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Schoolcraft Connection

The Student News Site of Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft Connection

The Student News Site of Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft Connection

Ben Bolstrum, Editor-in-Chief

Hello there. My name is Ben Bolstrum, maybe you’ve heard of me. I’m the current captain of this metaphorical ship, but I’m far from the first and I won’t be the last.

Remember Matthew Fular?

Remember Chantele Fox?

I sure do.

It’s a humbling experience to take what I’ve learned from them and pass it on to the next generation. As Editor-inChief of the Connection, I’ve seen the return of the print edition of our paper after a small COVID-centric sabbatical.

Remember the past two years?

That thing.

Bringing back the paper has been a challenge to say the least, but would be far from possible to do alone. The stories you read in this print and from the website are written by talented, passionate and creative individuals who want to see each other succeed. These are people I am proud to call my friends. With three years of experience under my belt at this point I’m starting to feel… old.

My time here is running out and soon enough I’ll be moving on and passing the torch. I can hear the ticking of the clock as time passes by. Every second of every day, the clock ticks, leading up to the next chapter. I’ve been here for so long that I don’t know what I’ll move on to, what will happen next, but I do know that this little office in the Lower Waterman of the VisTaTech Center has become home in a way.

They say that you never know you’re in the “good ole’ days” until they’re over, but not me, I always knew. From late nights on campus with friends to the sometimes frantic grind of getting stories out to you, dear reader, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

You can contact Ben at [email protected].

All content by Ben Bolstrum
Schoolcraft have over 800 cameras on campus, monitored by five technicians that monitor our safety systems, and 23 sworn police officers protecting our three campuses 24/7/365.

To Serve and Protect

January 26, 2022
Hard work pays off

Hard work pays off

December 2, 2021
Ethan Prater (Epraylove) hopes to fulfill his dreams of being a top-selling musical artist and bringing a positive image to the music industry.

Rising Star

November 19, 2021
A Clarenceville Middle School student learns how to properly put out a fire using a fire extinguisher under the supervision of a Schoolcraft Fire Academy student on Nov. 5, 2021 at the Public Safety Training Center.

Planning for the Future

November 17, 2021
Schoolcraft’s Men’s Baseball team, shown here during the 2021 season, calls The Corner Ballpark home. Off the field, the Ocelots assist in community outreach by helping the Detroit Police Athletic League.

Field of Dreams

October 20, 2021
Schoolcraft College Alumnus, Micheal Siegrist looks over some documents in his Canton Township Clerk’s Office. Siegrist was presented with Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks (MAMC) Township Clerk of the Year award by Michigan Secretary of State Johnson Benson in Sept.

Steward of Democracy

October 19, 2021
The Schoolcraft Fitness Center offers a variety of activities such as volleyball, racquetball, swimming, running and walking, for students, staff, faculty members and community members to take part in.

More than just a gym

September 23, 2021
Stay connected on the go

Stay connected on the go

September 21, 2021
In the spotlight

In the spotlight

September 21, 2021
Austin Hannah puts the finishing touches on his seafood appetizer that consisted of: butter-poached lobster; butter-poached scallops; green leek puree as a base; pickled leeks; ricotta; and pancetta (a sort of cured bacon) during a practice session inside the Schoolcraft Culinary Arts kitchen.

Compliments to the chef

September 20, 2021
Creating a legacy

Creating a legacy

September 19, 2021
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 childrens 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
Lifes a Picnic

Life’s a Picnic

September 25, 2019
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