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Seward County Community College • Special Section • September 1, 2009

From sports to drama to music and buildings, a look back at the first 40 years of SCCC/ATS gives a special perspective of the present and the future.





September 1, 2009


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The 1985-86 men’s and women’s basketball teams pose by the SCCC sign for the cover of an athletic program. This men’s team was coached by Dale Reed. Current men’s basketball coach Bryan Zollinger was a member of the 1985-86 team and is the tall man second from right on the far right of the picture.

Past leads to present and future Forty years ago, the first students of what was then known as Seward County Community Junior College began taking classes. Three hundred and thirty-one students enrolled for the classes in 1969. By 2009, enrollment has increased to more than 1,400. The first classes weren’t in the Hobble Academic Building or the Shank Humanities Building or the activities building—those buildings didn’t exist. And the cosmetology school didn’t exist until 2001, decades after the main campus buildings were completed. Instead, SCCJC students attended classes in the old Epworth Hospital, the third floor of Liberal High School, and the Reno Building, where Faith Tabernacle is today. A building in what is

now the Allied Health parking lot served the first students as a bookstore and student union. The main campus building project started in 1973. In 2008, Southwest Kansas Area Technical School merged with SCCC to become what is now SCCC/ATS. Dr. Duane Dunn has been the president of the college for five years and continues to lead the college with an eye to the future and plans of expansion. The campus builds on its first 40 years, grows to the future, while at the same time keeping in mind the first 40 years of history. This vision of college organizers in 1969 continues to be realized every year as SCCC/ATS continues to serve students.

Crusader photo/ Will Rector

Current SCCC/ ATS students gather by the SCCC digital sign, built in 1998, to re-create a photo. These students pose by today’s sign just as students from the ’80s posed by the college’s earlier brick sign, pictured at left.


Building projects near completion with blueprints for future improvements Dacee Kentner Crusader staff

Seward has started to take on a fresh, new look as repairs around campus have grown closer to completion. Out of the 2008 PEI series bond, the school has spent over $1 million fixing major projects around campus. To date, the school has replaced all boilers and chillers on campus and at the Epworth Allied Health building, all breaker panels on campus and at the technical campus, and is cur-

rently replacing the bricks and sidewalks. “It’s inconvenient now, but it’ll be well worth it when it’s finished,” Dean of Administration Tommy Williams explained. Air quality controls and exhaust are new to the cosmetology building. A new wash rack system has been installed in the agriculture building. The school has also begun projects coming out of the 2009 PEI series bond. This year the techni-

cal school campus will receive a majority of the repairs, including a new greenhouse addition that will be used within the classroom. The south and east parking lots on the technical campus will be replaced along with all entrance doors to the school. There will be fire alarm upgrades at both campuses. Emergency lighting and plumbing repairs on the technical campus will take place. The welding exhaust system at the technical school will

also be replaced. Other projects from various funding will include new ventilation and eco-friendly windows at the technical school. Out of the normal budget, Hale Court, the main building on the technical campus and the learning center received new tile and paint. New directional signage was also installed on the technical campus. In the future, SCCC/ ATS is planning to expand more. The school currently owns 177 acres of

land including the technical campus addition. If the college is approved for the Title 5 grant, the plans for several new programs will be in the works for both campuses. Land northeast of the agriculture building could be used for corrosion testing for a corrosion technician program. Programs for natural gas technician, process technician, and X-ray technician could also be added to the school’s current curriculums.

On cover: The photos within each photo are older shots taken during the past 40 years at the college. Each shot was taken in the exact

location of the vintage photos, showing the contrast of change over the years. From center photo, and then clockwise, features the courtyard between the Hob-

ble Academic Building, the Shank Humanities Building and the activities building; the south hallway of the Hobble Academic building; the Baughman Living Center

where the current Student Living Center is; the front of the activities building; and the Learning Resource Center now known as the library.

