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Ashanti Thompson

Ashanti Thompson, Reporter

Ashanti – also known as "T" –  Thompson is a freshman from Phoenix, Arizona and plays for our Lady Saints' softball team. When not in the classroom or on the field – she loves to read or hang out with her best friends. Thompson is majoring in film and motion television with the hope of becoming a film director. Some fun facts include: her favorite book series is Percy Jackson, she loves sunflower seeds and is very allergic to peanuts. 

 

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The finished product is a vibrant, delicate wax sculpture of your hand. Set to the side to dry, SCCC presented a wide variety of wax hands this Wednesday afternoon.

Mold your stress away

May 5, 2022

On the third day of Seward County Community College’s de-stress week, it hosted The Smith Agencies Wax to the Max hand sculptures. Students and faculty...

Upon entering the classroom the first instruction from Julie Veenstra is to gather all supplies. Bare cookies, icing, toothpicks and scissors were all very necessary for the journey ahead.

Having a Cookie-tastic time

April 14, 2022

Julie Veenstra led a cookie decorating class Tuesday at Seward County Community College at 6 p.m. Beyond creativity, she taught different techniques, recipes...

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

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...

[Video] Home away from home

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...

After a reported allergic reaction by a student, there has been a realization that the cafeteria needs labels which say what is in certain foods. If there were labels, it would save many students from having to worry about what is in the foods.

Labels save lives

March 23, 2022

Under the fluorescent lights and above the checkered tiled floor of Seward County Community Colleges’ cafeteria, a student picked up a seemingly harmless,...

Some SCCC students are spending time in the mountains and others are going home to see family.

Students are planning spring break

March 11, 2022

For Seward County Community College, spring break vacation is finally here. Now is the time to catch up on studies, find a new hobby or honestly just relax...

Locked in during the first quarter, Tatum Winters scans the court in search of the ball to prepare the stats. Working behind the bench, she hovers over the digital court on the screen ready to input if a shot is made or missed.

Who really runs the court?

February 23, 2022

Seward County Community College athletes are involved in every aspect of the game from photos to athletic training and even behind the scene work....

Review: Trending show hits campus

Review: Trending show hits campus

February 22, 2022

Episode 5 of Euphoria left us with thousands of questions: Is Rue okay? Will Cassie survive Maddy’s wrath? When will we see Fez and Lexi? And for the...

Jaylin Henderson takes control of the court and finishes with a slam dunk. With no one in sight, Henderson uses this opportunity to gain the Saints two more points.

Ravens soar over Saints

February 21, 2022

Dribbling down the court, Bee McCrary hustles as the final moments of this game start to dwindle. Wilson Dubinsky trails after him and receives a point gaining assist.

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Dribbling down the court, Bee McCrary hustles as the final moments of this game start to dwindle. Wilson Dubinsky trails after him and receives a point...

Taye Donald, stacking up to five rebounds against Coffeyville and does his job as a guard on their final night in the Greenhouse.

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Taye Donald, stacking up to five rebounds against Coffeyville and does his job as a guard on their final night in the Greenhouse.

After being knocked down, teammates Wilson Dubinsky and Bee McCrary help Jaylin Henderson up off the court. Henderson then hustles down to the free-throw line to shoot two shots.

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After being knocked down, teammates Wilson Dubinsky and Bee McCrary help Jaylin Henderson up off the court. Henderson then hustles down to the free-throw...

With three rebounds this game, Wilson Dubinsky fights through in an attempt for two more points on the board. In the Greenhouse at his last home game this season, Dubinsky put up 19 points alone for his team.

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With three rebounds this game, Wilson Dubinsky fights through in an attempt for two more points on the board. In the Greenhouse at his last home game this...

With a leap above the net, Harvin Ibarguen attempts a block, proving successful as the Saints regain control of the ball.

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With a leap above the net, Harvin Ibarguen attempts a block, proving successful as the Saints regain control of the ball.

At the free-throw line during the second period, Jaylin Henderson takes his two shots and finishes the night two for three at the free-throw line. Overall as a team, the Saints, went 11-14 on free throws.

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At the free-throw line during the second period, Jaylin Henderson takes his two shots and finishes the night two for three at the free-throw line. Overall...

Macey Merydith is a first-year pre-nursing student from Booker, Texas. Merydith is a full-time commuting college student who balances working at Ninja Sushi Steakhouse and her future dreams of becoming a Registered Nurse.

Macy Merydith

February 18, 2022

Why did you decide to come to Seward County Community college and where do you plan to transfer?  I had a couple of different reasons as to why I decided...

[Video] Bennett starts as president, tries to re-earn trust

February 17, 2022

The last time Brad Bennett was on campus in June he left “bawling,” already regretting his decision to step away from education. Now, Bennett is back...

[Video] Ghost terrorizes cosmetology

February 9, 2022

There is a spooky situation happening in the Seward County Community College Cosmetology building. In the past four years, they've had extra company with...

Greg Gunderson is set to resign Feb. 11 citing a family emergency. This has left SCCC without a president for the third time in three years.

Third president in three years resigns

February 8, 2022

Seward County Community College’s president resigned after two months on the job. Greg Gunderson released a statement to staff, faculty and students...

The Lady Saints softball team spent an afternoon playing in the snow instead of practicing. Some on the team had never played in the snow. They grew up in a hot climate and never experienced an accumulation before this week.

[Photo] Snow days don’t stop SCCC from having class or fun

February 3, 2022

The Lady Saints softball team spent an afternoon playing in the snow instead of practicing. Some on the team had never played in the snow. They grew up...

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