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The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News

Melvin Le

Melvin Le, Copy Editor

Melvin Le is a 19-year old sophomore majoring in pharmacy. Born and raised in Liberal, he is the only child of two Vietnamese parents. In May 2021, he graduated with an Associate of Science degree alongside his high school diploma but decided to stay another year to finish his prerequisites for pharmacy. He absolutely loves his work-study as a tutor and enjoys helping others. His favorite hobbies include writing poetry, reading books and watching superhero movies. Le looks forward to creating an impact in Crusader.

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 History teacher Kevin Gleason and his wife Anita Gleason both received uniquely-made hand-stitched quilts from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. These quilts were awarded to the couple to demonstrate gratitude for their service done in the Navy.

SCCC Spring Concert honors veterans

May 2, 2022

With the arrival of spring, the flowers have begun to bloom and the songbirds’ voices have started to travel through the morning air. The same voices...

Review: Sonic spin dashes to the theaters once again

Review: Sonic spin dashes to the theaters once again

April 25, 2022

“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” picked up where the first movie left off with Dr. Robotnik [Eggman] on the Mushroom Planet building on an overly complicated...

This years musical is called “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” and it is the first musical since the COVID-19 pandemic. The musical will be shown on April 21-23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are being sold for $10; however, if you are a student you can get one free ticket by using their student ID.

Lights, Camera, Action

April 19, 2022

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'' follows a group of middle schoolers participating in a spelling bee where they learn to overcome the anxiety...

For the fourth year in a row Crusader receives the All-Kansas award for spring and fall of 2021. Pictured left to right are Laura Gillespie, Brianna Rich, Jessica Madrigal, Dani Arellano and Seyun Park.

Crusader keeps winning

April 13, 2022

The annual Kansas Collegiate Media Awards are back in-person after being online via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions. Each year, Crusader takes home numerous...

Helping as an athletic trainer, Alonzo Mendoza is a sophomore from Spearman, Texas. Mendoza is a pre-medical major because he wants to help as many athletes as he can.

Alonzo Mendoza

April 8, 2022

How do you plan to spend Good Friday and Easter? I plan to go home and spend it with my family since we’re Catholic. They want me to go eat fish with...

The E-boutique was originally started by Lisa Kennedy, a former instructor, and she started the boutique because she wanted to help students get proper attire for their first impression interviews or even any formal event. The Phi Beta Lambda club now runs it and their hours are Thursdays from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

PBL brings fashion to aid students’ future

March 29, 2022

As college students continuously deal with many different obstacles during their academic careers, many might find themselves wanting a part-time job....

Super sophomore, Emily Johnson, who is also a super mom with four children, returns to school to finish her teacher degree. Johnson is from Hugoton and she owns her very own business which started as a hobby.

Emily Johnson

March 9, 2022

What are your plans for Spring Break? Oh, goodness. I own my own business [Meek&Mild] that I've created and it’s a healthy plant-based lotion,...

While Jaxon Rios has free time, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Audra Langley. She thinks Jaxon is a wonderful dad, and that everything he does is for her.

Rios balances college while co-parenting

March 8, 2022

Being a parent means to Jaxon Rios, a pre-engineering major from Santana, that he now has to balance school, work, Quiz Bowl, and on top of everything,...

KYLIX club president, Melissa Alvarez is from Guymon, Oklahoma. Alvarez is majoring in art because she has always loved art.

Melissa Alvarez

March 4, 2022

What are your favorite hobbies? What do you like to do? Oh my gosh, what do I not like to do is the question. I am very crafty, I like to say I am creative....

Local residents enlighten students for Black History Month

Local residents enlighten students for Black History Month

February 17, 2022

Seward County Community College celebrates Black History Month by hosting the “Conversations on Race: History & Future” in the library. Three local...

Homecoming candidates announced

Homecoming candidates announced

February 11, 2022

Homecoming is back. After taking a year off due to COVID and restricted number of fans in the Green House last year, Seward County Community College will...

Dennis Le, a nursing major from Liberal, holds a picture of his childhood celebrity crush, Grant Gustin.

Dennis Le

February 4, 2022

What is it like to be a concurrent student? I really hate commuting from the high school to the college. It’s worth the sacrifice to see my friends...

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