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Elizabeth Horeink stands as she tutors a student on Intermediate Algebra courses. Shandon Classen, an advisor and transfer coordinator, who is head of the tutoring lab mentioned that he has even seen Horeink put effort into trying to help students although it may be some classes that she has never even taken such as Accounting.

Seizing Success

Dani Arellano, Multimedia Editor
May 3, 2022

As students partake in some extracurricular activities on Seward County Community College campus, some students such as Elizabeth Horinek find themselves...

Amy Whitaker, a behavioral science major from Liberal, presents her slideshow on a study of creative interpretation using “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair. The presentation was a final assignment for American Literature II. The presentation included different paintings based on jungles and different insights from Whitaker on the book.

Into the jungle

Megan Berg, Features Editor
April 28, 2022

As a part of the final, students of American Literature II were required to pick a book by an American author and create a presentation on it. Lori Muntz,...

Students debate doors vs wheels

Students debate doors vs wheels

Reece Hay , Reporter
April 22, 2022

There’s a new trend going around that a lot of people are talking about, doors vs. wheels. The question is are there more doors or wheels in the world?...

Podcast: Holiday thats hoppin around the corner

Podcast: Holiday that’s hoppin’ around the corner

Reece Hay, Reporter
April 14, 2022

Easter is just around the corner and Crusader New's Reporter Reece Hay couldn't wait to cover it. This podcast is all about Easter traditions, Easter basket...

Beginning ESL instructor Victoria Bangs points to vocabulary of the week as students learn to differentiate personal pronouns. Bangs mentioned that her favorite part of teaching is watching students progress. “I got the chance to see one of my students arrive knowing close to nothing of English and now she takes classes at the college.”

A great pathway to education for all

Dani Arellano, Multimedia Editor
April 12, 2022

Seward County Community College offers many degrees, certificates and programs where students are able to find opportunities to grow and succeed. The Adult...

Brad Bennett, SCCC president, calls the lack of preparedness on transportation for Portillo as  inexcusable.

Equality in the classroom

Laura Gillespie and Megan Berg
April 5, 2022

With arms wrapping Natalie Portillo, an elementary education major from Plains, a teacher slowly lifts her out of the wheelchair, placing her into the...

Navigating to a class on a cold, snowy day is a challenge Portillo faces daily. Since some classrooms are in different buildings, she has to drive across campus outside.

Equality in the classroom

Megan Berg and Laura Gillespie
April 4, 2022

Weaving through chairs and desks while trying to find a spot in the classroom can be difficult in a wheelchair. Natalie Portillo, an elementary education...

The E-boutique was originally started by Lisa Kennedy, a former instructor, and she started the boutique because she wanted to help students get proper attire for their first impression interviews or even any formal event. The Phi Beta Lambda club now runs it and their hours are Thursdays from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

PBL brings fashion to aid students’ future

Dani Arellano and Melvin Le
March 29, 2022

As college students continuously deal with many different obstacles during their academic careers, many might find themselves wanting a part-time job....

After a reported allergic reaction by a student, there has been a realization that the cafeteria needs labels which say what is in certain foods. If there were labels, it would save many students from having to worry about what is in the foods.

Labels save lives

Ashanti Thompson , Reporter
March 23, 2022

Under the fluorescent lights and above the checkered tiled floor of Seward County Community Colleges’ cafeteria, a student picked up a seemingly harmless,...

Some SCCC students are spending time in the mountains and others are going home to see family.

Students are planning spring break

Ashanti Thompson , Reporter
March 11, 2022

For Seward County Community College, spring break vacation is finally here. Now is the time to catch up on studies, find a new hobby or honestly just relax...

While Jaxon Rios has free time, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Audra Langley. She thinks Jaxon is a wonderful dad, and that everything he does is for her.

Rios balances college while co-parenting

Melvin Le , Reporter
March 8, 2022

Being a parent means to Jaxon Rios, a pre-engineering major from Santana, that he now has to balance school, work, Quiz Bowl, and on top of everything,...

Jeffrey Nagell first learned that he liked to teach others about the Bible when he was just in high school. When SCCC was looking for a New Testament teacher, he went straight to Darin Workman to talk to him about the job.

Preaching vs. teaching

Salina Byrd, Reporter
March 7, 2022

Students' chatter fill the classroom. Their teacher commences his lecture and all goes quiet. They listen as he enlightens them about the history of the...

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