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The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News

The student news site of Seward County Community College

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Angelica Alfaro

Angelica Alfaro, Editor

Angelica Alfaro’s niece and nephew are her favorite human beings ever. Fall is her favorite season because she gets to stay in. She’s a homebody, and she tends to binge watch shows and movies. The Handmaid’s Tale is one of her favorite shows. She likes to say she likes bike riding or playing volleyball, which she does, but you’ll rarely see her outside.

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Annelle Dupeuy-Desoto(Aspen Jaramillo) gives Clairee Belcher(Jessica Malin) something to drink. While Truvy Jones(Sarah Thompson) sits and visits with Clairee. SCCC staff and students will open the fall play on Friday at 7 p.m. The play is free to students if they bring their student I.D.

Fall play opens Friday

November 13, 2019

Director Michele Van Hessen brings Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” to the Seward County Community College theatre. “Steel Magnolias” is a...

Phi Beta Lambda takes over NYC

Phi Beta Lambda takes over NYC

November 8, 2019

Phi Beta Lambda headed to New York City on Oct. 24 for the Career Connections Conference for the second year in a row. From fundraising to receiving grants,...

Rabas presents “Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary”

April 30, 2018

Free lunch and poetry by Poet Laureate of Kansas, Kevin Rabas, what could be better? Nothing. The Kansas Humanities Council brought Rabas to Seward County....

Members of the cast for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,

SCCC presents You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

April 11, 2018

"You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown" is coming to Seward County Community College. The drama and music department will be presenting the spring musical...

Kevin Rabas, Poet Laureate of Kansas will be attending and presenting a reading and discussion at the Poetry House.

Poetry Contest now open for entries

April 5, 2018

The Poetry Coffee House is just around the corner. Every year, Seward County Community College has a poetry contest that students, staff and even residents...

Janeth Vazquez answered questions after the discussion and is welcome to help undocumented students with any questions or concerns they may have.  She is very passionate about the future of DACA and the future of Dreamers.

A piece of paper does not determine who you are

February 14, 2018

Sharing a personal story might not always be easy, especially when it’s a big secret that you’ve had most of your life. “No matter the legal...

Cookie in a mug

[Photo] Cup of Cheer!

December 7, 2017

For those in need of a last minute, cheap Christmas gift, Crusader has provided some ideas perfect for a college student to give.

[Photo] Christmas Gift Guide

December 6, 2017

For those in need of a last minute, cheap Christmas gift, Crusader has provided some ideas perfect for a college student to give.

Jamel Horton was a big fan of the turkey that was given. “The turkey was really good. Also, the cherry pie easily won out of all the food that was given,” Horton said.

SCCC gives thanks with a free meal

November 15, 2017

Seward County Community College continued their Thanksgiving tradition on Tuesday, Nov. 14 with their annual Thanksgiving lunch in the cafeteria. 579...

Other than candy bars and different snacks, they also supply homemade foods. The cookies are handmade and are prepared out of 3 lb of chocolate.

Louie’s Place is a work in progress

November 2, 2017

Need a quick snack? Head on over to Louie’s Place. There are several snacks to choose from chips to pizza. Need a boost? Louie’s Place has you covered...

Halloween costumes come budget friendly

Halloween costumes come budget friendly

October 25, 2017

Being on a budget can sometimes keep students from having fun, but not this time. For halloween, easy, quick and affordable halloween costumes are a thing....

Contest spooks Crusader

Contest spooks Crusader

October 19, 2017

Crusader will be running a halloween contest on Instagram. The rules are simple. Take a picture in your halloween costume, use the hashtag #spooky4crusader...

Don't ever pay full price again

Don’t ever pay full price again

October 18, 2017

Crusader News is happy to help you save some money. We all know that Seward County Community College students can use the Wellness Center and library for...

Diego Becerril prepares to shoot Austin Callaway during their game of bongo ball. On Oct. 16, SCCC had bongo ball available for students to play in between classes.

Students let off some steam

October 17, 2017

  One on one, shot after shot, Austin Callaway wins the game against Diego Becerril in Bongo Ball. “Going into the game I honestly thought...

Dr. Chávez giving a presentation called, “Flour Power.”  His presentation was on the history of the humble tortilla.

Gene T. Chavez presents for Hispanic Heritage Month

October 5, 2017

While many people love mexican food, like Dr. Gene T. Chavez mentioned, many more people love free food, and many more love free mexican food. Hispanic...

