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The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News

The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News


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)

Students: White privilege is VERY real

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,...

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.

Separated at the Border

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...

Archery is one of the various fun classes offered at Seward County Community College. It meets during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The practice range is on the top level of the Greenhouse.

Peculiar classes offered at SCCC

Calen Moore, Reporter
February 15, 2019

Seward County Community College not only offers classes that are traditional but also offers classes out of the ordinary. One might consider this, classes...

SCCC glassblowing instructor Matthew Williams works with molten glass to create a new piece of art during his class Feb. 4 at Liberal High School. Williams got his own start in this class years ago and now teaches SCCC students and community members to shape their own glass art.

Flaming art

Annette Meza, Copy Editor
February 12, 2019

An intense heat emanates from the glowing furnace inside the glass blowing shed behind the annex building of Liberal High School. It bounces off of ones...

In the Greenhouse, Louie is with his love the Lady Saint basketball girls. Louie is at his loves practice.

Talking with Louie the Saint

Anastasia Smalldridge, Photographer
December 4, 2018

Seward County Community College has a mascot named Louie. He is a Saint. He brings smiles to little kids faces when they see him. “He’s outgoing,...

Sophomore right side hitter for the Lady Saints, Giovanna Tapigliani comes all the way from Sao Paolo, Brazil to play vollyeball for the Lady Saints.

Tapigliani starts small and dreams of going big

Monica Gonzalez, Photographer
November 30, 2018

Coming from the huge city with a beach just two hours away, Sao Paulo-Brazil’s Giovanna Tapigliani had an eye opening experiencing in moving to Liberal....

During Day of the Dead, people will put the food and drinks that their loved ones used to eat and drink out in memory of them.

SCCC students honor their loved ones for The Day of the Dead

Annette Meza, Reporter
November 5, 2018

People flood the streets of Ameca, Jalisco, Mexico, dressed in bright colorful traditional dresses. Their faces are painted like skulls and men dressed...

Vaping and juuling are popular among college students at Seward County Community College and across the nation. Vape pens are used not only for entertainment, but to help cigarette smokers stop smoking.

Vaping is big trend among college students

Annette Meza, Reporter
October 31, 2018

Sitting in his living room, trying to destress from a long day of work and classes, Irvin Gaspar fills a vape tank with juice. He leans back on the couch...

SCCC English instructor, Sherry Moentmann published her own book, which came out on July 2, 2018.

English instructor publishes young adult novel

Cindy Aguilar, Club Reporter
October 4, 2018

Before making her arrival to Seward County Community College, one of the newest English instructors, Sherry Moentmann became a published author. Drawing...

Raul Camacho, sophomore engineering major, finishes his college algebra homework in the TRIO Computer lab. The TRIO lab is open for TRIO members to come and work on homework and even get tutoring.

TRIO brings opportunity to students

Anastasia Smalldridge, Reporter
September 28, 2018

TRIO, a program that increases access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students, helps students get through college at Seward County...

Phil S. Dixon, Negro League author and baseball historian, came to the SCCC library to share the history of the negro baseball league.

Kansas City Monarchs history comes to SCCC

Michelle Mattich, Co-Editor
September 27, 2018

Baseball season is here! For fans, it is crucial to watch their favorite teams go to the world series. The wide range of history that the sport has is...

Family gathers around Bryanna Banuelos to pray for her. Dedicating a young woman to God is all part of the traditional quinceanera ceremony in Southwest Kansas.


Bethany Wood, Photographer
September 25, 2018

A Quinceanera, also known as a fiesta de quince años,  is an honored celebration of a young girl becoming a woman. It is a time for the Quince, 15-year-old...

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