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The student news site of Seward County Community College

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William Swanson

William Swanson, Reporter

William Swanson is a simple man, he writes mediocre articles and he plays Halo 3. Water is his favorite food. He also thinks biochemistry is superior to every other major because it is. He likes watching football and volleyball in his spare time. He thinks Tom Brady is the greatest athlete to ever live. He wishes Matt Damon was his dad.

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Brooke Katen, sophomore from Maryville, Missouri, waits for the referee to whistle for her to serve. (file photo)

Thunderbirds upset Lady Saints 3-1

William Swanson, Reporter
October 13, 2021

With a 25-19 first set win, Seward looked poised to continue their five-game winning streak, but poor play and multiple serving errors cost the Lady Saints...

The Lady Saints celebrat their win from last nights game. They now have an overall record of 11-3.

No. 10 Lady Saints survive Conquistadors

William Swanson, Reporter
September 23, 2021

After breezing through the third set and taking a 2-1 set lead, the Lady Saints seemed to be rolling past the Conquistadors. But an injury to a Dodge player...

Berfin Mertcan and Ana Brangioni go up for a block against Pratt Community College Wednesday. The Lady Saints won 3-0 in the season opener.

Lady Saints find rhythm in third set

William Swanson, Club Reporter
August 26, 2021

The Lady Saints struggled in the first two sets against Pratt Community College Wednesday before finding their rhythm in the third set. They ended up shutting...

As the team scrimmages against each other, the Lady Saints look up to the air to find the ball. Malena Catala, a freshman from Argentina, gets prepared to hit the ball. The volleyball has their first home match and conference game Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenhouse.

Volleyball uses off-season to prep for national dominance

William Swanson, Club Reporter
August 24, 2021

Just four months after a heartbreaking loss to Barton in the Region VI championship, the Saints’ volleyball team practices in the same gym where a 3-point...

Chemistry students sell soaps to faculty, community members

Chemistry students sell soaps to faculty, community members

William Swanson, Club Reporter
April 23, 2021

Students taking Chemistry II this semester finally put the soaps they’ve been making on the market on April 22 at Seward County Community College. The...

Madina Camara  a freshman from Maputo, Mozambique defends the basket from Pratt. Camara made a total of seven points for the Lady Saints during the game. The Lady Saints will be going to the first round of the playoffs on April 5.

Lady Saints roll past Beavers on sophomore night

William Swanson
April 1, 2021

A two-point shot by Sierra Morrow early in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Pratt Beavers started a 13-point run that gave the Lady...

Jason Sautter, head mens basketball coach, draws out a play during a timeout. The coach and entire team was recently suspended for three-games by the college after an altercation against Dodge City Community Colleges team. They will not play tonights regularly scheduled game. You may catch them back on the court Wednesday in Garden City.

Men’s basketball gets three-game suspension

William Swanson, Club Reporter
March 22, 2021

The men’s basketball team will miss its game against Barton Community college tonight due to a three-game suspension handed down by the college. This...

Grecia Soriano, libero from Lima, Peru, protects the court under the double block at the net. The Lady Saints were down two matches before climbing back, winning three in a row to record the win. (file photo)

Volleyball comes back from 2-0 deficit against Grizzlies to win

William Swanson, Club Reporter
March 16, 2021

The Lady Saints found themselves down two sets against Butler Community College  Monday evening and on the verge of dropping their second home game of...

The Lady Saints played against Colby Community College on March 4. They bounced back after a first home loss in 61 games. ( File Photo )

Lady Saints beat Colby Trojans 3-0

William Swanson
March 5, 2021

The Lady Saints swept the Colby Trojans 3-0 on Thursday night at the Greenhouse. This was a good recovery since they lost their winning streak of 61 straight...

Gabriela Badilla goes up against Barton blockers, Jo La’Force and Mylena Testoni. Badilla is a leader for Seward with the top kill percentage. She has a total of 178 kills for the season. Her stats for the game were one service ace, seven kills, and one block.

Volleyball stays undefeated in conference play

William Swanson, Club Reporter
February 26, 2021

The Lady Saints volleyball team defeated the Barton Cougars 3-1 on Thursday night at the Greenhouse to extend their record to 11-3 overall and 6-0 in conference...

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...

Erik Pratt sets up for defense as Butler County’s Noah Thomasson brings the ball to the wing. The freshman from Lake Worth, Florida had 10 points and a steal in the 86-64 victory over the Grizzlies.

Saints dominate Grizzlies in second half, cruise to 86-64 victory

William Swanson, Club Reporter
February 12, 2021

At the start of the second half of Thursday night’s game against the Butler County Grizzlies, Saint’s forward Kevon Cooper made an impressive slam...

