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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

Raven Staten

Raven Staten, Reporter

Raven Staten is a 22-year-old visual art major and a Liberal native. Staten would describe herself as caring and eclectic. She loves music, fashion, pastel colors and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Staten’s hobbies include thrifting, concerts and self-care. Yes, folks...She is a Gemini.

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SCCC’s 50th commencement ceremonies honor graduates

Raven Staten, Reporter
May 10, 2021

Seward County Community College’s 50th commencement ceremonies looked and felt a little different this year, but graduates were still able to celebrate...

'COVID semesters' make for unique ride for graduates

‘COVID semesters’ make for unique ride for graduates

Raven Staten, Reporter
May 7, 2021

For most graduating from Seward County Community College this semester, COVID has been a part of their entire college experience. It has been a long year...

The Nutrition Cave is open Monday-Thursday from seven in the morning till five in the evening along with Friday’s from seven in the morning to two in the afternoon. Stop by to get protein shakes and teas like these!

Nutrition Cave

As we walked into the cave we were welcomed with a delicious smell of fruit. The Nutrition Cave at 1406 W 15th St. in Liberal fits its description. It...

Crusader's podcast takes a look at what students expect during this summer after COVID.

Podcast: Will summer 2021 smash social, emotional after-effects of COVID?

Krisi Anderson and Raven Staten
May 4, 2021

With Summer just around the corner and COVID slowing down in the United States, things are now different. Crusader News and Seward County Community College...

Hobbies are what make up our personalities. there are a milion hobbies that anyone can choose from. Its crazy that just some simple activities show off our personalities.

Hobbies: Creativeness for all

Raven Staten
April 8, 2021

The question for Seward County Community College students was “what’s your favorite hobby?”. However, the answer that was given the most was “I...

Students raced around campus looking for eggs. some hidden obvious places others not so much.

Saints on the hunt for eggs

Students took off as the clock struck 8 a.m. in the search of eggs scattered across campus. The egg hunt consisted of 300 eggs hidden all around the campus.  Wade...

Area high school students are able to enroll in concurrent classes at Seward County Community College. This is when students take college classes that also count as high school credits. For some high schoolers, this helps them graduate community college faster.

Liberal senior takes dual credits at high school, SCCC

Raven Staten, Reporter
March 31, 2021

T aking college courses while still being in high school is not as easy as it sounds, although it can be very rewarding.  Liberal High School, like...

A protesters holds their signs while marching peacefully down Kansas Ave. The March was done in order to support the Black Lives Matter Movement that was sparked after the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

Black History Month sparks conversations about advocacy, BLM

Maria Coronado and Raven Staten
February 25, 2021

F ebruary is dedicated to appreciate both the past and present of the black community. Black History month focuses on appreciating all Black historical...

It's that time in the spring semester when so many papers are due ... not to mention the tests. Students feel stressed out because there's so much to do. Finding a place to start in the midst of chaos can help. (photo illustration)

Healthy Mindset = Healthy Semester

Raven Staten, Reporter
February 24, 2021

College can be stressful. Add in daily life and an ongoing pandemic and boom—mega stress!  Stress can be very overbearing especially when it comes...

Saints on skates

The Student Union came to life as loud music played and students rolled around on skates, Feb. 22. While some were skilled in their skating others were...

Raven Staten shows her Saturday thrift finds which include a pair of wool houndstooth pants, a lavender cardigan, a zebra print silk scarf, a floral mug, and volume 3 of “The best of Friends”. Believe it or not this was all $4.50!

Tips to thrift: An Et. Cetra how to guide

Raven Staten
February 22, 2021

If you are a broke college student and need new clothes or items to decorate your home or dorm with, the thrift store is calling your name. Thrift stores...

Raven Staten, sophomore art major, spends her snow day warm and cozy inside with hot matcha, tomato soup, grilled cheese, love island and homework. Staten used to use snow days as an excuse to be a little lazy, but this time she had to attend class via remote learning.

[Photo] Opinion: Remote learning ruins snow days

February 17, 2021

Raven Staten, sophomore art major, spends her snow day warm and cozy inside with hot matcha, tomato soup, grilled cheese, love island and homework. Staten...

HBO max started premiering new movies the same time they premiered in theaters.

The Future of Online Streaming

Raven Staten
February 4, 2021

Most people agree that streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, or Prime Video have been a saving grace during these strange and unprecedented pandemic times....

Kaberlin Hull  spends time in the Student Union with her friends since its the only place that they are able to be together since they live in separate dorms

Kaberlin Hull

Raven Staten
January 25, 2021

What makes you laugh the most? I laugh at everything. When I am nervous and I think almost everything can be funny  If your food is bad at a restaurant...

Shane Bowman is a 20 year old freshman majoring in agriculture and currently lives in Liberal

Shane Bowman

Raven Staten
January 20, 2021

What makes you laugh the most? My friend Chris from high school is someone that makes me laugh the most he is funny and funny-looking If your food...

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