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The Crusader

The student news site of Seward County Community College

The Crusader

The student news site of Seward County Community College

The Crusader

Preston Burrows, sophomore from Rolla, is the features editor for Crusader News.

Preston Burrows, Features Editor

Preston Burrows is an 18-year-old sophomore at SCCC, who was born in Johnson City. He attended Rolla High School until he transferred to Hugoton High School, where he graduated. Preston is majoring in Journalism because of his desire to tell a story that other people can be apart of. After graduating from SCCC this Spring, he plans to attend Fort Hays State University to finish his Bachelor’s degree.

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The Crusader News staff from the spring semester left to right: Elvis Polvon, Denise Perez, Annette Meza, Preston Burrows, Rebecca Irby and Maggie Ibarra.

Editorial: A goodbye from the editors

Annette Meza and Preston Burrows
May 7, 2020

As the year comes to an end, we would like to reflect on Seward County Community College as a collective. Although many students’ first or last year...

The SCCC campus will open in phases, following guidelines set up by the state of Kansas. The summer session will be in a hybrid-format — lectures online with labs being face-to-face.

[Photo] Gradual reopening begins in mid to late May

May 1, 2020

The SCCC campus will open in phases, following guidelines set up by the state of Kansas. The summer session will be in a hybrid-format — lectures online...

There are 365 concurrent students this semester for SCCC and most of them are dealing with the loss of their senior year. (Eagle icon provided by the USD 210 website)

Concurrent students struggle with loss from COVID-19

Preston Burrows, Features Editor
April 27, 2020

“I had my last day of high school without even knowing,” Jenna Beesley, Hugoton High School and Seward County Community College concurrent student,...

It's been a month since

Seward gets a ‘D’ for social distancing

Preston Burrows, Features Editor
April 15, 2020

Going to the store or to a favorite restaurant everyday is a thing of the past with stay-at-home restrictions from the federal and state government. It's...

Satanta teachers worked hard to put student’s supplies in brown paper bags while wearing personal protective equipment to keep the community safe. This system was set up as a drive-thru so students could get their supplies quickly so the next could do the same.

Teachers against COVID-19

Preston Burrows and Annette Meza
April 9, 2020

Notebooks, textbooks, and left over items from students are stuffed into a black trash bag and set out on the school curb. Lesson plans disappear while...

Shelli Burrows sits patiently waiting for her meeting with two students to begin. As the meeting started, Burrows helped the students with reading and math activities sent home on the pickup days.

[Photo] Teachers vs rona

April 7, 2020

Shelli Burrows sits patiently waiting for her meeting with two students to begin. As the meeting started, Burrows helped the students with reading and...

Saints on the Street: Students voice opinions

Saints on the Street: Students voice opinions

Preston Burrows, Features Editor
April 7, 2020

Many controversial topics are discussed everyday on television, websites and through casual conversation everywhere you go. Crusader News is on the hunt...

Crusader News plans to continue informing and telling your stories with the best interest of the community.

Editorial: Crusader pushes through despite pandemic

Preston Burrows, Features Editor
March 25, 2020

In the wake of a pandemic that has not only taken the country, but the world by surprise, a southwest Kansas town has been shaken from everyday life.  In-person...

The SCCC campus has cleared out after President Ken Trzaska's announcement to switch to online classes starting Monday. Some staff and faculty are still on campus working but students are supposed to stay home.

Students react to taking classes online

The phone buzzed in most students' pockets at exactly 10:23 a.m. Tuesday. For some, the message brought stress with the new wave of changes announced....

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) holds a rally hours before Super Tuesday at the Rivercentre in St. Paul, MN, on March 2, 2020.

Twitter highlights of Super Tuesday

Preston Burrows, Features Editor
March 5, 2020

It was down to three. Two opponents were neck and neck and one is not going down without a fight. With twists and turns and the plot thickening, some would...

Cats on campus

Annette Meza and Preston Burrows
March 4, 2020

At the student living center, there's more than just students. Cats live there too! Since the beginning of the year, kittens and cats have roamed around...

Crusader News has decided to voice their opinion on the matter of SCCC dorm fines.

[Photo] Editorial: Crusader News takes a stance on dorm fines

February 11, 2020

Crusader News has decided to voice their opinion on the matter of SCCC dorm fines.

Spring semester has brought in new classes, snow and what the SCCC students are mostly confused about: Dorm fines.

Dorm fines cause mixed emotions among students

Annette Meza and Preston Burrows
February 7, 2020

A car pulls up to the Seward County Community College Student Living Center containing three students. They’re arriving back from a weekend trip to Wichita...

Custodian Chris Schroeder shows off her Patrick Mahones Kansas City Chiefs jersey before the 2020 Super Bowl on Feb. 2. The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will be competing.

Super bowl for dummies

Preston Burrows, Feature editor
January 31, 2020

“Travel!” Looks shoot across the room to whom just uttered this phrase. Some find it funny, but others think it’s a mockery to the game they...

Footprints are left in the cold snow as students do various activities like eating in the cafeteria, going to another dorm, or walking to their cars. Most of the parked cars are kept in the same position as the night before. This reasoning could be the fear of getting stuck just like the gray Chevy that was unoccupied in the parking lot for the SCCC snow day.

[Photo] 15 inches of snow blankets Liberal

January 29, 2020

Footprints are left in the cold snow as students do various activities like eating in the cafeteria, going to another dorm, or walking to their cars. Most...

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[Photo] Cyara Heredia

January 27, 2020

Annette Meza, Liberal sophomore, is the managing editor.

