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Gradual reopening begins in mid to late May

The SCCC campus will open in phases, following guidelines set up by the state of Kansas. The summer session will be in a hybrid-format — lectures online with labs being face-to-face.

May 1, 2020

Summer classes will be in a hybrid format for Seward County Community College. Lectures classes will be online while labs will be face-to-face following social distancing guidelines. The summer plans are all part of the campus taking a cautious approach in following state trends to reopen. Following...

Graduating amidst COVID-19: A new outlook on an old tradition

This years commencement ceremony for the class of 2020 will look nothing like this, as cancellations happened due to COVID-19. A video will be uploaded this Saturday however, to recognize the efforts of the graduation class.

Denise Perez and Elvis Polvon

April 29, 2020

“Congratulations class of 2020!” These are the words that thousands of graduates across the world strived to hear. Due to COVID-19, like other colleges, Seward County Community College made the decision to close campus and move to an online format of classes, for the safety of students, and staff....

SCCC steps up to quarantine families in need

Seward County Community College will be using the 72 open rooms excluding the Student Living Center for families who need to be quarantined. They will only be available for residents of Liberal.

Annette Meza, Managing Editor

April 28, 2020

Seward County Community College stepped up to serve the Liberal community by providing shelter for those who need to be quarantined after being exposed to those with COVID-19. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Seward County Emergency team requested that the college help shelter t...

Concurrent students struggle with loss from COVID-19

There are 365 concurrent students this semester for SCCC and most of them are dealing with the loss of their senior year. (Eagle icon provided by the USD 210 website)

Preston Burrows, Features Editor

April 27, 2020

“I had my last day of high school without even knowing,” Jenna Beesley, Hugoton High School and Seward County Community College concurrent student, said. This seemed to be the case for most students of the class of 2020.  March 23. The date was so close that students could hardly wait to go on spr...

Emergency funds available to SCCC students; applications open

Emergency funds available to SCCC students; applications open

April 23, 2020

Approximately half the $700,000 of emergency stimulus money from state and federal source allotted to Seward County Community College is earmarked for direct aid to students. The college’s financial response team opened applications this week in order to move the money quickly to students who need...

Industrial Tech helps make National Beef a safer place

Employees at National Beef in Liberal feel safer and more protected now that cubicles of plexi glass have been placed around the plant.

Annette Meza, Managing Editor

April 23, 2020

As the number of cases rise in Liberal, now up to 195, places of work try to make their environments as safe as they can for employees. National Beef, the largest place of employment for Liberal, was in dire need of any sort of protection for their employees from the novel COVID-19 virus.  Work c...

Refund for classes handled case-by-case

Hands-on classes became

Calen Moore, Multi-Media Reporter

April 22, 2020

A nursing student gets ready for their clinicals and puts on their scrubs, goes to the hospital and spends hours shadowing a nurse and even more hours filling out paperwork. This is what class looked like just over a month ago, but now that nursing student gets on their laptop at home and does their c...

Liberal community comes together to provide masks

Community members help neighbors and friends by sewing masks due to a nationwide shortage. The CDC has recommended that everyone wear masks for the protection of others and your own well being.

Annette Meza, Managing Editor

April 17, 2020

A shortage of protective masks during the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired citizens of Liberal to come together at a distance to make reusable masks for those on the front lines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended for everyone to wear protective masks and gloves, if they can. Not...

All-Kansas, journalist of the year

The Crusader staff Fall 2019: Monica Gonzalez, Rebecca Irby and Maggie Ibarra. (back row) Calen Moore, Preston Burrows, Cheyenne Miller and Josh Swanson.

Amberley Vervalin, Club Report

April 15, 2020

Despite not being able to attend the State Conference in person, the Crusader News team conquered the Kansas Collegiate Media contest, coming home with all of the top awards for two year colleges. Crusader News was given the title All-Kansas news publication of the year among two year colleges. This ...

Seward gets a ‘D’ for social distancing

It's been a month since

Preston Burrows, Features Editor

April 15, 2020

Going to the store or to a favorite restaurant everyday seems to be in the past with stay-at-home restrictions from the federal and state government. Also, when absolutely necessary, citizens are to keep conversations to a minimum with at least six feet between the two people or a group less than 10 ...

Easter will be ‘different’ this year

For many, Easter won't be filled with the same, old family traditions. Even churches have taken their services online for the biggest holy holiday around the world.

Denise Perez, Reporter

April 11, 2020

Easter is a worldwide, religious holiday celebrated by many families, however it’s more than just wearing your best outfit, or biggest hats to church! Easter is also known as Pascha, and resurrection Sunday. Many will celebrate this weekend in the midst of “social isolation” during this corona...

Long distance learning changes lives of students

Destiny Duran, Psychology major, learns from her family’s dinner table. Duran is a sophomore planning to attend University of Kansas in the fall. She said, “Online school makes me think homework is optional.”

Rebecca Irby, Reporter

April 10, 2020

It’s been three weeks since students received an email announcing that classes were going online as a result of the spread of COVID-19. Initially, this different class style shocked students but after everything settled down, some have mixed feelings about the change. Some students such as Marcos Po...

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