40 & forward logo/ 40th anniversary committee • Cover photos & illustrations/ Morgan Allaman

September 1, 2009



First graduating class finds success through SCCJC In 1969, Dale Reed came to Liberal to attend Seward County Community Junior College and to be a part of the first graduating class in 1971. Reed was recruited to play basketball, and he said the biggest thing that brought him to attend Seward were the words of Coach Virgil Aiken. “He told me that everything I did would be a first,” Reed said. “One thing that really hit home with me, though, was when he told me that my high school coach said that I had a pioneering spirit, and Coach Aiken was looking for pioneers.” When Reed arrived, the school didn’t have a mascot, and a contest was held to name one. Reed and his roommate gave it a lot of thought and decided to enter Saints in the contest, and it ended up winning. “What most people don’t know is that the name that got second place was the Flying Tumbleweeds,” Reed said, with a laugh. Reed attended East Texas State to continue his basketball career after Seward. After playing his last two years, Reed began coaching at various high schools around Texas before becoming an assistant at Barton County Community College. In 1983, the head coach position for Seward became available, and after seeing the program suffering with no conference wins in two years, Reed wanted the job. “A lot of it was pride. I wanted to make Seward a better team,” Reed said. He was named the head coach and began to rebuild the team he began his college career with. In his second year, Reed coached the Saints to the first Conference Championship and Region VI Championship in the school’s history. In 1995, another first happened when Reed’s had the first Seward team to be ranked No. 1 nationally. “Bringing the first region championship and being the first Seward basketball team to be ranked No. 1 are some things I am really proud of,” Reed said. After that season, Reed stepped down as head coach. Although Reed was no longer coaching at Seward, he accepted a position as director of the business and industry department and later became the associate dean of educational services, which is the position he holds today. Reed sees both challenge and success in the future. “The college will continue to be great as long as we can keep up with the always changing technology and utilize it to the best that we can, and to keep pushing through tough economic times.” Reed was a pioneer for SCCJC and continues to be a pioneer. He plans to continue working at SCCC as long as he feels that it is necessary for him to keep contributing. — by Will Rector

Betty Glenn

Betty Glenn graduated as a mathematics major with the first class of Seward in 1971. She remembers being a part of the college’s work-study program. At that time the school had a room specifically for work-study students. If a student didn’t have work in his or her department, they could then find work in another department to keep busy. Glenn attended classes at the current Allied Health building, former Reno building, and former high school. She participated in the math and science club and recalls many other clubs, like SGA, that students could become involved in. “It was a smaller community then and everyone knew everyone else,” Glenn said. Glenn went on to school at Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla. She started working at Seward 30 years ago and is still found working as the cashier in the administrative offices today. — by Dacee Kentner Odessa Lewis Odessa Lewis remembers all of the knowledge she acquired while attending classes at Seward for bookkeeping. The classes prepared her for work and getting a job. Her classes ranged in subjects that covered typing, learning to get a job, and health. Lewis still owns the required textbook for her typing class. Her favorite class was health where she learned about proper diet and exercise. “I came from Arkansas and used a lot of sugar in my coffee. After that course, I never used any sugar in my coffee again,” Lewis said. After graduation, Lewis started her first job at the social welfare extension office in Liberal. Lewis continued her education at Panhandle State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in education. She obtained master’s degrees from Fort Hays State University and the University of Kansas. Lewis retired from teaching in 2000. Through the years she has taught more than 29,000 young adults. Lewis is partly responsible for the racial integration of the Liberal community in the 1960s. She served on the Human Relations Commission and helped the black community to find jobs within the city. Lewis was responsible for the first and only black 4H group in Liberal. — by Dacee Kentner

Mike and Lynne (Stromquist) Riney

Mike Riney and wife Lynne remember attending business classes at Seward before there was a campus. Classes were in the current Allied Health Center, formerly Epworth Hospital, and what is now Faith Tabernacle church, formerly the Reno building, as well as the old Liberal High School. Basketball games were in Rindom Hall in the old Liberal High building. Students had a small bookstore for gathering between classes.Class sizes were much smaller and allowed more one-on-one support from faculty and administration. Mike played on the first tennis and golf teams, but remembers the primary sport being men’s basketball. In 1971, Lynne, pictured at left, was selected as the spring formal queen for Seward County Community Junior College. Mike, of C. Dean Riney, has served as Development Foundation drive chairman and was a former board of trustees member. — by Dacee Kentner

Melody Ratzlaff

Melody Ratzlaff was part of the first graduating class of 1971, and is currently an employee of the college, working in the registrar’s office. She was involved in the contest that resulted in the naming and design of the college’s mascot. The Saints was the winning entry, and was submitted by current dean Dale Reed, who was a classmate of Ratzlaff’s. She retold of one of her lighter experiences at SCCJC, of how she and a group of friends would often play pitch tournaments in the Student Union. “The best part of it was going in between classes and playing pitch,” Ratzlaff said, chuckling.


