Schoolcraft Connection

Madison Ling, Campus Life Editor

So, we meet again or possibly for the first time... Either way, hello and welcome to the Connection’s domain. I’m the one and only Madison Ling, who can be contacted at [email protected]. As first of my name, I have the pleasure of being the Connection’s Campus Life Editor, writing and telling the stories about you, for you and directed to you. All our club meetings, virtual events and interesting alumni articles are from my section, written by yours truly or someone close by. We hope you enjoy all of them, but I’m sure you’re curious as to just who I am so let’s begin.

I’m nearly 21 years old and have been faithfully attending Schoolcraft College for close to 3 years and serving the newspaper for 2 years this February. As melodramatic as I can be, my major is as far as it gets from theatrics. In fact, I’m the stereotypical pre-med with a focused degree in biology, but you see, my dream extends far beyond simply helping others seeing as I’m a frequent flyer in the medical community. A birth defect by the name of ‘Spina Bifida’ that provides a lineup of professionals longer than the Dean’s list and a fateful infection coined “Necrotizing Fasciitis” to prove that neither a higher power nor the devil himself were ready for me yet will do that. It can be interpreted that I was born to go into medicine, but I would much rather say I was chosen for a mission to break the barriers imposed upon others like me. Point blank – my main philosophies are “I have Spina Bifida, but it doesn’t have me” and “Disability is not inability.”

Think on it, digest it and don’t overcomplicate it. We only get one life; this is mine and I plan on living it fully regardless of what anyone assumes my capabilities are. As my favorite song goes:

Give me your best shot, the stronger I stand

Not looking for sympathy

What doesn’t kill me makes me who I am

A soldier fights till he’s free

You ain’t ready for me

All content by Madison Ling
Nurturing body and mind

Nurturing body and mind

February 23, 2021
Fight or flight

Fight or flight

February 18, 2021
Burrow in bookworms

Burrow in bookworms

February 11, 2021
Mix and mingle

Mix and mingle

February 10, 2021
Students in the Emergency Technology Program work on backboarding a patient during a class exercise.

Never skipping a beat

January 21, 2021
Setting the example

Setting the example

January 21, 2021
Welcome to the new year

Welcome to the new year

January 16, 2021
Winter woes begone

Winter woes begone

January 13, 2021
Quintessential queens

Quintessential queens

December 8, 2020
Film Frenzy

Film Frenzy

November 8, 2020
The John T. Osborne Plaid Pig Scholars Endowment is awarded twice per year to culinary students in honor of the late John T. Osbourne. (Photo courtesy of the Osborne family)

Immortalized in plaid

November 4, 2020
On Oct. 24, Schoolcraft will host “Navratri Garba.” Unlike years prior, this year’s celebration will be virtual and will take place via Zoom from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with free admission to all.

Enjoy the garba

October 23, 2020
The Student Activities Office has many student leadership positions available to students who are looking to build their resume with practical experience.

Leading by example

October 7, 2020
Nick Mannisto shows off his cheese pizza he created in his mobile food truck. (Courtesy Photos)

Sink or swim

October 5, 2020
National Accreditation

National Accreditation

September 30, 2020
Schoolcraft Alumna Nikki Borgert (left) pictured with colleagues received St. Joe’s Ann Arbor Nurse of the Year thanks to her dedication and service to the patients she faithfully aids every day. (photo courtesy of Nikki Bogart)

Nurse of the Year

September 30, 2020
Embracing nature

Embracing nature

September 29, 2020
Welcome Dr. Cerny

Welcome Dr. Cerny

August 11, 2020
Ferris Anthony, second from the right, poses for a photo during Live in the D on WDIV Channel 4.

Sponging it up

July 31, 2020
Prizes for passion

Prizes for passion

June 24, 2020
Spring Nursing 205 students attend to a patient during an ICU scenario inside the Nursing SIM Lab on June 16, 2020.

Home sweet home

June 19, 2020
No man’s land

No man’s land

June 2, 2020
Ocelot updates

Ocelot updates

April 8, 2020
Sell your skills

Sell your skills

March 26, 2020
Medical men-at-arms

Medical men-at-arms

March 26, 2020
Born and bred

Born and bred

February 27, 2020
Have some humble pie

Have some humble pie

February 18, 2020
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