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The student news site of Seward County Community College

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

 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...

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...

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...

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...

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