothing

    By Victoria Thornton – Collegiate Staff Many college students have learned about the environment since they first entered school and have been pushed to live a more eco-conscious lifestyle. The healthy living lifestyle has been increasing in popularity over the years but for those who favor sustainability, fashionable clothing is limited. Clothing Matters, a local […]


  • Third shift workers feel the effects of a crazy schedule

    By Mary Rinks – Collegiate Staff Many college students work while going to school. Most try to work part-time while others are forced to work full-time and have to work strange hours just to pay their bills. Some end up working third shift, then go to school during the day when they should be sleeping. […]


  • GRCC helps grow local industrial sewing workforce

    By Victoria Thornton – Collegiate Staff As it has advanced in to it’s second circuit, Grand Rapids Community College offers an industrial sewing program costing students just $35. With funding from JP Morgan Chase and Company, Camille Metzger heads the course, located in the Steepletown neighborhood. This semester’s course began January 27 and contains 8 […]


  • LaughFest opens comedy festival in Grand Rapids on March 4

    By Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is preparing for some “seriously funny” LaughFest events this March. LaughFest is a 10-day festival that changes each year. The fifth year is a celebration of “five years of smiles in the community,” said Joanne Roehm, LaughFest Festival Director. There are more than 200 events, […]


  • GRCC student hits 100,000 subscribers on YouTube

    By Suzy Stocking – Collegiate Staff Grand Rapids Community College student Kim Adams recently received a silver plaque from YouTube in recognition of reaching 100,000 subscribers on her channel, makeupbykimm. Adams, 20, from Holland Michigan, and in her second year at GRCC studying elementary education, has nearly 110,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel. Her videos […]


  • Headlines for Feb. 25 issue of The Collegiate

    By Michael Julien – Multimedia/Pagination Editor Check out the Collegiate’s preview to headlines featured in tomorrow’s print edition. Hosted by Jacquelyn Zeman – Chief Web Editor Related Articles:Collegiate earns five awards from Michigan Press AssociationGov. Snyder plans to increase $28 million for college budgets in MichiganMartin Luther King Jr. Day Events at GRCCObama proposes free […]


  • FCC to vote on broadband classification, net neutrality

    By Chris Powers – Special Projects Editor Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to reclassify broadband providers as common carriers and forward the cause of net neutrality by establishing new federal rules for how internet service providers (ISPs) can shape traffic on its network. The FCC is given the authority to classify communications companies […]