Schoolcraft Connection

Ben Bolstrum, Managing Editor

Howdy, hey, hello. My name’s Ben Bolstrum, nice to meet you. I put words on paper or screens for you, Dear Reader, to read.

What a concept, right?

So how do you use a platform for good? The following words will be the most important I have ever written. Not only due to their outreach but because this is my mission statement as a writer and hopefully emblematic of my character. So maybe I’m being a little melodramatic… Okay fine, very melodramatic, but I prefer optimistic. I’m a writer, what am I without a bit of pretension?

I have this platform for which I can use to give a voice to people who need it, so here’s what we’re going to do. I don’t have to feel represented because all I’ve ever is represented. I will use my position to tell the stories that don’t get told. I’m a storyteller, it’s what I do. I’ll weaponize my privilege to elevate any voice that deserves to be heard. Minority, woman, gay, trans and so many more. I’m going to get your story told. Hold me accountable and together, you and me, this little reader-writer partnership thing we have here, maybe we can have a rather good thing here.

You can contact Ben at [email protected].

All content by Ben Bolstrum
Lower Manhattan around 8:30 a.m. on September 11, 2001. Photo by David Monderer.

Never forgotten

September 11, 2021
Career Services will be hosting a Student Employment Open House event Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the McDowell Student Center, room 123.

Earn while you learn

August 7, 2021
Lead by example

Lead by example

August 3, 2021
Schoolcraft Alumna, Urmila Bilgi autographs her children's book, Morāmbā which was published March 24, 2021.

Passion and pride

June 29, 2021
End of an era

End of an era

June 28, 2021

Unmasked unity

June 23, 2021
Eyes on the prize

Eyes on the prize

April 25, 2021
Food for thought

Food for thought

April 1, 2021
To the virtual stage

To the virtual stage

March 10, 2021
Nurturing body and mind

Nurturing body and mind

February 23, 2021
Trust in the community

Trust in the community

February 10, 2021
Back to school

Back to school

February 2, 2021
Full steam ahead

Full steam ahead

January 29, 2021
When is punishment just

When is punishment just

January 20, 2021
Welcome to the new year

Welcome to the new year

January 16, 2021
Joy to the world

Joy to the world

December 18, 2020
Have a FUNd time

Have a FUNd time

December 8, 2020

Reality Ready™ Ep. 3

December 7, 2020
Meeting the demand

Meeting the demand

November 15, 2020
Hail to the chief

Hail to the chief

November 9, 2020
With the growing field of Real Estate Property Management (REPM), Schoolcraft will offer  a new program in it starting in winter 2021.

A strong foundation

November 4, 2020
A simple plea

A simple plea

October 23, 2020
Never forgotten

Never forgotten

October 18, 2020
College Night will take place virtually October 20 and 22 from 6- 8 p.m.

Find the perfect fit

October 15, 2020

Reality Ready™ Ep. 2

October 11, 2020
Front and center

Front and center

October 10, 2020
Join the conversation

Join the conversation

October 8, 2020
Law and order

Law and order

September 30, 2020
Window of opportunity

Window of opportunity

September 30, 2020
Coping with COVID-19

Coping with COVID-19

September 22, 2020
JumpStart your fall

JumpStart your fall

August 14, 2020
Welcome Dr. Cerny

Welcome Dr. Cerny

August 11, 2020
Signs of change

Signs of change

July 24, 2020
Test for success

Test for success

June 19, 2020
Pajama party

Pajama party

June 17, 2020
Raise a glass

Raise a glass

March 2, 2020
Spin that wheel

Spin that wheel

February 16, 2020
Education commendation

Education commendation

January 21, 2020
Honoring the best

Honoring the best

December 5, 2019
Welcome to the family

Welcome to the family

December 4, 2019
Posters for posterity

Posters for posterity

November 25, 2019
Mightier than the sword

Mightier than the sword

November 10, 2019
Warm hands, warm hearts

Warm hands, warm hearts

November 9, 2019
Spooky fun for everyone

Spooky fun for everyone

October 15, 2019
Send in the clowns

Send in the clowns

October 14, 2019
Thinner than Water

Thinner than Water

September 25, 2019
Life's a Picnic

Life’s a Picnic

September 25, 2019
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