[Photo] Annette Meza

August 28, 2018

Annette Meza, Liberal sophomore, is the managing editor.

Kristian Laurens, who had never been away from his family for more than a week, made a decision to run away. He has no clue if it will last an hour or his entire life, but he took the chance for who he and his life in America. With an uneasy stomach, Laurens steps on the bus to Denver and rewrites his future.

The struggle home

Preston Burrows , Reporter
December 10, 2019

Editor’s note: This story deals with adult situations and themes. The viewing of this story may not be suited for everyone. T he hum of the gray Dodge...

TikToks to help you glide through finals

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...

The top ten trending Christmas songs are perfect to listen to if you're wanting to get into the Christmas spirit!

Top 10 best-selling Christmas songs

Preston Burrows, Reporter
December 2, 2019

The holiday season is approaching and many people’s favorite thing about it is the music. Christmas music has been popular for ages and can be traced...

Introverts typically find peace in spending time alone and don't see it as a negative thing. For math major Jonathan Flores, he says he normally doesn't make plans with friends and goes straight home after school.

[Photo] Introverts: Is it environmental or biological?

November 20, 2019

Introverts typically find peace in spending time alone and don't see it as a negative thing. For math major Jonathan Flores, he says he normally doesn't...

The Croc King lets you in on some secrets about the stylish shoes that are popular among many.

Crocs: A social pariah

Preston Burrows, Reporter
November 18, 2019

Crocs have resurfaced as a new trend and many people still have a very strong negative opinion about the shoe. Any other shoes, like heels, water park...

Garden Of Eatin’ (Southwest Medical Center cafeteria)

Annette Meza and Preston Burrows
October 29, 2019

Garden Of Eatin’ is the cafeteria at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal. Anybody is welcome to eat for a small price. During lunch and dinner...

What can you buy on a $5 budget?

Crusader Staff
October 29, 2019

Being a college student can mean that your already tight budget can be spread pretty thin. After burning cash on books, classes, car payments and, of course,...

Quiz: What scary movie character are you?

Quiz: What scary movie character are you?

Preston Burrows, Reporter
October 23, 2019

Get in the Halloween spirit with a personality quiz that fits the mood. With 10 simple questions, find out if you are Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael...

Each year, there are an estimated 376 million new infections with 1 of 4 STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis. Getting tested for STDs may save you from experiencing serious health problems in the future. Syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis are currently the only ones that are curable.

Student emphasizes STD testing

Preston Burrows, Reporter
October 17, 2019

Editor’s note: This story acknowledges the existence of sex and sexually transmitted diseases. A student sits nervously on the edge of his bed, as...

Freshman Oscar Silva mashes two cultures - Mexican and American - together to come up with a third one that fits him perfectly. For him, this third culture can best be summed up by Christmas dinner - Tamales or Turkey?

A Feliz Navidad with the Silvas

Preston Burrows, Reporter
October 9, 2019

Brisk air and frost covers the dim glow of Christmas lights outside, hanging on the tin roof of a house. Inside the house, a decorative plate that...

The e-cigarette cloud covers the vape products, slowly making these items disappear through the thick smoke. Since recent injuries and deaths have brought national attention to the subject, many are wondering how long vape will last or if these restrictions are going to be another failed attempt to stop the harm of nicotine products.

[Photo] SCCC students speak up about future of vaping

October 2, 2019

The e-cigarette cloud covers the vape products, slowly making these items disappear through the thick smoke. Since recent injuries and deaths have brought...

Crusader has been the student voice since 1969.

[Photo] Contact Us

September 27, 2019

Crusader has been the student voice since 1969.

Freshman biology major, Victoria Martins, proudly holds up the flag of her home country, Brazil, as she poses for a picture. Signatures from her friends in America and her hometown, Sete Lagoas, Brazil, paint the flag. When asked for a picture, Martins stated that she was not going to dress nice everyday so anytime would be good. Martins shared some of her culture and also recalled some American culture she found strange.

[Video] Life out of the country

Preston Burrows, Reporter
September 25, 2019

Right as Victoria Martins sat down, Crusader reporter Preston Burrows could tell she was comfortable. The first question made her hesitate and then giggle:...

Students reveal what it’s like at the SLC

Preston Burrows, Reporter
September 25, 2019

Dorm life can be fun, crazy and terrifying all at the same time. Students move from their homes to live with a hundred or so strangers. But eventually,...

Night classes are offered at SCCC for students and community members. Night classes occur only once a week, which can be a reason why most students think it's a good idea to take them. (Photo Illustration)

A late mistake

Preston Burrows , Reporter
September 12, 2019

A night class can be a way to stretch out one’s schedule so that it isn’t hectically packed. This can be a quick-witted idea for students trying to...

The Kansas Respiratory Care Society is hosting a shoe drive at Seward County Community Drive. Drop boxes are located at the Allied Health Building, outside the SCCC library and the bookstore. Students and community members will be able to donate from Sept. 
 1-Sept. 25. (Photo illustration)

[Photo] KRCS hosts used shoe fundraiser on campus

September 12, 2019

The Kansas Respiratory Care Society is hosting a shoe drive at Seward County Community Drive. Drop boxes are located at the Allied Health Building, outside...

Mary Camargo Camacho, Elkhart freshman, wants to become a registered nurse.

Mary Camargo Camacho

Preston Burrows and Claudia Jones
September 3, 2019

Why was Seward County Community College your choice? SCCC was my first choice in picking a college because of the fact that it was closer to home and...

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