The Crusader

Kailey Linenbroker, freshman accounting major, hangs out in the student union between classes. The spot for student is still active even with social distancing taking place.

Kailey Linenbroker

August 31, 2020

Where are you from? I’ve lived in Liberal for about ten years now, but I’m originally from nort...

Reagan Watt

Reagan Watt

August 28, 2020

Reagan Watt is a freshman at SCCC. She received a scholarship to play softball. She also chose to come...

Juliet Nava is a freshman from Liberal and majoring in Biology. She hopes to be a dentist one day.

Juliet Nava

January 22, 2020

What does a weekday look like to you? I usually wake up around 8 a.m. and get ready. I then speed to ...

Businesses in Liberal, such as El Pastorcito on main street are common to be found. You can find one right next to the grocery store or even a car lot. Hispanic owned businesses add a cultural flare to the town.

Hispanic heritage shapes Liberal’s community through business

October 15, 2019

The image that many may associate with the concept of small town Kansas probably doesn’t involve a heavy focus on Hispanic customs and culture, but in Liberal, such a...

Janeth Vasquez, SCCC's transfer advisor,  hosted the Multicultural Fashion show to showcase  diversity in Liberal. Despite snow keeping some of the participants away, the show featured cultures from Ghana, American Indian, Hispanic and more.

Colorful cultures showcased on SCCC stage

October 15, 2018

Liberal itself has been known to be a Hispanic majority city, but still manages to be extremely diverse...

El Grupo de Danza Ballet Folklórico Omawari  de Delicias Chihuahua performs on May 5 in the community center. The women swirl while balancing glasses of water on their heads. Not a single drop was spilled. It’s the second time they have come to Liberal to perform traditional dance as part of Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Liberal celebrates Cinco de Mayo

May 8, 2018

Cinco de Mayo festivities took place all weekend surrounding the Mexican-American celebration of culture...

The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration will take place on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6

Liberal to host annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration

May 1, 2018

As Cinco De Mayo approaches, the community of Liberal prepares to celebrate one of the largest cultural...

Commit to be Fit seeks  participants to join effort

Commit to be Fit seeks participants to join effort

February 4, 2015

The Commit to be Fit program has begun at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School. The...

Hook-Gray to sign books at campus event Oct. 9

September 27, 2011

Sandy Alfaro Crusader staff Lidia Hook-Gray is a realtor, a local historian, and now an author. Hook-Gray...

Talk about a heated practice... Lady Saints endure hot times in Green House

Talk about a heated practice… Lady Saints endure hot times in Green House

August 30, 2011

          During the last two weeks of summer, most college student...

Rochelle St. Amand, who recently moved to Liberal, returns from a bike ride to Wal-Mart to purchase groceries.

Biking rides into the spotlight as an Economical, environmental form of transportation with health benefits

August 30, 2011

While Liberal lags behind top cycling cities like Austin, Texas, Portland, Ore, and Boulder, Colo, it...

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