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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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 Freshman Nil Moinet, gets ready to serve to sophomore Sander Jans, as they are just playing for practice.

[Photo] Saints tennis begins individual season

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
September 13, 2019

Freshman Nil Moinet, gets ready to serve to sophomore Sander Jans, as they are just playing for practice.

One of the Lady Saints new freshman works on her form for a good hit to help the lady saints have a team point.

[Photo] Volleyball undefeated, ranked No. 1 in nation

Abigail Pacheco, Reporter
September 5, 2019

One of the Lady Saints new freshman works on her form for a good hit to help the lady saints have a team point.

Darin Workman, SCCC band and instrument director directs SCCC students in the concert on April 26. The band performed several songs from the Marvel universe franchise.

Photo Essay: SCCC spring concert saves the night

Monica Gonzalez, photographer
April 29, 2019

In order to celebrate Marvel and the release of the last movie in the Avengers series "Endgame," the SCCC band and choir held their spring concert at the...

Auto body collision and repair instructor, Bree Downs, has earned skills through her painting and doing work on automobiles.

Students transform cars

Monica Gonzalez, Reporter
April 26, 2019

Students studying auto body collision and repair at Seward County Community Colleges Tech School never get bored. They always have a project on hand, like...

The volleyball team has nine out of 16 internationals playing. The majority are from Brazil but several others are from the Dominican Republic.

[Photo] International students

April 23, 2019

The volleyball team has nine out of 16 internationals playing. The majority are from Brazil but several others are from the Dominican Republic.

In order to become a U.S. Citizen, you must learn the answers to 100 questions. To pass the test, you have to get six questions correct in an oral exam.

[Video] SCCC classes help community members earn their citizenship

Cheyenne Miller, Reporter
April 5, 2019

Citizenship isn’t something that most United States inhabitants will ever have to worry about. For those that are born here, citizenship is automatic;...

Good defense sparked the Saint’s offense all night. Isiah Small closes down the passing lane for Hutchinson with an outstretched arm. Small was productive for the Saints all tournament on the defensive and offensive end. He was named co-MVP of the tournament.

[Photo] Saints capture Region VI title, head to NJCAA tourney

Annette Meza, Copy Editor
March 7, 2019

Good defense sparked the Saint’s offense all night. Isiah Small closes down the passing lane for Hutchinson with an outstretched arm. Small was productive...

On March 6, the Lady Saints played against the Barton Grizzlies in the Regional VI Championships. The Lady Saints took a loss with a score of 62-54. The Lady Saints will wait to hear if they got a bid which will be announced on Monday.

Seward falls to the Lady Grizzlies at regional championship

Monica Gonzalez and Annette Meza
March 7, 2019

The Lady Saints lost to Butler Community College on March 6, competing for the Regional VI title with a score of 62-54, losing their streak of 24 games....

On March 6, the Lady Saints played against the Barton Grizzlies in the Regional VI Championships. The Lady Saints took a loss with a score of 62-54. The Lady Saints will wait to hear if they got a bid which will be announced on Monday.

[Photo] girls championship

March 7, 2019

On March 6, the Lady Saints played against the Barton Grizzlies in the Regional VI Championships. The Lady Saints took a loss with a score of 62-54. The...

Silvia Veloso, guard from Maputo, Mozambique drives in while looking for a post to drop off too but instead gets a layup to lead the Lady Saints over the Lady Grizzlies.

[Photo] Saints Beat the Cougars, head into regional finals

Michelle Mattich, Managing Editor
March 6, 2019

Silvia Veloso, guard from Maputo, Mozambique drives in while looking for a post to drop off too but instead gets a layup to lead the Lady Saints over the...

Ali Lucero, guard from Liberal, brings the ball down to end the court to bring the game to an end against the Lady Thunderbirds. SCCC won 74-59 and advanced to the semifinals. They play at 3 p.m. Monday against Barton.

Lady Saints move into semi-finals

Monica Gonzalez, Photographer
March 4, 2019

Ali Lucero, guard from Liberal, brings the ball down to end the court to bring the game to an end against the Lady Thunderbirds. SCCC won 74-59 and advanced...

Lady Saints won against Hutchinson Blue Dragons. This is their second year taking home the conference title.

Lady Saints slay the Dragons, earn conference title

Monica Gonzalez, photographer
February 25, 2019

The Seward County Lady Saints dominated on Sunday afternoon, beating the Hutchinson Lady Dragons. They won a conference title and first-round bye in the...

The Seward Saints played against Independence Community College on March 3. They won with a 83-60 victory. The Saints will be playing in the Region VI Semi-Finals March 4.

Men hit century mark to win

Monica Gonzalez, Photographer
February 14, 2019

The Saints defeated the Trojan with the help of Marco Morency, guard from Mount Vernon, New York leading the Saints with a career high of 25 points, also...

Vonda Cuamba plays good defense to help the Lady Saints defeat the Lady Trojans, 65-60. The win extended their win streak to 19 in a row.

Lady Saints extend streak to 19

Monica Gonzalez, Photographer
February 14, 2019

The Lady Saints beat the Lady Trojans to get another victory and continue their winning streak to 19. The Lady Saints trailed the Lady Trojans by a little...

Mohamed Selmi, sophomore center from Tunis, Tunisia, goes up with a teammate to defend the rim. (file photo)

Saints win close one

Monica Gonzalez, Reporter
February 7, 2019

The game against Garden City was kept fans out of their seats, especially at the end. The Seward County Community College Saints came away with the thrilling...

“OO AH AH AY AY TURN UP” is how the Lady Saints get ready before tip off!! Seward County is on a 16 game winning streak.

