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Chemistry students design, create soaps

Hayden Marties measures ingredients for a lab project making soap. For many chemistry II students, it was trial and error. Calculations had to be made to make sure the right combination of oil and lye was mixed. Too much lye is could cause burning to skin.

Cheyenne Miller, Reporter

April 25, 2019

When most people think of chemistry, images of complicated equations and strange, dangerous chemicals may come to mind. However, Seward County Community College students taking a Chemistry II class this semester might think of something a little more unremarkable: soap. Students enrolled in the course this year ha...

International students adjust to America

Edwin Yemoh comes from Ghana. The super sophomore plans to major in engineer once he gets a four year university.

Calen Moore, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Being a new student can feel stressful and cause anxiety being in a completely new place surrounded by new people, new classes, new everything. But now imagine being in a completely different country. Seward County Community College has several international students attending and they each have ...

How much do we know about Easter?

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Calen Moore, Reporter

April 18, 2019

Easter, a traditional holiday celebrated in America by Christians, is just around the corner. When Easter comes to mind, one can imagine eggs of all different colors laying around a field, chocolate bunnies and candy given by the Easter bunny, celebrations with ones family and also depictions of Jesus...

SCCC hosts annual Poetry Coffeehouse

On April 12, Seward County Community College hosted its annual Poetry Coffeehouse in the student union. Rebecca Aronson was invited to read and judge the poems that were entered into the contest. During the day, a luncheon was held for Aronson to answer questions and read from her book,

Annette Meza, Copy Editor

April 15, 2019

On Friday evening, an audience of fellow poetry lovers and peers sat amongst each other, ate horderves and sipped on water or lemonade in the Seward County Community College student union, to watch their beloved friends or family members read winning poetry pieces for the night. On April 12, ...

Review: SCCC’s “The Little Mermaid”

SCCC brought the musical adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” to the showcase theatre on dates April 5, 6, and 7.

Annette Meza, Copy Editor

April 8, 2019

Chatter and laughter filled the Seward County Community College showcase theater, as grade school students sat next to their parents anxiously waiting for the “The Little Mermaid” adaptation to begin. On April 5, 6 and 7, the SCCC Humanities department showcased  “The Little Mermaid” for st...

Photo Essay: Concert benefits athletic scholarships

The guitarist for Jerrod Niemann jams out with a solo during a song.

Jordann Davis, Club Photographer

April 8, 2019

Boots, trucks and hats were the perfect ensemble for the Jerrod Niemann concert on April 5 at the Seward County activity center. Country singer Jerrod Niemann played in front of his hometown of Liberal to benefit Saints Athletics. The concert featured opening acts Whiskey Red and Raizin Kane before Niema...

Reclaim your childhood, enchant your adulthood

Seward County Community College will be bringing the animated adaptation of

Michelle Mattich, Managing Editor

April 2, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N94Ze-HBHWE Annette Meza Get on stage and experience a scene with SCCC's theatre department with a 360 view. (rotate around the video to see all sides) Community members and students spent months practicing "The Little Mermaid." The musical opens Friday at 7 p.m. &nbs...

SCCC sees two sides to privilege

Seward County Community College is a diverse campus at first glance. Statistics show that the overall student population is 48.62 percent white, 37.02 percent Hispanic and 11.05 percent other/unknown. (Photo Illustration)

Annette Meza, Copy Editor

March 28, 2019

Seward County Community College isn’t a place where you see too much of one race or ethnicity - it’s a diverse campus, much like the surrounding community. Liberal is a predominantly Hispanic populated town, with a little bit of Asian, African and African-American people mixed in with some caucas...

Students: White privilege is VERY real

White privilege is the idea that one possesses inherent advantages in society because of their race. We can see this play out through financial and social statuses but location as well. (Photo Illustration)

Cheyenne Miller, Reporter

March 27, 2019

For many, it’s no secret that some forms of racial discrimination are more obvious than others. Whether it comes in the form of a slur, a hate crime, or a prejudiced political policy, the vast majority of people immediately recognize and rebuke the most evident manifestations of racism within our soc...

Separated at the Border

Lee* learns English at the Seward County Community College Colvin Center. Attending class and learning from Sonia Hernandez and other Colvin instructors helps the Guatemalan work toward her goal of an education.

Calen Moore, Reporter

March 26, 2019

The impoverished neighborhood in Guatemala didn’t offer a lot for Lee's* family. It was common for people to struggle financially. Many could only sell things on the streets like fruits and blankets but it wasn’t enough to climb the socioeconomic ladder. Her parents wanted more, so they left a 2-ye...

Take two: Reverie Roasters is not that bad

Take two: Reverie Roasters is not that bad

Michelle Mattich, Managing Editor

March 21, 2019

The first time I tried Reverie Roasters I wasn't impressed if I’m being completely honest. But after Andrew Gough, founder of Reverie Roasters, and general manager, Jason Hendry, came to Louie’s place and invited me out to talk coffee and taste the properly brewed flavors, the coffee was so much...

Review: SCCC brings A Night in Paris to campus

The Humanities department of Seward County Community College hosted Lucy Tan and Yunjung's first night of their tour,

Annette Meza, Copy Editor

March 19, 2019

The beautiful melodies and chords of the piano and violin blended together wonderfully in the band room of the Shank Humanities building. If I had not been in the room, I would have thought it was a recording of a sonata playing on Youtube or some music player—but it wasn’t. On March 18, t...

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