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Stories from Seward County Community College
Ballroom dancing waltzes into SCCC
College Reporting

Rebecca Irby | April 1, 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” order, we thought you’d enjoy it.

When…

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International students feel the pandemic
College Reporting

Victoria Martins | March 30, 2020

The past weeks haven’t been easy for anyone. So many decisions have been made in the middle of chaos. This COVID-19 pandemic has a different effect on everyone. As an international student from Brazil,…

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Students witness panic during Coronavirus pandemic
College Reporting

Calen Moore | March 24, 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 “social distancing” or staying far away…

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Students react to taking classes online
College Reporting

Preston Burrows | March 24, 2020

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. While others were grateful the right decisions were…

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NJCAA cancels spring sports, SCCC athletics supports decision
College Reporting

Amberley Vervalin | March 20, 2020

The National Junior College Association made the difficult decision to cancel all spring athletics, along with the upcoming national tournaments due to Covid-19, the Coronavirus. The March 16 decision…

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SCCC moves to online classes March 23
College Reporting

Annette Meza | March 18, 2020

In response to current conditions surrounding the Coronavirus disease, the Seward County Community College executive team decided to move classes online beginning March 23. Students are responsible to…

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Twitter highlights of Super Tuesday
College Reporting

Preston Burrows | March 9, 2020

It was down to three. Two opponents were neck and neck and one is not going down without a fight. With twists and turns and the plot thickening, some would consider this a drama series, but in fact this…

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Coronavirus: what is it and what’s happening?
College Reporting

Rebecca Irby | March 9, 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 new coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan,…

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Sexual assault can happen anywhere
College Reporting

Denise Perez | February 25, 2020

“Knowing who he was, being my father’s best friend…It’s crazy how you grow up around a person and you think that you could trust that person and then one night when you’re spending the night they…

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Photo Essay: Sundays are busy work day for local pastor
College Reporting

Calen Moore | February 21, 2020

Sunday mornings can be relaxing or hectic depending on your family or vocation. For Mark Cress, a pastor at First Southern Baptist Church in Liberal,  Sunday mornings get very busy. It involves meetings…

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Photo Essay: Colvin makes language learning fun
College Reporting

Photography 2 Class | February 14, 2020

Sitting slightly off Kansas Avenue in Liberal, the Colvin Adult Learning Center is easy to miss. The plain white building has no distinguishing features to draw the attention of those passing by. It doesn’t…

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Dorm fines cause mixed emotions among students
College Reporting

Annette Meza | February 10, 2020

A car pulls up to the Seward County Community College Student Living Center containing three students. They’re arriving back from a weekend trip to Wichita where they visited family.

The three girls…

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Refuse to Lose
College Reporting

Amberley Vervalin | February 3, 2020

The Lady Saints are in the midst of an incredible win streak at home. They remain undefeated in the last 61 games in the Greenhouse. The streak will be put to the test tonight against arch rival, Hutchinson…

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Students feel the impact of current state of government
College Reporting

Calen Moore | January 23, 2020

It is a day that will live in hyperbole. Students in southwest Kansas can feel the impact of the impeachment process taking place currently in Washington, D.C. concerning the future of  President Donald…

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The struggle home
College Reporting

Preston Burrows | December 11, 2019

Editor’s note: This story deals with adult situations and themes. The viewing of this story may not be suited for everyone.
The hum of the gray Dodge Avenger sits outside on the dirt driveway, cold…

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Nursing student walks down path of self-discovery
College Reporting

Calen Moore | December 10, 2019

Editor’s note: This story references self-harm, depression and has some adult language. The viewing of this story may not be suited for everyone.
Jackie Garcia, 23, sat in an oversized chair shifting…

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Ortiz plays in Oracle ITA Fall Championships
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Kris Liggett | December 9, 2019

Saints tennis player Gabe Ortiz represents Seward County Community College at a unique tournament this week. The freshman from Argentina won the national NJCAA singles title last month and was invited…

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Trucking isn’t easy
College Reporting

Annette Meza | December 9, 2019

Freedom. It’s almost tangible when you’re driving 60 miles per hour in a 53-foot 18-wheeler down the interstate. You can feel it around you as the windows are rolled down with the music on blast, marching…

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SCCC responds to two alleged sexual assaults on campus
College Reporting

Crusader Staff | December 6, 2019

Two Seward County Community College students were accused of seperate incidents of sexual assault on campus recently. The first incident occurred on November 10 and was logged into the SCCC crime report…

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‘Walking dynamite’ lights up community
College Reporting

Cheyenne Miller | December 5, 2019

On a chilly November morning, a tiny black woman, bundled up tight in a blue and black winter coat and shielded from the sun by a blue bucket hat, follows the sidewalk alongside 15th Street just like she’s…

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Diversity rises, but gender stigmas remain
College Reporting

Rebecca Irby | December 3, 2019

When jobs are gender biased, men and women are limited to the occupational options specific to their sex. But the gender lines are beginning to blur.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers…

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Introverts: Is it environmental or biological?
College Reporting

Josh Swanson | 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, instead of making plans with any of his friends…

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“Ok boomer” meme reveals generational divides
College Reporting

Cheyenne Miller | November 13, 2019

It’s on hoodies, in the news and on every social media site known to the Internet; it even has its own song. The “Ok boomer” meme is the latest joke to become massively popular online–but not everyone…

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Student emphasizes STD testing
College Reporting

Preston Burrows | October 17, 2019

A student sits nervously on the edge of his bed, as his leg shakes and causes the black mini fridge to move. Suddenly a call comes and Stephen Ortiz’s* heart drops. He answers with an unsure, shaky hello….

