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Coronavirus: what is it and what’s happening?

The Coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China. To prevent from spreading the infection, it is recommended that you wash your hands, stay home if symptoms arise and wear a mask if possible.

Rebecca Irby, Reporter

March 5, 2020

As some students prepare to travel during spring break, ticket prices or itinerary plans aren’t the only things causing worry.  As of March 3, a new coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, China, has now been detected in 70 international locations. Constant media coverage and the number o...

Twitter highlights of Super Tuesday

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) holds a rally hours before Super Tuesday at the Rivercentre in St. Paul, MN, on March 2, 2020.

Preston Burrows, Features Editor

March 5, 2020

It was down to three. Two opponents were neck and neck and one is not going down without a fight. With twists and turns and the plot thickening, some would consider this a drama series, but in fact this is the 2020 United States democratic presidential primary election.  This week started off with many political su...

Cats on campus

Cats on campus

Annette Meza and Preston Burrows

March 4, 2020

At the student living center, there's more than just students. Cats live there too! Since the beginning of the year, kittens and cats have roamed around the SLC building. The students and cats have a special relationship on the campus. Students sometimes feed them with treats and give them affection ...

Photo essay: TRiO’s salt mine adventure

Erika Espinoza, TRiO advisor, got a first glimpse of the salt rocks in the Strataca by touching the Oversize Rock Salt display in the Permian Playground. Guests are able to touch the displays in the Permian Playground, such as the salt dust and oversize rock salt.

Maggie Ibarra, Reporter

March 3, 2020

TRiO, a federally funded grant program designed to help Seward County Community College students succeed, occasionally offers cultural experience trips outside of Liberal. These trips help students with a low income background experience new things they might have not been able to afford.  On Fe...

HALO attends 38th annual USHLI conference

HALO students attended the 38th USHLI conference from Feb. 20- Feb. 23.  HALO students left to right back row: Sammir Martinez, Alondra Sanchez, Frances Brown, Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., President of United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, Patsy Fischer, Miguel Perez, Ana Herrera and Luis Jimenez. Left to right front row: Alizae Salinas and Maria Herrera.

Annette Meza, Managing Editor

March 2, 2020

Seward County Community College’s Hispanic American Leadership Organization attended the 38th annual United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference. The conference took place from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22 in Chicago.  The USHLI conference brings together college students from around the Unit...

Hickman appointed dean of technical school

In the computer room, Chris Hickman helps a student with an assignment, explaining the process and answering questions. The new dean makes sure each one of his students gets the help they need.

Annette Meza, Managing Editor

February 28, 2020

U.S. Navy veteran, Chris Hickman, grew up in the small town of Wauchula, Florida. Somehow, after many years of running from his confined hometown and living in different places nation-wide, he ended up in Liberal. Hickman never imagined his life taking a turn like that. The story goes like this:  On...

SCCC student Whitney Hay takes first in Liberal’s Pancake Day race

Whitney Hay placed first in the Liberal leg of the Pancake Day race, but lost to Olney, England by three seconds.

Elvis Polvon, Reporter

February 26, 2020

The Pancake Day race tradition carried for 71 years brings the two sister cities together every year right before Lent. Since 1950, Liberal and Olney, England have had an annual race-off on every “Fat Tuesday.” Pancake Day this year was a four day event here in Liberal, consisting of a carnival, a 5k ...

Schedule of Events for Pancake Day 2020

Pancake Day 2020 events are almost here.

Jade Harper, Club Reporter

February 21, 2020

Pancake Day 2020 is Feb. 25, Fat Tuesday. Seward County Community College will not hold classes that day so students can enjoy the annual festivities with their friends and families. Here is the schedule of events:  Saturday - Feb. 22   Merchandise Sales at Randall Girl Scout Building, Light...

SCCC students spread love to nursing residents

 Basketball players Karolina Szydłowska and Wiktoria Kazimierowicz hand out a Valentine to a Brookdale resident. This is the second time the library has sponsored this event.

Annette Meza, Managing Editor

February 14, 2020

Valentine's Day is all about spreading love, and that's exactly what Seward County Community College students did today. The SCCC Lady Saints volleyball and basketball teams visited two nursing homes and an assisted living center, which were Good Samaritan Society, Brookdale Liberal Springs and Wheatridge ...

Photo Essay: Colvin makes language learning fun

Victoria Bangs provides a visual learning experience for beginning English students. Most of the students speak Spanish but Bangs doesn’t allow it to be spoken in her class, in an effort to get as much English practice as possible. One of the best ways for beginner students to connect a meaning with a vocabulary word is by acting it out or using pictures. There are three levels of English offered at the Colvin Adult Learning Center — basic, intermediate and advanced.

Photography 2 Class

February 14, 2020

S itting slightly off Kansas Avenue in Liberal, the Colvin Adult Learning Center is easy to miss. The plain white building has no distinguishing features to draw the attention of those passing by. It doesn’t need it though, the magic happens inside. Students come from Liberal and surrounding comm...

Dorm fines cause mixed emotions among students

Spring semester has brought in new classes, snow and what the SCCC students are mostly confused about: Dorm fines.

Annette Meza and Preston Burrows

February 7, 2020

A car pulls up to the Seward County Community College Student Living Center containing three students. They’re arriving back from a weekend trip to Wichita where they visited family.  The three girls walked into the building, up the stairs and into a single room. The time was approximately 40 ...

2020 Homecoming king and queen crowned

Cheerleader Alicyn Carey crowns fellow cheerleader Celia Gutierrez. Gutierrez said she was shocked and couldn't believe it!

Elvis Polvon, Reporter

February 3, 2020

The 2020 Seward County Community College homecoming king and queen coronation was held on Feb. 1. Qaiyoom “Q” Olanlege and Celia Gutierrez were crowned king and queen between the women's and men's basketball game in the greenhouse. The rest of the homecoming candidates were: Austin Moreno, Maria Herr...

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