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College Application Week For Grand Rapids’ High School Seniors

While Grand Rapids' high school seniors won't be graduating for another seven months, the time to complete applications for college is now.

High schools across the state are participating in Michigan’s third annual College Application Week which runs from November 3-7.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Official Title Announced: ‘The Force Awakens’

We thought that the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' title might get officially announced this past summer at Comic-Con, but that event came and went with no official reveal. So, what better way to announce the new title than a random Thursday in November? Just this morning on Twitter, Lucasfilm and the official 'Star Wars' Twitter account revealed the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' title: 'A Force Awakens'.

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Rockford High School Boys’ Cross Country Runs to Shared Honor as Athlete of the Week

Rockford High School's boys' cross country team, which captured the Michigan School Athletic Association Division 1 Lower Peninsula state title, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honoree.

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‘SNL’ Star Cecily Strong Spends Her Free Time Talking to Ghosts

Here's a terrifying idea: what if you thought that your apartment was haunted by various ghosties, only to learn that it was you specifically that was haunted by, well, just various ghosties. This is the apparent pickle that 'SNL' star Cecily Strong finds herself in, as a medium recently advised the comedienne that her "lack of boundaries" means that she's bringing home all kinds of weird spiritual stuff. O...kay.

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Nickelback, The Pretty Reckless Book February 24 Date at Van Andel Arena

Multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback are set to embark on a massive headlining tour in 2015 in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address, which comes out Nov. 17 and can be pre-ordered HERE.

The tour will stop in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The Pretty Reckless will join Nickelback to open the show.

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Davenport University Will Honor Veterans on Veterans Day

As a way to recognize veterans for their military service, during times of war or peace, Davenport University and its chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) will celebrate Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the W. A. Lettinga Campus, Sneden Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Members of the military will display vehicles and equipment like those currently used overseas. Visitors will be encouraged to sign a

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Freddy Krueger Is Responsible for Mark Hamill’s Casting in ‘Star Wars’

It's hard to imagine Luke Skywalker being played by anyone but Mark Hamill in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, but it very well could have happened. And according to 'Nightmare on Elm Street' icon Robert Englund, better known to audiences as Freddy Krueger, it might not have happened at all had he not once told a teenage boy about the part after coming home from a failed 'Star Wars' audition himself.

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2012 ArtPrize Winner Adonna Khare Hosting Drawing Class at GRAM

Adonna Khare won ArtPrize 2012 with "Elephants", a 36 x 8 foot pencil drawing.

This Friday and Saturday, Khare will be sharing her skills as she hosts a drawing workshop at GRAM.

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Calvin College Grads Debt Burden Ranks Among the Lowest of Christian Colleges

Christian Universities Online has published a ranking of the Christian colleges with the lowest debt burden.

Calvin College was the only Michigan school to make the list, coming in 34th overall.

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Lucy visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Lucy, a three-month old Lab/Terrier mix, came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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The Animal Guy Pet Selfie Contest Official Rules

THE ANIMAL GUY PET SELFIE CONTEST, PRESENTED BY CHOW HOUND PET SUPPLIES, OFFICIAL RULES
“Jeff Musial The Animal Guy Pet Selfie Photo Contest Promotion”

The Animal Guy Pet Selfie Contest, Presented by Chowhound Pet Supplies (the “Contest”); Contest Official Rules:
By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
NO PURCHASE OR

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Gov. Rick Snyder Defeats Challenger Mark Schauer to Lead GOP Sweep for State Posts; U.S. Rep. Gary Peters Wins Senate Seat

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder led Democratic challenger Mark Schauer by about 70,000 votes with 56 percent of the total with 545 of Michigan's 4,877 precincts reporting, prompting the Free Press to project Snyder the winner.

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