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‘Wizard’ swirls onto SC stage Dana Loewen Crusader staff

“The Wizard of Oz” will show Oct. 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. in conjunction with Liberal’s Oz-Fest weekend. “What better way to celebrate Oz than with the play?” Seward Drama instructor Alison Chambers said. Chambers is confident the cast will be ready in time. “It’s going to be very rigorous and challenging, but the cast is doing so well handling material,” Chambers said. “It’s all falling into place very well.” Both Chambers and the cast are eager to meet and perform for one of the original munchkins from the movie who is coming to the Friday night performance. The munchkin’s name is Margaret Pellegrini, who was six years old when the movie was filmed. “She was the one with the flower pot on her head,” Chambers said. “It’s such an iconic movie. I can only hope to do it justice.”

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future Drama instructor’s top goals include lofty plans for future

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Former drama teacher Frank Challis hits a pose during the musical Guys and Dolls performed in the 1980s at SCCC.

Present drama instructor Alison Chambers recreates Challis’ pose with her own dramatic flair.

“I have lofty goals for the future,” said drama instructor Alison Chambers with a grin. This is Chambers’ first year at the college, and she has many ideas for the future. She would like to have more than just two productions per year, including adding summer programs and summer shows. Chambers hopes to offer acting classes and add scholarships for drama students. Another big idea she has is to make the drama division inter-departmental, by working with the cosmetology division to do actors' and actresses’ hair and make-up and by working with the construction division to build sets. She says this would encourage unity and educational outreach. Along with that, Chambers would like to have a “scene shop” because she currently has no place to build sets. “I am very excited, and have an amazing cast I am looking forward to working with,” she said. “There is a high level of dedication from everyone involved and I feel very

Alison Chambers

well supported by the community,” she said. Before coming to the college, she was in New York where she got her master’s degree. “I was basically doing anything I could get my hands on in theatre,” she said. Her future plans are to make the drama department bigger than ever. She wants more shows and larger productions than before. Chambers plans to make her mark at SCCC/ ATS. “By the time I’m done, there’s going to be a Fine Arts tab on the Web site,” Chambers said.


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Cosmo student Maggi Stavig styled both past and present hairstyles on mannequins to demonstrate hair fads through the ages. She then did her own hair in a 1960s style.

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Future Hairstylist

Popular Books in 1969

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Curious Geo rg by H.A. Rey e

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1960s fashion shakes tradition The ’60s will be remembered for many things, but something that got “all shook up” in the decade was fashion. The “mod” look — think Twiggy, mini skirts and dramatic eye makeup — had a deep impact earlier in the decade, but towards 1969 the styles started reflecting those of the coming era. Instead of baring skin, the body was almost completely covered in the trends of the year—long overcoats, bohemian and maxi dresses, along with ponchos and gauchos. The structured art deco looks of the ’30s resurfaced as well as the very loose Gypsy style which included long skirts and peasant blouses. Hair was worn in a loose updo with loose tendrils resembling that of a Gibson Girl from the early 1900s. Scarves were also tied around the hair in the dramatic style of the modern dancer Isadora Duncan. Shoes were chunky and clunky and worn with sheer, shiny tights.

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Maggi Stavig, an SCCC/ ATS cosmetology student, sports a hairstyle from the ’60s as she looks over an old record album. Stavig will complete her courses Friday and join the staff of Hair Emporium in Guymon. The cosmetology program started at Seward in 2001.


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Former choir director Rodney Bell and music students rehearse in the early 1990s.

Choir director Magda Silva organizes the choir the first weeks of the 2009 fall semester.

