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Students feel the impact of current state of government

Students feel the impact of current state of government

By Calen Moore, Seward County Community College

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 Trump. The first day of the Senate trial began on Tuesday. The day was spent with opposing side...

UM-Flint Student Sets Eyes on Lansing

UM-Flint Student Sets Eyes on Lansing

By Ryan Lanxton and Santiago Ochoa

January 22, 2020

UM-Flint Senior Santino Guerra is eyeing next year’s state representative seat for the 34th District. After almost two years on the Flint City Council, he says he has what it takes to win. Guerra became the youngest person to ever serve on the Flint City Council at the age of 19 when he was elected...

UM-Flint’s Chemistry Club sets out to Educate the Youth and Push their own Boundaries

UM-Flint’s Chemistry Club sets out to Educate the Youth and Push their own Boundaries

By Bella Biafore, University of Michigan - Flint

January 21, 2020

From breaking a world record to visiting a multitude of classrooms across Michigan, UM-Flint’s Chemistry Club is making chemistry fun and easy for young students. With 24 dedicated members, the Chemistry Club is expanding their knowledge to all ages of students in the hopes of encouraging an interest...

Between the pipes: Why be a lacrosse goalie?

Between the pipes: Why be a lacrosse goalie?

By Alex Jensen, Linfield College

January 10, 2020

A defender screaming “cutter!” whizzes past. A frantic instant later, an opponent follows, her colors speeding by an almost unrecognizable blur. Suddenly, the fray is marked by the sound of a clasped catch and release. Three feet in front of you, the ball is coming your way. It's going here....

Students question handling of RAVE alerts

Students question handling of RAVE alerts

By Jasmine Martinez, Cerritos College

January 9, 2020

Cerritos College officials are on defense as student complaints and questions are on the rise following the handling of an unsubstantiated and non-credible bomb threat reported on Dec. 4 at approximately 6:25 p.m. A campus-wide notification was sent out via Rave Alert, an emergency messaging system...

The struggle home

The struggle home

By Preston Burrows, Seward County Community College

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 from the November morning. The sight of the dirt calls for a cold winter, unforgiving in other words. A...

Nursing student walks down path of self-discovery

Nursing student walks down path of self-discovery

By Calen Moore, Seward County Community College

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 her position trying to see what was most comfortable. She was small enough that she could sit with he...

Ortiz plays in Oracle ITA Fall Championships

Ortiz plays in Oracle ITA Fall Championships

By Kris Liggett, Monica Gonzalez, and Calen Moore

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 to play in the Oracle ITA Fall championships in Newport Beach, California.  Ortiz plays his first...

Trucking isn’t easy

Trucking isn’t easy

By Annette Meza, Seward County Community College

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 to the beat of your own drum. Or in this case, driving. You might make a stop at noon for...

Mark Medoff’s daughter opens up about final production ‘Time and Chance’

Mark Medoff’s daughter opens up about final production ‘Time and Chance’

By Jensen Stell, New Mexico State University

December 6, 2019

The late Mark Medoff’s final play,Time and Chance,will be performedfor the first timeat the Rio Grande Theatre this weekend. Starring Medoff’s daughter, Jessica, and Oscar-nominated actress Kathleen Quinlan, the play is being co-produced by the Medoff family and The Rio Grande Theatre. Time and Chanc...

SCCC responds to two alleged sexual assaults on campus

SCCC responds to two alleged sexual assaults on campus

By Crusader Staff, Seward County Community College

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 as “sexual misconduct.” The second, recorded as a “sexual assault,” happened on November 22. ...

‘Walking dynamite’ lights up community

‘Walking dynamite’ lights up community

By Cheyenne Miller, Seward County Community College

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 done hundreds of times before with a smile on her face and an undeniable pep in her step. If...

Diversity rises, but gender stigmas remain

Diversity rises, but gender stigmas remain

By Rebecca Irby, Seward County Community College

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 from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and...

Heavy rain and cold temperatures impact homeless residents

Heavy rain and cold temperatures impact homeless residents

By Jose Tobar, Juan Miranda, and Cameron Woods

November 27, 2019

Following record heat conditions in California, the homeless residents of the Dominguez Channel are expected to face a storm during Thanksgiving weekend, along with temperatures that are expected to drop into the 40s and 50s, according to the National Weather Service. This comes after the first wave...

