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The student news site of Seward County Community College

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Mary Ramirez

Mary Ramirez, Reporter

Mary Ramirez is a sophomore majoring in Behavioral Science with hopes of becoming a child therapist. Her hobbies include gaming with friends, working on getting a degree, anything art, photography and hanging with family. Ramirez’s life quote right now is, “Life is short so I’m smiling while I’ve still got all my teeth.” Future plans for Ramirez include getting her Bachelor's degree, opening her own therapy office, then once she’s on her feet, she plans on opening a Kitty Café.

 

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The softball team takes infield practice before a scrimmage. The team stresses how they practice is how they play, so they go all out.

[Photo] Spring sports finally in action

February 15, 2022

The softball team takes infield practice before a scrimmage. The team stresses how they practice is how they play, so they go "all out."

Aidaly Ramoz, freshman from Liberal, loves sweaters. She said she finds them cheap so she can switch them out and layer on top of basics like jeans.

[Photo] Sandals in the snow

December 6, 2021

Aidaly Ramoz, freshman from Liberal, loves sweaters. She said she finds them cheap so she can switch them out and layer on top of basics like jeans.

Malachi McReed from Brooklyn, NY defends  his position as the Thunderbirds offense sets up. McReed was a vital piece of encouragement for the team.

Men’s basketball comes from behind to beat Cloud County

December 2, 2021

It took an entire half for the Seward County Saints to warm up before they began to look like themselves. The Saints came from behind to beat Cloud County...

El Pastorcito has many options for tacos. One of the most popular is al pastor.

[Photo] El Pastorcito

November 29, 2021

El Pastorcito has many options for tacos. One of the most popular is al pastor.

Reaching back, Justine Lepses eyes the ball coming toward her. She returns service with a backhand.

Justine Lespes

November 9, 2021

It was a historic fall season for Justine Lespes. The sophomore tennis player was the first in Lady Saints history to advance to the ITA national single’s...

Saskia Vogelzang, super sophomore from The Netherlands, digs into a plate of tacos. She had never been to a taco truck before the class assignment.

[Photo] Crusader 21-22

August 19, 2021

Saskia Vogelzang, super sophomore from The Netherlands, digs into a plate of tacos. She had never been to a taco truck before the class assignment.

Barbie on campus, Katy Redd shows off her outfit for a school day.

[Photo] A Barbie teaches on campus

October 14, 2021

"Barbie" on campus, Katy Redd shows off her outfit for a school day.

[Video] 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...

Todd Ciochetto

Todd Ciochetto

September 28, 2021

Where did you come from [College, Town]?  I came from Mason City, Iowa where I worked at North Iowa Area Community College for the last nine years.  Why...

Will Marchino

Will Marchino

September 28, 2021

Where did you come from [College, Town]? I was working at Grand View University, located in Des Moines, Iowa, in the NAIA [National Association of Intercollegiate...

Casady Webb is the new head coach of the Softball team.

Casady Webb

September 28, 2021

Where did you come from (College, Town)? For the past two years, I was an Assistant Coach at Seminole State College. Why did you choose Seward County...

Brittany Williams

Brittany Williams

September 28, 2021

Where did you come from [College, Town]? University of Oklahoma Why did you choose Seward County to continue your coaching career? I chose Seward...

Mitch Vechione is the head coach for the Tennis team.

Mitch Vechione

September 28, 2021

Where did you come from (College, Town)? New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico.  Why did you choose Seward County to continue your...

New coaches make home at SCCC

New coaches make home at SCCC

September 28, 2021

It's a year of transition for most sports at Seward County Community College, with a lot of new faces in the athletic department. Seward County welcomes...

Ileim Terrero, sophomore from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, practices setting the ball while calling plays. The veteran setter scored 4.5 points on opening weekend at a tournament in New Mexico while logging more than 20 assists.

[Photo] Volleyball uses off-season to prep for national dominance

August 24, 2021

Ileim Terrero, sophomore from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, practices setting the ball while calling plays. The veteran setter scored 4.5 points on...

Adrian Mendoza, sophomore accounting major, shows off his spray paint art. It took three minutes for this solar system to be painted.

Photo Essay: First week is busy with activities

August 20, 2021

The first week on campus is in the books. It was filled with scrambling to classes, getting textbooks and making new friends. Each day the student services...

Raven Staten volunteers at the Saints Care event. Crusader staff helped the college hand out care packages to the community to show their support during a COVID-crazy kind of school year.

[Photo] Crusader 2020-21

September 7, 2020

Raven Staten volunteers at the Saints Care event. Crusader staff helped the college hand out care packages to the community to show their support during...

A ball hit to centerfield is gathered by KP Werner and relayed back into the infield. Peter Goldy backs up Werner on the play against Garden City Community College on Thursday. The Saints lost both games 5-8 and 5-17.

Baseball falls to Garden City

May 7, 2021

It was a rough day for Saints baseball Thursday against Garden City. They dropped two games to the lower-ranked Broncbusters 5-8 and 5-17. The losses bring...

AJ Luna, sophomore from Grand Prairie, Texas, has caught 30 games this season. In her time as a Lady Saint, she has played in more than 80 games.

