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Monica Gonzalez

Monica Gonzalez, Social Media Director

Monica Gonzalez is a 19-year-old sophomore who loves to travel and take sports photos. While at Seward, she has realized that the only close friends are her Crusader fam + Irvin. She loves to take sports pictures and writes stories when she’s not too shy to talk to the coaches.
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The Seward Saints basketball team is now finished with the season. No. 3 Qaiyoom

[Photo] Saints lose to Independence Community College, season ends for the boys

February 27, 2020

The Seward Saints basketball team is now finished with the season. No. 3 Qaiyoom "Q" Olanlege (pictured) was a sophomore. (file photo)

Ayanna Smith and Kamy Perez are on defense trying to get the ball back. (file photo)

[Photo] Lady Saints basketball team lose to Hutchinson Community College 78-62

February 24, 2020

Ayanna Smith and Kamy Perez are on defense trying to get the ball back. (file photo)

Saints fall to 15-12 and remain in fifth place in Jayhawk West (file photo).

[Photo] Seward Saints lose 85-68

February 13, 2020

Saints fall to 15-12 and remain in fifth place in Jayhawk West (file photo).

Lady Saints are now no. 19(file photo).

[Photo] Seward Lady Saints beat Colby in close game

February 13, 2020

Lady Saints are now no. 19(file photo).

Samuel Henderson brings the ball down the court during a game. The  freshman guard has helped the team to a  12-9 overall record.

[Photo] Saints lose close one to Barton

January 27, 2020

Samuel Henderson brings the ball down the court during a game. The freshman guard has helped the team to a 12-9 overall record.

The Lady Saints, Ayanna Smith, 1, and Kamry Perez, 4, set a trap. The defense for Seward has been a staple as of late. The women held Garden City to just five points in the first quarter. (file photo)

[Photo] Lady Saints pass century mark against GCCC

January 14, 2020

The Lady Saints, Ayanna Smith, 1, and Kamry Perez, 4, set a trap. The defense for Seward has been a staple as of late. The women held Garden City to just...

Preston Burrows works on an AP style quiz during Crusader class. The freshman from Rolla is in his first semester publishing for the student media website.

[Photo] Crusader 2019-20 staff

October 22, 2019

Preston Burrows works on an AP style quiz during Crusader class. The freshman from Rolla is in his first semester publishing for the student media website.

Thais Vieira hits into two Pratt defenders. The sophomore middle blocker had four kills on the night. The Lady Saints easily won the match in three straight sets.

[Photo] Lady Saints advance to semi finals

November 6, 2019

Thais Vieira hits into two Pratt defenders. The sophomore middle blocker had four kills on the night. The Lady Saints easily won the match in three straight...

Lamar's Zyan Landson tries to split the Saints' half-court trap. Samuel Henderson, Texas freshman, slides along to cut him off while Kyle Cardaci, New Jersey sophomore, reaches in to slap the ball away. Cardaci was called for the foul. The Saints won the game with a lopsided score of 115-18.

[Photo] Saints crush Lamar, 115-18

November 8, 2019

Lamar's Zyan Landson tries to split the Saints' half-court trap. Samuel Henderson, Texas freshman, slides along to cut him off while Kyle Cardaci, New...

The Lady Saints came up short against South Plains College, Dec. 4. Leilani Augmon, freshman from California, had six points on the point. (file photo)

[Photo] Lady Saints lose to South Plains

December 9, 2019

The Lady Saints came up short against South Plains College, Dec. 4. Leilani Augmon, freshman from California, had six points on the point. (file photo)

TikToks to help you glide through finals

December 6, 2019

As the semester is ending, Crusader put together a compilation of original TikTok's to help you get through these last few days with a laugh! Find Crusader...

Djuly Schmorantz slams the ball right through the hands of the defenders, helping the Lady Saints catch up. Lady Bulldogs won the first two sets against the Lady Saints.

[Photo] Lady Saints battle for national title, fall short in set 5

November 25, 2019

Djuly Schmorantz slams the ball right through the hands of the defenders, helping the Lady Saints catch up. Lady Bulldogs won the first two sets against...

The Seward Saints are 5-1 in game play. Freshman Ahmed Ibrahim drives in for a layup, getting blocked and put on the line to shoot two.

[Photo] Seward Saints win 103-54 against Bethany

November 22, 2019

The Seward Saints are 5-1 in game play. Freshman Ahmed Ibrahim drives in for a layup, getting blocked and put on the line to shoot two.

The Lincoln Memorial stands tall in Washington D.C. At the other end of this memorial is a long reflecting pool, which catches the Washington Monument reflection during the night time.

[Photo] Crusader News wins first place in best two year website category

November 11, 2019

The Lincoln Memorial stands tall in Washington D.C. At the other end of this memorial is a long reflecting pool, which catches the Washington Monument...

Freshman Wiktoria Kazimierowicz, plays a great defense, not letting any of the Lady Pioneers inside the lane for a layup.