Deedee Flax, CIS instructor, shows her support for the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday. There were other sitings of Chiefs apparel all day on campus. Check out the game at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on CBS. If you live in the dorms, the SLC is having a watch party.

Students, faculty make Super Bowl LV predictions

William Swanson, Club Reporter
February 5, 2021

On Sunday, the G.O.A.T (greatest of all time) —Tom Brady— will start in his 10th super bowl as he leads the underdog Buccaneers against Patrick Mahomes...

With COVID cases on the raise SCCC will have to make the decision  to make remote learning a reality for the first two weeks of the spring semester.

Students react to starting the spring semester remotely

William Swanson
November 24, 2020

With some finals taking place on campus this fall, it looks like things are going back to normal in the era of COVID-19. But due to the rise in cases,...

Who comes out on top in the CFP?

Who comes out on top in the CFP?

William Swanson
November 17, 2020

As Clemson failed to convert on a fourth-and-twenty-four in double overtime, the Notre Dame sideline charged the field along with the fans that were present...

Halloween is a time where many enjoy eating different types candy. Candy preferences range from super chocalatey to totally sour

SCCC students pick their favorite candy to eat around Halloween

William Swanson, Reporter
October 28, 2020

Halloween holds a different meaning to everyone who enjoys the weeks and days leading up to the day. Some like to visit haunted houses and binge horror...

New president of SCCC arrives on campus

William Swanson, Reporter
October 26, 2020

W hen Brad Bennett finished up his work and said his goodbyes at Colby Community College , he took a picture outside of the college he had served for...

Which college football teams will make it to the playoffs this season

Which college football teams will make it to the playoffs this season

William Swanson, reporter
October 8, 2020

With the Big Ten entering the race for national champion, it looks, and feels like it’ll be a real college football season with the best of the best...

Bring on the heat!

I ann Hayes hopped out of his chair in joy, shouting pridefully, feeling a little pain on the side, as he finished in first place for the annual jalapeno...

New club helps students express their creative writing abilities

New club helps students express their creative writing abilities

William Swanson, Reporter
September 29, 2020

Seward County Community College offers a plethora of clubs for students to join. These clubs offer students a way of exploring their interests and hobbies...

Richie Narvaez talked about how he got into writing during a Q/A held via zoom in the library. Before Richie became an english major he originally wanted to be the first Puerto Rican astronaut.

Richie Narvaez visits SCCC virtually

William Swanson, Reporter
September 24, 2020

Hispanic heritage month is a month used to celebrate Hispanic voices. Seward County Community College invited Richie Narvaez to do a Q and A luncheon as...

Students, staff and faculty are asked to report if they have any symptoms of COVID-19. The list of symptoms are posted all over campus and town.

SCCC sends daily COVID updates to students

William Swanson, Reporter
September 22, 2020

Since the semester began, changes around campus have been more than noticeable, but some—especially for students who ignore their emails—have come...

Crusader Staffers photograph the process of making cotton candy. Closely after this photo was taken, the rest of the staff had the opportunity to try their favorite flavor.

[Photo] Crusader 2020-21

September 7, 2020

Crusader Staffers photograph the process of making cotton candy. Closely after this photo was taken, the rest of the staff had the opportunity to try their...

Breighanna Medina poses with her flame macaw. She considers this bird her therapy pet. It helps to soothe and calm her down. Medina has many pet birds that she cares for with her family.

The Bird Whisperer

William Swanson, reporter
September 10, 2020

When most people think of household pets, dogs and cats are common pets that come to mind, but most people wouldn’t think of birds as pets. That’s...

The Human Anatomy Class receives instructions about class from Donald Hays, instructor. Students are spread out all over the theater in an effort to practice social distancing. In past semesters, this class met in a lecture hall in the Hobble Building. Prior to this semester, the only classes in the theater had been music and theater before concerts or plays.

Students, instructors react to COVID changes in the classroom

William Swanson, Reporter
September 3, 2020

As fall classes came into full swing a few weeks ago at Seward County Community College, there was hope that things might return to a somewhat normal state....

Brad Bennett will be the 11th president in Seward Countys history. He comes from Colby Community College.

Bennett becomes 11th SCCC president

William Swanson, Reporter
September 1, 2020

The search for a new president has ended for Seward County Community College. Brad Bennett will serve as the 11th president in the history of the college....

Josh Swanson homeschooled for most of his life. He breaks down the study process for those who are now taking on this role for the first time in their lives as part of Seward County Community Colleges stay-at-home classes.