New instructor gets ready to energize music department Wendy Hernandez Crusader staff

It still seems to surprise Magda Silva how she came to be a college instructor of music at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School. She didn’t suspect this was where life would bring her. As a high school choir student in El Paso, Texas, Silva’s singing talent was recognized by her peers and teachers, but she never imagined she would be nominated for full scholarships or have top ratings at solo competitions. “I was very lucky,” Silva said. She had no plans to go to college until she received music scholarships, and she did not imagine that she would earn a master’s degree and have a doctorate’s degree within sight. Today, Silva is working on her doctorate from the University of

Magda Silva Phoenix. Her most notable accomplishment is being the first one in her third generation American family to have a college degree that led

to her career. Silva said she is inspired by the talent she has found in Liberal, and envisions the Fine Arts department as a solid structure. Even though Show Choir was phased out last year, Silva is taking steps to bring it back. She has high hopes for the six people who have shown interest already. She yearns to have a strong Show Choir and wants to “just go for it.” Silva, who last taught at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, wants students to remember her as being an inspiring teacher and as having an awesome personality. While completing her doctoral dissertation takes a lot of her time, Silva hopes to be able to spend more time playing the piano and working with electronics. She is also busy with what she sees as a building year for the college choir and Show Choir.

Music classes revolutionized along with 1960s culture

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When Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School was Seward County Community Junior College, Clarence Hooper was the first department head of music. In 1969, the college offered only two courses: introduction to music, and study of music. The college also had a chorus, which at first had 20 members. In an interview 40 years ago, Hooper stated he felt the music department was one of the least known departments at the college.

To truly see how music affected the ’60s lifestyle, one should look to the popular music of the time. The ’60s were a time of hippies, free love, the civil rights movement and the moon landing; unfortunately, these times also saw war, riots and the assassination of a president. One doesn’t need to read a book to see how the ‘60s were, as the music of the time is embedded with the issues and celebrations that headlined the times. Perhaps the 1960s can be best remem-

bered by Woodstock, the three-day long music festival in New York. The festival featured many artists and bands including Santana, The Grateful Dead, The Who, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. The event ended with Hendrix playing his legendary version of the National Anthem and “Purple Haze.” The event left its organizers in debt by $1.3 million. Taking more than 10 years for the organizers to pay it off with the help of recording and audio rights.

To see the Woodstock experience there is the 2009 movie “Taking Woodstock,” about a young man whose background becomes the setting for this concert. The film was released Aug. 28. The ’60s is also known for the British Invasion and the undeniable leader of it was the four lads from Liverpool, The Beatles. Forty years ago they released one of the most iconic album covers ever, Abbey Road. The album features such hits as “Come Together” and “Something.” This album is also the last time the four members recorded in the same studio.

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CD sales on decline Logan Green Crusader staff

Students walking into a Gibson’s in the 1969 might have seen stacks of records. Like the record sales in the late 1980s, CD sales have faced a major decline in the past decade. According to “The Rolling Stone”, record sales have dropped 25 percent from the year 2000 to 2007 and then dropped another 19 percent from 2007 to 2008.

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How much wa$ it... Prices obviously changed in the past 40 years. A gallon of gas: $0.35 A dozen eggs: $0.62 A gallon of milk: $1.10 A first class stamp: $0.06 A calculator: $1,000 Average Cost of new house $15,550 Average Income per year $8,550 Average Monthly Rent $135 Average Cost New Car $3,270

Many attribute the decline of the CD sales to the rise of Napster. The first Napster program was released in June of 1999. The Napster system allowed the users to “share” music with each other, without paying for it. But after Metallica and other artists found unreleased music on the Internet, they and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sued Napster. This led to Napster’s eventual shut down, and it reopened again as a 100 percent legal program. Experts might differ in opinions to why there is such a decline, but all agree on one thing; the record labels didn’t handle the situation the right way. Simon Wright, the CEO of Virgin Entertainment Group, on the issue of Napster, said, “The record companies have created this situation themselves,”.

