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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...

Bennett starts as president, tries to re-earn trust

Laura Gillespie and Dani Arellano
February 17, 2022

The last time Brad Bennett was on campus in June he left “bawling,” already regretting his decision to step away from education. Now, Bennett is back...

Local residents enlighten students for Black History Month

Local residents enlighten students for Black History Month

Melvin Le, Reporter
February 17, 2022

Seward County Community College celebrates Black History Month by hosting the “Conversations on Race: History & Future” in the library. Three local...

Anne Weese, director of mental health and sports psychology for K-State, discusses the importance of self-awareness and mindfulness practices.

Greenhouse welcomes back a champion

Laura Gillespie, Editor
February 14, 2022

It’s okay to not be okay and ask for help.  Students and staff heard this message from Anne Weese, director of mental health and sports psychology...

Brad Bennett went live with Crusader’s Mary Ramirez on Instagram and Facebook on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 soon after arriving on campus. Bennetts new return date is Feb. 14, 2022 to the SCCC campus.

Bennett returns as SCCC president

Laura Gillespie , Editor
February 11, 2022

Brad Bennett is set to return to Seward County Community College as president. This news comes just days after Greg Gunderson resigned. Bennett will begin...

Homecoming candidates announced

Homecoming candidates announced

Melvin Le, Reporter
February 11, 2022

Homecoming is back. After taking a year off due to COVID and restricted number of fans in the Green House last year, Seward County Community College will...

Manuel Bustillos, drafting and design technology instructor, works with students to survey the land set aside for the grain elevator project. After the survey is done, concrete will be poured. The modified grain elevator will be near the ag building.

Grain elevator will be newest building on campus

Construction on a grain elevator began on the Seward County Community College campus last week. The addition is part of a new program where students may...

Greg Gunderson is set to resign Feb. 11 citing a family emergency. This has left SCCC without a president for the third time in three years.

Third president in three years resigns

Seward County Community College’s president resigned after two months on the job. Greg Gunderson released a statement to staff, faculty and students...

Snow days don’t stop SCCC from having class or fun

Dani Arellano and Crusader Staff
February 3, 2022

Whether it is staying inside cozied up on the couch with a good show, playing in six-inches of snow or going to work in extreme cold conditions, snow days...

With the previous pieces of information Officer Smiddy had given about taking exact notes of measurement, students Maricruz Aguirre and Shania Castro took precise measurements of the footprints, gunshots, blood smears. Etc. In addition, the students had also learned that taking photos was a crucial part of also getting great evidence.

Gangland shooting reenacted in criminal investigations class

Jessica Madrigal, Reporter
February 2, 2022

Blood splatter, gunshots and gangs — it was a crime scene in the classroom. Students in the criminal investigations class were tasked with solving...

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