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

Rubi Gallegos, Photo Editor

Margarita "Rubi" Gallegos is a freshman majoring in Digital Photography. She was born in Tierra Blanca, Guanajuato, Mexico and has lived in Liberal for 14 years. She graduated from Liberal High School. Her favorite things to do include spending time with family and hanging out with friends.

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Both tennis teams were on their way to nationals until all sport events were forced to be canceled due to Covid. Even with a new season this year Covid and bad weather has made the tennis season be pushed back.

[Photo] Seward tennis teams have unfinished business

March 9, 2021

Both tennis teams were on their way to nationals until all sport events were forced to be canceled due to Covid. Even with a new season this year Covid...

Hands-on learning is key for most students at the industrial technology school. These labs have moved to alternative methods of instruction. (file photo)

[Photo] Refund for classes handled case-by-case

April 22, 2020

Hands-on learning is key for most students at the industrial technology school. These labs have moved to alternative methods of instruction. (file photo)

There are several clients from outside the county that bring their cars to get to them detailed from the inside and outside. It helps students to practice their abilities in the automobile industry.

[Photo] Students transform cars

April 26, 2019

There are several clients from outside the county that bring their cars to get to them detailed from the inside and outside. It helps students to practice...

Freshman Sofia Belluco played in singles against Gwendolen Sior of Barton Community College. Belluco ended up winning singles by 6-2 and 6-1.

[Photo] Men and Women’s tennis sweep Region VI tourney, head to nationals

April 29, 2019

Freshman Sofia Belluco played in singles against Gwendolen Sior of Barton Community College. Belluco ended up winning singles by 6-2 and 6-1.

Patrick Blanc is from Haiti. He graduated from SCCC last year but uses the campus library to take classes with Fort Hays. Whenever, there is some free time Blanc enjoys reading reality books. Blanc said, “I don’t like fantasies books because they are fake.”

[Photo] International students adjust to America

April 24, 2019

Patrick Blanc is from Haiti. He graduated from SCCC last year but uses the campus library to take classes with Fort Hays. Whenever, there is some free...

Jaci Oakley is greeted by teammates with a dousing of water after hitting a homerun against Northwest Technical College.

[Photo] Lady Saints shut out Northwest, sweep three games

April 23, 2019

Jaci Oakley is greeted by teammates with a dousing of water after hitting a homerun against Northwest Technical College.

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[Photo] How much do we know about Easter?

April 18, 2019

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Cosmetology students search through the racks in hopes to find a bright colored egg.

[Photo] Egg-cellent dash

April 16, 2019

Cosmetology students search through the racks in hopes to find a bright colored egg.

The staff was invited to the optional free entrance to a traveling exhibit called

[Photo] Crusader News wins All-Kansas, gains insight

April 10, 2019

The staff was invited to the optional free entrance to a traveling exhibit called "Top Secret: License to Spy." The exhibit required you to use your investigative...

Ursula, played by community member Heather Powell, is accompanied by her two minions, Flotsam and Jetsam. Flotsom is played by Biviana Rodriguez and Jetsam by Alondra Loza.

[Photo] Review: SCCC’s “The Little Mermaid”

April 8, 2019

Ursula, played by community member Heather Powell, is accompanied by her two minions, Flotsam and Jetsam. Flotsom is played by Biviana Rodriguez and Jetsam...

Janeth Vasquez writes study helps on the board. She encourages her students to rewrite these to help them memorize key points that might be on the citizenship test. Vazquez not only teaches the citizenship class but she is also the SCCC transfer coordinator.

[Photo] SCCC classes help community members earn their citizenship

April 5, 2019

Janeth Vasquez writes study helps on the board. She encourages her students to rewrite these to help them memorize key points that might be on the citizenship...

Jose Caraballo, sophomore shortstop from Puerto Rico, stretches out his stride to beat the throw to first base. He was called out by half a step. The Saints swept the doubleheader against Barton Community College on March 28.

