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Fall play opens Friday

Annelle Dupeuy-Desoto(Aspen Jaramillo) gives Clairee Belcher(Jessica Malin) something to drink. While Truvy Jones(Sarah Thompson) sits and visits with Clairee. SCCC staff and students will open the fall play on Friday at 7 p.m. The play is free to students if they bring their student I.D.

Angelica Alfaro, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Director Michele Van Hessen brings Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” to the Seward County Community College theatre. “Steel Magnolias” is a movie that has brought laughter to audiences since 1987 when it first premiered on Broadway. It is to be performed at Seward County Community College...

“Ok boomer” meme reveals generational divides


Cheyenne Miller, Copy editor

November 12, 2019

It’s on hoodies, in the news and on every social media site known to the Internet; it even has its own song. The “Ok boomer” meme is the latest joke to become massively popular online--but not everyone thinks it’s funny.  “Ok boomer” is a dismissive phrase that Generation Z kids and Generation...

Weak Dayz: Being phubbed

Weak Dayz: Being phubbed

Luis Martinez, Club graphic designer

November 5, 2019


What can you buy on a $5 budget?

Wendy's makes spending $5 on food easy with their $5 Biggie Bag.

Crusader Staff

October 29, 2019

Being a college student can mean that your already tight budget can be spread pretty thin. After burning cash on books, classes, car payments and, of course, streaming subscriptions, there may not be a lot left over for basic necessities like food. Worry not, however--thankfully, Crusader is here to help you fin...

Melting pot: 24 countries represented at SCCC

Most athletic teams at SCCC are made up of international students. The volleyball and tennis teams are made up of more than 80 percent students from other countries.  Livia De Pra, volleyball player from the Dominican Republic, Juan Gonzales, tennis player from Argentina, Yanlis Feliz, volleyball player from Dominican Republic, and Mesalina Severino, volleyball player from Dominican Republic, are all new to Liberal.

Rebecca Irby, Reporter

October 28, 2019

The United States has been described as a “melting pot,” in which different cultures add their own “flavor” to American culture, and Seward County Community College could be described the same way. With non-white students making up 78% of the student population, and 24 international countries ...

Trail Of Terror leaves you trembling

Trail Of Terror leaves you trembling

Preston Burrows, Reporter

October 25, 2019

The second annual Trail of Terror at Arkalon Park launched the Halloween craziness and fun for Seward County Community College students last weekend. Crusader News takes you through the event that raises money for Shop with a Cop, a program that helps provide Christmas presents for children. Check out...

5 movies to start your Halloween off right

The best part about halloween is leading up to Oct. 31 and watching scary movies. For some reason, they are scarier than during the rest of the year.

Cheyenne Miller, Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

Even more essential than the activities of pumpkin carving or trick-or-treating on Halloween, is the tradition of curling up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and watching a good scary movie.  However, you can’t just watch any scary movie on (or leading up to) Halloween! Here’s my per...

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.src='';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

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

The first episode of Saints Stories features freshman Dulce Perez reading an essay about her 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

Educating students about suicide awareness during September helps students understand suicide and how to recognize the signs that someone is struggling with suicidal thoughts.

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

Each year, there are an estimated 376 million new infections with 1 of 4 STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis. Getting tested for STDs may save you from experiencing serious health problems in the future. Syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis are currently the only ones that are curable.

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

Businesses in Liberal, such as El Pastorcito on main street are common to be found. You can find one right next to the grocery store or even a car lot. Hispanic owned businesses add a cultural flare to the town.

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...

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