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The student news site of Seward County Community College

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The student news site of Seward County Community College

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

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

Pioneers students read daily and take home some books home to read to their families. As part of the Prairie View Elementary School dual-language program, students may read in English or Spanish.

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...

Freshman Oscar Silva mashes two cultures - Mexican and American - together to come up with a third one that fits him perfectly. For him, this third culture can best be summed up by Christmas dinner - Tamales or Turkey?

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...

Many different hispanic and latino cultures reside in the Southwest Kansas area, such as Honduran, Mexican and Guatemalan cultures. The unique cultural mix makes Liberal in particular, what it is today.

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...

Q Olanlege likes to design vivid images on his computer, then he sends them to his friend, who prints shirts. The Brooklyn, New York sophomore wears his clothes and sells them for $50.

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...

Ty Hughbbanks has taught at SCCC for four years now, though this is his second stent. Hughbanks has traveled to many countries and says that being selfish before you can settle down is important.

Hughbanks imparts wisdom in Q&A

Cheyenne Miller , Copy Editor
September 26, 2019

Before the interview could begin with Seward County Community College biology instructor Ty Hughbanks, he had an important question of his own he needed...

During her free time, Muntz says she is currently trying to unpack, as shes only been in Liberal a little over a month. She also enjoys bird watching and gardening.

Muntz starts first year in English department

Annette Meza, Co-Editor
September 24, 2019

From growing up in a small town in Iowa, to previously teaching in Bloomington Normal, Illinois, Lori Muntz has made it her next step in life to teach...

Cosmetology students learn that less is more when doing their own make up or others.

Cosmetology provides hands on experience

Brittani Lauppe, Reporter
September 18, 2019

The Seward County Community College cosmetology department is a jack-of-all-trades, from all things hair, skin, nails, makeup and so much more. “We...

Thomas prefers to show rather than tell

Annette Meza, Copy Editor
May 1, 2019

You may have seen her video played at the Seward County Community College men’s basketball games or the one for sexual assault awareness month, “It’s...

Auto body collision and repair instructor, Bree Downs, has earned skills through her painting and doing work on automobiles.

Students transform cars

Monica Gonzalez, Reporter
April 26, 2019

Students studying auto body collision and repair at Seward County Community Colleges Tech School never get bored. They always have a project on hand, like...

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