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,…

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…

Analyzing abstract art

Painted blotches or extrospective artwork? By Alexis Tucker Arts & Entertainment Editor Love it or hate it, abstract art is quite popular despite the dismay of many people. While most people think abstract art is an unorganized compilation of paint blotches or colored lines, it is actually really complex. The definition of abstract art in and…

Political potluck

Is it appropriate to discuss politics around the Thanksgiving table? Compiled by The Connection Editor Staff No, politics shouldn’t be discussed at Thanksgiving With the current political climate in the United States, people get overly defensive about their viewpoints. This can cause heated debates at a table that is supposed to symbolize what we are…