Why online schooling is coolio

William Swanson, Club Reporter
April 3, 2020

Classes, which were slated to start back up on the 16th, officially moved to an online format starting March 23 via announcement by SCCC President Ken...

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.

There are two approaches to Black Friday shopping: from the comfort of your home or fighting crowds in the stores. My choice is to be comfortable!

Black Friday … smlack Friday! Stay home and shop online

William Swanson, Reporter
November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving is a day where families gather around the table to stuff their mouths full of the mounds of food that abounds the tables. Everyone’s very...

Introverts typically find peace in spending time alone and dont see it as a negative thing. For math major Jonathan Flores, he says he normally doesnt make plans with friends and goes straight home after school.

Introverts: Is it environmental or biological?

William Swanson, Reporter
November 20, 2019

When mathematics major Jonathan Flores clocks out of his work-study tutoring job in the MRC for the day, he heads back home to the small town of Hugoton,...

Jerron Kurth

Jerron Kurth

William Swanson, Reporter
November 14, 2019

What classes are you taking right now? "I'm taking College Algebra, English Comp. I, American History, First Year Seminar, Concepts of health and wellness,...

The Allied health center is now open for use and has been since Oct. 14. Here, surgical technology, nursing, respiratory therapy and medical laboratory technology students are taught. Originally, the programs were held at the Epsworth center across town. The building was less spacious and was also getting too much to maintain at a economical level.

Medical students settle into new Allied Health building

William Swanson, Reporter
October 30, 2019

The Allied Health building officially opened on Oct. 14 with most of the programs finally settling in halfway through the semester. Originally, it was...

El Pastorcito

Kris Liggett and William Swanson
October 29, 2019

At El Pastorcito, we purchased 5 soft tacos, 3 barbacoa and 2 carne asada, for $5 even.  There, we ordered from our car, and the waitress brought...

The Seward County Community College library and Humanities Kansas sponsored a Lunch In the Library event on Oct. 16. Professional story teller Priscilla Howe was invited to tell Brothers Grimm tales. These tales are not the fairy tales you see on the screen, but they were originally written with gore and unexpected twists.

Grimm fairy tales are not for kids

William Swanson, Reporter
October 17, 2019

The smell of hot, scrumptious pizza wafted through the air as college and high school students crowded around the library at Seward County Community College....

Books line the walls of the SCCC library. Every year, hundreds of books come up for discussion on whether it should be banned or not.

Opinion: Banning books limits exploration

William Swanson, Reporter
October 16, 2019

Librarians and school teachers across the country try to bring awareness to books that are being challenged and banned. In fact, there’s even a week...

SCCC foundation hosts 25th annual auction

SCCC foundation hosts 25th annual auction

William Swanson, Reporter
October 1, 2019

On Sept. 14, Seward County Community College held its annual foundation auction out at the Activity center. This year marks the 25th anniversary since...

Hugoton High School transports high school students to Seward County Community College every morning for them to attend their concurrent classes on campus.

Life as a concurrent student

William Swanson, Reporter
September 16, 2019

Being a concurrent or dual enrolled student can be a convenient resource for students who are attending high school and also want to take a few college...

Tennis teams continue winning

William Swanson, Reporter
September 16, 2019

The men’s and women’s tennis teams traveled to Oklahoma City this past weekend to compete in a tournament. The tournament was set up so that any players...

The Saints volleyball team scrimmage against each other in the greenhouse on Sept. 6. The Saints volleyball team is ranked No. 1 in the nation, and hasnt dropped a set in any of their games.

[Photo] Lady Saints rise to number one in recent polls

Kris Liggett, Reporter
September 11, 2019

Livia De Pra gets ready to serve during a scrimmage in the greenhouse on Friday, Sept. 6. She is a freshman outside hitter for the Saints volleyball team...

The internet and server went out for the second time in the middle of classes on Aug. 28. Kris Liggett, Ness City Freshman, was like everyone else on campus and had to switch from wifi to using his phone data to get things done.

[Photo] Students experience internet, server catastrophe

Maggie Ibarra, Reporter
September 4, 2019

The internet and server went out for the second time in the middle of classes on Aug. 28. Kris Liggett, Ness City Freshman, was like everyone else on campus...

Thomas Ryan, Kismet freshman, wants to attend culinary arts school after SCCC.

Thomas Ryan

William Swanson, Reporter
August 29, 2019

Do you live in the dorms? Yeah. I was suppose to have a roommate but ended up not having one. So, I’m enjoying that. Have you made any friends...

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