SCCC students rush to eat the pickle jalapenos in the contest. The contestants were able to remove the stems before the contest started to make the jalapenos easier to eat.

Students feel the heat

September 26, 2017

With shaking hands and watering eyes, Jose Alvarado took the table to defend his title as the quickest jalapeno eater at the Seward County Community College...

$10 budget meal

$10 budget meal

September 15, 2017

Finding a good and affordable restaurant to eat at isn’t always easy. Yes, there are several fast food restaurants with dollar menus, but having cheeseburgers...

Van Hessen writes play for SCCC theater

Van Hessen writes play for SCCC theater

September 13, 2017

Students will get the chance to perform an original one-act play this year for the fall theatre production. That’s Mighty Liberal is written by first-year...

DACA: What you need to know

DACA: What you need to know

September 12, 2017
We cut through all of the "information" and boiled it down to these main points. If you are a "Dreamer," you need to know these things.
Freshman Erik Talton studies for his upcoming assignments. Talton carved out time for homework and found peace and quiet in the library.

SCCC students adjust to new schedules

September 5, 2017

College schedules aren’t always easy and can sometimes get hectic.  At Seward County Community College, students have their set classes to go to everyday....

Chris Rivera

Chris Rivera

September 4, 2017

Why did you come to SCCC?  “Going to school at SCCC is affordable.” “I also chose to attend SCCC because it was close to home." What are you...

Get to know someone

Get to know someone

August 22, 2017

Crusader's UpClose stories are quick and to the point. Each UpClose story focuses on one person attending, working or helping at Seward County Community...

Lady Saints finish strong

Lady Saints finish strong

May 8, 2017

The Lady Saints went up to El Dorado to play in the NJCAA Region VI Tournament. Seward came home with three wins from the weekend. Seward played against...

Graduates plan their future after Seward

Graduates plan their future after Seward

May 5, 2017

Hover or click photos to see what students plan to do next year.   Graduation is just around the corner. The Commencement Ceremony will be Saturday,...

Most of the languages spoken at SCCC are represented in this graphic for the word

[Photo] SCCC is melting pot of languages

April 25, 2017

Most of the languages spoken at SCCC are represented in this graphic for the word "student."

Saints bring home the NJCAA Region VI Championship

Saints bring home the NJCAA Region VI Championship

April 24, 2017

Seward went up against Barton and Cowley in Great Bend for the NJCAA Region VI Championship. Seward won the Championship and brought home eight titles. The...

Lady Saints win the NJCAA Region VI Championship

Lady Saints win the NJCAA Region VI Championship

April 24, 2017

The Lady Saints went to battle this past weekend in Great Bend. Seward went up against Cowley and Barton in the NJCAA Region VI Championship. Losing only...

Financial Aid office provides FAFSA help

Financial Aid office provides FAFSA help

April 20, 2017

Seward County Community College will be having a FAFSA Frenzy on April 27. It will start at 3 p.m. and go on until 6 p.m. in room AA113 of the Hobble Hall...

13 Reasons Why trends among students

13 Reasons Why trends among students

April 19, 2017

13 Reasons Why has exploded on social media. The series recently launched on Netflix March 31, taking college campuses — including Seward County Community...

Saints bring home two titles

Saints bring home two titles

April 18, 2017

The men's tennis team went up to Plano, Texas to play in the Southwest Juco Championships. Carlos Anez won his match at 7-5, 7-6 against Giovanna...

Saints lose to Cougars

Saints lose to Cougars

April 18, 2017

On Saturday at Great Bend, Seward went up against Barton County Community College. Losing both games in a double header makes this a five game losing streak...

Social media apps continue to add new features. Snapchat originally started stories. Stories are photos and videos that users can post for a 24 hour period. Recently other apps such as Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger have added stories onto their apps.

[Photo] Facebook vs Snapchat

April 18, 2017

Social media apps continue to add new features. Snapchat originally started stories. Stories are photos and videos that users can post for a 24 hour period....

In total Crusader News staff received 18 awards in their print publication and their online publication. Several students won awards for individual works along with awards as a staff.

Crusader News staff win 18 awards

April 12, 2017

Crusader, SCCC student media, received 18 awards in the Kansas Collegiate Media Contest on April 9-10 in Wichita. The CrusaderNews.com received a Bronze...