Many feel as though the record companies destroyed a great opportunity for major profit. “They left billions and billions of dollars on the table by suing Napster -that was the moment that the labels killed themselves,” said Jeff Kwatinetz, the CEO of The Firm. Since the record companies basically “struck the shepherd, and scattered the sheep,” the people who were originally on one central network went to smaller networks, and the pirating became harder to control. Although pirating is wrong, and is heavily punished when found, the loss of one major download “distributor” makes it nearly impossible to find and convict users of the illegal programs. Other programs, which base their legality on the honesty of the user, are peaking in participants. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, 95 percent of downloaded music is pirated. The fact that America is in an economic crisis has only made matters worse.

Pirating killing CDs

Pirating has cost the industries billions of dollars, leaving them needing something better than mere albums to survive. If you think that the artists are the only ones losing money, think again. Many recording industries are laying off hundreds to thousands of

employees, according to the site and Employees who don’t have a wealthy, inexhaustible income like the stars do. Other employees just look on the horizon with an insecure sense of the future. As Adam Shore, the general manager of Vice Records said, “We have great records, but we’re less sure than ever that people are going to buy them. There’s a sense of losing faith”. But with all this hype about loss of sales, are CDs really dying out like 8-tracks, records and the idea that the Soviets were behind the UFOs? The March 5 CMT online column reads: ‘NASHVILLE SKYLINE: Death of CD confirmed.’ Some believe that many popular music industries will crumble, while others believe that many will survive with deals they’ve cut with Legal Music Download sites. While the outcome of this crisis is unclear, one thing is for sure: The record industry needs to realize that we live in a technology loving generation, and only those willing to adapt will survive (Unless they start selling their CD classics for $19.99 on late night infomercials). Music downloads have outmatched CD sales for years now, and are quickly driving the idea of the album into the ground. Some might say six feet under.



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Darin Workman takes time out of class during his first year teaching at SCCC in 1995 to take a photo.

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Darin Workman takes time out of his current band class for a photo.



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The Saints: A History by Rustin Watt Sports editor

Seward County Community College was opened in 1969 and like an expansion team today didn’t immediately distinguish themselves as an athletic powerhouse, but today Saints athletics are definitely looked at as beyond mediocre. The past decade Seward County has been a force to be reckoned within athletics. The Lady Saints basketball team is consistently one of the top ranked teams in the nation, in 2002 the Lady Saints went undefeated and won the National Championship under Seward County legend, head coach Jim Littell who is currently an assistant for the Oklahoma State women’s basketball team. In 1998 the men’s basketball team finished third in the nation and also finished third 10 years later in 2008 in current head coach Bryan Zollinger’s first season. Veronica Bansemer and Alejandra Miranda-Sanchez finished second in the nation in doubles in 2004 under present

head tennis coach Darin Workman. Baseball at Seward County finished fifth at the NJCAA World Series in 2004 and is a year-in-year-out Jayhawk Conference and Region VI contender. NJCAA Hall of Fame head coach Galen McSpadden who has led the Saints to seven Jayhawk West titles since 2001 and has won over 950 games in his 28 years coaching baseball. The Lady Saints volleyball team has made 5 National Tournament appearances and has received a top 20 ranking in 14 seasons. Back in the day, the Saints had a golf team that once was named the Region VI champions in the 74-75 season and also at one time had a track team. Seward County now looks to continue its athletic excellence which has become one of the elite in nearly all athletics in the past decade. It took a long time to get where they are, but the people who got things started 40 years ago paved the way for a decade of national success and the opportunity for excellence to future Seward County athletes.

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Te a m s e t s sig h t s o n n a t io n a ls Will Rector News editor

The Lady Saints volleyball team began the 2009 season at the Lamar Kick-Off Classic in Lamar, Colo. this past weekend. The Lady Saints went 5-1, and among much controversy should have been named the tournament’s champion. The Lady Saints defeated their first three opponents easily in two sets a piece on the first day. On day two the Lady Saints won their first two matches, and


dropped the third match. On Aug. 22 the Lady Saints hosted a scrimmage to give the home crowd a preview of the year. No scores were kept, but for those who were keeping track, the Lady Saints proved to be the dominate team. The Lady Saints return five sophomores to the court from last season. They also added another sophomore from Miami Dade Community College and picked up six freshmen for the season. “Our setter, Maddy Taylor, has great hands and hustles,” said

sophomore Adriann D’Amico. “Everybody has been working hard in practice.” Sophomore Amanda Savage also had good things to say about how the team has done so far. “For the first game that we’ve played as a team, we played really well. We connected from the start.” “We expect to go to Nationals and nothing less,” said D’Amico and Savage. The Lady Saints will be in action again Sept. 2 at Clarendon College.

