Students can learn all about water sustainability at Water Pool-ooza
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A program for those who love water is happening in Grand Rapids this weekend. Water Pool-ooza is hosted by Grand Rapids Community College and the City of Grand Rapids to teach students about water sustainability.
Dream Jobs: From EE Grad to Three-time Entrepreneur
3/12/23 Michigan Technological University publication
Last Mile Cafe opened its first storefront in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in December 2022—the next step in making a dream reality for Arick Davis ’15 and his fiancé, Sarah Laman.
… Davis took an atypical path to Michigan Tech and small business ownership. A Grand Rapids native, he applied to Tech coming out of high school, but was not accepted. He enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College and proved his academic ability. He then had his choice between the University of Michigan and MTU. He chose Tech.
Free roller skating event aims to build positive relationships between kids and police
KENT COUNTY, MI – The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a roller skating event on Thursday, March 30 that aims to help build positive relationships between police and kids in the community.
… (Officer Yamel) Marmolejos graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 2017 and has served the Lansing Police Department and Kent County Sheriff’s Office over the last seven years. She has worked as a road patrol officer and is also bilingual in English and Spanish, she said.
March Music Madness: Dropkick Murphys, May Erlewine, Sam Bush, Band Battle photo recap
3/13/23 Local Spins
EDITOR’S NOTE: From Ferndale and Ann Arbor to Grand Rapids, Saugatuck and Kalamazoo, it was a hectic week of live shows firing up March. Scroll down for photo and video highlights, along with recap of a Ferndale fundraiser for Michigan artists performing at SXSW in Austin this week.
… Grand Rapids’Short Panic — Kyle Kuhn on drums, David Ophoff on guitar, Mitchell Evink on bass, Joe Schimmelmann on saxophone, Ben DeWitt on guitar and Megan Meadows on vocals — capitalized on their Grand Rapids Community College Music Program training to deliver an upbeat, audience-pleasing, evening-ending set to outpoll impressive performances by four other acts: Common Molly (punk), Adrian Wright (hip hop), Rabbit Fur (alt-folk) and Van Tassel’s Uncanny Elixir (archaic folk/pop). (The winner was chosen from a combination of judge John Sinkevics’ scores and fan voting.)