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Podcast: Holiday thats hoppin around the corner

Podcast: Holiday that’s hoppin’ around the corner

Reece Hay, Reporter
April 14, 2022

Easter is just around the corner and Crusader New's Reporter Reece Hay couldn't wait to cover it. This podcast is all about Easter traditions, Easter basket...

For the fourth year in a row Crusader receives the All-Kansas award for spring and fall of 2021. Pictured left to right are Laura Gillespie, Brianna Rich, Jessica Madrigal, Dani Arellano and Seyun Park.

Crusader keeps winning

Melvin Le , Copy Editor
April 13, 2022

The annual Kansas Collegiate Media Awards are back in-person after being online via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions. Each year, Crusader takes home numerous...

Beginning ESL instructor Victoria Bangs points to vocabulary of the week as students learn to differentiate personal pronouns. Bangs mentioned that her favorite part of teaching is watching students progress. “I got the chance to see one of my students arrive knowing close to nothing of English and now she takes classes at the college.”

A great pathway to education for all

Dani Arellano, Multimedia Editor
April 12, 2022

Seward County Community College offers many degrees, certificates and programs where students are able to find opportunities to grow and succeed. The Adult...

Hollistah talks about his beginnings when he first listened to rappers on MTV at his grandma’s house. The show inspired the young boy and at the age of nine, he knew he wanted to be a rapper. He had his first gig at 12 at a gospel festival and at 18 opened for another artist in front of a crowd of 4,000 people.

Kansas rapper expresses need for creativity

Megan Berg , Features Editor
April 11, 2022

Tables of pizza and cookies is an enticing view, especially at lunchtime when the smell of melted cheese and spices makes the mouth water. This is the...

This year it was the 12 annual celebration of national poetry month and to celebrate the creative writers’ coffeehouse was held. During the coffeehouse, there were poems read by the contest winners and by the people who just wanted to share their poems.

Poetry night is brought to life

Jessica Madrigal, Reporter
April 11, 2022

The creative writer's coffee house was brought to life with many poems and with the appearance of a guest speaker.  Creative writers coffee...

Helping as an athletic trainer, Alonzo Mendoza is a sophomore from Spearman, Texas. Mendoza is a pre-medical major because he wants to help as many athletes as he can.

Alonzo Mendoza

Melvin Le and Laura Gillespie
April 8, 2022

How do you plan to spend Good Friday and Easter? I plan to go home and spend it with my family since we’re Catholic. They want me to go eat fish with...

Library receives $10,000 grant

Library receives $10,000 grant

Jessica Madrigal , Reporter
April 7, 2022

The Seward County Community College Library received a massive win in the form of a $10,000 grant for new additions and more events in the fall.  The...

Calmly sitting in the donation chair, Jaxon Rios donates plasma to The Red Cross donation in the afternoon. Plasma accounts for around 55% of our total blood volume and is also 90% water.

Be a hero and donate

Ashanti Thompson and Megan Berg
April 6, 2022

Warning: pictures of blood and needles are included in this story  The smell of antiseptic wafts through the room as donators lay back waiting for...

Home away from home

Jessica Madrigal, Reporter
April 6, 2022

Whether a student is 20 miles from home or 431 miles, each person brings what they can to make it seem like their dorm room is their home.  Residents...

Brad Bennett, SCCC president, calls the lack of preparedness on transportation for Portillo as  inexcusable.

Equality in the classroom

Laura Gillespie and Megan Berg
April 5, 2022

With arms wrapping Natalie Portillo, an elementary education major from Plains, a teacher slowly lifts her out of the wheelchair, placing her into the...

Navigating to a class on a cold, snowy day is a challenge Portillo faces daily. Since some classrooms are in different buildings, she has to drive across campus outside.

Equality in the classroom

Megan Berg and Laura Gillespie
April 4, 2022

Weaving through chairs and desks while trying to find a spot in the classroom can be difficult in a wheelchair. Natalie Portillo, an elementary education...

Molly Adams

Molly Adams

Maddie Garrison , Reporter
April 1, 2022

What is the thing that will finally break the internet? I think that there are a couple of things that could break the internet, especially politics...

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