Articles Posted in the " News " Category

  • ‘Other Desert Cities’ brings relatable family dynamics and an engaging story

    By Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor The tension of family gatherings on holidays lives on through the dramatic comedy “Other Desert Cities.” Over 100 people came out to the opening night of Actors’ Theatre’s last production for the 2014-15 season. When Brooke Wyeth, the East Coast living, liberal, sarcastic daughter of Polly and Lyman Wyeth […]


  • GRCC wraps up 100-year celebration with graduation festivities at Van Andel Arena

    By Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor Photos by Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-in-Chief Last Friday, May 1, 600 students walked across the stage to receive their associates degree from Grand Rapids Community College. “I feel like I’ve made a big accomplishment,” said Robert Bell, 45, criminal justice major. “GRCC has been a special place for […]


  • Collegiate special project claims first place in Armen Awards

      By Jennifer Lugo – Collegiate Staff Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, adviser of the Collegiate student newspaper, and her journalism students took first place in the Grand Rapids Community College Armen Awards competition April 24. The fifth annual celebration was held at Kendall College of Art and Design. Five groups of students, faculty, and community partners who […]


  • 5th Annual Armen Awards honors GRCC student’s community service projects

    By Jennifer Lugo – Collegiate Staff For the past five years, Grand Rapids Community College has motivated students and faculty to reach beyond the classroom and into the community for learning. The Experiential Service Learning Department at GRCC gives community partners, faculty, and students the opportunity to come together annually to create team projects, focusing […]


  • Bert Bleke chosen as commencement speaker at GRCC

    By Jacquelyn Zeman – Chief Web Editor Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees chairperson, Bert Bleke, will be serving as the commencement speaker for graduation this year. “It is an honor,” Bleke said. “Just the fact that I can take a few minutes to share some ideas is great, and the fact that it is […]


  • The Collegiate brings home first place for general excellence from MCCPA

    By Collegiate Staff The Collegiate staff won top honors at the Michigan Community College Press Association Conference at Central Michigan University on April 18. The Grand Rapids Community College student newspaper won 14 state-wide first place awards including a first place tie for general excellence with Washtenaw Community College’s student newspaper The Voice. The Collegiate […]


  • Weekend events for April 17

    Compiled by Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor Friday, April 17 Jewish Theatre of Grand Rapids opens this weekend with ‘Death of a Salesman,’ a tragedy written by Arthur Miller. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Spectrum Theater and tickets cost $20 for general admission, $18 for seniors, and $5 for students. Shows run through […]


  • Jewish Theatre revives Arthur Miller classic, ‘Death of a Salesman’

    By Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor Jewish Theatre of Grand Rapids will showcase a performance of “Death of a Salesman,” by Arthur Miller. Miller was a Jew himself and the themes of the play correlate with the general lives of Americans, as well as Jewish immigrants of the time period. The tragedy, written in 1949, […]


  • Blog-ology 101: how to start your own blog

    By Corea Parks – Collegiate Staff Successful blogging is not something that happens overnight, however there are a few things you can do to achieve a smooth blog launch. A blog is a regularly updated website ran by one individual or a small group, and written in an informal, conversational format. Blogging has become popular […]


  • GRCC celebrates student leaders with annual awards banquet

    By Kayla Tucker – A&E/Features Editor Today the Grand Rapids Community College annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet was held at the Eberhard Center on the Grand Valley State University Pew Campus. Over 20 awards were given out to student leaders and one adviser was recognized for his leadership skills with students. The crowd made up of students, administration, faculty and staff […]