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Crusader News

The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News

The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News


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...

My father has done this work of slicing, grinding, hauling and inspecting for 11 years. He keeps going back for one reason: to fulfill his dream of providing a better life for his family.

Moving Onward and Forward

Michelle Mattich, Co-Editor
September 24, 2018

You never get used to cow blood, or being covered in it. My father assured me it was nothing and that my summer job slicing specialty cuts of meat was...

A paleteros hands are never far from the bells that call out to customers. Liberal has a long tradition with selling Mexican ice cream from a push cart, just like in Mexico.

Paletero brings Mexican summer classic to Liberal neighborhoods

Alondra Trevizo, Reporter
September 21, 2018

The triple-digits of summer leave most people wanting one thing — ice cream. Rather than a large ice cream truck playing a loop of catchy tunes, Liberal...

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Humanities Kansas partners with SCCC to showcase SWKS Culture.

Annette Meza, Reporter
September 19, 2018

Seward County Community College partnered with Humanities Kansas (HK) to show the rest of the state what living in Southwest Kansas is actually like. It...

Janice Northerns, English instructor, had the opportunity to meet other writers at Sewanee Writers Conference during the summer. She received a scholarship to attend the workshop and rub shoulders with those who have published work. Northerns plans to incorporate what she learned as part of the Creative Writing class she teaches in the fall.

Northerns wins scholarship to Sewanee Writers Conference

Annette Meza, Reporter
September 14, 2018

Maybe you’ve seen her roaming around Seward County Community College’s campus, or maybe you’ve actually been one of her students in an English Composition,...

Liberal offers a variety of food, entertainment and shopping options for everyone in the community.

15+ places in Liberal to explore

Amberley Taylor, Co-Editor
September 10, 2018

As the school year kicks back into full gear, it is important for the students who are new to Seward County Community College and the area to learn what’s...

New SCCC faculty/staff arrive

New SCCC faculty/staff arrive

Michelle Mattich, Co-Editor
August 30, 2018

You might be seeing some new faces throughout Saints land this academic year. Seward County Community College brought on new instructors, coaches and staff...

Koons plans to stay in Kansas after finishing his pharmacy degree at The University of Kansas, where he was accepted into the program.  Koons said the feeling of being accepted into the pharmacy program in KU was indescribable because it was such a happy feeling after working four years to be able to apply to his dream degree program.

Koons to directly enter KU School of Pharmacy

Amberley Taylor, Editor
April 19, 2018

While most two-year college students are just finding out where they will continue their education for a bachelor’s degree, sophomore Christopher Koons...

Rosa Strydom is the scenery designer for the SCCC Spring musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Strydom has been working on the scene as a part of work-study, but has spent countless hours of her own perfecting everything.

Rosa Strydom: The girl behind the set

Alondra Trevizo , Reporter
April 13, 2018

It’s opening night for the drama and music departments spring production: “You’re a good man, Charlie Brown.” Months of behind-the-scenes prep...

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