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Assistant women’s basketball coach ready to compete

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Following the resignation of Kim Ortega in July, the college began a search for a new assistant coach that ended with the hiring of Clenita “Penny” Jones. Jones has a lot of experience when it comes to college basketball. Jones played four seasons at the University of West Florida, a Division II school, and was also the director of basketball operations at the University of South Alabama for three years.

Jones said that she was not nervous coming in to Seward County, and says that she “was actually really excited” to begin coaching with a new team. In regard to the small town of Liberal, Jones quoted head coach Toby Wynn when he said, “the people here are what make Liberal so special,“ and she certainly agrees. Jones also mentioned that she is looking forward to seeing faces from the community at the games this year.

Many coaches bring their own unique style of playing to the game of basketball, and Jones is no excpetion. After the first week of school, freshman Kendra Spresser noted Jones’ enthusiasm. “She’s pretty encouraging,” Spresser said. While fresman Morgan Skomao noted Jones’ experience. “She’s been there and done that,” Skomao said. “She knows what to expect.” Other players seem to be excited to have Jones as their assistant

coach this year. In contribution to the upcoming season, Jones had this to say: “I hope to bring a lot of my energy and knowledge of the game of basketball to help our team compete for a Region VI championship and a shot at the national championship.” The Lady Saints open up their regular season Nov.6 against Hesston College in the Green House.

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Burger King, founded in 1954, has been through many logo changes; But has always incorporated the burger shape of their sign. Intel, the famous computer technology company, had its early start making microchips. The famous AT&T bell had a drastic update in recent years to show how their phone, and Internet services help connect people around the world. The Nerf brand mostly recognized from younger days has done its fair share of growing and changing. The NFL logo has had many small changes keeping the same basic form. Stars and stripes have faded, but the NFL remains as prestigious as always.

Logos transcend generations for more than meets the eye Al fredo Anaya Crusader staff

Logos are often used to relate a company name to that company’s product. If someone goes to McDonalds they automatically recognize the golden arches as a symbol of the restaurant that they have known since they were children. Just like when one opens up a can of Coca-Cola, one expects to

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Former Director of Student Services Larry Kruse uses a 1970s vintage telephone to communicate.

Freshman Taija Stegman uses her modern day cellular phone to send a text message.

1960s slang a real gas Jose Rodriguez Entertainment editor

College students are on the verge of the latest trends like fashion, technology and, of course, language. Before computers, most slang was derived from movies, books and television. Either way, every generation comes up with words that defined their moment in the spotlight.

see the classic Coca-Cola logo in the same red, old English font. Products and product marketing, however, are constantly changing in order to catch the consumer’s eye and to stay on their mind. Many logos have been through changes over the years in order to keep up with the ever-changing world around them, while many others try to keep the same simplicity to them.

• A Gas - Having a lot of fun. • Bag - Meant to steal. “Who bagged my wallet?” Also “What's your bag?”, which meant “What's your problem?” • Beat Feet - Leave the area quickly. • Church Key - Before poptop cans, there were openers that were designed to puncture the beer can to drink from it. • Clean - Exceptional looking, i.e., “That's a clean looking Chevy.” • Fine as Wine - Good-looking. As The guy or girl is “fine as wine.” • Five Finger Discount - Anything acquired by theft. • Hairy - Out of control. • Passion Pit - Drive-in Movie. • Thongs - Flip flops. • Threads - Clothes.

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• Noob - A new person. • W00t - Excitement. • Alternative - Different. • Sloth Cloth - An old T-shirt worn around the house. • ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing • That’s what she said - Exactly what it means. • Buttaface - Used to describe an individual who is good-looking everywhere but his or her face. • Muff - When someone says something stupid. • Burn - When someone is insulted. • Fo’ sho’ - Yes. • Cougar - An older woman seeking a younger man.


