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WBIR Gave Taz Painter a Goodbye to Remember Before He Left for WZZM

Taz Painter started work at his new job as news director of Gannett owned Grand Rapids, MI, ABC affiliate WZZM today. Last week, his old station, Gannett owned WBIR in Knoxville, gave him an extended goodbye that included a list of what...Show More Summary

Founders Brewing Co. Announces Lineup & More For Founders Fest 2014

Grand Rapids, MI - Founders Brewing Co. announced today that they plan to host Founders Fest 2014 on the streets of downtown Grand… The post Founders Brewing Co. Announces Lineup & More For Founders Fest 2014 appeared first on

Grand Rapids selectively released public information

By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential Grand Rapids city officials gave detailed information about a tax dispute involving the Acton Institute to a select reporter, but not to the nonprofit fighting to prove it is a charitable organization, according to documents received through a Freedom of Information Act request. In fact, an Acton Institute...

A Pregnant Light released a new comp w/ 2 new songs (listen)

by Wyatt Marshall Grand Rapids, Michigan's one-man band A Pregnant Light started out as an obscure, lo-fi, tape-only black metal band before heading in a direction that's likely to appeal to more ears without sacrificing the heaviness. A Pregnant Light's...

Students’ Cellphone Prank on Unsuspecting Teacher Goes Viral, And It Has a Pro-Life Vibe

Students at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids Michigan delivered an epic April Fool’s Day prank for their professor last week. With cell phone interruptions becoming increasingly problematic in college classrooms, Economics Professor Stephen Barrows developed a creative solution: if a student’s cell phone rings during class, the student has to answer the call – on […]

This April Fools Prank Pulled on Aquinas College Professor Stephen Barrows Is so Epic It's Making the Whole World Laugh

A group of students at Aquinas College, a small Catholic school in Grand Rapids, Mich., pulled off what is perhaps the most epic April Fools prank on their macroeconomics professor and it has left the whole world laughing.

Prank of Economics Professor Goes Viral

A delicious prank on a professor has gone viral after students at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan decided to celebrate April Fool’s with their macroeconomics professor, Stephan Barrows. The video is below and begins with student Taylor Nefcy getting a cellphone call. Barrows makes anyone who gets such a call in class answer it […]

This Might Actually Be The Greatest April Fools Prank Ever

by John Jalsevac A macroeconomics professor at Aquinas Catholic College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has a policy of making students answer cellphones that ring during class. But he had no idea what was coming when he told a girl in his class to answer her phone this past April 1. Since being posted two days ago, this…

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The Prank That Puts Your Fake Pregnancy Scare to Shame

A group of students at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., turned their professor's own cellphone policy against him in an April Fools' prank for the books Macroeconomics professor Stephen Barrows insists that anyone whose phone rings during class must answer it — on speakerphone. Show More Summary

Students Prank Professor With Awkward Pregnancy Phone Call

A group of students at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., pulled an April Fool’s Day prank on their professor that he’s sure to never forget. The macroeconomics professor, Stephan Barrows, has a rule that if a cell phone rings in class, the student must...

La Dispute Heat Up The Metro On Headlining Tour

If there is one word to describe Grands Rapids, Mich., outfit La Dispute's sold-out show at the Metro Saturday night, it's definitely 'hot.' Find out why by reading our review of the band's headlining show. [ more › ]

Would You Like To See The Grossest Hockey Player Selfie Ever Taken?

last weekOdd : Neatorama

I’m not going to show it to you here, but you can follow the link if you want. This is Mitch Callahan, the second-leading scorer for the Grand Rapids Griffins. He suffered a slapshot to the mouth last night and had to be taken out of the game against the Iowa Wild -and to the hospital. Show More Summary

U.S. Housing Market: Few Buyers, Not Enough Sellers

Paul Sancya/APA prospective homebuyer meets with a real estate agent at a house for sale in Grand Rapids, Mich. By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON -- Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Show More Summary

Ifing – “Realms Forged” (Stereogum Premiere)

Is Grand Rapids, Michigan currently home to the best black metal scene in America? Seems counterintuitive, but the evidence is overwhelming. The country’s best micro-indie label, Colloquial Sound Recordings, operates out of Grand Rapids — and with it, such acts as A Pregnant Light, Dressed In Streams, and Aksumite (all of which are legit, buy-it-now [...]

Would You Like To See The Grossest Hockey Player Selfie Ever Taken?

last weekSports : With Leather

The Grand Rapids Griffins pulled off an impressive 6-1 victory over the Iowa Wild in some hot AHL action last night at the Van Andel Arena, and what’s most impressive is that they did it without their second-leading scorer, Mitch Callahan, brother of Tommy and son of Tom. Show More Summary

AHL Player Mitch Callahan Tweets Selfie After Taking Puck to the Face (Photo)

Selfies are all the rage now, with some people competing over who can take the baddest or rarest selfie in a dangerous or unlikely locale. But few Selfiesmiths have gone through what the Grand Rapids Griffins’ Mitch Callahan did before taking his own selfie to remember. Callahan was playing against the Iowa Wild, when the Wild’s […]

Michigan Football: WR Drake Harris Suffers Hamstring Injury

After tweaking the hamstring that kept him out of his entire senior season at Grand Rapids Christian in 2013, freshman wide receiver Drake Harris has been limited in recent days at Michigan's spring practice and confirmed on TuesdayShow More Summary

‘The Wind Just Blew Me Over. We’re Gonna Throw it Back to You Guys’

The perils of weather reporting were on full display in Grand Rapids yesterday during Rick Mecklenburg‘s live weather report, which was interrupted by a gust of wind that blew the WXMI chief meteorologist’s chair to the ground. Mecklenburg...Show More Summary

How the FBI Goes After Activists

Illustrations by Nick Gazin Tom Burke was driving through a sleepy part of Grand Rapids, Michigan—an empty neighborhood full of abandoned warehouses—when he first noticed the vehicle tailing him. “I was like, Why is this car turning left whenever I turn left?” he recalled. Show More Summary

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