The Crusader

Phillip Jacobs, trucker for O'Grady Trucking, spends most of his life on the road. He has been in the profession for about 40 years now. His favorite part of the job is traveling and meeting new people, which seems to be common among other truckers as well.

Trucking isn’t easy

December 6, 2019

Freedom. It’s almost tangible when you’re driving 60 miles per hour in a 53-foot 18-wheeler down th...

Lukwago doesn’t mind taking a walk on a cold day, as long as she can bundle up. Although she’s hardly visible underneath her coat and hat, she says she’ll be noticed by friends and acquaintances when she goes out.

‘Walking dynamite’ lights up community

December 4, 2019

O n a chilly November morning, a tiny woman, bundled up tight in a blue and black winter coat and shie...

Pumpkin pie is a must have on Thanksgiving, especially during the free Thanksgiving lunch Seward County Community College put on for the community and students.

The true meaning of Thanksgiving

November 25, 2019

After Halloween, America’s collective energy seems to go directly into preparing for Christmas. Stores...

Introverts typically find peace in spending time alone and don't see it as a negative thing. For math major Jonathan Flores, he says he normally doesn't make plans with friends and goes straight home after school.

Introverts: Is it environmental or biological?

November 20, 2019

When mathematics major Jonathan Flores clocks out of his work-study tutoring job in the MRC for the day, he ...

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“Ok boomer” meme reveals generational divides

November 12, 2019

It’s on hoodies, in the news and on every social media site known to the Internet; it even has its o...

Most athletic teams at SCCC are made up of international students. The volleyball and tennis teams are made up of more than 80 percent students from other countries.  Livia De Pra, volleyball player from the Dominican Republic, Juan Gonzales, tennis player from Argentina, Yanlis Feliz, volleyball player from Dominican Republic, and Mesalina Severino, volleyball player from Dominican Republic, are all new to Liberal.

Melting pot: 24 countries represented at SCCC

October 28, 2019

The United States has been described as a “melting pot,” in which different cultures add their own ...

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

October 22, 2019

Suicide is currently the second most common death among young adults ages 15-24. The rate has tripled s...

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

October 17, 2019

Editor’s note: This story acknowledges the existence of sex and sexually transmitted diseases. ...

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

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 in Liberal, such a...

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

October 11, 2019

Students spill into their seats and hear “class take out your pencils.” The next day they hear “c...

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

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 holds a 20 pound turk...

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

October 4, 2019

In Liberal, about 61.2% of the population is made up of Hispanic or Latino residents. These residents a...

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