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• Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School • Special Section • November 20, 2009 • Question & Answer Kansas Corps page 3

Trick-or-Treat Street Costume Champ Revealed pages 4-5

Feature SGA President pages 8-9

Sports Saints Thus Far & Nadia’s Return pages 12-13

Children’s Art Day Young Picassos in Action page 16

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Crusader editor in chief Morgan Allaman

news editor Will Rector entertainment Jose Rodriguez

online editor James McElvania sports editor Rustin Watt

ad manager Chris Flowers

crusader staff Alfredo Anaya Deisi Barboza Devon Box Zach Carpenter Logan Green Taylor Hugg Dacee Kentner Dana Loewen Antigoné Lowery Landry Mastellar Fax: 620.417.1169 Phone: 620.417.1459

Editor’s Letter

November 20, 2009

Falling into fall delivers extra nip of fun Fall is a special time of the year, especially on college campuses. The highlight of fall for the Crusader staff was a trip to Austin, Texas, where our hard work was paid off with a fun trip (page 11) and a fourth place Best in Show award (page 10). We spent Halloween night walking the River Walk in San Antonio, where we met up with shady characters such as the chainsaw man, hired by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” to scare passerbys, pictured with me at the bottom of the page. The Crusader sports fanatics attended the infamous San Antonio Spurs basketball game where Manu Ginobili swatted the bat that was flying around the court. Afterward, staff member Landry Mastellar shook David Robinson’s hand, and the male members of the staff hoped to get lucky while getting autographs from the Spurs Silver Dancers. However fun that was, the trip threw off the regular print cycle of the Crusader since the staff was out of town. Even so, many interesting fall events

needed to be covered, thus we bring you a Crusader special section, Falling into Fall. Campus fall holidays include Halloween, which brings in the college’s biggest community inspired event: Trick-orTreat Street (page 4-5), and Thanksgiving, which is often the first time students will attempt to prepare a Thanksgiving meal on their own, so we’d like to offer a few simple recipes to ease the burden (page 7). Fall is a nice time for concerts (page 14) so we can relax for an evening before the hectic finals and Christmas rush starts. Fall is also the time clubs begin fundraising through activities such as Kylix’s fall semester version of Children’s Art Day (page 16). On some campuses, fall means football, but at Seward, not so much. We have a story about a student who gave up football for an academic scholarship at Seward County. He is now the Student Government Association president (page 8-9). Fall sports on this campus does mean volleyball, and the startup of men and women’s basketball (page 12), which features the cheer and dance team (page 13). In spite of what back-to-school flyers try to tell us, fall doesn’t really start until that chilly nip in the air sends us digging for sweaters and jackets and wondering why one glove is missing from every pair we own. If that coat you found just doesn’t cut it for this fall season...or just smells too much like the closet, we’ve got some fresh fall fashion ideas (page 6). —Crusader editor, Morgan Allaman

2009 - CMA Best of Show 4th place in newspaper 2000-2009 - Crusader newspapers and special sections received 10 ACP Best of Show awards. 2003-2004 - Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist - ACP 2002, 2004 - Online Pacemaker Award Winner - ACP

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Two Seward students were accepted into the Kansas Corps, a student volunteer organization that coordinates various community service projects for the purpose of serving Kansas citizens. As members of the Kansas Corps, the two students are to be available for any project including disaster relief, social services and community development assistance in any region of the state. -Morgan Al l aman

Lacy Garcia and Katie Hart are at your service. What was the process used for applying to the Kansas Corps?

When presented with the opportunity to be chosen for this position, we were given a packet to fill out. The packet consisted of questions about our previous service, future plans, and interests, and also initial paperwork. We then sent the packet off to be reviewed by the Kansas Corps representatives, where they chose 20 people throughout the state of Kansas to represent Kansas Corps. After being selected, one of the representatives contacted us and told us what we would need to do. The last part of being selected was to attend leadership training in Pratt, Kan.; in Pratt, we met at the college and discussed what was expected as a leader and how to get the word out. Also, we brain stormed for possible future community service projects. -Hart

What qualifications made you a good candidate for this responsibility?

I believe I make a good candidate for Kansas Corps because I am responsible; I enjoy meeting new people that I can help by doing community service. Garcia Throughout high school, I did various community service projects. I enjoy helping others and seeing situations improve. Also, I am a part of Student Government, which makes it convenient to promote our projects and propose the need for aid when needed. -Hart

What projects do you have planned for Seward Students?

Towards the end of October, Kansas Corp members and volunteers met in Greensburg, Kan. for disaster relief. We planted trees, spread mulch, painted, pulled weeds, and provided any help that was needed. The turnout of volunteers

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News | Briefs

Southgate 6 grand opening today

Southgate 6 opened Thursday with a midnight showing of “New Moon.” The grand opening of Southgate 6 is today with showings of “Planet 51,” “The Blind Side,” “2012” and “A Christmas Carol” in 3D. The student admission fee is $5 with a student pass, and an extra fee of $2 will be charged when viewing 3D movies to cover the cost of 3D glasses. For more information visit

Academic dates set

Petitions for May 2009 graduation are due by Nov. 24. Students are to pay a fee of $15 for diploma. Nov. 24 is also the last day to drop a class and receive a “W” on transcript. The campus will be closed Nov. 2529 for Thanksgiving break.