A professor’s role in the movement that made surfing California’s official sport

A professor’s role in the movement that made surfing California’s official sport

By Jose Tobar, El Camino College

November 21, 2019

The half-mile stretch of beach bordered by the El Segundo Chevron oil refinery looms against the northern sky, extending out to the southern pier. Silhouetted figures of surfers scattered outside the beach break can be observed sitting atop their surfboards since the crack of dawn, idling over the...

Introverts: Is it environmental or biological?

Introverts: Is it environmental or biological?

By Josh Swanson, Seward County Community College

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 for the evening. He asks his parents if any chores need to be done around the house. When they say...

Yvette Nicole Brown Inspires Communication, Media Students Before Receiving UA Alumni Honor Award

Yvette Nicole Brown Inspires Communication, Media Students Before Receiving UA Alumni Honor Award

By Megan Parker and Kaitee Horstmann

November 20, 2019

Cleveland native Yvette Nicole Brown is well-known for her role as Helen in the hit series “Drake & Josh” and her role as Shirley Bennett on NBC’s comedy series “Community.” One thing people may not know about Brown is that she graduated from The University of Akron in 1994 with a degree ...

Commodore Brunch Week Eleven: Rock Bottom

Commodore Brunch Week Eleven: Rock Bottom

By Simon Gibbs, Vanderbilt University

November 19, 2019

What is rock bottom? Is it a 24 point loss to the UNLV Rebels, a team that proceeded to lose to Fresno State, San Diego State, Colorado State and Hawaii in succession? Somehow, someway, that's not it. What about that poor performance against South Carolina, during which the Commodores mustered...

ASNMSU passes resolution addressing lack of resources available for Spanish-speakers

ASNMSU passes resolution addressing lack of resources available for Spanish-speakers

By Marianne Salas, New Mexico State University

November 14, 2019

The 63rd Senate of the Association Students of New Mexico State University passed a resolution Nov. 7 concerning the lack of accessibility to administration offices and resources for Spanish-speaking students and parents. Resolution 22 urges the NMSU administration to look into creating a Department...

“Ok boomer” meme reveals generational divides

“Ok boomer” meme reveals generational divides

By Cheyenne Miller, Seward County Community College

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 thinks it’s funny.  “Ok boomer” is a dismissive phrase that Generation Z kids and Generation...

What Used To Be A Man’s World

What Used To Be A Man’s World

By Anthony Erickson, Anoka-Ramsey Community College

November 5, 2019

Great individuals are only recognized as such when another person accounts for their actions. When we think of great women in our history, we often think of poets and writers like Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (A.K.A Mary Shelley); civil rights activists like Rosa Parks and actress Katherine Hepburn; scientists...

NMSU Criminal Justice Department speaks out amidst professor’s attempts to purge CPB recruitment efforts

NMSU Criminal Justice Department speaks out amidst professor’s attempts to purge CPB recruitment efforts

By Aimee Ryan, New Mexico State University

November 5, 2019

One professor at New Mexico State University said that in this political climate, it is time for representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to stay away from the campus. Associate Professor of government Neal Rosendorf has posted a collection of tweets off of his personal twitter account...

Humanitarian pushes through traumatic past to help others

Humanitarian pushes through traumatic past to help others

By Fernando Haro, El Camino College

October 28, 2019

The Union traveled to Tijuana, Baja California to capture the stories of asylum seekers and refugees from countries including El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Haiti. Quotes from asylum seekers were translated by The Union. Some sources requested their names be changed out of concern this story wo...

Commodore Brunch Week Seven: Back from the dead

Commodore Brunch Week Seven: Back from the dead

By Max Schneider, Vanderbilt University

October 28, 2019

Derek Mason heard the boos. He heard the calls to can him. He heard all of it. And this – this was his revenge game. Amidst a week of criticism and questions of job security, Mason plotted. “We have a plan, and I think you’re gonna like what you see,” Vanderbilt’s head coach said on Thursday...

Proposed law will re-evaluate the true cost of college

Proposed law will re-evaluate the true cost of college

By Jose Tobar, El Camino College

October 23, 2019

As a child, David Nieto grew up in a neighborhood of East Los Angeles and lived in a household with gang ties going back three generations. College was not in the works for him, he said. But things changed. "I realized there was more to living than dying for something," he said. "So, whichever...

