Schoolcraft Connection


Hello again, readers! I’m thrilled to be returning for another year with our student newspaper as Managing Editor. This publication has been the greatest blessing for my college career and my personal growth. Through the Connection, I have learned useful articulation tools to discuss various topics, some of interest and others merely of importance, to engage readers. As Managing Editor, I am privileged to do all of the tasks that I have thoroughly enjoyed since becoming an editor. This includes writing, helping staff to improve their craft and creating memories with the greatest friends I’ve ever known.
As a student, I continue to pursue my Associates in Science and my Nurse Assisting certification. My ultimate goals are to earn my bachelor’s in Biology from Wayne State University and to attend their medical school to become a physician. In addition to my academic pursuits, I also volunteer at a local nursing home and hospice to develop my interpersonal skills as a future healthcare provider.
Many might assume that because I was born with a condition known as “Spina Bifida,” that medicine would be the obvious and automatic career choice. Interestingly enough, this was not always the case. I originally wanted to pursue journalism, but it was after another blessing in disguise altered my life’s path and coming to Schoolcraft, that I decided to live the dream here. This odd blessing was a life-threatening infection called “Necrotizing Fasciitis” and it led to having 6 surgeries, 2 years of attempting to heal an open wound and my greatest miracle: My medical team. My nurses and doctors didn’t only save my life, they changed it for the better. Almost 5 years later, I still hold every memory close and feel the ghost of every healing touch. I use those times and their presence as motivation to climb this academic Mount Everest. Now, my most sincere goal is to follow in their footsteps and heal others too. Until I reach my summit, I continue to live the dream at Schoolcraft College and grow alongside other Ocelots.


You can contact Madison at madisonling307@yahoo.com



Madison Ling, Managing Editor

Sep 20, 2020
Putting the “community” in colleges (Story)
Aug 11, 2020
Welcome Dr. Cerny (Story)
Jul 31, 2020
Sponging it up (Story)
Jul 23, 2020
Au revoir, Dr. Conway A. Jeffress (Story)
Jul 02, 2020
Overcoming Ocelots (Story)
Jun 24, 2020
Prizes for passion (Story)
Jun 23, 2020
Simulation makes perfect (Story)
Jun 19, 2020
Home sweet home (Story)
Jun 05, 2020
Study with a buddy (Story)
Jun 02, 2020
No man’s land (Story)
May 19, 2020
One stitch at a time (Story)
May 18, 2020
One newspaper, one amazing year (Story)
May 18, 2020
Mathematical excellence (Story)
Apr 17, 2020
Red Wagon Project fundraising continues (Story)
Apr 08, 2020
Ocelot updates (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
Revving up for religion (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
Sell your skills (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
Increased media spotlight surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic causes heightened panic (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
Teamwork makes the dream work (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
Medical men-at-arms (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
Born and bred (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
The importance of mental health and self-care (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
One newspaper, one amazing year (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Have some humble pie (Story)
Feb 16, 2020
That one special day Valentine’s Day (Story)
Feb 16, 2020
Fixing to save lives before appearance (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Don’t burst your bubble (Story)
Jan 26, 2020
Talk the talk, walk the walk (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
Leading lady ocelots (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
Braising the bar (Story)
Jan 20, 2020
Defining the right to compassion (Story)
Jan 20, 2020
A Winter Welcome Back (Story)
Jan 07, 2020
Forgiveness in a can (Story)
Dec 05, 2019
Serving with spirit and skill (Story)
Dec 05, 2019
High School vs. College (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
Ally with vaccination (Story)
Nov 25, 2019
Spreading Ocelot cheer (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
An indigenous experience for all (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Happy Ocelot Thanksgiving (Story)
Nov 09, 2019
Simmering in success (Story)
Nov 09, 2019
Full stomachs and full hearts (Story)
Nov 08, 2019
The most thankful time of year (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Regulate the robots (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Healing the American medical system (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Tips for Midterms (Story)
Oct 21, 2019
Baking it to the top (Story)
Oct 06, 2019
The Price of Excellence (Story)
Oct 06, 2019
To change Halloween or not (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
The wholesome life (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
Welcome Back Ocelots (Story)
Sep 09, 2019
Treat yourself (Story)
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Madison Ling