Sonia Hernández, STEM Education Specialist, works hard from making student schedules to teaching in the classroom herself. Hernandez came to Liberal and studied at the Colvin Center and eventually made her way up into a job with the college as the Spanish and Stem Education Specialist.

Hernández betters her life in the United States

April 5, 2017

Editor's Note: This story is translated from Spanish for CrusaderNews.com. To see the original version, pick up a Crusader newspaper or click here to get...

Hernandez mejora su vida en los Estados Unidos

Hernandez mejora su vida en los Estados Unidos

April 5, 2017

Sonia Hernández es la STEM Especialista en Educación. Hernández trabaja en el Centro Colvin y también en Seward County Community College. Su trabajo...

Saints split against Cloud County

Saints split against Cloud County

April 3, 2017

Seward went up against Cloud County on Sunday in Concordia. Splitting against Cloud County, Seward got their first win for the Jayhawk West Conference. The...

Lady Saints place second for the Seminole State Dual Match Classic

Lady Saints place second for the Seminole State Dual Match Classic

April 3, 2017

The Lady Saints headed to Oklahoma City, Okla. for the weekend of March 31 and April 1. Seward went up against the Barton Cougars, the Seminole State...

Saints fall to 13-3

Saints fall to 13-3

March 27, 2017

The Saints headed to Wichita, Kan. on Saturday and went up against the Wichita State Shockers. Seward took a loss of 5-2 which set their record...

Sophomore Alex Moshele and freshman Gabriel Nery get ready to receive the ball against their opponents Colorado State. Moshele took a straight sets win at #2.

Saints earn their 13th win

March 23, 2017

After Wednesday's match against the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves, Seward finished strong adding another win to their record. The Saints record is...

Sophomore Thalita Rodrigues powers up for a serve. Rodrigues had a great first season in Liberal for the Lady Saints winning Region VI Championships in both singles and doubles while placing in the top five at the NJCAA National Tournament in both as well.

10th win for the Lady Saints

March 23, 2017

The Lady Saints took on Colorado State-Pueblo on Wednesday and came out in victory. Starting off with the first point, Thalita Rodrigues and Lisa Suzuki...

Seward advances to the National Quarterfinals

Seward advances to the National Quarterfinals

March 22, 2017

On March 21 the Lady Saints beat South Plains College in the second round of the NJCAA National Tournament. With the Lady Texan taking the lead, Seward...

SCCC student fights grassfires

SCCC student fights grassfires

March 10, 2017

On March 6, grass fires spread throughout Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The fires started in Oklahoma and then move on to Clark County. Seward County had...

Lady Saints make it to the Championship game

Lady Saints make it to the Championship game

March 8, 2017

First defeating Independence Community College, and right after winning against Cloud County Community College, Seward heads straight towards the championship. On...

Saints play their last game

Saints play their last game

March 3, 2017

The Saints travelled to Great Bend to take on the Barton Cougars on Thursday night. They started off good taking the lead of the game. Seward was only...

Saints defeat the Plainsmen

Saints defeat the Plainsmen

March 2, 2017

The Saints took on Frank Phillips Plainsmen on Wednesday at the Brent Gould Field in Liberal. They won the first game against them and have three more...

Lady Saints take another win

Lady Saints take another win

February 27, 2017

The Lady Saints defeated the Dodge City Community College Conquistadors in a 97-48 game. With each win the Lady Saints are closer to the Jayhawk Conference...

Saints take another loss

Saints take another loss

February 27, 2017

Seward went up against Dodge City Community College on Saturday night. Losing by just 10 points, the Saints are now 8-21 and 5-20 in Jayhawk conference. Dodge...

Lady Saints beat Lamar

Lady Saints beat Lamar

February 27, 2017

On Saturday, The Lady Saints headed over to Lamar, CO. The Lady Saints won both games, setting their record at 15-4. Lamar took the first lead, but...

Lady Saints are #4 again

Lady Saints are #4 again

February 23, 2017

The Lady Saints travelled to Colby on Wednesday night. With a successful win against the Trojans the Lady Satins are now set at 27-1 and 23-1 in the Jayhawk...

Liberal celebrates Pancake Day

Liberal celebrates Pancake Day

February 22, 2017

When students see that Seward County Community College is off for Pancake Day on Feb. 28 they may be asking themselves “What is Pancake Day?” Pancake...

