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Danny Vasquez, Liberal drafting major, helps a grade schooler build a gingerbread house. Vasquez is part of the new club, Circle K International. The club is dedicated to community service and helping others.

[Photo] New club serves community

Annette Meza, Reporter
December 11, 2018

Danny Vasquez, Liberal drafting major, helps a grade schooler build a gingerbread house. Vasquez is part of the new club, Circle K International. The club...

The Crusader staff wishes you a happy finals week.

[Photo] Finals week begins, happy studying!

Crusader Staff
December 7, 2018

The Crusader staff wishes you a "happy finals week."

Gayla Myers (far left) worked in the SCCC TRiO office for five years before retiring from SCCC.

[Photo] Three staff members retire from SCCC

Amberley Taylor, Editor
May 9, 2018

Gayla Myers (far left) worked in the SCCC TRiO office for five years before retiring from SCCC.

Liberal prepares to host one of the largest cultural events in Southwest Kansas, the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

[Photo] Liberal to host annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Amberley Taylor, Editor
May 1, 2018

Liberal prepares to host one of the largest cultural events in Southwest Kansas, the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Amy Zeledon is an 18-year-old senior at Liberal High School, and a concurrent student at SCCC. She has been involved in Book Club, Redskin Band, Student Council, Varsity Bowling, and National Honor Society. Zeledon plans to attend SCCC as a science major. She then plans to transfer to Wichita State University to receive her bachelor’s degree and later apply to the Physician Assistant Master’s Program. Some of Zeledon’s hobbies include photography, playing the saxophone and piano.

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Amy Zeledon is an 18-year-old senior at Liberal High School, and a concurrent student at SCCC. She has been involved in Book Club, Redskin Band, Student...

Maria Camacho is a student at Liberal High School. She plans to attend Seward County Community College, and then transfer to K-State to study Law. Camacho is currently working at Walmart Neighborhood Market as a self-checkout host. Some of her hobbies include work, go for daily walks, watch movies, eat, and go to dances.

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Maria Camacho is a student at Liberal High School. She plans to attend Seward County Community College, and then transfer to K-State to study Law. Camacho...

Cindy Aguilar is 18 years old. She is senior at Liberal High School. She is also a student at Seward County Community College. She plans on staying at Seward County Community College and later on transferring to West Texas A&M University to major in sociology. Her hobbies include traveling, watching Hulu or Netflix, and trying new things.

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Cindy Aguilar is 18 years old. She is senior at Liberal High School. She is also a student at Seward County Community College. She plans on staying at...

Princella Brown is  an 18 year old who attends Liberal High School. Her mother is from Ojinaga, Chihuahua. Brown is a CNA and plans to continue her education at SCCC for her associates degree in nursing before transfering to UCO in OKC. Princella enjoys spending time with friends, family and doing makeup. Brown also spends her time working 2 jobs, as a waitress and a sales associate in Liberal, KS.

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Princella Brown is an 18 year old who attends Liberal High School. Her mother is from Ojinaga, Chihuahua. Brown is a CNA and plans to continue her education...

Bianca Herrera is a senior at the Liberal High School. She is a part of FCCLA, book club, and varsity bowling. After she graduates, she plans to attend Seward County Community College to receive her associates degree and then transfer to Wichita State University to earn a degree in general dentistry. Some of Herrera’s hobbies include cooking and doing makeup.

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Bianca Herrera is a senior at the Liberal High School. She is a part of FCCLA, book club, and varsity bowling. After she graduates, she plans to attend...

Arlene Ruiz is a 19 year old freshman at Kansas State University. She is a 2017 graduate of Liberal High School. While in high school, she was involved in cheer, soccer, theatre, yearbook, choir, and powerlifting. Her future plans include obtaining her cosmetology license. For fun, she loves photography, singing and traveling. Her family is from Chihuahua, Mexico. She is proud to be a Mexican- American because of the opportunities she has been given and being able to share her culture with others.

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Arlene Ruiz is a 19 year old freshman at Kansas State University. She is a 2017 graduate of Liberal High School. While in high school, she was involved...

Cynthia Amaro is 18 years old. She is a senior at Liberal High School. While attending liberal high school she has been a part of FCCLA, tennis, bowling and prom committee. After she graduates, she plans to attend Seward County Community College to receive her associate’s degree in criminal justice and to later transfer to a police academy to become a detective. Some of Amaro’s hobbies include community service and singing.

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Cynthia Amaro is 18 years old. She is a senior at Liberal High School. While attending liberal high school she has been a part of FCCLA, tennis, bowling...

Celia Gutierrez is 19 years old. She is a senior at Liberal High School. During her time in high school, she’s been a part of the dance team and newspaper staff. After high school, she plans to attend Seward County Community College, and then later transfer to Emporia State University to major in Elementary Education. She currently works at Hampton Inn. Her hobbies include shopping, dancing, reading and spending time with my family and friends.