All of Us medical research program seeks to represent diverse communities

All of Us medical research program seeks to represent diverse communities

By Aimee Ryan, New Mexico State University

October 18, 2019

This week, New Mexico State University welcomed the All of Us Research Program onto its campus—a new program that stems from the National Institutes of Health. The program collects health data from at least one million participants living in the United States to expand the research base on biomedical...

Student emphasizes STD testing

Student emphasizes STD testing

By Preston Burrows, Seward County Community College

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. He was ready to receive his sexually transmitted disease (STD) test results but the feeling in...

Opinion: Time to quit the Juul

Opinion: Time to quit the Juul

By Jack Rosenblum, Vanderbilt University

October 15, 2019

For several decades, Americans have worked hard to reduce the presence of cigarettes only to see them replaced by something which could be far more dangerous.  As of Sept. 30, 2019, 15 Americans have died from vaping-related activity in addition to 800 cases of lung disease.  Emerging over a decade ago, the e...

Hispanic heritage shapes Liberals community through business

Hispanic heritage shapes Liberals community through business

By Cheyenne Miller, Seward County Community College

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 the last few decades, Liberal’s demographics have shifted significantly, and people of Hispanic...

NMSU programs address mental health in community

NMSU programs address mental health in community

By Leah Romero, New Mexico State University

October 14, 2019

In the United States, 19.1%-- 47.6 million adults-- experienced mental illness in 2018, according to information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Of that number, only 43.3% of adults received treatment. Based on a national survey conducted in 2018 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

Up and coming artist turns life-long passion into profit

Up and coming artist turns life-long passion into profit

By Cameron Woods, El Camino College

October 14, 2019

Backpack strapped tight, he slowly approaches his favorite spot on campus accompanied by a large bag filled with canvases featuring his artwork and ideas for future projects. Daniel Galindo, an 18-year-old art major born in Inglewood and now residing in Hawthorne, is a middle child with two sister...

Lab students participate in Global Climate strike in Chicago

Lab students participate in Global Climate strike in Chicago

By Audrey Matzke, University of Chicago Laboratory High School

October 14, 2019

In an age where social-media “slack-tivism” is ruthlessly criticized, these student protesters say they’re committed to walking the walk. Literally. Joining a nation-wide “youth climate strike” Sept. 20, around 40 U-High students marched from Grant Park to Federal Plaza in downtown Chica...

Presidential rally spurs discussion of Latino conservatives on campus

Presidential rally spurs discussion of Latino conservatives on campus

By Marianne Salas, New Mexico State University

October 9, 2019

Following President Donald Trump’s rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Sept. 16, a series of tweets surfaced criticizing Latino supporters in attendance. Accusations ranged from Latino supporters being paid to be there and stand behind the camera to being spray tanned in order to “look the part.” Dante...

For Her Brother: An NMSU student’s resilience after the El Paso Shooting

For Her Brother: An NMSU student’s resilience after the El Paso Shooting

By Ariana Parra, New Mexico State University

October 7, 2019

On August 3, Las Cruces’s neighboring city, El Paso, Texas faced one of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The shooting occurred at a Walmart supercenter near the Cielo Vista Mall, which left 22 killed and 24 injured. Joanna Rodriguez, a sophomore majoring in psychology at New Mexico State...

Patrons of the NMSU arts: A look into Devasthali Hall’s namesake

Patrons of the NMSU arts: A look into Devasthali Hall’s namesake

By Jensen Stell, New Mexico State University

October 4, 2019

“I’ve lived in this community for 32, 33 years now, so it’s my home. So what better way to leave your impact on this community than being involved at the University?” Ammu Devasthali, New Mexico State University regent and namesake of the new art building said. Growing up in India where her...

Priests accused of sexual assault in Dodge City Diocese report

Priests accused of sexual assault in Dodge City Diocese report

By Crusader Staff, Seward County Community College

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 Church in Liberal. More priests were identified in other areas of Southwest Kansas. Elkhart, Hugoton,...

SCCC students speak up about future of vaping

SCCC students speak up about future of vaping

By Calen Moore, Seward County Community College

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. So much so, that Logarth asked for her name to be changed. The vaping controversy began in earnest...

Campus Closed Following a Potential Bomb Threat

Campus Closed Following a Potential Bomb Threat

By Jasmine Martinez and Edgar Mendoza

October 2, 2019

A suspect is in custody following an approximately two-hour shelter-in-place lockdown at Cerritos College regarding a potential bomb threat on campus on Sept. 3. The subject entered a math class at approximately 11:25 a.m., disrupting the class, as reported by a student who was present. The camp...