[Photo] Saints sweep both games against Barton

March 29, 2019

Jose Caraballo, sophomore shortstop from Puerto Rico, stretches out his stride to beat the throw to first base. He was called out by half a step. The Saints...

White privilege for some people, means that one may have benefits that others do not receive because of the color of their skin. For some people, it can mean that white people are handed things to them rather than having to work for a position in society where they are respected.

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March 29, 2019

White privilege for some people, means that one may have benefits that others do not receive because of the color of their skin. For some people, it can...

White privilege is the idea that one possesses inherent advantages in society because of their race. We can see this play out through financial and social statuses but location as well. (Photo Illustration)

[Photo] Students: White privilege is VERY real

March 27, 2019

White privilege is the idea that one possesses inherent advantages in society because of their race. We can see this play out through financial and social...

White privilege is the idea that one possesses inherent advantages because of their race in society. We can see this play out through financial and social statuses but location as well. (Photo Illustration)

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March 27, 2019

White privilege is the idea that one possesses inherent advantages because of their race in society. We can see this play out through financial and social...

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March 27, 2019

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Station eight was with Cade Louderback. He explained a few things about horses. Louderback asked “how many bones does a horse have?” his reply is

[Photo] farming

March 20, 2019

Station eight was with Cade Louderback. He explained a few things about horses. Louderback asked “how many bones does a horse have?” his reply is "205...

Inside the Ag building there was a station to learn all about chickens. This stations let the kids interact with adult chickens and baby chicks.

[Photo] Local schools attend farm day at Ag department

March 20, 2019

Inside the Ag building there was a station to learn all about chickens. This stations let the kids interact with adult chickens and baby chicks.

Braxton Allen, from Mineral Wells, Texas, hit the ball and ran to first base. Allen is a sophomore and plays as an infielder for the Saints.

[Photo] Saints split during spring break

March 18, 2019

Braxton Allen, from Mineral Wells, Texas, hit the ball and ran to first base. Allen is a sophomore and plays as an infielder for the Saints.

Abby Lovato, a SCCC student and Liberal resident, participated in the Last Chance Race. This is the traditional race depicting a woman running from her house to church after she realized she was late. Liberal competes every year with their sister city, Olney, England. The town with the fastest time is named champion for the year. Lovato placed  sixth.

Liberal beats Olney on Pancake Day

March 6, 2019

Pancake Day marks the one-day celebration that Liberal holds, presenting a great big feast full of breakfast favorites including the almighty pancake....

The Seward County Community College softball team played two matches against Pratt Community College on March 1, winning both. The Lady Saints are currently 2-9 overall but 2-0 in conference play.

[Photo] Lady Saints sweep two wins over Pratt

March 4, 2019

The Seward County Community College softball team played two matches against Pratt Community College on March 1, winning both. The Lady Saints are currently...

Archery is one of the various

[Photo] Peculiar classes offered at SCCC

February 15, 2019

Archery is one of the various "fun" classes offered at Seward County Community College. It meets during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The practice range...

The Lady Saints volleyball team spent the afternoon visiting area nursing home residents and delivering homemade valentine's cards. Students from the college visited three homes on Feb. 14.

[Photo] SCCC students spread love to senior citizens on Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2019

The Lady Saints volleyball team spent the afternoon visiting area nursing home residents and delivering homemade valentine's cards. Students from the college...

Matthew Williams finishes the rose by creating the petals of the rose with a tool called a leaf masher. He works fast because of the need to keep the glass hot.

[Photo] Flaming art

February 12, 2019

Matthew Williams finishes the rose by creating the petals of the rose with a tool called a leaf masher. He works fast because of the need to keep the glass...

Matthew Williams demonstrates how to gather glass to the end of the blow pipe. He does this inside the furnace. He twirls the blowpipe in his hands at a medium pace.

[Photo] glassblowing

February 12, 2019

Matthew Williams demonstrates how to gather glass to the end of the blow pipe. He does this inside the furnace. He twirls the blowpipe in his hands at...

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