The Crusader

SGA prez puts gavel down

May 1, 2010

Edgar Rosales is involved in his school. Some could make the argument that he is the most involved student at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School. In his time at Seward, Rosales has...

SC security rejects proposed concealed carry bill

SC security rejects proposed concealed carry bill
April 30, 2010

I’ve always considered myself to be a strong proponent of our second amendment rights to keep and bear arms. After all, I am a tried and true Bible-belt midwesterner who has been around guns for most...

Autism Awareness

 Seward Dean of Instruction Cynthia Rapp sits with granddaughters Afton Lemmon, left,  and Caitlin Lemmon. The family had 
participated in a walk as part of April’s Autism Awareness Month. Caitlin, 5, is 
diagnosed with autism. But 
surrounded by 
family members such as Rapp, 
sister Afton and pooch Vinnie, 
along with 
doctors, she’s 
making strides.  Autism affects  about one in 110 births.The background is a drawing by Caitlin featured on a Christmas card for Alpine Autism Center.
Photo illustration
April 30, 2010

From three weeks old to 6 months old, little Caitlin screamed pretty much nonstop. She did not want to be swaddled or rocked, but would feel comforted or secure when placed in a swing and left alone. “The...

Crusader snags 24 awards

Courtesy photo
The Crusader staff shows off the 24 individual awards earned at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press conference in Hutchinson April 18-19. The staff was also a silver medalist for two-year newspapers.
April 30, 2010

The Crusader staff won 24 individual awards and a silver medalist award for overall two-year newspapers at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press convention in Hutchinson April 18-19. The staff also won...

450 attend GCI convention

April 30, 2010

The spring Gas Compressor Institute, hosted in Liberal, met April 19-21 with a turn out of about 450 attendees and 130 visitors. Tables and booths at the conference were manned by companies such as Hoerbiger,...

Nine SkillsUSA members to compete at nationals in June

April 30, 2010

Nine Seward SkillsUSA members will be heading to the national competition for placing first in their selected events at the SkillsUSA state contest in Wichita April 13-16. Seward has had teams compete...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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