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The student news site of Seward County Community College

The Crusader

The student news site of Seward County Community College

The Crusader

Rebecca Irby, Liberal freshman, is the master of graphics.

Rebecca Irby, Reporter

Rebecca Irby is a 19 year old Liberal local. She is a music major. After attending Seward, Rebecca plans on attending Fort Hays University to finish her Music Education degree. After graduating, her goal is to be a high school band director. She is looking forward to learning more about photography and journalism.

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Finals song parodies COVID-19 learning

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
May 6, 2020

As the semester comes to an end, keep working hard and finish the year strong. Crusader brings you a funny parody that may perfectly describe your feelings...

Staying motivated can be really hard during this coronavirus outbreak. Homework can stack up. Never fear. Crusader has your back.

[Photo] How to stay motivated for online classes

April 21, 2020

Staying motivated can be really hard during this coronavirus outbreak. Homework can stack up. Never fear. Crusader has your back.

Destiny Duran, Psychology major, learns from her family’s dinner table. Duran is a sophomore planning to attend University of Kansas in the fall. She said, “Online school makes me think homework is optional.”

Long distance learning changes lives of students

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
April 10, 2020

It’s been three weeks since students received an email announcing that classes were going online as a result of the spread of COVID-19. Initially, this...

Ballroom dancing waltzes into SCCC

Rebecca Irby and Denise Perez
March 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was produced by our staff before spring break. While this class no longer meets due to the statewide coronavirus “stay-at-home”...

Elvis Polvon and Rebecca Irby bring you Saints Stories as part of Crusader News' podcast. The freshmen start off their series asking students what advice they'd give their younger self.

Saints Stories: Podcast features students’ advice to their younger self

Elvis Polvon and Rebecca Irby
March 27, 2020

Editor's Note: This was recorded before spring break. We decided it was time to publish a few stories that are back to "normal" - whatever that is...

Since SCCC has transitioned over to online classes, it can be difficult to maintain structure. These six tips can be helpful if you're struggling.

6 ways to adjust to online classes

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
March 24, 2020

  College at home can be difficult for those who haven’t had online experience with classes. Being disciplined can be hard during the COVID-19...

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....

The Coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China. To prevent from spreading the infection, it is recommended that you wash your hands, stay home if symptoms arise and wear a mask if possible.

Coronavirus: what is it and what’s happening?

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
March 5, 2020

As some students prepare to travel during spring break, ticket prices or itinerary plans aren’t the only things causing worry.  As of March 3, a...

10 unique date ideas for V-Day

10 unique date ideas for V-Day

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
February 12, 2020

Are you looking for something interesting and different to do this Valentine's day? Then try these fun and unique date ideas with your significant other!  

Wendy Vasquez, alumni coordinator, and Elizabeth Irby, hall of saints inductee, were filled with joy after the ceremony. Irby wants to thank all those who helped with the ceremony, and appreciates the community for their support.

Photo essay: SCCC Hall of Saints inducts 15 more members

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
February 3, 2020

Seward County Community College hosted its second Hall of Saints inductee ceremony on Jan. 31. 15 new members were recognized and inducted at the banquet...

The SCCC homecoming court for 2020 is chosen from the various clubs on campus.

SCCC homecoming candidates announced

Denise Perez and Rebecca Irby
January 30, 2020

The 2020 homecoming king and queen for Seward County Community College will be crowned on Feb. 1 between the women’s and men’s basketball games in...

Liberal residents march in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. People of all ages celebrated the special holiday, Jan. 20, by doing service projects and uniting together. Traditionally in Liberal, the day of service starts with this march from the Library, then residents of all ages spend time working in the community.

A March to Remember

Rebecca Irby, Photographer
January 21, 2020

A diverse group marched from the Liberal Memorial Library to Mehuron Park while holding signs of hope and singing songs of freedom on Monday. People came...

Parody: Do you want to pass your finals?

Happy finals week! Crusader brings you their annual parody to close out the semester and get finals started with a laugh.

Jaime Torres practices taking pulse and blood pressure. The Liberal nursing major chose to ignore the masculinity stigma of male nurses by focussing on his passion for caregiving.

[Photo] Diversity rises, but gender stigmas remain

December 3, 2019

Jaime Torres practices taking pulse and blood pressure. The Liberal nursing major chose to ignore the masculinity stigma of male nurses by focussing on...

Students and community members were invited to the annual Thanksgiving luncheon which takes place at the SCCC cafeteria. Many students said their favorite side this year was the mashed potatoes.

[Photo] Thanksgiving came early for SCCC students

November 26, 2019

Students and community members were invited to the annual Thanksgiving luncheon which takes place at the SCCC cafeteria. Many students said their favorite...

Pumpkin pie is a must have on Thanksgiving, especially during the free Thanksgiving lunch Seward County Community College put on for the community and students.

[Photo] The true meaning of Thanksgiving

November 25, 2019

Pumpkin pie is a must have on Thanksgiving, especially during the free Thanksgiving lunch Seward County Community College put on for the community and...

Curiosity in an infant is one indication of healthy mental development.

Children teach college students a lesson

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
November 15, 2019

Behavioral science professor Katy Redd provides an opportunity every year for her developmental psychology students to apply the knowledge they learned...

Stay healthy this season with these 10 tips

Stay healthy this season with these 10 tips

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
November 5, 2019

As the temperature outside drops, having the energy to exercise lessens, and the urge to stay in bed with a cup of hot chocolate increases. Due to homework,...

Seward County Community College has very few local Kansas athletes. The baseball team and women's basketball team are home to three local students. While SCCC is a 'border state' college, it is part of the Kansas Jayhawk Conference Athletics Association that declares Oklahoma and Texas athletes as

[Photo] There is a lack of Kansas athletes in Juco Sports

November 4, 2019

Seward County Community College has very few local Kansas athletes. The baseball team and women's basketball team are home to three local students. While...

SCCC clubs, such as the art club, helped at Trick or Treat street.

[Photo] Photo Essay: Clubs host spooky games for community kids

November 1, 2019

SCCC clubs, such as the art club, helped at Trick or Treat street.

Taco Bell

At Taco Bell, we were able to get enough food to feed several people, perhaps a whole family, for $5 and some change.  We got two tostadas, and...

McDonald’s

For $5, we were able to purchase two McChickens and two cheeseburgers. We think they both tasted pretty good. The chicken wasn’t as crispy as most...

 Music majors, Ruby Molina and Miguel Armendariz, play their alto saxophones, while sophomore Maggie Ibarra adds cowbell to a latin tune.

SCCC hosts new community jazz band

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
October 2, 2019

A community jazz band has been formed on the Seward County Community College campus. Music major students, Ruby Molina, Miguel Armendarez, Rebecca Irby,...

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.

Saints tennis begins individual season

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
September 13, 2019

Seward County Community College’s tennis teams started their individual season last week. The top eight men and women players compete in hopes to win...

College celebrates 50 years over Labor Day weekend

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
September 3, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Seward County Community College’s opening. To celebrate this milestone, SCCC hosted many festivities over...

Cameryn Martin, sophomore from Sheridan Lake, Colorado, uses the Student Success Center to glance over notes from the first week of class.

Cameryn Martin

Rebecca Irby, Reporter
August 26, 2019

What do you want to do with a degree in social work? Well, I love kids and I was originally an education major but I decided it wasn’t for me. So,...

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