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Twitter becomes popular social networking site

April 3, 2009

In the age of social networking a three-year-old site is gaining fame with the rich and famous and the average person. Twitter was founded in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Evan Williams. It is “a service for friends, family and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through...

HALO travels to Chicago

April 3, 2009

The Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School Hispanic American Leadership Organization traveled to Chicago over spring break and got the opportunity to hear Jesse Jackson speak. The conference took place from March 19 to 21 at the Sheraton Hotel. The conference featured workshops and presentations...

Gibson speaks to future journalists

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Crusader editors, Morgan Allaman, Rustin Watt, sponsor Daniel Hackett, Jessica Lulf, Chelsi Valdez and James McElvania stopped to pose for a picture on the Staten Island Ferry. The editors were in New York City for the College Media Advisors convention. While there, the group had a chance to visit many of the sites of New York and also got to hear Charles Gibson speak at the convention.

April 3, 2009

An ABC anchor, a lead CBS News reporter/ 60 Minutes correspondent and MediaStorm’s president addressed Crusader editors and others in attendance at the College Media Advisors spring convention in New York City during spring break. “Keynote speakers were really cool. I feel like I learned a lot from...

SIFE wins regional competition

April 3, 2009

SIFE won the Regional competition in Denver, Colo., March 15-18, and will be heading to Philadelphia, Pa., for the national competition. Club members said there were a lot of reasons why the Seward County SIFE club stood out above the rest, but there were two big reasons apart from the rest. “We were...

Challenge brings high school students to Seward County

Crusader photo/ Morgan Allaman
Alfredo Anaya of Liberal High School paints a nail during a cosmetology challenge. Although Anaya didn’t win, another LHS student Megan Devore placed first in cosmetology. This year’s Xtreme Challenge had a 64 percent increase in participants from 140 students last year to 230 students this year.

April 3, 2009

While Seward County Community College students whose morning classes pertaining to accounting, administration, ag, art, computer, cosmo, criminal justice, journalism or marketing had been canceled were fast asleep in their beds, scores were being tallied, murders were being solved, hair was being braided...

College hosts Farm Education Day

Crusader photo/ Chelsi Valdez 
Freshman Jordan Eder talks to a group of 24 students about where eggs come from during Farm Education Day on March 24. Over 1,219 elementary students from around the area were on campus for Farm Ed. Day. The Development received a check for $800 from Seward County Farm Bureau during Farm Ed. Day. The Farm Bureau helps with presentations during the day.

April 3, 2009

Over 1,000 young students participated in the 22nd annual Farm Education Day on the campus of Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School according to agricultural coordinator Evan Winchester. The final count, of mostly kindergarten and first grade students, was 1,219. Farm Ed. Day gives young...

Dunn named Liberal Citizen of the year

Crusader photo/ Rustin Watt 

Dr. Dunn shakes hands with Earl Watt as Dunn receives the High Plains Daily Leader “Citizen of the Year” award. Dunn won the award because of his work with the merger and many other community activities.

April 3, 2009

Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School President, Dr. Duane Dunn was recently honored as the High Plains Daily Leader Citizen of the Year for 2009. A reception honoring Dunn was held on Thursday in the Library. Dunn was very surprised by the honor. “It’s a great honor, but quite a...

Students dash for cash

April 3, 2009

The Student Government Association hosted Dash For Dollars, a game show in which students could win upwards of $500 March 24. The game show type event was hosted by Ralph Petta, an amusement park operator and comedian. Petta drove to Liberal from Rochester, N.Y. The game included three different...

Courtney, Challis to retire this year

February 6, 2009

Instructors Lee Courtney and Frank Challis submitted plans to retire to the college board of trustees Wednesday. Courtney and Challis have been instructing students at Seward County Community College for 32 and 33 years, respectively. Courtney, social science instructor, started in 1977. Challis,...

PTK plans for Spring Induction

February 6, 2009

Phi Theta Kappa is in the process of inducting students at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School. Jessica Lulf is president of Phi Theta Kappa. “Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society for two-year colleges,” Lulf said. “We focus on community service projects. The activities that...

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