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The student news site of Seward County Community College

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The student news site of Seward County Community College

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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...

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....

 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...

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...

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...

SCCC will be closed from now on, following Gov. Kelly's executive stay at home order beginning March 30.

Campus closes following stay-at-home order

Annette Meza, Managing Editor
March 30, 2020

As of today, the state of Kansas has reported to have 368 cases of Coronavirus. A stay-at-home order has been issued for the whole state of Kansas by Gov....

Jonathan Jacquez, Walmart employee and high schooler, tries to stock chemical cleaning products in an aisle half empty due to customers panic buying.

Students witness panic during Coronavirus pandemic

Calen Moore, Reporter
March 23, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) panic has moved from big cities to even small communities in Southwest Kansas. Everyone has been advised to stay home and practice...

The SCCC campus has cleared out after President Ken Trzaska's announcement to switch to online classes starting Monday. Some staff and faculty are still on campus working but students are supposed to stay home.

Students react to taking classes online

The phone buzzed in most students' pockets at exactly 10:23 a.m. Tuesday. For some, the message brought stress with the new wave of changes announced....

Evan Truelson, North Riddgeville, Ohio, winds up before releasing a pitch in a March 7 game against Cloud County Community College. The redshirt freshman pitched in 11 games before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. He split time between pitching and playing first base before all activities at Seward County Community College were canceled.

NJCAA cancels spring sports, SCCC athletics supports decision

Amberley Vervalin, Reporter
March 19, 2020

The National Junior College Association made the difficult decision to cancel all spring athletics, along with the upcoming national tournaments due to...

SCCC moves to online classes March 23

Annette Meza and Elvis Polvon
March 17, 2020

In response to current conditions surrounding the Coronavirus disease, the Seward County Community College executive team decided to move classes online...

Spring break has been extended by a week for Seward County Community College students. More announcements will come out on March 19.

No class on Monday, spring break extended through March 23

Crusader News
March 13, 2020

Students get an extra week of spring break, returning to class on March 23. Seward County Community College president Ken Tzraska made the call today,...

Due to the Corona virus disease, SCCC president Ken Trzaska has decided to keep students up to date via email. Cancellation of classes has not occurred and classes will resume March 16.

SCCC scheduled to resume classes as normal March 16, updates to come

Annette Meza, Managing editor
March 12, 2020

Updated 5:05 PM CST March 12, 2020 The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making an impact globally and Seward County Community College is keeping a close eye...

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