The Crusader

Nursing director retires after 29 years

April 30, 2010

Steve Hecox is retiring this year after 29 years of teaching and supervising in the Allied Health department of the college. Hecox grew up in Tyrone, Okla. where he graduated from high school. He went to college in Alva, Okla. at Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he started dating his future...

Lack of communication causes problems

April 30, 2010

Communication issues: it’s a cliché saying. It’s also one of the most useful clichés ever said in the history of mankind. Having marital problems? It’s probably communication issues. The reason most countries are at war: communication issues. I have come up with a few “symptoms” that might...

Technical school hosts car show

April 19, 2010

The Area Technical School is hosting its fourth annual car show, beginning at 1 p.m. on April 25 at the Area Technical School, 2215 N. Kansas Ave. Setup will begin at 9:30 a.m. The car show will be at 1-5 p.m., including the people’s choice awards at 4 p.m. People who attend the car show will be able...

Marky Nolen stabbed during altercation

Marky Nolen stabbed during altercation

April 19, 2010

A Seward basketball player was stabbed around 2 a.m. April 11 during a fight at Love’s County Store, 188 W. Pancake. When officers arrived, the group of men involved began to scatter. Marky Nolen, a 20-year-old Saints basketball player, approached an officer saying he was stabbed. While the officer...

16 Tips for less stress

April 15, 2010

With the spring semester almost over, college life can get a little hectic, especially when it’s time for finals. Next time you feel like a juggler with too many balls in the air or like a tornado is ripping through your brain, maybe you should give one of these stress relieving tips a whirl. 1. Laughter...

Ag sales see high numbers

Ag sales see high numbers

April 15, 2010

Seward’s agriculture department saw nearly 250 animals sold for its annual pig, lamb, and goat sales at the ag building April 9 and 10. “Although prices were decent on the lambs and goats sold, demand was rather weak with some consignments not selling. This is in stark contrast to our Friday night...

Barefoot for a cause

April 1, 2010

In an effort to spread awareness of the importance of shoes in developing parts of the world, some Seward County students are encouraging others to support TOMS shoes by going barefoot on April 7. TOMS shoes will hold its third annual “One Day Without Shoes” campaign on April 8, in which people are...

Bill on concealed weapons should not pass

April 1, 2010

“Let’s see, I have my chemistry book, speech book, notebooks, paper, pens, what am I missing? Oh, yeah, my concealed weapon.” This may come to be a normal routine when getting packed for school in the morning for those with concealed weapons. House Bill 2685, a bill our state legislature is considering...

Concealed weapons bill raises fiscal and security concerns

April 1, 2010

Making its way to the Kansas legislature Senate floor is a bill that would allow people to carry a concealed weapon into any state or municipality facility, as long as they had a license to do so. That includes community colleges and universities in the state of Kansas, and the person could be a student,...

Xtreme Challenge attracts potential peers with prizes

April 1, 2010

More than 250 students from 12 high schools competed in the fifth annual Xtreme Challenge contests at Seward on March 24. The event offered 12 categories of competition, which seemed to be popular for first-time students as well veterans of the Xtreme Challenge, open to high school students from freshmen...

Clubs pledge to raise money at phonathon

April 1, 2010

A Phonathon to raise money for scholarships will be April 7 to 11. “Our goal is to raise $20,000 for scholarships, and we want to get many clubs and organizations to help,” Dean of Student Services Celeste Donovan said. Clubs and teams who have already signed up include SIFE, ADN, Sigma Chi Chi,...

Hometown girl becomes hairdresser

Crusader photo/Alfredo
 Anaya
Jandi Riddle applies makeup to Heather Grant who portrayed Glinda in “The 
Wizard 
of Oz.”

March 3, 2010

In high school, Jandi Riddle was busy playing basketball, golfing and cheering, but now, as a graduating cosmetology student she’s busy coping with the long hours and learning to step out of the comfort bubble her hometown of Turpin, Okla. had provided. “I’ve grown up in Turpin my whole life, so...

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