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New kids on the block

New kids on the block

Jessica Madrigal and Reece Hay
April 22, 2022

All Saints Day took place for students all over wanting to attend Seward County Community College in the Fall of 22’. Seniors get to enroll in classes...

For the fourth year in a row Crusader receives the All-Kansas award for spring and fall of 2021. Pictured left to right are Laura Gillespie, Brianna Rich, Jessica Madrigal, Dani Arellano and Seyun Park.

Crusader keeps winning

Melvin Le , Copy Editor
April 13, 2022

The annual Kansas Collegiate Media Awards are back in-person after being online via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions. Each year, Crusader takes home numerous...

Hollistah talks about his beginnings when he first listened to rappers on MTV at his grandma’s house. The show inspired the young boy and at the age of nine, he knew he wanted to be a rapper. He had his first gig at 12 at a gospel festival and at 18 opened for another artist in front of a crowd of 4,000 people.

Kansas rapper expresses need for creativity

Megan Berg , Features Editor
April 11, 2022

Tables of pizza and cookies is an enticing view, especially at lunchtime when the smell of melted cheese and spices makes the mouth water. This is the...

This year it was the 12 annual celebration of national poetry month and to celebrate the creative writers’ coffeehouse was held. During the coffeehouse, there were poems read by the contest winners and by the people who just wanted to share their poems.

Poetry night is brought to life

Jessica Madrigal, Reporter
April 11, 2022

The creative writer's coffee house was brought to life with many poems and with the appearance of a guest speaker.  Creative writers coffee...

Library receives $10,000 grant

Library receives $10,000 grant

Jessica Madrigal , Reporter
April 7, 2022

The Seward County Community College Library received a massive win in the form of a $10,000 grant for new additions and more events in the fall.  The...

Calmly sitting in the donation chair, Jaxon Rios donates plasma to The Red Cross donation in the afternoon. Plasma accounts for around 55% of our total blood volume and is also 90% water.

Be a hero and donate

Ashanti Thompson and Megan Berg
April 6, 2022

Warning: pictures of blood and needles are included in this story  The smell of antiseptic wafts through the room as donators lay back waiting for...

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...

An opportunity to not only meet the president but also to talk about campus and what could be better. SCCC President Bennett and some of the presidential scholars meet to share some ice cream, and discuss issues on campus.

Bennett uses ice cream to receive feedback

Laura Gillespie , Editor
March 30, 2022

The tables were lined with multiple flavors of ice cream and a handful of different types of toppings from sprinkles to cherries. This is what the Presidential...

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....

Congratulations to all of the new members who just got inducted to PTK. Starting from left to right: Javier Victoria, Brenda Cardenas Perez, Aidaly Ramos, Ren Watt, Karina Rodriguez and Adrian Torres (Not pictured: Ugo Fiorito, Karime Rios, Alexis Rodriguez and Guadalupe Ugalde).

PTK recognizes 10 new members

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is a club at Seward County Community College that recognizes the academic achievements of students. On March 27, the club inducted...

Brad Bennett hosted a town hall meeting on March 24 to talk about the future of the campus and enrollment. Bennett has hopes that these meetings will continue, and will grow with more student and community involvement.

Community, faculty discuss Seward’s future

Laura Gillespie, Editor
March 25, 2022

The recent success of Seward County Community Colleges Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program led college administrators to question what else can...

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