Freshmen undergo sexual assault training

Freshmen undergo sexual assault training

By Cheyenne Miller, Seward County Community College

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 website EVERFI, explores potentially unhealthy aspects of relationships in college, and guides students...

Student Accessibility Group at Akron Acts as Social Networking, Advocacy Organization

Student Accessibility Group at Akron Acts as Social Networking, Advocacy Organization

By Megan Parker, The University of Akron

September 27, 2019

Editor’s Note: Megan Parker was elected President of the Student Accessibility Group at Akron. This article was written strictly based on information from other group members. The Office of Accessibility created the Student Accessibility Group at Akron (S.A.G.A.) in response to a previous campus inci...

‘Make Campus Great Again’ Initiative Launched at UA

‘Make Campus Great Again’ Initiative Launched at UA

By Jennifer Hockman, The University of Akron

September 26, 2019

Focused on increasing voter registration and supporting the re-election of President Donald Trump, the Republican National Committee and the Trump Victory Committee launched the Make Campus Great Again (MCGA) program. The first MCGA program launched at The University of Akron on Sept. 16 in the Jean...

Research by UA Professor Shows How Companies Use ‘Selfie-Marketing’

Research by UA Professor Shows How Companies Use ‘Selfie-Marketing’

By Megan Parker, The University of Akron

September 24, 2019

Think twice before sharing those selfies on social media, as companies are now starting to use those self-portraits for marketing efforts. As defined by the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, a selfie is “an image that includes oneself (often with another person or as part of a group) and is taken...

UA Engineering Professor Studies Mars Terrain for 2020 NASA Mission

UA Engineering Professor Studies Mars Terrain for 2020 NASA Mission

By Kaitee Horstmann, The University of Akron

September 23, 2019

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is currently counting down the days until another trip to Mars in 2020 with plans to send a new and improved rover to collect soil samples. Space travel is often related back to astronauts and spaceships, but people often forget all of the ...

Military sexual trauma linked to posttraumatic stress

Military sexual trauma linked to posttraumatic stress

By Sam Jackson, Eastern Washington University

May 31, 2019

While military post-traumatic stress disorder is commonly associated with experiences from war, military sexual trauma is also a leading cause of PTSD. Some EWU student veterans wake up with night sweats, recall unpleasant memories, feel tense and avoid reminders of traumatic events—all symptoms of PTSD.   ...

LP’s Sold Out Wiltern Concert Was Not Lost On Us

LP’s Sold Out Wiltern Concert Was Not Lost On Us

By Diana Juarez, Rio Hondo College

May 17, 2019

LP brought the sold out Wiltern to its feet during her unforgettable homecoming concert March 9. After a rocky start to the first leg of her “Heart to Mouth” tour when illness forced her to reschedule a handful of concerts early on, LP recovered and brought over 1,500 people to their feet. Dedicated...

Chemistry students design, create soaps

Chemistry students design, create soaps

By Cheyenne Miller, Seward County Community College

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 semester might think of something a little more unremarkable: soap. Students enrolled in the course...

Ground broken for Sharp Champions Center

Ground broken for Sharp Champions Center

By Calen Moore, Seward County Community College

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 broke ground on campus. The idea started when now-retired head baseball coach as well as...

Hundreds come out to support the third annual Out of the Darkness Walk

Hundreds come out to support the third annual Out of the Darkness Walk

By Soundharjya Babu, Robert Morris University

May 9, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP — The third annual Out of the Darkness walk brought hundreds of people to the Robert Morris University Campus to fight against suicide. On Saturday, people came together to participate in a walk around campus to show others that they are not alone. THRIVE directors promoted and...

La Casa de San Gabriel Hosts Gala Dinner and Fundraiser

La Casa de San Gabriel Hosts Gala Dinner and Fundraiser

By Ramon Alvarado, Rio Hondo College

April 29, 2019

This story was originally published on El Paisano on February 1, 2019.

The Disney College Program welcomes RMU students

The Disney College Program welcomes RMU students

By Garret Roberts, Robert Morris University

April 19, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- For students at Robert Morris University, internships are an integral part of the college experience. Giving students real world experience and a foot in the door at major companies, opportunities become available that will benefit any major. For RMU students Jessica Boothe and Ni...

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