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In the computer room, Chris Hickman helps a student with an assignment, explaining the process and answering questions. The new dean makes sure each one of his students gets the help they need.

Hickman appointed dean of technical school

Annette Meza, Managing Editor February 28, 2020

U.S. Navy veteran, Chris Hickman, grew up in the small town of Wauchula, Florida. Somehow, after many years of running from his confined hometown and living in different places nation-wide, he ended up...

Whitney Hay placed first in the Liberal leg of the Pancake Day race, but lost to Olney, England by three seconds.

SCCC student Whitney Hay takes first in Liberal’s Pancake Day race

Elvis Polvon, Reporter February 26, 2020

The Pancake Day race tradition carried for 71 years brings the two sister cities together every year right before Lent. Since 1950, Liberal and Olney, England have had an annual race-off on every “Fat...

Pancake Day 2020 events are almost here.

Schedule of Events for Pancake Day 2020

Jade Harper, Club Reporter February 21, 2020

Pancake Day 2020 is Feb. 25, Fat Tuesday. Seward County Community College will not hold classes that day so students can enjoy the annual festivities with their friends and families. Here is the schedule...

 Basketball players Karolina Szydłowska and Wiktoria Kazimierowicz hand out a Valentine to a Brookdale resident. This is the second time the library has sponsored this event.

SCCC students spread love to nursing residents

Annette Meza, Managing Editor February 14, 2020

Valentine's Day is all about spreading love, and that's exactly what Seward County Community College students did today. The SCCC Lady Saints volleyball and basketball teams visited two nursing homes and...

Victoria Bangs provides a visual learning experience for beginning English students. Most of the students speak Spanish but Bangs doesn’t allow it to be spoken in her class, in an effort to get as much English practice as possible. One of the best ways for beginner students to connect a meaning with a vocabulary word is by acting it out or using pictures. There are three levels of English offered at the Colvin Adult Learning Center — basic, intermediate and advanced.

Photo Essay: Colvin makes language learning fun

Photography 2 Class February 14, 2020

S itting slightly off Kansas Avenue in Liberal, the Colvin Adult Learning Center is easy to miss. The plain white building has no distinguishing features to draw the attention of those passing by. It...

Spring semester has brought in new classes, snow and what the SCCC students are mostly confused about: Dorm fines.

Dorm fines cause mixed emotions among students

Annette Meza and Preston Burrows February 7, 2020

A car pulls up to the Seward County Community College Student Living Center containing three students. They’re arriving back from a weekend trip to Wichita where they visited family.  The three girls...

Cheerleader Alicyn Carey crowns fellow cheerleader Celia Gutierrez. Gutierrez said she was shocked and couldn't believe it!

2020 Homecoming king and queen crowned

Elvis Polvon, Reporter February 3, 2020

The 2020 Seward County Community College homecoming king and queen coronation was held on Feb. 1. Qaiyoom “Q” Olanlege and Celia Gutierrez were crowned king and queen between the women's and men's...

Wendy Vasquez, alumni coordinator, and Elizabeth Irby, hall of saints inductee, were filled with joy after the ceremony. Irby wants to thank all those who helped with the ceremony, and appreciates the community for their support.

Photo essay: SCCC Hall of Saints inducts 15 more members

Rebecca Irby, Reporter February 3, 2020

Seward County Community College hosted its second Hall of Saints inductee ceremony on Jan. 31. 15 new members were recognized and inducted at the banquet at the Comfort Inn and Suites. 

The SCCC homecoming court for 2020 is chosen from the various clubs on campus.

SCCC homecoming candidates announced

Denise Perez and Rebecca Irby January 30, 2020

The 2020 homecoming king and queen for Seward County Community College will be crowned on Feb. 1 between the women’s and men’s basketball games in the Greenhouse, approximately 7:40 p.m. The students...

Taste of Kansas took place on Jan. 29 in the SCCC library. The event was held to show the many cultures and foods that make up Kansas. About 50 plates of food were brought for the potluck and over 200 people attended.

Taste of Kansas brings variety and diversity to SCCC

Annette Meza, Managing Editor January 30, 2020

The second annual campus wide potluck, Taste of Kansas, was a way for students, staff and community members to share their favorite traditional plates on Kansas Day. The aroma of food filled the hall of...

Sophomore journalism major Annette Meza decided to help and shovel the snow off her driveway. She said it was very tiring but building the snow man afterwards was fun!

15 inches of snow blankets Liberal

Annette Meza and Denise Perez January 29, 2020

Throwing snowballs, binging Netflix original series or sleeping in are three of many ways Seward County Community College students spent their time on a snow day. Liberal received a total of 15 inches...

Tuition will be raised by $4 and $2 for student fees. There is a six dollar difference in total.

Tuition raises at SCCC

Annette Meza, Managing Editor January 24, 2020

A recent tuition raise for the 2020-2021 school year was approved by the Board Of Trustees on Jan. 13. Vice President of Finance and Operations Dennis Sander said that these new prices will benefit Seward...

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