Lady Saints win 16 in a row

Monica Gonzalez, Photographer
February 7, 2019

The streak continues as Seward County Community College Women’s Basketball team wins their 16th game in a row  over the Lady Broncbusters of Garden...

The bus announces its routes and offers to take you places for a cheap price.

[Photo] Need a ride?

Alondra Botello, Reporter
February 5, 2019

The bus announces its routes and offers to take you places for a cheap price.

The No. 11 Lady Saints played against Barton County Community College on Jan. 26. They now sit at 19-2 overall and 11-1 in the KJCCC.

[Photo] Lady Saints beat Barton in overtime win

Michelle Mattich, Managing Editor
January 28, 2019

The No. 11 Lady Saints played against Barton County Community College on Jan. 26. They now sit at 19-2 overall and 11-1 in the KJCCC.

Reggie Miller, sophomore guard, helps out the Saints by making both free throws and leading the Saints to a win.

[Photo] Saints bounce back beating Barton

Michelle Mattich, Managing Editor
January 28, 2019

Reggie Miller, sophomore guard, helps out the Saints by making both free throws and leading the Saints to a win.

Evelyn Rios is a freshman nursing major. She plans to become physician when shes done with school.

[Photo] Evelyn Rios

January 23, 2019

Evelyn Rios is a freshman nursing major. She plans to become physician when she's done with school.

Rubi Gallegos is the photo editor for the spring 2019 semester.

[Photo] Rubi Gallegos

January 9, 2018

Rubi Gallegos is the photo editor for the spring 2019 semester.

Defense was the name of the game for the Lady Saints. The team had 11 steals for the night. It didnt matter if it was in the open court or down low, the Lady Saints swarmed their opponents.

[Photo] Lady Saints soar over Cloud County

Michelle Mattich, Co-Editor
December 3, 2018

Defense was the name of the game for the Lady Saints. The team had 11 steals for the night. It didn't matter if it was in the open court or down low, the...

At las delicias, a taco plate is $6 and comes with five tacos, salsa and limon.

El Pastorcito and Las Delicias

The first truck we hit was El Pastorcito, where we ordered 5 tacos of carne asada. These tacos came with avocado slices as toppings but not onions or cilantro,...

Sophomore right side hitter for the Lady Saints, Giovanna Tapigliani comes all the way from Sao Paolo, Brazil to play vollyeball for the Lady Saints.

Tapigliani starts small and dreams of going big

Monica Gonzalez, Photographer
November 30, 2018

Coming from the huge city with a beach just two hours away, Sao Paulo-Brazil’s Giovanna Tapigliani had an eye opening experiencing in moving to Liberal....

Nayshon Kane is a Saint basketball player from Brooklyn, New York. In his free time, Kane enjoys playing 2k because it is alot like basketball.

Nayshon Kane

Monica Gonzalez, Photographer/Reporter
November 26, 2018

Do you have any siblings? How many? "I have one sibling, a four-year old sister named Kailey." Why did you come to SCCC? "I came to Seward County...

[Video] Traditional Thanksgiving means different foods for different people

Annette Meza and Michelle Mattich
November 14, 2018

Thanksgiving just isn't the same without food. Seward County Community College makes sure students and the community get their fair share every year....

Six Lady Saints earned All-Conference awards, along with their Head Coach, Tony Trfonov who earne Coach of the Year in the Jayhawk Conference.

[Photo] Lady Saints score six All-Conference awards

Amberley Taylor, Co-Editor
November 9, 2018

Six Lady Saints earned All-Conference awards, along with their Head Coach, Tony Trfonov who earne Coach of the Year in the Jayhawk Conference.

After winning the Region VI Championships, the Lady Saints were filled with many emotions on the court.

[Photo] Lady Saints head to Nationals

Amberley Taylor, Co-Editor
November 5, 2018

After winning the Region VI Championships, the Lady Saints were filled with many emotions on the court.

Vapes come in many different sizes and there are many different flavors.

[Photo] Vaping is big trend among college students

Annette Meza, Reporter
October 31, 2018

Vapes come in many different sizes and there are many different flavors.

[Video] Trail of terror leaves you screaming on your knees

Monica Gonzalez, Reporter
October 22, 2018

Area residents had a chance to be scared along a haunted trail Oct. 18-20 in Arkalon Park, Liberal. The Shop With a Cop fund hosted the annual Halloween...

Sophomore middle, Luz Sierra and freshman setter, Laura De Pra block a hit against Colby. (File Photo)

[Photo] Lady Saints remain undefeated in conference

Amberley Taylor, Co-Editor
October 18, 2018

Sophomore middle, Luz Sierra and freshman setter, Laura De Pra block a hit against Colby. (File Photo)

Giovanna Tapigliani gives an uncharacteristic soft touch to the ball. The Sophomore from Brazil is known for her thunderous hits. In this game against GCCC, had three kills.

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Giovanna Tapigliani gives an uncharacteristic "soft touch" to the ball. The Sophomore from Brazil is known for her thunderous hits. In this game against...

The Lady Saints pounded the ball as a team all night against the Broncbusters. SCCC ended the evening with a hitting percentage of .579 percent.

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The Lady Saints pounded the ball as a team all night against the Broncbusters. SCCC ended the evening with a hitting percentage of .579 percent.

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[Photo] Lady Saints lose three

October 1, 2018

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[Photo] Butler proves no match for Lady Saints

Amberley Taylor, Co-Editor
September 27, 2018

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The Lady Saints defeated Colby Community College in three sets on Monday, Sept. 24. SCCC has now won their 16 straight game in a row.

Photo Essay: Volleyball continues winning streak

Monica Gonzalez, Photographer
September 25, 2018

The Seward County Lady Saints grew their winning streak to 16 wins after beating Colby Community College in just three sets (25-16, 25-19, 25-17). Seward...

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