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Employees at National Beef in Liberal feel safer and more protected now that cubicles of plexi glass have been placed around the plant.

Industrial Tech helps make National Beef a safer place

Annette Meza, Managing Editor April 23, 2020

As the number of cases rise in Liberal, now up to 195, places of work try to make their environments as safe as they can for employees. National Beef, the largest place of employment for Liberal, was in...

Hands-on classes became

Refund for classes handled case-by-case

Calen Moore, Multi-Media Reporter April 22, 2020

A nursing student gets ready for their clinicals and puts on their scrubs, goes to the hospital and spends hours shadowing a nurse and even more hours filling out paperwork. This is what class looked like...

Community members help neighbors and friends by sewing masks due to a nationwide shortage. The CDC has recommended that everyone wear masks for the protection of others and your own well being.

Liberal community comes together to provide masks

Annette Meza, Managing Editor April 17, 2020

A shortage of protective masks during the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired citizens of Liberal to come together at a distance to make reusable masks for those on the front lines. The Centers for Disease...

The Crusader staff Fall 2019: Monica Gonzalez, Rebecca Irby and Maggie Ibarra. (back row) Calen Moore, Preston Burrows, Cheyenne Miller and Josh Swanson.

All-Kansas, journalist of the year

Amberley Vervalin, Club Report April 15, 2020

Despite not being able to attend the State Conference in person, the Crusader News team conquered the Kansas Collegiate Media contest, coming home with all of the top awards for two year colleges. Crusader...

It's been a month since

Seward gets a ‘D’ for social distancing

Preston Burrows, Features Editor April 15, 2020

Going to the store or to a favorite restaurant everyday is a thing of the past with stay-at-home restrictions from the federal and state government. It's also suggested that citizens keep conversations...

For many, Easter won't be filled with the same, old family traditions. Even churches have taken their services online for the biggest holy holiday around the world.

Easter will be ‘different’ this year

Denise Perez, Reporter April 11, 2020

Easter is a worldwide, religious holiday celebrated by many families, however it’s more than just wearing your best outfit, or biggest hats to church! Easter is also known as Pascha, and resurrection...

Destiny Duran, Psychology major, learns from her family’s dinner table. Duran is a sophomore planning to attend University of Kansas in the fall. She said, “Online school makes me think homework is optional.”

Long distance learning changes lives of students

Rebecca Irby, Reporter April 10, 2020

It’s been three weeks since students received an email announcing that classes were going online as a result of the spread of COVID-19. Initially, this different class style shocked students but after...

Satanta teachers worked hard to put student’s supplies in brown paper bags while wearing personal protective equipment to keep the community safe. This system was set up as a drive-thru so students could get their supplies quickly so the next could do the same.

Teachers against COVID-19

Preston Burrows and Annette Meza April 9, 2020

Notebooks, textbooks, and left over items from students are stuffed into a black trash bag and set out on the school curb. Lesson plans disappear while a new plan is ready to send out in an email. Teachers...

Sophomore Shaina Ruff has taken the “teacher” role during these hard times. She continues teaching not only herself, but also her 11-year-old son, Mekhia.

It’s a “Ruff” life

Denise Perez, Reporter April 8, 2020

Online schooling has been difficult for many college students. Whether that be struggling with zoom calls, bad internet connection or just no motivation. Many of can relate to these situations but one...

 Local family owned coffee shop The Hustle posts a sign on their door announcing they are closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The shop employed a SCCC student Mario Loredo. They were forced to close due to lack of supplies and groceries.

COVID-19 leaves SCCC students unemployed

Calen Moore, Reporter April 2, 2020

T he gyms are empty. The restaurants are empty. The streets are empty ... and wallets are empty. A global pandemic has caused a crisis in the personal lives of students in Liberal as some lose their...

Phi Beta Lambda attended the state leadership conference on March 7. From left to right: Joel Obando, Pilar Cazares, Mariah Behrns KS PBL Vice-President, Lisa Kennedy PBL advisor and Cody Bradley SCCC PBL President. Not pictured is Jessica Schupman who received 1st in Local Chapter Annual Business Report.

PBL qualifies to go to nationals

Annette Meza, Managing Editor April 2, 2020

Phi Beta Lambda traveled to Emporia for the 2020 Kansas PBL State Leadership Conference before spring break and the Coronavirus outbreak in Kansas. The group of four, Joel Obando, Pilar Cazares, Mariah...

FAQs: Coronavirus Edition

FAQs: Coronavirus Edition

Jade Harper, Club Reporter March 31, 2020

Our world is in constant flux during this coronavirus outbreak. With each change, students’ email boxes get slammed with information. In an effort to keep everyone informed, Crusader News has created...

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