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Local socialist group discusses implications of MeToo

Isabella Ebbert, Sports Co-Editor

February 6, 2018

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You don't have to attend the Women's March to have a passion for women's rights. On Jan. 28, the Socialist Alternative chapter of Grand Rapids hosted an open discussion on women’s rights exactly one week after the Women's March....

Downtown GR rings in the holiday season

Morgan Anderson, Local Editor

December 8, 2017

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Approximately 4,300 people gathered to celebrate Lighting Up Downtown at Rosa Parks Circle this past Friday evening. The event has been sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. for the past two years. The event started with an enthusiastic set o...

UICA supports local artists with Christmas market

Morgan Anderson, Local Editor

December 8, 2017

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This past weekend the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA )helped Christmas present shoppers through its annual Holiday Artists Market, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Here, the UICA featured local artists selling...

GRPL educates public on streaming

Morgan Anderson, Local Editor

November 17, 2017

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The Grand Rapids Public Library offered a class called “Cutting the Cord,” taught by GRPL reference librarian Andrew Coulon this past Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. Around 30 people attended the event, most of whom were ol...

Lesbian couple denied services by venue

Morgan Anderson, Local Editor

November 17, 2017

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Newly engaged couple Estefanie Echevarria and Aubrey VandenBosch encountered discrimination when looking into Post Family Farms in Hudsonville as a wedding venue. On Oct. 20, Echevarria and VandenBosch became engaged. The coupl...

Indie market brings community together through art

Noah Certa, Guest Writer

November 10, 2017

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Hundreds of people gathered at Wealthy Theatre for Grand Rapids’ first Indie Flea Market this past Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Some of the city’s most talented local homemakers, vintage sellers and artists wer...

Community learns how to create a people-first economy in GR

Morgan Anderson, Local Editor

November 10, 2017

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Deborah Frieze and Aaron Tanaka from the Boston Impact Initiative and The Boston Ujima Project presented “Building a People-First Economy” this past Monday, Oct. 30. The event was at the Link Gallery, hosted by Johnson Center...

Helen DeVos’ faith legacy celebrated at memorial service

Kathryn Mae Post, On-Call Writer

November 2, 2017

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Helen DeVos, Calvin alumna and generous supporter of Calvin College and the Grand Rapids community, died at age 90 on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, from health complications following a stroke. Her funeral took place at LaGrave A...