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Quiz: What scary movie character are you?

Quiz: What scary movie character are you?

Preston Burrows, Reporter

October 23, 2019

Get in the Halloween spirit with a personality quiz that fits the mood. With 10 simple questions, find out if you are Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers or Ghostface. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

Saints Stories: First podcast features an ode to a first love

Saints Stories: First podcast features an ode to a first love

Calen Moore and Kris Liggett

October 22, 2019

 Podcast transcript: Kris Liggett: Hey listeners, I'm Kris Liggett and you're listening to Saints Stories brought to you by Crusader News. This is our first episode of stories about students at Seward County Community College. Today, we have Dulce Perez reading an essay that she wrote for her Com...

Suicide rates are high among college students

Suicide rates are high among college students

Annette Meza, Co-Editor

October 22, 2019

Suicide is currently the second most common death among young adults ages 15-24. The rate has tripled since the 1950’s, increasing by 200%, according to College Degrees Search. About 6% of undergraduates and 4% of graduate college students will demonstrate suicidal tendencies, which is why many ca...

Student emphasizes STD testing

Student emphasizes STD testing

Preston Burrows, Reporter

October 17, 2019

Editor’s note: This story acknowledges the existence of sex and sexually transmitted diseases. A student sits nervously on the edge of his bed, as his leg shakes and causes the black mini fridge to move. Suddenly a call comes and Stephen Ortiz’s* heart drops. He answers with an unsure, shaky hello. He ...

Hispanic heritage shapes Liberal’s community through business

Hispanic heritage shapes Liberal’s community through business

Cheyenne Miller, Copy Editor

October 15, 2019

The image that many may associate with the concept of small town Kansas probably doesn’t involve a heavy focus on Hispanic customs and culture, but in Liberal, such a focus is very much the reality. In the last few decades, Liberal’s demographics have shifted significantly, and people of Hispanic heritag...

Weak Dayz: Homework vs. Computer

Weak Dayz: Homework vs. Computer

Luis Maritnez, Club Graphic Designer

October 14, 2019

Liberal elementary school encourages bilingualism through dual language program

Liberal elementary school encourages bilingualism through dual language program

Calen Moore, Co-Editor

October 11, 2019

Students spill into their seats and hear “class take out your pencils.” The next day they hear “clase saquen sus lapices.” Prairie View Elementary school is the only school in Liberal with a dual language program. This program teaches students, both English speakers and non English speakers...

Review: Is “Joker” glorifying violence and mental illness?

Review: Is “Joker” glorifying violence and mental illness?

Elvis Polvon, Club Reporter

October 10, 2019

If I had to describe the movie “Joker” in one word, it would be: INTENSE! On Oct. 4, the DC comic based film about the infamous Joker, was released in theaters by Warner Brothers.  The movie takes you on a trip about the life of a failed comedian named Arthur Fleck. He feels different and very i...

A Feliz Navidad with the Silvas

A Feliz Navidad with the Silvas

Preston Burrows, Reporter

October 9, 2019

Brisk air and frost covers the dim glow of Christmas lights outside, hanging on the tin roof of a house. Inside the house, a decorative plate that holds a 20 pound turkey would not be seen. Instead, on the dinner table that’s covered in a plastic tablecloth, would be a plate of tamales and a boiling pot of me...

Culture of Central American countries differ from one another

Culture of Central American countries differ from one another

Annette Meza, Co-Editor

October 4, 2019

In Liberal, about 61.2% of the population is made up of Hispanic or Latino residents. These residents are not just from Mexico, but from Central American countries as well.  The term Central America or Middle America refers to countries that lie in between North America and South America. Such co...

Weak Dayz: Is it puppy love?

Weak Dayz: Is it puppy love?

Luis Martinez, Club Graphic Artist

September 30, 2019

Join the Weak Dayz gang in their next adventure on campus.

Basketball doesn’t define Olanlege

Basketball doesn’t define Olanlege

Calen Moore, Co-Editor

September 27, 2019

One thing that stands out about Qaiyoom “Q” Olanlege when you see him, is not just his height or athletic ability, but his sense of style. The Seward County Saints basketball player sat with Crusader news at lunch, surrounded by all of his basketball buddies who paid no attention, for an interview. I promptly pulled my phone ...

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