Reason to protest

The protests at the state capitol in Lansing, intended as a call to ease the negative economic and social impact of the stay-at-home orders, business closures and restricted personal movement and association, has been touted as a stand against government overreach and a call to return to normal. The stay-at-home order, which has been in […]

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One newspaper, one amazing year

When I think back to February, before joining the Connection, I’m overwhelmed with pride and gratitude for this newspaper and everyone associated with it. I was 18 years old, had never been employed and had a sense of fading confidence with every ‘no’ I received soon after an interview. The notion of ‘prior experience’ became […]

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The end of my time

I have been the Layout Editor for the Schoolcraft Connection for almost a year and a half now and part of the layout staff in general for close to two years. My time here has been pretty great. I’m starting my career off doing what I love, I get paid well, the hours are flexible […]

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My final chapter

For the past two years I’ve been involved on campus from being Co-President of the NAEYC Schoolcraft College Student Chapter to Vice President of the Omicron Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa to giving the commencement speech last year, but nothing could have prepared me for my time with the Schoolcraft Connection. I owe so […]

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#doingMIpart

We can all become warriors during this pandemic Managing Editor | clarisa.russenberger@apps.schoolcraft.edu Helpless. This is a word that I think accurately describes how most of us are feeling right now. Many compare COVID-19 to a war. Doctors and nurses are on the frontline while EMTs, firefighters and police officers are working in the trenches. However, in […]

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Thanks, guys

Schoolcraft changes lives, for the better News Editor | josiah.thomas@apps.schoolcraft.edu This is my second go at a college education and it’s honestly gone better than I expected. When I came back to Schoolcraft, all I knew was that there had to be a better way than spending my days working retail. I knew that there […]

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Why now?

Editor-in-Chief | sceditor@schoolcraft.edu If you look outside, weather permitting, you will see an increase in the number of people outside; the number of dogs you see walking; more children are playing outside. But, why now? That seems to be something that I’ve found that I’ve been asking myself or other people about since this COVID-19 […]

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Increased media spotlight surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic causes heightened panic

Photo courtesy of wearetv.com  Breaking News. Pandemic. Global Crisis. These ae just some of the few words that are being plastered across all social media flatforms and public media outlets surrounding the current Coronavirus Pandemic that has struck across the globe. Now, we aren’t stating that the public shouldn’t take the necessary precautions to stay […]

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Medical men-at-arms

Campus Life Editor | madisonling307@yahoo.com As panic threatens to consume the world and as the war against COVID-19 continues to rage on, we must ask ourselves one important philosophical question: Who is our first line of defense against this invisible enemy? Though many might disagree, our frontline is not the government officials debating about potential […]

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Spring forward

News Editor | josiah.thomas@apps.schoolcraft.edu “Lent,” literally meaning “spring” according to the Modern Catholic Dictionary, means a lot for those who take the 46-day trek. Any time of the year can be set aside to give something up for whatever reason. For example, No-Shave November or giving up video games to focus on homework, but Lent […]

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The cost of convenience

News Editor josiah.thomas@apps.schoolcraft.edu When ease of access and innovations in technology come at the cost of moving or thinking for ourselves, the cost of convenience becomes more than what you see on a price tag. Let me be clear, first: I’m not against innovation or convenience as a concept, nor do I think that what […]

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