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,…

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…

Red, white and school

Veterans Resource Center assists students who’ve served By Christian Hollis Managing Editor Nestled quietly in the upper level of McDowell, the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is a resource for student veterans at Schoolcraft. The college first opened the doors to the VRC on Veteran’s Day back in 2014. Before there was a dedicated center, student…

What it means to honor those who sacrifice it all

The importance of Veterans Day Compiled by The Connection Editorial Staff On Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. Germany surrendered to the great strength of the Allied Powers, ending World War I. On the anniversary of the surrender, it was celebrated as Armistice Day. It wasn’t until 1926 that congress passed a resolution of annual…

All elections matter

We should take smaller elections seriously By Christian Hollis Managing Editor As President Obama said while campaigning for Phil Murphy, the democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey, “You can’t take any election for granted.” Local elections are often viewed as a waste of time and money or not as serious as the presidential elections…