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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. Laura Kelly. This order began on March 30 and...

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 “social distancing” or staying far away...

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

Preston Burrows, Rebecca Irby, and Denise Perez March 20, 2020

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. While others were grateful the right decisions were...

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 Covid-19, the Coronavirus. The March 16 decision...

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 beginning March 23. Students are responsible to...

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, following in the footsteps of the larger state...

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 on it and how it will affect the surrounding towns.  President...

The Coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China. To prevent from spreading the infection, it is recommended that you wash your hands, stay home if symptoms arise and wear a mask if possible.

Coronavirus: what is it and what’s happening?

Rebecca Irby, Reporter March 5, 2020

As some students prepare to travel during spring break, ticket prices or itinerary plans aren’t the only things causing worry.  As of March 3, a new coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan,...

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) holds a rally hours before Super Tuesday at the Rivercentre in St. Paul, MN, on March 2, 2020.

Twitter highlights of Super Tuesday

Preston Burrows, Features Editor March 5, 2020

It was down to three. Two opponents were neck and neck and one is not going down without a fight. With twists and turns and the plot thickening, some would consider this a drama series, but in fact this...

Cats on campus

Annette Meza and Preston Burrows March 4, 2020

At the student living center, there's more than just students. Cats live there too! Since the beginning of the year, kittens and cats have roamed around the SLC building. The students and cats have a special...

Erika Espinoza, TRiO advisor, got a first glimpse of the salt rocks in the Strataca by touching the Oversize Rock Salt display in the Permian Playground. Guests are able to touch the displays in the Permian Playground, such as the salt dust and oversize rock salt.

Photo essay: TRiO’s salt mine adventure

Maggie Ibarra, Reporter March 3, 2020

TRiO, a federally funded grant program designed to help Seward County Community College students succeed, occasionally offers cultural experience trips outside of Liberal. These trips help students with...

HALO students attended the 38th USHLI conference from Feb. 20- Feb. 23.  HALO students left to right back row: Sammir Martinez, Alondra Sanchez, Frances Brown, Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., President of United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, Patsy Fischer, Miguel Perez, Ana Herrera and Luis Jimenez. Left to right front row: Alizae Salinas and Maria Herrera.

HALO attends 38th annual USHLI conference

Annette Meza, Managing Editor March 2, 2020

Seward County Community College’s Hispanic American Leadership Organization attended the 38th annual United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference. The conference took place from Feb. 20 to...

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