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Virtual coffeehouse replaces annual gathering

Post your poetry, photography, short story, art, video or anything creative on your social media using #SCwallofsaints to join in the virtual coffeehouse.
April 22, 2020

The coronavirus had other plans for this year's Poetry Coffee House night. Lori Muntz, English instructor and organizer of the event, said the annual event that celebrates April as poetry month has...

How to stay motivated for online classes

Staying motivated can be really hard during this coronavirus outbreak. Homework can stack up. Never fear. Crusader has your back.
April 21, 2020

College students hold on by a thread to their motivation to finish the semester strong. Many have used social media to poke fun at their crippling drive to learn online. Students stated that “being at...

Thrifting: save your wallet, closet and the planet

Thrifting is an effective and affordable way to spice up your closet with a flannel, a jacket or a patterned shirt. Buying recycled clothing also helps lower the consumption and production of fast fashion clothing, which affects the environment negatively.
April 20, 2020

Editors note: This article was written before the COVID-19 stay at home orders. Going out in public is not advised right now, however thrifting is still possible from the comfort of your home as stated...

All-Kansas, journalist of the year

The Crusader staff Fall 2019: Monica Gonzalez, Rebecca Irby and Maggie Ibarra. (back row) Calen Moore, Preston Burrows, Cheyenne Miller and Josh Swanson.
Crusader conquers Kansas Collegiate Media contest
April 15, 2020

Despite not being able to attend the State Conference in person, the Crusader News team conquered the Kansas Collegiate Media contest, coming home with all of the top awards for two year colleges. Crusader...

Top 10 documentaries everyone should see on Netflix

Top 10 documentaries everyone should see on Netflix
April 14, 2020

With Governor Kelly’s stay-at-home order, Crusader News gathered the 10 best documentaries to watch while at home. From Miss Americana to The Keepers, this list consist of documentaries covering murder...

Quarantunes: Songs you need during self-isolation

Tired of being stuck in your room and in self-isolation? Pull up Crusader's Spotify playlist and laugh yourself silly with these relevant song selections.
April 13, 2020

Sleep, eat, do school work, rinse and repeat. During this self- isolation, it’s most likely that you’ll be bored after days and nights of staying home and following the same routine, and what better...

It’s a “Ruff” life

Sophomore Shaina Ruff has taken the “teacher” role during these hard times. She continues teaching not only herself, but also her 11-year-old son, Mekhia.
SCCC student juggles between school work and teaching her son
April 8, 2020

Online schooling has been difficult for many college students. Whether that be struggling with zoom calls, bad internet connection or just no motivation. Many of can relate to these situations but one...

SCCC Students Dive Deep

Instructor Mike Hale is showing high school students what to do when his oxygen tank runs out of oxygen. As students are practicing underwater, Hale turns off a student’s tank to give a step-by-step safety process.
April 7, 2020

Students at Seward County Community College are getting an education underwater in Mike Hale’s scuba diving course. Whether one wants to become a Police Diver or just go scuba diving on their vacation...

Students, staff show their ‘new normal’

Since switching to online classes, students and staff have shown us what their new normal looks like on social media.
April 1, 2020

Long-distance learning and working has taken the universe by storm. Crusader News asked the Seward County Community College community on Facebook and Twitter what their “new normal," working/learning...

Ballroom dancing waltzes into SCCC

March 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was produced by our staff before spring break. While this class no longer meets due to the statewide coronavirus “stay-at-home” order, we thought you’d enjoy it. W hen...

Saints Stories: Podcast features students’ advice to their younger self

Elvis Polvon and Rebecca Irby bring you Saints Stories as part of Crusader News' podcast. The freshmen start off their series asking students what advice they'd give their younger self.
March 27, 2020

Editor's Note: This was recorded before spring break. We decided it was time to publish a few stories that are back to "normal" - whatever that is now. Sometimes, it's nice to step back and not talk...

Students ‘give up’ things for Lent

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic church is one of the many churches SCCC students attend in Liberal. Sophomore Destiny Duran attends this church and plans to give up spending so much money during lent.
Even in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak, many are still adhering to their Lent sacrifices
March 26, 2020

Every year residents of Liberal ring in Lent with Shrove Tuesday, or better known to us as “Pancake Day,” with a big celebration. Then, many quickly forget about Lent after until Easter Sunday. With...

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