Articles Posted in the " News " Category

  • Maker Faire takes over Grand Rapids Public Museum

    By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-in-Chief The Grand Rapids Public Museum has been converted into a Mini Maker Faire this weekend, drawing hundreds of crafters, tech enthusiasts and curious people to downtown Grand Rapids. The Maker Faire started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006 and by last year, close to 100 Faires occurred […]


  • Situation in Ferguson, Missouri keeps getting worse

    By Ray Potts – A&E/Features Editor If you have access to the news (or any social media at all) then you’ve heard about the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown and the subsequent protesting and rioting in Ferguson, MO. The debate is whether Michael Brown was threatening the officer’s life prior to him being shot six times. One side […]


  • Campus Activities Board plans for 100 year student events

    By Jacquelyn Zeman – News Editor Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a part of Grand Rapids Community College to provide entertainment to students while on campus. The primary goal is to make a two-year school have a four-year university feel to it. Brandon Sinclair, CAB’s new President, has been selected to continue to lead the board, and encourage […]


  • GRCC celebrates 100th with series of events

    By Clayton Cummins – Multimedia Editor 100 years ago this year, Grand Rapids Community College (formally known as Grand Rapids Junior College) opened it doors on September 21, 1914 at 421 Fountain Street NE in Grand Rapids making it the first Junior College in the State of Michigan. Believe it or not, tuition was only $60 dollars for an entire year […]


  • GRCC’s student government comes back after two-year hiatus

    By Jacquelyn Zeman – News Editor Two years after disbanding, the Grand Rapids Community College student government, Student Alliance, formerly known as Student Congress, is up and running once again. The group originally was disbanded in fall of 2012 due to the excessive fighting among the officers in the group. After spending two years rewriting their constitution, Student Alliance is ready to launch […]



  • Convocation 2014

    By Sean P. Mulhall Editor-In-Chief Grand Rapids Community College kicked off its 100th anniversary celebration at last week’s convocation. Full-time faculty and staff members got out their caps and gowns for festivities that were held at Fountain Street Church. Master and Mistress of Ceremonies, Steve Abid and Laurie Foster, got the program started with a moment of […]


  • GRCC construction to finish before fall semester starts

    By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-in-Chief New students may not recognize the new features added to Grand Rapids Community College over the summer, but returning students will notice major changes on floors two and three of Peter and Pat Cook Hall. Over $40 million have been put in to major renovations on GRCC’s campus. GRCC […]


  • Police Reports for August 20

    Police Reports, August 20 By Jacquelyn Zeman – News Editor Traffic Stop Arrest 08/04 A man was observed making the incorrect turn from Lyon on to Ransom by an officer. The police stopped the vehicle and asked for the driver’s license. Police determined that his license had expired in early 2014 and that the driver had two previous suspensions. The driver said he had paid his reinstatement fee from the first suspension.


  • Raider Rally 2014

    Story and Photos by Jonathan D. Lopez - Staff Photographer Before the start of each school year, GRCC hosts the Raider Rally to introduce new students to clubs and services. Tours were offered to show students essential locations on campus and answer questions.  In addition to the standard activities, The Rapid parked a Silverline bus outside of the […]