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Phi Beta Lambda takes over NYC

Phi Beta Lambda takes over NYC

Angelica Alfaro, Club reporter

November 8, 2019

Phi Beta Lambda headed to New York City on Oct. 24 for the Career Connections Conference for the second year in a row. From fundraising to receiving grants, animal science major Cody Bradley and business administration and pre-law major Mariah Behrns, made the trip happen for themselves and attended the...

SGA welcomes students to join board

The Student Government Association on campus serves as the voice for students. Sponsor of the club Wade Lyon hopes to have more participation from students of various other clubs on campus. Lyon said that having a diverse staff would help SGA make more decisions of what they would like to see on campus and what they'd like to change.

Annette Meza, Co-Editor

November 6, 2019

The Student Government Association strives to be Seward County Community College’s voice. Recently, director of student life and leadership Wade Lyon has announced that SGA is open to accepting new members and increased participation from clubs on the SCCC campus.  “SGA really tries to be the voice of the s...

Photo Essay: Clubs host spooky games for community kids

Nayeli Galan, Liberal freshman, hands out candy to children. The cheer team hosted a ping pong ball toss game for the trick-or-treaters..

Rebecca Irby, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Scary goblins, super heroes and beautiful princesses lined up to go through the Student Union on Oct. 31 for the annual Trick-or-Treat Street. The event is put on by Seward County Community College's clubs for the community's children to have a safe place to go trick-or-treating. Club members dress...

Medical students settle into new Allied Health building

The Allied health center is now open for use and has been since Oct. 14. Here, surgical technology, nursing, respiratory therapy and medical laboratory technology students are taught. Originally, the programs were held at the Epsworth center across town. The building was less spacious and was also getting too much to maintain at a economical level.

Josh Swanson, Reporter

October 30, 2019

The Allied Health building officially opened on Oct. 14 with most of the programs finally settling in halfway through the semester. Originally, it was supposed to open in August for the start of fall classes, but construction fell behind due to poor weather conditions from last December to February ...

Vapers avoid faulty cartridges

As of Oct. 2, there have been 17 deaths in the U.S. due to vaping. However, studies show that most of these deaths are caused by Vitamin E acetate oil that is being added to THC cartridges.

Monica Gonzalez, Social Media Director

October 23, 2019

Donald Trump has put his foot down and is trying to ban flavored nicotine vapes and juices. Government agencies and general reports claim that all vaping is bad but students aren't so sure.  Genaro Laredo, sophomore diesel tech major, said that while vaping is bad in general and there still isn’...

Presidential elections 2020

Presidential elections 2020

Cheyenne Miller, Copy Editor

October 18, 2019

With primaries for the 2020 presidential election beginning as early as February, it’s never too soon to begin researching candidates, and so far, 19 Democrats and four Republicans have announced plans to run. Here’s what you need to know about the current frontrunners.  Republicans   Donald Trump ...

Grimm fairy tales are not for kids

The Seward County Community College library and Humanities Kansas sponsored a Lunch In the Library event on Oct. 16. Professional story teller Priscilla Howe was invited to tell Brothers Grimm tales. These tales are not the fairy tales you see on the screen, but they were originally written with gore and unexpected twists.

Josh Swanson, Reporter

October 17, 2019

The smell of hot, scrumptious pizza wafted through the air as college and high school students crowded around the library at Seward County Community College. They listened to guest speaker Priscilla Howe on Oct. 16 as she told Brothers Grimm fairy tales.  As part of the Lunch in the Library series, ...

HALO attends annual midwest encuentro

The lunch time entertainment was put on by a sorority on campus and a live band. The dancers were Jarabe dancers, which is the national dance of Mexico.

Annette Meza, Co-Editor

October 11, 2019

Empowerment is one word that Miguel Perez, President of Seward County Community College’s Hispanic American Leadership association (HALO), used to describe the annual Midwest HALO encuentro.  The annual October event was hosted by Kansas State University on the Manhattan campus for all colleges in...

Nursing students help at annual Community Health Fair

Elizabeth Irby, CPR/First Aid teacher of SWMC, has a couple of kids race each other doing CPR at the Community Health Fair.

Maggie Ibarra, Reporter

October 10, 2019

On Oct. 5, Southwest Medical Center hosted the Community Health Fair. The health fair took place at the Seward County Activity Center and had more than 50 booths dedicated to health and wellness, as well as free exams and lab tests that cost $35. This year marked the 11th event in a row that was held....

Students weigh in on new Mario Kart game

Mario Kart took the Seward County Community College campus by storm when the game dropped in the app store. Students played it before class, in between classes and sometimes even during class. Most said the game for their phones gave them reminded them of childhood, playing the game on a Wii.

Cheyenne Miller, Copy Editor

October 10, 2019

When a new, mobile version of Nintendo’s Mario Kart game hit the app store recently, it was met with instantaneous popularity, taking the world, and Seward County Community College, by storm. The game, which was downloaded 90 million times in the first week according to Sensor Tower data, became...

Priests accused of sexual assault in Dodge City Diocese report

The Catholic Diocese of Dodge City has released its list of priests with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of children. Liberal's St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church was mentioned in the report, however, the priest left the parish in 1994.

Crusader Staff

October 3, 2019

The Catholic Diocese of Dodge City released a list of priests accused of sexual assault all over the state of Kansas. One of these priests, who is now deceased, served at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal. More priests were identified in other areas of Southwest Kansas.  Elkhart, Hugoton, ...

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