[Photo] Softball starts Region VI tournament Friday

May 6, 2021

AJ Luna, sophomore from Grand Prairie, Texas, has caught 30 games this season. In her time as a Lady Saint, she has played in more than 80 games.

The Nutrition Cave is open Monday-Thursday from seven in the morning till five in the evening along with Friday’s from seven in the morning to two in the afternoon. Stop by to get protein shakes and teas like these!

[Photo] Nutrition Cave

May 6, 2021

The Nutrition Cave is open Monday-Thursday from seven in the morning till five in the evening along with Friday’s from seven in the morning to two in...

Wyatt Grant slides home on a close call, but is safe. AJ Folds hit the ball that sent Kase Johnson and Grant across the plate.

Saints are second best in the west

May 3, 2021

 Seward County Community College swept Pratt Community College at home on Saturday with an 11-0 victory followed by a 13-1 win. The Saints re-claimed...

Wyatt Grant slides home on a close call, but is safe. AJ Folds hit the ball that sent Kase Johnson and Grant across the plate.

[Photo] Saints Second Best In The West

May 3, 2021

Wyatt Grant slides home on a close call, but is safe. AJ Folds hit the ball that sent Kase Johnson and Grant across the plate.

AJ Luna rounds third after Jacie Scott hit a line drive to right field. The Lady Saints scored five runs in the last inning to notch the win.

Softball blows past Dodge City

April 30, 2021

Two more wins are in the bag for the Lady Saints softball team. They swept a doubleheader against Dodge City, April 29, at home. They won 10-9 and 12-1....

Jacie Scott, left fielder, cheers as her teammate and pitcher, Ireland Caro, gets the last strikeout of the inning. This pitch gave the Lady Saints an 8-6 win for game two of the doubleheader against Garden City.

Lady Saints Sweep Double Header

April 28, 2021

Seward County Community College sweeps Garden City Community College in a doubleheader at French Family Field with a 6-3 win followed by an 8-6 game two...

Students raced around campus looking for eggs. some hidden obvious places others not so much.

[Photo] Saints on the hunt for eggs

April 1, 2021

Students raced around campus looking for eggs. some hidden obvious places others not so much.

Lady Saints Center fielder, Ashley Low gets down and ready to field the upcoming ball.  Low came out with  3 RBIs,  one run and one home run.

Softball splits games with Independence

March 30, 2021

Seward County Community College split a double-header with Independence Community College on Monday. The Lady Saints are now 7-9 overall and sits in second...

Jaci Oakley slides into second base and is called safe by the umpire. The Lady Saints won both games against Pratt Community College.

Lady Saints pummel Pratt

March 29, 2021

T he Lady Saints won against Pratt Community College during both games with a score of 10 - 2 and 14 - 0. Seward is now 6-8 in the Kansas Jayhawk West...

Jaci Oakley had a full count, three balls and two strikes, and got hit by the next pitch which got her a walk to first base.

[Photo] Lady Saints pummel Pratt

March 29, 2021

Jaci Oakley had a full count, three balls and two strikes, and got hit by the next pitch which got her a walk to first base.

Both tennis teams were on their way to nationals until all sport events were forced to be canceled due to Covid. Even with a new season this year Covid and bad weather has made the tennis season be pushed back.

Seward tennis teams have unfinished business

March 9, 2021

S eward County tennis teams battled a canceled season last year due to COVID and now they are battling the weather. Their new coach, Mitch Vechione, isn’t...

Holding on tight, freshmen Destiny Vasquez and Krisi Anderson try not to fall during their first attempt at skating in the student union. The freshmen eventually mastered it and rolled around but they say it was after a lot of falling and scrambling.

[Photo] Saints on skates

February 23, 2021

Holding on tight, freshmen Destiny Vasquez and Krisi Anderson try not to fall during their first attempt at skating in the student union. The freshmen...

Must have snacks for Super bowl LV

Must have snacks for Super bowl LV

February 5, 2021

Do you guys know what time of year it is? It is the time where friends and family get together on a Sunday to watch two National Football League, or NFL,...

Kyleigh Ramirez is a native to Tyrone, Oklahoma. She is currently majoring in Cosmetology which stems from her love of doing peoples hair and makeup all her life.

Kyleigh Ramirez

January 21, 2021

What made you decide to enroll in cosmetology? “I absolutely love doing people’s hair and makeup. So I figured that it would be something I would...

Pumpkin painting contest goes on despite snow storm

Pumpkin painting contest goes on despite snow storm

October 29, 2020

Four tables in the student union have everything needed to paint set out for students. But what are they going to paint? Pumpkins!  Wade Lyon, Seward...

SCCC welcomes the new head volleyball coach, Geno Frugoli to SCCC. Frugoli is very involved with the team during their practices and hopes to be able Some goals in place for the Seward volleyball team is to win nationals, win
regular season games, and definitely “take this good team and keep them good”

Frugoli takes over as head volleyball coach

October 15, 2020

Walking into the greenhouse, you instantly feel a different environment during volleyball practice. Geno Frugoli walks the team through some exercises...

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