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Bridie Bereza

Bridie Bereza
Bridie Bereza hails from Lansing and has worked in the Grand Rapids area as a reporter, freelance writer, and communicator since graduating from Aquinas College in 2003. She feels privileged to cover West Michigan's public schools and hopes to shed a little light on the amazing things happening there through her reporting.

‘This was so good for our souls!’

After 11 weeks of staying home, 'flattening the curve' and distance learning, students got to see the staff and teachers in person, from a safe distance, on the last day of school...

A look in the mirror cues self-expression

Annalise Hammerlund, an artist-in-residence, visits a middle school classroom each week to lead students in an art lesson that challenges them to learn a bit more about themselves...

Science lesson reveals toxic effect of radium on female workers

Sophomores at Godwin Heights High School recently discovered for themselves how the radium in paint used at a 1900s company left a legacy of illness and death in its wake...

Budding poets find their voices

When Betsy Berry began a month-long poetry unit this fall, she never imagined that a single poem would spark a newfound passion for poetry in her eighth graders...

Words matter

Last year’s annual climate and culture survey revealed that bullying and name calling were affecting a significant number of students at the school...