The Crusader

Teachers against COVID-19

Satanta teachers worked hard to put student’s supplies in brown paper bags while wearing personal protective equipment to keep the community safe. This system was set up as a drive-thru so students could get their supplies quickly so the next could do the same.

Preston Burrows and Annette Meza

April 9, 2020

Notebooks, textbooks, and left over items from students are stuffed into a black trash bag and set out on the school curb. Lesson plans disappear while a new plan is ready to send out in an email. Teachers saw their senior students one last time without even knowing it.  This is a story where st...

It’s a “Ruff” life

Sophomore Shaina Ruff has taken the “teacher” role during these hard times. She continues teaching not only herself, but also her 11-year-old son, Mekhia.

Denise Perez, Reporter

April 8, 2020

Online schooling has been difficult for many college students. Whether that be struggling with zoom calls, bad internet connection or just no motivation. Many of can relate to these situations but one that not everyone can relate to is being a stay-at-home student while also being a child's teacher.  ...

COVID-19 leaves SCCC students unemployed

 Local family owned coffee shop The Hustle posts a sign on their door announcing they are closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The shop employed a SCCC student Mario Loredo. They were forced to close due to lack of supplies and groceries.

Calen Moore, Reporter

April 2, 2020

T he gyms are empty. The restaurants are empty. The streets are empty ... and wallets are empty. A global pandemic has caused a crisis in the personal lives of students in Liberal as some lose their job due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  COVID-19 has caused many businesses to adapt to the Center fo...

PBL qualifies to go to nationals

Phi Beta Lambda attended the state leadership conference on March 7. From left to right: Joel Obando, Pilar Cazares, Mariah Behrns KS PBL Vice-President, Lisa Kennedy PBL advisor and Cody Bradley SCCC PBL President. Not pictured is Jessica Schupman who received 1st in Local Chapter Annual Business Report.

Annette Meza, Managing Editor

April 2, 2020

Phi Beta Lambda traveled to Emporia for the 2020 Kansas PBL State Leadership Conference before spring break and the Coronavirus outbreak in Kansas. The group of four, Joel Obando, Pilar Cazares, Mariah Behrns and Cody Bradley, brought back many awards with Behrns elected as the new Kansas PBL president ...

FAQs: Coronavirus Edition

FAQs: Coronavirus Edition

Jade Harper, Club Reporter

March 31, 2020

Our world is in constant flux during this coronavirus outbreak. With each change, students’ email boxes get slammed with information. In an effort to keep everyone informed, Crusader News has created this “frequently asked questions” section. We will keep it updated as plans or procedures change. ...

Campus closes following stay-at-home order

SCCC will be closed from now on, following Gov. Kelly's executive stay at home order beginning March 30.

Annette Meza, Managing Editor

March 30, 2020

As of today, the state of Kansas has reported to have 368 cases of Coronavirus. A stay-at-home order has been issued for the whole state of Kansas by Gov. Laura Kelly. This order began on March 30 and will end April 19. Seward County Community College will close campus to students and to the public as part o...

Students witness panic during Coronavirus pandemic

Jonathan Jacquez, Walmart employee and high schooler, tries to stock chemical cleaning products in an aisle half empty due to customers panic buying.

Calen Moore, Reporter

March 23, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) panic has moved from big cities to even small communities in Southwest Kansas. Everyone has been advised to stay home and practice “social distancing” or staying far away from people. Students at Seward County Community College are moving to online classes and have been...

Students react to taking classes online

The SCCC campus has cleared out after President Ken Trzaska's announcement to switch to online classes starting Monday. Some staff and faculty are still on campus working but students are supposed to stay home.

Preston Burrows, Rebecca Irby, and Denise Perez

March 20, 2020

The phone buzzed in most students' pockets at exactly 10:23 a.m. Tuesday. For some, the message brought stress with the new wave of changes announced. While others were grateful the right decisions were made.  This email changed the course of the 2020 college school year.  With an extended spring break due to COVID-19, Ken Trzaska, president of Seward County Community College, announced that c...

NJCAA cancels spring sports, SCCC athletics supports decision

Evan Truelson, North Riddgeville, Ohio, winds up before releasing a pitch in a March 7 game against Cloud County Community College. The redshirt freshman pitched in 11 games before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. He split time between pitching and playing first base before all activities at Seward County Community College were canceled.

Amberley Vervalin, Reporter

March 19, 2020

The National Junior College Association made the difficult decision to cancel all spring athletics, along with the upcoming national tournaments due to Covid-19, the Coronavirus. The March 16 decision was the last athletic association to cancel after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an...

SCCC moves to online classes March 23

All SCCC classes will be moving to an online format beginning March 23. For more information, visit

Annette Meza and Elvis Polvon

March 17, 2020

In response to current conditions surrounding the Coronavirus disease, the Seward County Community College executive team decided to move classes online beginning March 23. Students are responsible to contact their instructors directly to obtain their coursework. Administration advises students to check email...

No class on Monday, spring break extended through March 23

Spring break has been extended by a week for Seward County Community College students. More announcements will come out on March 19.

Crusader News

March 13, 2020

Students get an extra week of spring break, returning to class on March 23. Seward County Community College president Ken Tzraska made the call today, following in the footsteps of the larger state universities in Kansas and across the nation. Tzraska informed the SCCC community via an email. In i...

SCCC scheduled to resume classes as normal March 16, updates to come

Due to the Corona virus disease, SCCC president Ken Trzaska has decided to keep students up to date via email. Cancellation of classes has not occurred and classes will resume March 16.

Annette Meza, Managing editor

March 12, 2020

Updated 5:05 PM CST March 12, 2020 The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making an impact globally and Seward County Community College is keeping a close eye on it and how it will affect the surrounding towns.  President Donald Trump has announced a travel ban from Europe to the United states. Cancelations...

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