The Crusader

Darcy Smith

Darcy Smith works and attends Seward County Community College. She said it can be tough at times to balance school and work.

Victoria Martins, Photographer

March 6, 2020

Are you a sophomore or freshman?  They call me a super sophomore. What is a fun fact about you?  I think I have a hidden sense of humor (laughs). If you could have a superpower, which one would it be?  To share love. What is the perfect place for you?  Anywhere with a perfect ...

Arturo Martinez

Arturo Martinez

Victoria Martins, Club Photographer

February 25, 2020

Who inspires you? Why? Russel Orhii. He inspires me everyday because fitness is a big part of my life and I look up to him a lot. What inspires you to come to college? What inspires me to come to college is the fact that I am going to be growing educationally, learning something new every day, getting ...

Veronica Olds

Veronica Olds

Victoria Martins, Club reporter

February 21, 2020

Where are you from ?  I am originally from the Philippines, but now I live in Hooker — the town, not the profession!  What are you passionate about ? My family, helping people and school. Who inspires you?  My husband and my kids.  What inspired you to come to college?  The...

Anay Alvarado

Anay Alvarado

Victoria Martins

February 17, 2020

Who inspires you? Why? "My mom inspires me, because she is the kind of person who doesn’t like to stay in her comfort zone. She likes to explore different things." What inspired you to come to college?  "Nothing (laughing), I am just kidding. My parents are for sure what inspired me to come to c...

Aritzza Rodriguez

Aritzza Rodriguez

Jade Harper, Club Reporter

February 10, 2020

If you had three wishes what would they be? Why? Wish to be debt-free because it would take a lot of stress off, health for family, because I love them, and have more money than I do now so I can travel. What are your plans to transfer? Yes, to Colby Community College to get in the dental program. ...

Samantha Rivas

Samantha Rivas is a nursing student from Liberal.

Jade Harper, Club Reporter

February 6, 2020

What do you like to do in your free time? "Hang out with friends." If you could have three wishes, what would they be? "Have my college completely paid off, have my dream dog and be financially stable." Where do you work? "At a maternity office." How are you enjoying your time at Seward? "...

Letty Muñoz

Letty Muñoz

Denise Perez and Maggie Ibarra

February 4, 2020

Why did you choose SCCC? I’ve lived in Liberal and then I moved to Hooker in high school and got a scholarship for Seward. Besides, it's cheaper. What are your hobbies? I spend time with family when I'm not working or at school. I like to watch movies with them or go to the park. W...

Cyara Heredia

Cyara Heredia

Elvis Polvon and Preston Burrows

January 27, 2020

Cyara Heredia was crowned Miss Teen Kansas 2020 in Lawrence recently. The sophomore will now advance to the Miss Teen USA 2020 competition in the spring. A pageant veteran — she has won titles in the Miss Kansas Jr. High and Collegiate America Pageant — Heredia received a $2,500 cash award and...

Juliet Nava

Juliet Nava is a freshman from Liberal and majoring in Biology. She hopes to be a dentist one day.

Elvis Polvon, Reporter

January 22, 2020

What does a weekday look like to you? I usually wake up around 8 a.m. and get ready. I then speed to class or to Liberal High School because I tutor there. I usually don’t get out of school till 3:00 p.m. Right after, I go to work everyday till 6 p.m. I work at El-Kan Pharmacy. After work, I usua...

Jerron Kurth

Jerron Kurth

Josh Swanson, Reporter

November 14, 2019

What classes are you taking right now? "I'm taking College Algebra, English Comp. I, American History, First Year Seminar, Concepts of health and wellness, General Psychology, and Individual Health and Conditioning. So about 15 credit hours in total." Which classes have been your favorite so fa...

Emily Borjas

Emily Borjas

Maggie Ibarra, Reporter

November 7, 2019

What superpower would you have and why?   "I would like to read minds. I want to read other people’s minds. I think it would be interesting to know what other people are thinking most of the time."   What’s your hobby?   "One of my hobbies right now is cheerleading. I’ve been ...

Maria Rascon

Maria Rascon

Monica Gonzalez, Social Media Director

September 20, 2019

Why did you choose nursing?  "I chose nursing because it’s something I've always wanted to do and I like tending to people. I plan to finish my nursing degree here at Seward." What do you like to do in your free time? "In my free time, I like to hang out with my family and friends to creat...

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