The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News

The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News

The student news site of Seward County Community College

Crusader News

Its easy to get down with all of the news and updates on Coronavirus. Make sure to step back and think positive thoughts for a few moments out of each day.

Find the positive during COVID-19

Maggie Ibarra, Photographer
April 14, 2020

Since the beginning of the current Coronavirus pandemic, it has noticeably taken the media by storm. The more we scroll online and update ourselves over...

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...

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...

Sophomore Shaina Ruff has taken the “teacher” role during these hard times. She continues teaching not only herself, but also her 11-year-old son, Mekhia.

It’s a “Ruff” life

Denise Perez, Reporter
April 8, 2020

Online schooling has been difficult for many college students. Whether that be struggling with zoom calls, bad internet connection or just no motivation....

 Local family owned coffee shop The Hustle posts a sign on their door announcing they are closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The shop employed a SCCC student Mario Loredo. They were forced to close due to lack of supplies and groceries.

COVID-19 leaves SCCC students unemployed

Calen Moore, Reporter
April 2, 2020

T he gyms are empty. The restaurants are empty. The streets are empty ... and wallets are empty. A global pandemic has caused a crisis in the personal...

SCCC will be closed from now on, following Gov. Kellys executive stay at home order beginning March 30.

Campus closes following stay-at-home order

Annette Meza, Managing Editor
March 30, 2020

As of today, the state of Kansas has reported to have 368 cases of Coronavirus. A stay-at-home order has been issued for the whole state of Kansas by Gov....

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...

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

Jonathan Jacquez, Walmart employee and high schooler, tries to stock chemical cleaning products in an aisle half empty due to customers panic buying.

Students witness panic during Coronavirus pandemic

Calen Moore, Reporter
March 23, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) panic has moved from big cities to even small communities in Southwest Kansas. Everyone has been advised to stay home and practice...

The SCCC campus has cleared out after President Ken Trzaskas 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....

Evan Truelson, North Riddgeville, Ohio, winds up before releasing a pitch in a March 7 game against Cloud County Community College. The redshirt freshman pitched in 11 games before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. He split time between pitching and playing first base before all activities at Seward County Community College were canceled.

NJCAA cancels spring sports, SCCC athletics supports decision

Amberley Vervalin, Reporter
March 19, 2020

The National Junior College Association made the difficult decision to cancel all spring athletics, along with the upcoming national tournaments due to...

The extended COVID-19 spring break has many students feeling bored because they cant go out and do much.

10 things to keep you busy during ‘self-quarantine’

Annette Meza, Managing Editor
March 18, 2020

By now, the extended spring break due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is probably driving you insane from boredom. Health officials and news reports...

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