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Hispanic heritage shapes Liberals community through business
College Reporting

Cheyenne Miller | 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 focus is very much the reality.

In…

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Priests accused of sexual assault in Dodge City Diocese report
College Reporting

Crusader Staff | October 3, 2019

The Catholic Diocese of Dodge City released a list of priests accused of sexual assault all over the state of Kansas. One of these priests, who is now deceased, served at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic…

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SCCC students speak up about future of vaping
College Reporting

Calen Moore | October 2, 2019

A puff of steam escaped Hailey Logarth’s mouth and filled the room. The air smelled like strawberry, mint, watermelon and tasted like candy. However, behind the bubble gum exterior lies controversy….

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Freshmen undergo sexual assault training
College Reporting

Cheyenne Miller | September 30, 2019

For the first time in recent years, Seward County Community College is requiring freshmen to complete a course on sexual assault as part of the first year seminar classes.

The course, hosted by the…

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Chemistry students design, create soaps
College Reporting

Cheyenne Miller | May 15, 2019

When most people think of chemistry, images of complicated equations and strange, dangerous chemicals may come to mind. However, Seward County Community College students taking a Chemistry II class this…

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Ground broken for Sharp Champions Center
College Reporting

Calen Moore | May 15, 2019

Plans for the new athletic building that will soon be built all started with a drawing on a napkin. Those simple plans are coming to life after years of planning. On April 25, Seward County Community College…

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Having an opinion today is difficult
College Reporting

Cheyenne Miller | April 9, 2019

These days, it’s hard to turn on the TV or browse Facebook without encountering some sort of discussion about racial issues. I’m certain that I’m not the only one who has noticed that, recently,…

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Separated at the Border
College Reporting

Calen Moore | April 3, 2019

The impoverished neighborhood in Guatemala didn’t offer a lot for Lee’s* family. It was common for people to struggle financially. Many could only sell things on the streets like fruits and blankets…

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Review: SCCC brings A Night in Paris to campus
College Reporting

Annette Meza | March 26, 2019

The beautiful melodies and chords of the piano and violin blended together wonderfully in the band room of the Shank Humanities building. If I had not been in the room, I would have thought it was a recording…

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SCCC support services promote dating violence awareness
College Reporting

Cheyenne Miller | February 28, 2019

From casual flings to serious, long term relationships, most students will explore dating at some point during their college years. While exploring can be an important part of the college experience, being…

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Activism: Post-Millennials vs. Baby Boomers
College Reporting

Calen Moore | February 20, 2019

To be an activist one must be aware of the political and social climate one lives in. It is clear that today in America the tension between sides or parties are becoming more defined and people are becoming…

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SCCC’s E-boutique Helps Unemployed Women Get Hired
College Reporting

Cheyenne Miller | February 20, 2019

Anyone who has ever pursued a job understands just how challenging the hiring process can be. From filling out complicated applications to preparing for interviews with potential employers, job hunting…

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Coach Sautter benched for the week
College Reporting

Michelle Mattich | February 5, 2019

Tonight the Saints men’s basketball team will take the court without their head coach. Jason Sautter has been suspended for one week, with pay, due to a violation of Seward County Community College policy….

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Shutdown won’t immediately impact SCCC students
College Reporting

Michelle Mattich | January 24, 2019

It’s day 26 of the government shutdown and the longest in the history of the United States. Government workers are not being paid and many offices are closed while congress and President Donald Trump…

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Will SCCC students vote in midterms?
College Reporting

Michelle Mattich | November 7, 2018

Young voters are not expected to cast their ballots en masse in the November midterm elections. Seward County Community College voters seem to be no different than the predictions. More than 30 percent…

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Paletero brings Mexican summer classic to Liberal neighborhoods
College Reporting

Alondra Trevizo | November 7, 2018

The triple-digits of summer leave most people wanting one thing — ice cream. Rather than a large ice cream truck playing a loop of catchy tunes, Liberal has paleteros ringing two small bells on a push…

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Moving Onward and Forward
College Reporting

Michelle Mattich | October 23, 2018

You never get used to cow blood, or being covered in it. My father assured me it was nothing and that my summer job slicing specialty cuts of meat was bearable. I took his word for it but boy, was I in…

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