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Crusader News

The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News

Brynn Grieshaber will move to Oklahoma City, Okla. after her time at Seward. She will continue in Strategic Communications in Social Media.

Brynn Grieshaber, Co-Editor

Brynn Grieshaber, co-editor of the SCCC Crusader, is just a hardworking, 20-year-old kid, who spends her days waitressing at Pizza Hut. The rest of the time she spends with her friends. She really isn’t one to be around big crowds. You can find her at the gym often.

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Living with multiple people can be challenging.

How to be a Better Roommate

July 7, 2017

I didn’t ever think I would end up in a position where I would have to have roommates. But when you end up with a three-bedroom apartment in Liberal,...

Sammir Martinez, student athletic trainer at SCCC, does an MRI on a baseball player’s bicep and triceps.

[Photo] Student athletic trainers are ready to help

May 9, 2017

Sammir Martinez, student athletic trainer at SCCC, does an MRI on a baseball player’s bicep and triceps.

Lady Saints rock Tuscon

Lady Saints rock Tuscon

May 8, 2017

Sunday afternoon in Tucson, Arizona the Lady Saints rocked the first round of the NJCAA National Tournament. Thalita Rodrigues beat Ashley Coots from...

George Mendoza

George Mendoza

May 5, 2017

“What makes a good person is someone who does things for other people, who are kind hearted and don’t expect things back in return. They go over and...

Viviane Santana makes her way through the “KAPOW”
obstacle outside the student center on May 1. For one of the most stressful weeks of school, SCCC brought fun and entertainment before finals.

[Photo] De-Stress Week: what you need to know

May 1, 2017

Viviane Santana makes her way through the “KAPOW” obstacle outside the student center on May 1. For one of the most stressful weeks of school, SCCC...

Seward takes on the Grizzlies

Seward takes on the Grizzlies

April 25, 2017

The Lady Saints gave it their all against undefeated National Champions the Butler Grizzlies Monday but fell short both games. Butler won 14-2 the first...

Saints break losing streak

Saints break losing streak

April 24, 2017

The Saints broke their eight game losing streak Sunday against their split doubleheader against Dodge City. Seward won 11-7 the first game and lost...

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.

Facebook vs Snapchat

April 18, 2017

In today's world social media has taken off. There's so many social media applications such as Snapchat, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Tumblr...

Keynitra Houston

Keynitra Houston

April 14, 2017

"On a day to day basis I struggle with strong procrastination. I know I have a million things to do, but for some reason I just sit there and tell myself...

Alyssa Fisher

Alyssa Fisher

April 10, 2017

 I think the key to success has to do with hard work and being determined. You have to be able to push through all the hard times and make sure that...

In her Spanish GED class, Hernández teaches several subjects including geography, science and math. Besides school, the students she works with also have jobs and Hernández makes it to where they can attend classes in the afternoons.

[Photo] Hernández betters her life in the United States

April 5, 2017

In her Spanish GED class, Hernández teaches several subjects including geography, science and math. Besides school, the students she works with also have...

Saints finish third in OKC

Saints finish third in OKC

April 3, 2017

On Friday the Saints split matches with Jacksonville and Seminole State at the Seminole State Dual Match Classic in Oklahoma City. The Saints beat...

Taylor Kathler

Taylor Kathler

March 31, 2017

  "I think what motivates me to work hard is just the personal feeling of accomplishment. In softball I work hard because I want to move on...

Leslie Bernal

Leslie Bernal

March 28, 2017

"The hardest thing about college...or the scariest thing about college was having to go my separate ways from people. I still live with my parents but...

Lady Saints cruise by Dodge City

Lady Saints cruise by Dodge City

March 27, 2017

The Lady Saints played Dodge City on Saturday afternoon in Liberal. Winning 4-3 and 13-7 giving them their 30th and 31st wins of the season, which also...

Micah Littlejohn

Micah Littlejohn

March 24, 2017

This year definitely started off different than what we expected. This season was supposed to be good, new players coming in, new team.. everyone had...

Sophomore Carlos Anez returns the ball to his opponent. Anez started the Saints off with a win in singles downing James Ryan 6-3, 6-4 to put Seward up 3-1.

[Photo] Saints earn their 13th win

March 23, 2017

Sophomore Carlos Anez returns the ball to his opponent. Anez started the Saints off with a win in singles downing James Ryan 6-3, 6-4 to put Seward up...

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.

[Photo] 10th win for the Lady Saints

March 23, 2017

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...

Javier Estaban Avitia pulls double duty as an SCCC student and an EMT/Firefighter for Seward County.

[Photo] SCCC student fights grassfires

March 10, 2017

Javier "Estaban" Avitia pulls double duty as an SCCC student and an EMT/Firefighter for Seward County.

Saints sweep doubleheader

Saints sweep doubleheader

March 10, 2017

The Seward County Lady Saints improve to 22-7 on the year, after defeating the Pratt Community College Lady Beavers in a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader...

Taylor Harn

Taylor Harn

March 10, 2017

"What's the most challenging obstacle in my life? "The hardest part would be trying to stay on top of things. I work about 45 hours a week at Standard...

