The Crusader

About Us

The Crusader has been the SCCC student voice since 1969. It publishes stories containing local news and features that highlight the diversity of campus. This website and its content is created 100 percent by Seward County Community College students, even the ideas are thought of by students. 

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Keep up with the 2020-21 Crusader staff activities by viewing this photo gallery.

The 2018-19 staff won the Collegiate Media Association’s Pinacle Award for the best two-year website in the nation. It was also awarded the coveted “All Kansas” award for websites award by Kansas Collegiate Media. The competition was against all two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the state. The staff also came away with more than 30 awards.

Mission Statement:

The journalism department of SCCC strives to teach students to competently and fairly report news in the student newspaper and online newspaper forums, presenting quality products while learning life and career skills. The journalism department will present opportunities to learn skills in news writing, design and layout, advertising, and photography.

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

Applicants for admission and employment, students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Seward County Community College are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Seward County Community College’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 is directed to contact Mr. Dennis Sander, P.O. Box 1137, 1801 North Kansas, Liberal, Kansas, (620) 624 -1951.

Got a Story Idea?

If you have any ideas or suggestions for the Crusader newspaper or the website, let us know at [email protected], on this website or by calling 620-417-1459. We will do our best to keep you updated on what you want to know.

Join Our Team

Do you like to write, take photographs, tell visual stories or graphic design? Want to travel across the nation and compete in journalism competitions? Stop by room AA131, fill out an online application or email us at [email protected] to see how you can join the Crusader news team.

Crusader History:

The SCCC news team has won more than 40 awards for best of show, exceptional achievement and coveted “Pacemaker” awards. Past Crusader staff members have taken home many prestigious individual awards such as Jose Medrano who was awarded Gold Medal Kansas Journalist of the Year in 2013 and Tonya Loewen who was spotlighted as one of the top eight University Designers in the SDP-U national contest in 2012.

See photo galleries from past staffs: 2018-19, 2019-20

Click or swipe through the timeline to view more Crusader history: (Don’t see your year listed? Send us a photo and  information about your staff.)

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