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September 1, 2009

Students from a past livestock judging team sit next to a tree outside of the Hobble Academic Building. Top left, former Crusader workers fold issues of the student newspaper. Bottom left, SCCC students relax in the courtyard in an earlier time frame.

A former student returns the ball in a game of pingpong.

Some past


A prior student looks through a book in the library, formerly known as the Learning Resource Center.

Above, HALO sells T-shirts in the humanities lobby. Top, Members of Delta Epsilon Chi aka DECA, a former version of SIFE, including current human resources clerk Amy Knudsen and business division chair Marcia Hatcher pose with awards.

In a recent Crusader project, photographers re-created scenes from old photographs of the past 40 years of Seward County Community College.

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Students from the livestock judging team sit next to a tree outside of the Hobble Academic Building. Top right, Crusader staff members Zach Carpenter, Rustin Watt and Morgan Allaman demonstrate a typical stance of a Crusader staffer today. Bottom right, Jessica Palacios, Viviana Ortiz and Monica Macias relax in the courtyard on a fall afternoon in 2009.

Okoya James returns the ball in a game of pingpong in the student union the first weeks of classes in 2009.

Things Change present

It is noted that facilities, hairstyles, clothing and students may have changed, but it can’t be denied that students have always been involved.

Crusader photos/ Morgan Allaman, Logan Green

Will Rector flips through a book in section D of the SCCC/ ATS library.

Above, Current HALO members Kenia Mendez, David Valles, Sugely Mendoza, Lizuly Monarrez, and Jessica Palacios gather in the humanities building. Top, Last years SIFE team poses with awards after winning first at their regional competition.

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September 1, 2009

Sophomore Logan Maier walks on all fours after being hypnotized into believing he is Eeyore from “Winnie the Pooh” during Welcome Week when hypnotist Brad Clark entertained students and faculty. At right, Lynda Musick dances like the Disney character Jazmin from “Aladdin,” while other hypnotized students looked on in a daze. Hypnotist Brad Clark was a hit with those in attendance, with some thinking hype and some totally convinced. Even after the show was over, campus was filled with students having fun with their hypnotized friends. The hypnotist had told students Thursday night that they would remain hypnotized until noon Friday.


Amy Schartz and Sydney Cicchetti prepare their water balloons before the Welcome Week water balloon dodgeball fight Aug. 18.

Week 2009

Jared Wagner tries to dodge a water balloon, during water balloon dodgeball Aug. 18 at the Student Living Center courtyard.

A group of softball girls gather around at the midnight foam party Friday dancing to a popular song. They all sported tie-dye T-shirts and bright colored sunglasses.

September 1, 2008



After being told by hypnotist Brad Clark to “sleep,” students passed out all over the Showcase Theater.

After being hypnotized to believe they where Charlie’s Angels, Lynda Musick, and Amy Schartz, beat up invisible ninjas. The Thursday night hypnotist act was part of the Welcome Week activities as students returned to campus Aug. 17-21.

Adriann D’Amico, Lindsey Miller, Amanda Savage, Jon Tassin, and Lexie Baldwin join the party as a group of women form a dance line. A foam machine was hung from the east basketball goal on the basketball court outside the dorms. The foam covered a majority of the court to provide plenty of dance space for the students.

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September 1, 2009

do you see yourself in 40 years? “Being successful and having a family.” — Jacob Anderson

“On a beach with a margarita in hand with a hot man sitting next to me.” — Ashleigh Snook

A wrinkle in time

As the college looks back at its first 40 years, the Crusader staff asked current SCCC students to look ahead 40 years. Most traditional college students will be near-

“Colorado, retired, enjoying life.” — Dre Whisennand

ing their 60th birthdays by the year 2049. Digitally altered photos of the four students pictured here give a glimpse of what they might look like in the future.

“Having a private practice in dermatology.” — Nikita Cole

Photos by Taylor Hugg/Illustrations by Taylor Hugg, Rusty Tuman

August 28, 2009 Crusader  

August 28, 2009, 40th Anniversary Special Edition of Crusader

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