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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...

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.

Chemistry students design, create soaps

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...

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

International students adjust to America

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...

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How much do we know about Easter?

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...

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)

SCCC sees two sides to privilege

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....

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