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The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News

The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News

Megan Berg

Megan Berg, Features Editor

Megan Berg is an SCCC freshman majoring in mass communications. She is an 18-year-old native to Southwest Kansas having been born in Liberal. Berg likes to read, watch New Girl and take photos. Berg dreams of moving away from the fields and cows and starting her own photography business.

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Sue Sprenkle, the mass communications instructor, transitioned from a full-time instructor to an adjunct professor for Seward County Community College this current semester. With  previously 20 years of experience being a traveling journalist, Sprenkle has covered stories from major national disasters, political unrest and Olympic competitions.

Sink into the stories of Sue Sprenkle

May 11, 2022

Strolling down the street, Sue Sprenkle wasn’t prepared for the blackness that quickly overtook her as rough material covered her head. Kidnappers chucked...

 Students lift their tassels bringing them over to the left side of their cap signaling their official graduation. Crossing from left to right is a symbol of crossing one’s heart as Donovan explains.

The Greenhouse celebrates graduation once again

May 9, 2022

A sea of black robes stood across the Greenhouse court as Seward County Community College’s 51st annual graduation commenced. Except something was missing....

Copies of the Telolith are given at the event to students for free. The Telolith is a magazine composed of students’ submitted artwork and writings. More copies are available in the humanities building for anyone interested.

Telolith revealed at de-stress night

May 4, 2022

With finals approaching quickly, different methods on how to ease stress can be found all over social media. The SCribblers and Anime club at Seward...

Amy Whitaker, a behavioral science major from Liberal, presents her slideshow on a study of creative interpretation using “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair. The presentation was a final assignment for American Literature II. The presentation included different paintings based on jungles and different insights from Whitaker on the book.

Into the jungle

April 28, 2022

As a part of the final, students of American Literature II were required to pick a book by an American author and create a presentation on it. Lori Muntz,...

Hollistah talks about his beginnings when he first listened to rappers on MTV at his grandma’s house. The show inspired the young boy and at the age of nine, he knew he wanted to be a rapper. He had his first gig at 12 at a gospel festival and at 18 opened for another artist in front of a crowd of 4,000 people.

Kansas rapper expresses need for creativity

April 11, 2022

Tables of pizza and cookies is an enticing view, especially at lunchtime when the smell of melted cheese and spices makes the mouth water. This is the...

Calmly sitting in the donation chair, Jaxon Rios donates plasma to The Red Cross donation in the afternoon. Plasma accounts for around 55% of our total blood volume and is also 90% water.

Be a hero and donate

April 6, 2022

Warning: pictures of blood and needles are included in this story  The smell of antiseptic wafts through the room as donators lay back waiting for...

Brad Bennett, SCCC president, calls the lack of preparedness on transportation for Portillo as  inexcusable.

Equality in the classroom

April 5, 2022

With arms wrapping Natalie Portillo, an elementary education major from Plains, a teacher slowly lifts her out of the wheelchair, placing her into the...

Navigating to a class on a cold, snowy day is a challenge Portillo faces daily. Since some classrooms are in different buildings, she has to drive across campus outside.

Equality in the classroom

April 4, 2022

Weaving through chairs and desks while trying to find a spot in the classroom can be difficult in a wheelchair. Natalie Portillo, an elementary education...

These kinds of devices are an option to any student that has a documented hearing impairment, and the student can decide if it is needed. They are also designed to be smaller for the sudet to use easily and ideally so that they can feel equal to those in the classroom.

[Photo] Equality in the classroom

April 4, 2022

These kinds of devices are an option to any student that has a documented hearing impairment, and the student can decide if it is needed. They are also...

Saints on the Street: SLAPPED!

Saints on the Street: SLAPPED!

March 31, 2022

Social Media blew up when a major incident happened at the Academy Awards on March 27 in Hollywood. Chris Rock had made a joke about Will Smith’s wife,...

Janice Northerns, retired, and Sharon Brockman introduce winners of the annual poetry contest in 2018. It was the first contest Brockman was a part of as a full-time English instructor for Seward County Community College.

Campus is left broken-hearted

March 2, 2022

Shock traveled through campus when the news spread that Sharon Brockman, the English Instructor at Seward County Community College, died Feb. 26 in Amarillo...

Art Education major, Nicole Piper is from Hugoton. Piper learned to crochet when she was 12 years old and she has been crocheting for six years now.

Crochet is the next fidget spinner

February 28, 2022

Ever since COVID and quarantine hit the world, students have been coming up with interesting hobbies and activities to pass the time. Nicole Piper, an...

Autry Coleman has lived through two historical times in the US- segregation and integration. Coleman shares his experiences and thoughts with Seward County Community College students.

