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MSU’s Sparty, WMU’s Buster Bronco Make List of Colleges’ Best Mascots

Michigan State University's stoic Sparty and Western Michigan University's goofy Buster Bronco made the list of the top mascots in all of college sports.

While this honor is an asterisk for the highly-successful Michigan State sports program, it just may be the best thing to happen this season for WMU.

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Matt Milhouse
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ArtPrize 2014: Anila Quayyum Agha’s ‘Intersections’ Loved By Public, Jury, Artists and More

Anila Quayyum Agha’s "Intersections" won the public vote at ArtPrize 2014. It was also co-winner of the juried award, earning $320,000.

"Intersections" has found what may be the widest fan base of any piece over the six years of ArtPrize.

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Halo Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Halo, a nine-year old Basset/Beagle 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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New Brewery Coming to Cedar Springs [Video]

West Michigan's beer fever is spreading!

After last week's announcement that New Holland Brewing is coming to Grand Rapids, WZZM-13 reports there is another brewery on the horizon in Cedar Springs.

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Cheapest Gas In The Country Is In West Michigan

If you're looking for cheap gas, look no further than Greenville!

GasBuddy.com says that the cheapest fuel prices in the nation are in Greenville, where gas was only $2.55 per gallon for regular unleaded Monday morning.

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College Football’s Balance of Power Has Shifted & Other Things We Learned in Week 7

Mississippi State has gone from unranked to No. 1 faster than any team in history. And that’s just one of the surprises from this week in college football.

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Grandville Business On ‘Shark Tank’! [Video]

I have talked about it before: "Shark Tank" is one of my TV guilty pleasures.

It's on Friday nights on ABC, so I miss it sometimes, like many people do. They also rerun it on CNBC weeknights. Bingo!

The other night a business from the Grand Rapids area was featured!

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John Eisenschenk
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 12

ArtPrize 2014, Grand Rapids' sixth annual public art extravaganza, wraps up today.

So, head to downtown Grand Rapids to check out the winners and revisit your favorites before ArtPrize closes at 6 p.m.

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Study Reveals 10 Best — And Worst — College Alumni to Date; MSU’s Included

Going to a fancy schmancy Ivy League school may land you a great job, but it may not land you a spouse.

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Anila Quayyum Agha’s "Intersections" -- Ann-Marie Jurek
Anila Quayyum Agha’s "Intersections" -- Ann-Marie Jurek
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On October 11

And the envelopes please.

On Friday night in ceremonies at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre with a watch party at Rosa Park Circle, ArtPrize 2014 handed out its awards.

The big winner was Indianapolis artist Anila Quayyum Agha's Grand Rapids Art Museum installation titled "Intersections."

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ArtPrize 2014: What Was that Song During the Awards Show? [Video]

It was another great year for ArtPrize and another fun awards show.

If you watched the ArtPrize awards, you heard parts of a hauntingly beautiful song repeated multiple times.

Hear that song in it's entirety and learn more about the band.

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ArtPrize 2014: The Winners [Video]

Anila Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” is the public vote grand prize winner of ArtPrize 2014.

The juried grand prize produced a tie between Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” at Grand Rapids Art Museum and Sonya Clark’s “The Hair Craft Project” at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

Quayyum Agha's wins, announced Friday night in ceremonies at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, total $300,000 for the Indianapolis resident.

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