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Celia Gutierrez is 19 years old. She is a senior at Liberal High School. During her time in high school, she’s been a part of the dance team and newspaper...

Anali Chacon is a senior at Liberal High School. Next year, she will attend Seward County Community College. Chacons family is from Chihuahua, Mexico. She is very proud and excited to share her Mexican culture with the community. During her spare time, she teaches bible classes at St. Anthonys  Church. One of her favorite pastimes is to spend quality time with her friends and family.

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Anali Chacon is a senior at Liberal High School. Next year, she will attend Seward County Community College. Chacon's family is from Chihuahua, Mexico....

Breia Duquez is an 18-year-old senior and is currently attending Liberal High School and Seward County Community College. She has completed the CNA course and currently taking the CMA course to continue her education to be a registered nurse at Seward County Community College. She is involved in Redskin Singers and is also a youth coordinator at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. She is currently employed at Walgreens, and in her free time, she Loves to sing, play guitar, work hard, play volleyball for the city leagues, and spend time with my family.

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Breia Duquez is an 18-year-old senior and is currently attending Liberal High School and Seward County Community College. She has completed the CNA course...

Yuletzy Mesta  is 18 years old. She is a senior at Liberal High School. She is currently part of the DECA organization and the Rowdy Crowd committee, but also attends SCCC for Automotive Business Management. After Mesta graduates, she plans to attend SCCC to get her associates degree in general studies. Some of her hobbies include hanging out with friends, doing makeup and hair and working at the buckle.

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Yuletzy Mesta is 18 years old. She is a senior at Liberal High School. She is currently part of the DECA organization and the Rowdy Crowd committee, but...

Bianca Prieto is 20 years old and a SCCC 2017 graduate. She is currently a virtual student at Fort Hays State University working on her bachelor’s degree in secondary education. Prieto hopes to get her teaching license and teach math. She enjoys singing, dancing, reading, and helping at her church.

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Bianca Prieto is 20 years old and a SCCC 2017 graduate. She is currently a virtual student at Fort Hays State University working on her bachelor’s degree...

What were you wearing is an art exhibit that showcases the clothing assault victims wore the day of their attack. The exhibit was brought to SCCC by the Liberal Rape Crisis Center and  Domestic Violence Services.

[Photo] “What were you wearing?” survivor art exhibit comes to SCCC

Michelle Mattich, Reporter
April 24, 2018

"What were you wearing" is an art exhibit that showcases the clothing assault victims wore the day of their attack. The exhibit was brought to SCCC by...

The Crusader staff escaped an hour-long escape room with just forty seconds left to spare.  Even with all the adrenaline rushing to beat the clock to escape the Crusader staff enjoyed this experience.

[Photo] Crusader excels at state competition

Amberley Taylor, Editor
April 10, 2018

The Crusader staff escaped an hour-long escape room with just forty seconds left to spare. Even with all the adrenaline rushing to beat the clock to escape...

The latest edition to Ruiz’s “babies” was her bearded dragon that she named Onyx.  The bearded dragon has a spoiled life filled with his own sleeping bag and water floaties.

[Photo] Taycee Ruiz

April 3, 2018

The latest edition to Ruiz’s “babies” was her bearded dragon that she named Onyx. The bearded dragon has a spoiled life filled with his own sleeping...

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

[Photo] Poetry Contest now open for entries

Angelica Alfaro, Club Reporter
April 5, 2018

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

Joy Fosdick and Dean of Allied Health, Suzanne Campbell, both received an award for their 25 years at SCCC. Fosdick was planning to retire on June 30, 2018 after 26 years at SCCC/ATS to spend time with her family.

[Photo] Fosdick leaves her mark on SCCC and the community

Amberley Taylor, Editor
March 29, 2018

Joy Fosdick and Dean of Allied Health, Suzanne Campbell, both received an award for their 25 years at SCCC. Fosdick was planning to retire on June 30,...

Anne Hawkins spoke to the SCCC community on March 21 about the underground railroad in Kansas.

[Photo] Hawkins presents “Lawbreakers for the Common Good”

Alondra Trevizo, Reporter
March 22, 2018

Anne Hawkins spoke to the SCCC community on March 21 about the underground railroad in Kansas.

(right to left) Janeth Vazquez, Sarahi Aguilera and two other dreamers fight for a Dream Act in Washington D.C. on March 5.

[Photo] SCCC student among 87 detained at DACA rally

Michelle Mattich, Reporter
March 6, 2018

(right to left) Janeth Vazquez, Sarahi Aguilera and two other dreamers fight for a Dream Act in Washington D.C. on March 5.

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