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith

March 8, 2017

The question everyone is wanting to know.. what are you doing with your life? "Honestly I don't know what I've been doing with my life. I have been...

(photo credit SCCC Athletics)

Lady Saints head to second round

March 7, 2017

Records were set in the Region VI Quarterfinals game by the Seward County Lady Saints. Mollie Mounsey broke the all-time single season three point record...

Community members marched around Light Park to show their support for the growing immigrant population in Liberal. The event was a peaceful showing of many different people coming together.

Photo Essay: “We Are America!”

March 6, 2017

Students and members of the Liberal community took to the sidewalks of Light Park, Saturday, March 4, to stand in solidarity as Americans. As issues...

Jordan Gardea

Jordan Gardea

March 3, 2017

"First of all, I would just go and spend as much time with my family and enjoy doing what we do most, which is eating as a family. Then I would go do what...

Seward Splits

Seward Splits

March 2, 2017

Lady Saints had their first 2017 Jayhawk West Conference double header March 1 in Colby. Splitting with the Lady Trojans, the Saints won the first game...

Pancake Day 2017

Pancake Day 2017

March 1, 2017

This year Pancake Day was held on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Crusader photographers Brynn Grieshaber and Keynitra Houston spent the day find SCCC students at work...

Lady Saints bag 9-0 win

Lady Saints bag 9-0 win

February 27, 2017

The Lady Saints took home a 9-0 win this Saturday, Feb. 25 at Blue Bonnet against the Bethel Threshers. Saints dominated doubles play Saturday afternoon...

Diego Becerril

Diego Becerril

February 24, 2017

"My major is drafting and design. I've been planning this for 6 maybe 7 years. I mean, I'm totally different from most guys. I don't like cars, they're...

Lexi Manyik battling at the plate. Manyik has had 41 at bats, 19 runs, 17 runs, and 4 home runs so far this season.

[Photo] Softball barely Scrapes by Clarendon

February 23, 2017

Lexi Manyik battling at the plate. Manyik has had 41 at bats, 19 runs, 17 runs, and 4 home runs so far this season.

Jorge Echauri

Jorge Echauri

February 22, 2017

"I think everybody has their own point of view about freedom. My point of view about freedom is being able to enjoy yourself, the things that you like...

Taylor Kathler attempts a slap hit. Kathler played in 53 games as a freshman for the Lady Saints last season, hitting .253 with 11 driven home and 20 stolen bases on the year.

All out, all the time

February 20, 2017

The Lady Saints had a productive weekend, winning four games in a row. Sunday, Feb. 19, they beat Northeastern College 7-1 and 9-1 in their doubleheader....

Brianna Perez

Brianna Perez

February 17, 2017

"I'm more of a settling down person. I don't think I would be able to move around and do my own thing. I want to settle down more than be free. "I would...

Students make flip books, bobble noggins

[Video] Students make flip books, bobble noggins

February 16, 2017

On Feb. 15, Seward County Community College had a event in the student union for homecoming week. There was activities which consisted of Flip Books and...

Saints win Saturday against the Northeastern Plainsmen helping Coach Galen McSpadden reach his milestone of 1,200 wins.

Saints help McSpadden reach milestone

February 13, 2017

Saints baseball split a double-header on Friday, Feb. 10, with the Northeastern Plainsmen. The visitors won the first and Seward County won the finale,...

Freshman Lisa Suzuki prepares to make a play at practice.

[Photo] Lady Saints tennis fall short to #10 St. Pete

February 13, 2017

Freshman Lisa Suzuki prepares to make a play at practice.

Sergio Peregrino

Sergio Peregrino

February 10, 2017

"College really is different than high school because you're going for what you believe in and what you can achieve. College is an amazing experience because...

SCCC hosts 3rd annual Souper Bowl

SCCC hosts 3rd annual “Souper Bowl”

February 9, 2017

         

The men’s tennis team works hard to prepare for a tough spring season.

[Photo] Men’s tennis expects championship season

February 3, 2017

The men’s tennis team works hard to prepare for a tough spring season.

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

[Photo] Saints baseball off to a good start

January 30, 2017

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

Thomas Covert

Thomas Covert

January 26, 2017

"My favorite period of my life was when I was part of the Iron Motor Motorcycle Club. I prospected for them for about a month and a half, and I met...

Teammates Erin Richardson,Manuela Fungate, and Clitan de Sousa smile big for the camera.

[Photo] Chemistry is secret ingredient

January 24, 2017

Teammates Erin Richardson,Manuela Fungate, and Clitan de Sousa smile big for the camera.

Andy Ortiz

Andy Ortiz

January 23, 2017

On the inauguration: "I didn't want either Trump or Hillary, but Trump was a better candidate because he's a business man, and I think he would be able...

Liberal experienced an ice storm over the weekend.  The streets of Liberal were left littered with tree limbs and broken glass from damaged windshields.

[Photo] SCCC helps out with community cleanup

January 20, 2017

Liberal experienced an ice storm over the weekend. The streets of Liberal were left littered with tree limbs and broken glass from damaged windshields.

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