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The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News


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...

CNA, Alexia Torres, participated in the Pancake flipping challenge. Its tradition to see who can flip it the most times. Local schools even have these competitions during the week.

Community celebrates Pancake Day

Dani Arellano, Reporter
March 2, 2022

Races, pancake eating contests, and parades; these are just a few of the numerous activities that went on in the community yesterday in Liberal. With...

Janice Northerns, retired, and Sharon Brockman introduce winners of the annual poetry contest in 2018. It was the first contest Brockman was a part of as a full-time English instructor for Seward County Community College.

Campus is left broken-hearted

Megan Berg and Laura Gillespie
March 2, 2022

Shock traveled through campus when the news spread that Sharon Brockman, the English Instructor at Seward County Community College, died Feb. 26 in Amarillo...

Drop Everything And Read [D.E.A.R] Day was Feb. 23 and this event went on all day in the library. This event was put on for the students and faculty to have a moment to go into the library and relax while they read their books.

A new event is brought to campus

Jessica Madrigal , Reporter
February 24, 2022

D.E.A.R. Day is not what many thought it was going to be just by looking at the title. Some people thought it was about deer but it turned out to be an...

[Left to Right] Clemente Rojo, Israel Banuelos and Adrian Torres grin in front of the Chicago Bean after a long morning of workshops and conferences. Rojo said, “It was a nice experience as president to connect with our fellow members on a deeper connection that you dont experience in so short of time at our meetings on Wednesdays.”

HALO escapes Kansas

Dani Arellano , Reporter
February 22, 2022

Throughout the halls of Seward County Community College, there are hidden gems of activities to do and clubs to join. Whether it is finding a passion in...

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