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The student news site of Seward County Community College

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The student news site of Seward County Community College

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Denise Perez, Liberal sophomore, is a writer.

Denise Perez, Reporter

Denise Perez is a freshman at SCCC. She is 19 years old and was born and raised in Liberal. She is excited to be a public relations major, after many back-and-forths. She found her love for writing when she began to practice her handwriting and is excited to get a hands on experience in journalism. In her free time, she enjoys online shopping and would be very happy to help you change up your style if you need some help.

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This years commencement ceremony for the class of 2020 will look nothing like this, as cancellations happened due to COVID-19. A video will be uploaded this Saturday however, to recognize the efforts of the graduation class.

Graduating amidst COVID-19: A new outlook on an old tradition

Denise Perez and Elvis Polvon
April 29, 2020

“Congratulations class of 2020!” These are the words that thousands of graduates across the world strived to hear. Due to COVID-19, like other colleges,...

Post your poetry, photography, short story, art, video or anything creative on your social media using #SCwallofsaints to join in the virtual coffeehouse.

Virtual coffeehouse replaces annual gathering

Denise Perez, Reporter
April 22, 2020

The coronavirus had other plans for this year's Poetry Coffee House night. Lori Muntz, English instructor and organizer of the event, said the annual...

For many, Easter wont be filled with the same, old family traditions. Even churches have taken their services online for the biggest holy holiday around the world.

Easter will be ‘different’ this year

Denise Perez, Reporter
April 11, 2020

Easter is a worldwide, religious holiday celebrated by many families, however it’s more than just wearing your best outfit, or biggest hats to church!...

Sophomore Shaina Ruff has taken the “teacher” role during these hard times. She continues teaching not only herself, but also her 11-year-old son, Mekhia.

It’s a “Ruff” life

Denise Perez, Reporter
April 8, 2020

Online schooling has been difficult for many college students. Whether that be struggling with zoom calls, bad internet connection or just no motivation....

Ballroom dancing waltzes into SCCC

Rebecca Irby and Denise Perez
March 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was produced by our staff before spring break. While this class no longer meets due to the statewide coronavirus “stay-at-home”...

The SCCC campus has cleared out after President Ken Trzaskas announcement to switch to online classes starting Monday. Some staff and faculty are still on campus working but students are supposed to stay home.

Students react to taking classes online

The phone buzzed in most students' pockets at exactly 10:23 a.m. Tuesday. For some, the message brought stress with the new wave of changes announced....

Review: The Invisible Man lacks answers

Denise Perez, Reporter
March 2, 2020

Don't go into this movie expecting too much. “The Invisible Man” was confusing. The novel-based movie was released in theaters on Feb. 28, and it left...

Sexual assault isn’t just about nonconsensual intercourse. It can also be non-consented contact whether it’s unnecessary touching or aggressive choking.

Sexual assault can happen anywhere

Denise Perez and Maggie Ibarra
February 24, 2020

"Knowing who he was, being my father’s best friend…It’s crazy how you grow up around a person and you think that you could trust that person and...

This Valentines Day, make your significant other or best friend a home made gift.

DIY Valentine’s gifts for your loved ones

Denise Perez, Reporter
February 12, 2020

Valentine's day is coming up and if you’re on a budget, these do it yourself gift ideas might be perfect for your loved one.  Do you have a friend...

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...

The SCCC homecoming court for 2020 is chosen from the various clubs on campus.

SCCC homecoming candidates announced

Denise Perez and Rebecca Irby
January 30, 2020

The 2020 homecoming king and queen for Seward County Community College will be crowned on Feb. 1 between the women’s and men’s basketball games in...

Sophomore journalism major Annette Meza decided to help and shovel the snow off her driveway. She said it was very tiring but building the snow man afterwards was fun!

15 inches of snow blankets Liberal

Annette Meza and Denise Perez
January 29, 2020

Throwing snowballs, binging Netflix original series or sleeping in are three of many ways Seward County Community College students spent their time on...

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