Students can use GRCC Secure or GRCC Wireless networks

From The Collegiate: The GRCC IT team sent out an email Wednesday morning encouraging all students to start using their new network, “GRCC Secure”, for academic internet use. The new network blocks sites like Netflix and Hulu but keeps educational sites, like Blackboard, open for student use. The primary network, “GRCC Wireless,” is still available for educational and gaming site usage alike. Learn more in the Collegiate article.

An introduction to the new Collegiate cartoonist

Cienna Thorndill, the Collegiate’s new cartoonist, is new to Grand Rapids Community College. Cienna just moved back to Grand Rapids from Chicago, her home of three years, where she studied fashion design at Columbia College Chicago. She is currently working toward a pre-arts associate degree and is thinking of studying illustration. Her recent work, strangers on public transit, can be viewed on

Collegiate publishes November issue

Click here to see the November issue of The Collegiate, the student newspaper at GRCC.

Page through to hear about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, the approved graduation requirement changes and domestic partnership benefits, a former GRCC student making it big in the music industry, and the latest on GRCC’s basketball teams.

Also inside you can find fun holiday reads – from enjoying holidays with friends, volunteering around West Michigan, to making DIY gifts for friends and family.

Happy Holidays and have a good rest of the semester. Stay tuned as our Fall Magazine will be published next month.

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The Collegiate partners with USA Today on ‘The Buzz’

“The Buzz” is a new app created through a partnership with USA Today College and Grand Rapids Community College. Fifty campuses nationwide are adopting the app this semester.

The app consists of three feeds – USA Today, USA Today College, and The Collegiate. The stories run simultaneously side by side, and readers can filter what they want to read through categories like news and sports.

The free app is downloadable through both the Google Play store and the Apple store.

“The Buzz” creates a much easier approach for students to get their news, providing global, national, local, and collegiate news all at one time in an easy-to-read format. Students can view stories anytime and anywhere without relying on a web browser or a newspaper copy.

Faculty and Staff can benefit from “The Buzz” by having the chance to read the stories of professionals at USA Today but also to see their students’ work from The Collegiate as well.

GRCC staff is encouraged to download the app and inform their students about the new media source available to them.

For any further inquires, please contact Kayla Tucker, USA Today Ambassador and The Collegiate Managing Editor, at