After not speaking in public for a while, Beverly Williams mentions that she is nervous to speak in front of the group of students.

Williams speaks for Black History Month

February 21, 2017

Black History month consists of many activities in Liberal. Executive director of Marketing and Public relations, Rachel Coleman, decided to bring Black...

Lady Saints win again

Lady Saints win again

February 20, 2017

The Lady Saints took on Independence in the Greenhouse on homecoming night. Another successful night for the team with another win. The Lady Saints...

Saints lose to Independence

Saints lose to Independence

February 20, 2017

The Saints add another loss to their record. Not being able to get a win in, the team loses against Independence on homecoming night. The Saints had a...

Saints are set at 4-0

Saints are set at 4-0

February 20, 2017

The nationally ranked men's tennis team travelled to Wichita on Saturday, Feb. 17. The Saints came home victorious. The team went up against Bethany and...

Saints lose to Odessa

Saints lose to Odessa

February 20, 2017

Saints fall to 4-8 this past Saturday. The baseball team travelled to Odessa to take on a double header. The Saints did not come out in victory. The...

Magic show is a success

Magic show is a success

February 17, 2017

If you didn't make it to the magic show last night you definitely missed out. The show was full of excitement and fun. Daniel Martin is the number one...

Lady Saints set 3-point record

Lady Saints set 3-point record

February 16, 2017

Last night the #5 ranked Lady Saints added another win to their record, to put their record 25-1 and 21-1 in the Jayhawk Conference. The Lady Saints got...

Lady Saints continue in victory

Lady Saints continue in victory

February 13, 2017

The Lady Saints continue their streak with win number seven against the Lady Red Devils of Allen County Community College. Their record is now 24-1 and...

Brownback challenges Kansas universities

Brownback challenges Kansas universities

January 31, 2017

“Affordable education for my degree was the first thing I looked at when deciding what college to go to,” Andrea Baca, a freshman from Liberal, said....

Freshman, Ethan Earhart, pitches against McCook on Saturday. The Saints swept the double-header and jumped out to a 2-0 record.

Saints baseball off to a good start

January 30, 2017

Saints baseball win their first two games at home. Seward went up against McCook Community College at the home field, Brent Gould Field. Seward wins with...

Saints lose to Cougars

Saints lose to Cougars

January 30, 2017

The Saints traveled to Great Bend on Saturday night. They took on the Barton Cougars. With another loss on their record, Saints lose 95-108. This is...

Lady Saints reach their 20th win

Lady Saints reach their 20th win

January 30, 2017

The Lady Saints take another win against the Lady Cougars, making it their 20th win of the season. Their record is now 20-1 and 16-1 in the Jayhawk Conference....

Lady Saints go strong

Lady Saints go strong

January 26, 2017

Another win for the Lady Saints on Jan 24. After having a winning streak and losing one game the girls then had a loss on their record. After their lost...

Saints tied for last place

Saints tied for last place

January 23, 2017

On Saturday night, The Saints took another loss against Butler. As the men struggle to get a win, they are now 6-13. The Saints lead at halftime with...

Lady Saints are back on track

Lady Saints are back on track

January 23, 2017

After losing their first game to Hutchinson Community College, The Lady Saints are backing to winning another game on Saturday. The Lady Saints went up...

The Seward County Baseball team members help clean up the streets of Liberal after the ice storm.

SCCC helps out with community cleanup

January 20, 2017

Giving back to the community is something that helps in getting to know others, in making the city a better place, and in simply doing good. The community...

Tree branches litter N. Sherman Ave. in the aftermath of an ice storm that blanketed the area. Many in Liberal and the surrounding communities were without power over the holiday weekend as the storm passed through Southwest Kansas.

Ice storm hits Liberal

January 17, 2017

Winter storm Jupiter hit southwest Kansas over the weekend. It covered the area in a heavy layer of ice, followed by snow. In its wake, it left downed...

SCCC students’ share their way of celebrating the holidays

SCCC students’ share their way of celebrating the holidays

December 12, 2016

It’s that time of the year— Thanksgiving and Christmas. Seward County Community College students are off for the holidays. Most students are spending...

SCCC election day opinions

SCCC election day opinions

November 8, 2016

It’s finally election day and voters are headed to the polls to cast their ballots between our four presidential candidates- Hillary Clinton, Donald...

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