Impacts of segregation to integration

February 22, 2022

Even though breaking down the barriers of segregation was a step forward for the United States against racism, those who lived through it—like Autry...

Brad Bennet has come back to become Seward County Community College’s president after leaving last year. This position opened up when Greg Gunderson resigned due to a family emergency.

[Photo] Bennett starts as president, tries to re-earn trust

February 17, 2022

Brad Bennet has come back to become Seward County Community College’s president after leaving last year. This position opened up when Greg Gunderson...

Melissa Gonzalez from Hugaton says the ghost’s name is Jorge. Gonzalez says one of the spooky things that Jorge does is causing the germ-x dispensers to go off in different parts of the cosmetology building when there is no one around them.

[Photo] Ghost terrorizes cosmetology?

February 9, 2022

Melissa Gonzalez from Hugaton says the ghost’s name is Jorge. Gonzalez says one of the spooky things that Jorge does is causing the germ-x dispensers...

Greg Gunderson is set to resign Feb. 11 citing a family emergency. This has left SCCC without a president for the third time in three years.

Third president in three years resigns

February 8, 2022

Seward County Community College’s president resigned after two months on the job. Greg Gunderson released a statement to staff, faculty and students...

The most popular patterns of shackets that are found in stores are plaid and aztec. Slowly though, plain colors are becoming more popular as well. The true distinction between these plain colored shackets and jackets are the buttons down the front.

Students express their opinions about shackets

February 7, 2022

The plaid pattern has been around in the fashion world for ages used for shirts, skirts, and everything in between. This pattern has now taken a new form...

Megan Berg tossed homemade noodles into a boiling pot of water to cook for about twenty minutes. The noodles will be strained and stirred into the chicken broth making the final dish of chicken noodle soup for a family favorite snow deal meal.

[Photo] Snow days don’t stop SCCC from having class or fun

February 3, 2022

Megan Berg tossed homemade noodles into a boiling pot of water to cook for about twenty minutes. The noodles will be strained and stirred into the chicken...

 Elizabeth Horinek, a major from Sublette, drives thirty miles every day to attend classes. Even though she misses out on some opportunities, Horenik says commuting is a smart idea for anyone trying to save money.

Cutting the Cost

January 27, 2022

Waking up every day 30 minutes earlier than needed sounds like a pain for any college student. Add an early class to that scenario and a student barely...

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[Photo] Brianna Rich

August 19, 2021

The student art show is in the Shank Humanities Building. The gallery features photos and 2-D and 3-D art. Stop by to vote for your favorite exhibit.

Art show displays student work

November 30, 2021

The fall semester art show is in full swing in the Shank Humanities Building, displaying multiple works of art from Dustin Farmer’s art classes and Sue...

Kylie Regier, a nursing major from Liberal, eats her first taco of the day. “They aren’t my favorite,” Regier commented after finishing her bite. “Not a lot of flavor and fatty.”

[Photo] Antojitos Oringinales Chilangolandia

November 29, 2021

Kylie Regier, a nursing major from Liberal, eats her first taco of the day. “They aren’t my favorite,” Regier commented after finishing her bite....

Megan Berg, a business major from Sublette, catches herself after trying to twirl on the ‘ice’ in the student union. She only made it about halfway around before she almost fell and caught herself.

I am a master of the ice… er, plastic

November 18, 2021

There is a feeling I get when first stepping into an ice skating rink. The cold air hits my face and a rush of adrenaline courses through my body. I am...

Working carefully, Dunlap’s hands add the finishing coil and rub the clay on the inside to smooth it out and connect the coils together.

Inside the artist’s mind

November 15, 2021

The artist’s mind and the ideas that come from it can be quite interesting. When looking at art, the question that is often asked is, Where did you get...

 “It’s more than just words,” is tattooed across Audra Langly’s ribs. Langly is from Rolla and plans on majoring in American Sign Language which is what her tattoo is inspired by.

All ink tells a story

November 11, 2021

Tattoos are a creative way many people, especially on Seward County Community College campus, decide to express themselves. The stories behind the tattoos...

As she gathers up hair, Marina Flores concentrates on twisting to make the braided updo. The already curled hair can be difficult at times to do work with as mannequin hair is stiffer than real hair.

Human vs mannequin

November 10, 2021

Walking into the salon, the chatter of girls' voices is prominent throughout the bustle of hairdryers, flat irons and curling wands. The laughter and chatter...

Crusader staffed carved pumpkins to use for a Halloween story.

[Photo] Crusader 21-22

August 19, 2021

Crusader staffed carved pumpkins to use for a Halloween story.

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