Photo essay: Lady Saints dominate in Pepsi Classic

November 11, 2019

The Lady Saints had a busy weekend, playing against Western Oklahoma College and Friends University's JV team on Nov. 8 and 9. The Lady Saints won both...

Sophomore Thais Vieira and Djuly Schmorantz make the net seem like a solid wall to the Colby team. The Lady Saints had 10 huge blocks on the night.

[Photo] Photo Essay: Lady Saints claim Region VI champion title

November 11, 2019

Sophomore Thais Vieira and Djuly Schmorantz make the net seem like a solid wall to the Colby team. The Lady Saints had 10 huge blocks on the night.

Freshman Carey Page gets a pass from Ramiro Santiago for a dunk helping the Saints have a 70 point lead against the Lopes.

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November 11, 2019

Freshman Carey Page gets a pass from Ramiro Santiago for a dunk helping the Saints have a 70 point lead against the Lopes.

Sophomore Qaiyoom Olanlege went up for a fake layup to dunk it on the Lopes, getting the Saints a 50 point lead before the half.

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November 11, 2019

Sophomore Qaiyoom Olanlege went up for a fake layup to dunk it on the Lopes, getting the Saints a 50 point lead before the half.

Freshman Carey Page gets a pass from Ramiro Santiago for a dunk helping the Saints have a 70 point lead against the Lopes.

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November 11, 2019

Freshman Carey Page gets a pass from Ramiro Santiago for a dunk helping the Saints have a 70 point lead against the Lopes.

Saints Stories talks to Gabe Ortiz about his recent NJCAA national tennis title and the next tournament. He will face off against D-1 schools as the lone NJCAA player left in the nation.

Ortiz plays in Oracle ITA Fall Championships

November 6, 2019

Saints tennis player Gabe Ortiz represents Seward County Community College at a unique tournament this week. The freshman from Argentina won the national...

Wendy’s

October 29, 2019

We went to Wendy’s with only $5 to see what we could buy. When we walked in, we noticed that the restaurant itself was very nice and clean. The employee’s...

As of Oct. 2, there have been 17 deaths in the U.S. due to vaping. However, studies show that most of these deaths are caused by Vitamin E acetate oil that is being added to THC cartridges.

Vapers avoid faulty cartridges

October 23, 2019

Donald Trump has put his foot down and is trying to ban flavored nicotine vapes and juices. Government agencies and general reports claim that all vaping...

Sophomores Djuly Schmorantz and Thais Vieira deny the lady cougars a hit into their side of the court. Sophomore Laura De Pra recovers to help waiting for a sneaky tip.

Lady Saints win 52nd Jayhawk conference game in a row

October 21, 2019

The No. 3 Lady Saints were on a roll Oct. 19 in the greenhouse, winning three straight sets against Barton Community College. The ladies asserted their...

Mesalina Serverino, freshman, and Djuly Schmorantz, sophomore, get a block against the Lady Dragons and stops them from scoring.

Photo Essay: Lady Saints defeat conference rival in four sets

October 10, 2019

Hutchinson Community College did what no other team in the Jayhawk Conference West has done this season — win one set against the Lady Saints. That's...

The Lady Saints are now 13-2 in game play overall and 7-0 after defeating Colby Community College on Sept. 26.

[Photo] Lady Saints claim top spot in Jayhawk West Conference

September 26, 2019

The Lady Saints are now 13-2 in game play overall and 7-0 after defeating Colby Community College on Sept. 26.

Sophomore outside hitter, Tapanga Johnson, dives for a hard spike and gets the ball up to Laura de Pra.

Lady Saints win 3-0 to Pratt Community College

September 24, 2019

On Sept. 23, the Lady Saints won three more games back to back against Pratt Community College. The first set was won with a score of 25-14, followed by...

Maria Rascon

Maria Rascon

September 20, 2019

Why did you choose nursing?  "I chose nursing because it’s something I've always wanted to do and I like tending to people. I plan to finish my nursing...

Two Lady Saints gnail a block against the Lady Conqs in Wednesday's game. Seward won in convincing fashion, 3-0.

Saints conquer the Conquistadors in the greenhouse

September 19, 2019

The Lady Saints competed in the greenhouse for the first time all season on Sept. 18 against Dodge City Community College. All three sets were won by the...

Cosmetology students learn that less is more when doing their own make up or others.

[Photo] Cosmetology provides hands on experience

September 18, 2019

Cosmetology students learn that less is more when doing their own make up or others.

The Lady Saints will play their first home game on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The enter the match with Dodge City Community College with a record of 9-2.

[Photo] Lady Saints lose first games of the season

September 16, 2019

The Lady Saints will play their first home game on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The enter the match with Dodge City Community College with a record of 9-2.

Sophomore Sander Jans and freshman Nil Moinet, focus on how high they have to throw the tennis ball in the air for them to get a good serve.

[Photo] Saints tennis begins individual season

September 13, 2019

Sophomore Sander Jans and freshman Nil Moinet, focus on how high they have to throw the tennis ball in the air for them to get a good serve.

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