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Crusader News

The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News

The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News

Laura Gillespie

Laura Gillespie, Copy Editor

Laura Gillespie is an 18 year old freshman majoring in Biology. Born and raised in the southwest corner of Kansas in Stevens County. Gillespie enjoys reading, listening to music, and talking with her friends. Gillespie also loves to write and is very excited to be a part of the Crusaders this year.

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Vivien Gabehart is from Marshall Oklahoma. She is a freshman, and her major is Sports Medicine.

Vivien Gabehart

October 22, 2021

What do you like to do in your free time? I like to hang out with the girls on my team. Sometimes we go eat when we have the money. Other times we go...

Crusader News earned sixth place in the national Best of Show contest over the weekend. The fall Crusader 2021 staff members are Brook Katen, Daniela Arellano, Victoria Martins, Ruby Thornton, Megan Berg,  Kylie Regier, Reece, William Swanson and Mauricio Gonzalez. Not pictured: Saskia Vogelzang, Mary Ramirez, Gracie Gillespie and Brianna Rich.

Shocking contest results for Crusader

October 19, 2021

Crusader News was shocked over the weekend when they were named second in the nation for best two-year website. This was one of five awards Crusader’s...

Melvin Le is from Liberal. Le is a sophomore and his major is pharmacy.

Melvin Le

October 15, 2021

As a published creative writer, why did you choose to write your piece Our Society?  It was originally inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and his I...

Campus goes maskless

October 5, 2021

Students came to class Monday without wearing masks. It's the first time since COVID showed up in southwest Kansas in March 2020 that students have gone...

Abel Ochoa’s favorite thing to do is welding because that is what he wants to do for his career. Even his favorite quote is about welding.

Abel Ochoa

October 1, 2021

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?  Probably somewhere in Texas. Welding down there is really popular, and I want...

Amy Thompson reads a book called Bee Makes Tea. Sharing this story relates to her personal identity by her families generational love of tea.

Artists share personal identity through performance

September 30, 2021

Students came together to share their personal stories of identity Wednesday night for the first official Open Mic Night of the year. The event was hosted...

First Open Mic Night Wednesday

First Open Mic Night Wednesday

September 27, 2021

Spend an evening with students and staff as they share their personal identity and heritage at the humanities’ Open Mic Night, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m....

Melissa Gonzalez is from Hugoton Kansas. Her major is cosmetology, and she is a freshman this year.

Melissa Gonzalez

September 24, 2021

What made you want to go into Cosmetology?  I’ve always had a passion for doing nails and the whole make-up thing in general. I’ve been a girly...

The auto body painting will be sold in the live auction and is valued at being priceless because of SCCCs Auto Body program students hard work in creating it.

Annual SCCC auction benefits student scholarships

September 21, 2021

This upcoming Saturday 25 at 6:00 p.m. is the annual Seward County Community College foundation auction and all proceeds will benefit the student body...

Suicide warning signs

Suicide warning signs

September 20, 2021

Olive Green and Neon Yellow Illustrated UI Sleep Hygiene Infographic by Crusader

Kata Jawara is from New York City. He is a sophomore, and his major is Sports Management.

Kata Jawara

September 17, 2021

If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?  Wings. Hot Wings. I like wings  What is something you like to do in your...

Students can claim ‘easy money’

September 15, 2021

It is not too late to receive free money, just talk to financial aid!  Less than half of Seward County College students have not even filled out the...

Yisel Ramos is from Liberal. Ramos is a freshman and her major is visual arts.

Yisel Ramos

September 10, 2021

What is your all-time favorite anime? My favorite of all time is One Piece. One Piece came out in like 1997 or 1999 in between that time period and...

Paola Sanchez is from Liberal. She is a freshman and her major is undecided.

Paola Sanchez

September 3, 2021

What is your favorite type of music? My favorite type of music is R&B. I really got into it when I was twelve years old and really discovering music....

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