Holiday tradition joys

Our favorite ways to spend the holiday season Compiled by The Connection Editorial Staff This time of year is typically one of great joy, as many holidays are celebrated across many different cultures from now through the New Year. We at The Connection would like to share some of our most cherished seasonal traditions with…

Saying farewell

My journey with The Connection By Mariam Ahmad Campus Life Editor When I first enrolled at Schoolcraft, all I did was attend class then return home. That quickly proved to not be enough as I wanted to be more involved in the college experience. As I previously didn’t get many opportunities to follow my dreams,…

Eight creepiest toys

What not to get your children this holiday season, or ever Jolly Chimp The funny, musical Jolly Chimp was a toy made to live up to its name. The toy clangs and bangs two cymbals between its hands when activated, along with making noises and smiling. Its fatal downfall is the design of its face…

Values in writing

Impact of journalistic writing on professional development By Alexandra Lachine Editor-in-Chief Over the last five months and my first semester in college, I have had the immense privilege of serving as Editor-in-Chief of a multi-award winning collegiate publication, The Schoolcraft Connection. In this time, I have met and worked alongside some of the most genuinely…

Let’s end loot boxes

Gaming industry must cleanse itself of gambling in full-priced games By Christian Hollis Managing Editor For the past few years, major video game publishers like Activision and Electronic Arts (EA) have implemented a new way to increase profits in video games called microtransactions. Microtransactions come in many shapes and colors, but most of the time…

Air we breathe

How art complements science Alexis Tucker Arts & Entertainment Editor Questions of global warming and climate change have hung in the air for decades. Whether or not people accept the legitimacy of the claims from  scientists, there are pressing issues in our communities, not just as a nation either, but as one global community. Our…

Magical, marvelous masterpiece

“Super Mario Odyssey” is the game of the decade By Christian Hollis and Alexis Tucker Managing Editor and Arts and Entertainment Editor “Super Mario Odyssey” is the newest main-line 3D Mario game for the Nintendo Switch. The game is long overdue for life-long Mario fans that have been craving a new 3D Mario game for…