Scholarship recipients need to write thanks

was awesome, and we were proud to have the largest amount of volunteers representing a college. Our future projects will consist of visiting the elderly in long-term care facilities as the holidays approach (which is coming up on Dec. 12) and also helping with a dentist day. We are also planning some local service activities such as saving pop tabs, picking up trash, food drives, etc. We are excited for our projects and hope to see large numbers volunteering and participating in projects. -Hart

What are the benefits of being a part of Kansas Corps?

The biggest benefit is the scholarship money we will receive, but other than that it would have to be the satisfaction I get knowing that I have helped others in need. -Garcia

What beliefs would you like to instill in students concerning community service?

It’s a great way to get involved and help

those in need. Not only does it help others, but also gives the volunteer a learning experience and respect for the people who volunteer regularly. If the experience itself is not enough, the sincerity of “thank yous” and seeing the faces of those you have helped will definitely make volunteers realize it was worth every second. It is a great opportunity, and I encourage everyone that has some extra time to try out community service. -Hart

Community service is good for everyone! Don't be shy when you see our flyers up, sign up! We will be putting up flyers/posters once we've decided what projects we will be doing, so come join us! -Garcia

What is your major/ plans for next year? My major is biology, and I plan to attend Wichita State next year and study molecular biology. -Garcia

Next year I will be attending West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas. I will be majoring in elementary education and minoring in music. Although I have had an amazing time here at Seward, I am excited to move on to a university and start in the education program. -Hart

Students who received scholarships need to write thank you letters and turn them in to the Development Foundation office as soon as possible. Scholarships will not be renewed to students who do not write a thank you letter.

Celebrity Livestock two-day event

The Celebrity Livestock Judging Contest hosted by the agriculture department is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express where teams will buy a “celebrity” for Saturday’s competition. The judging contest begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at the agriculture building on the college campus. Seaboard Farms and Great Western Dining will provide the lunch. Money raised will go towards agriculture scholarships.



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Trick-or-Treat Street No. No.



Miranda and Jared Rosales Tia Lenear Miranda and Jared Rosales were dolled up as twin clowns for Trick-or-Treat Street Oct. 29 at the college. Miranda, 19 months, loves coloring and watching “Dora the Explorer.” Jared, 12 months, is also a fan of coloring and enjoys watching “Spongebob Squarepants.”


Tia Lenear dressed as a pink poodle for Trick-or-Treat Street. She is 4 and the daughter of Bobby and Tammy Lenear. Tia is quite the entertainer and is into dancing and cheering. She loves to watch Rachel Ray on the cooking channel.

Cash Carson

Cash Carson cruised through Trick-or-Treat Street as a chick magnet. Carson is 2 years old and the son of Cori and Jerame Carson. He enjoys watching “Dora the Explorer” and “Go! Diego Go!” He also likes to play ball.



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Kaiden Bryant

Kaiden Bryant buzzed around Trick-or-Treat Street as a bee. At 2, Bryant has spent most of her life on a boat, according to her dad. She enjoys fishing and hunting with her family. She also likes to attend sporting events.

KasonwinsRoessler Crusader costume contest Each year, Trick-or-Treat Street brings hundreds of children to campus to collect Halloween treats. This year more than 800 people attended and many dressed up for the fun. Pictures for the Crusader’s annual Trick-or-Treat Street costume contest was snapped throughout the night by Kylix club members. The pictures are then sorted by Crusader staff editors and the top five costumes are chosen to be featured on the Web site. Over the past weeks, the top five costumes have been voted upon by the online public. The winner, with more than 1,000 votes, was 6-year-old Kason Roessler. Roessler collected his candy as a robot candy machine. Roessler attends kindergarten at McDermott Elementary School. He enjoys playing computer games and reading. This Halloween, Roessler designed his own costume, first drawing it out and then making it a reality with design and construction. Roessler is the son of Barrett and Danielle Roessler. — Dacee Kentner

View all Trick-or-Treat Street costumes at > click on Multimedia

Photos can be purchased from Kylix:

$3 (5x7), $6 framed / $6 (8x10) $10 framed For a photo from the Costume Contest, contact Kylix sponsor Susan Copas at 417-1453 or

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SC campus shares Tricks-and-Treats

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Trick-or-Treat Street



Dei si Barboza Crusader Staff

Attendance for Trick-or-Treat Street Oct. 29 was just more than 800, according to activities director Wade Lyon. This number was lower than in past years, but, due to the bad weather, Lyon thinks the turnout was still good. Bad weather also prevented having a haunted hay ride; however, Student Living Center director Koko Davis was still optimistic. “Our residents enjoyed it; they enjoyed seeing the little kids in their costumes.” Trick-or-Treat Street is designed to let the community get involved with the college. “It gives our students, especially the athletes, a chance to give back to our community,” Davis said. “They get lots of support from our community.” Another factor mentioned was the safe environment this activity creates for children. “It was neat to give candy out to little kids in a safe environment,” softball player Alicia Reyes said. Reyes also said she decided to give out candy with the rest of the softball team. Davis also thought that SLC night supervisor Pam Freeman and other residents did a good job decorating. “We try to make it different each year so they have a different experience,” Freeman said. Children who attended the event were generally younger than in the past, according to Freeman, and there was also different variety of costumes. One thing Freeman was really impressed with was how active the Seward students were in this event. “Our students are awesome. They dress in costumes and greet trick-or-treaters,” Freeman said.




1. Pumpkins were carved and placed outside the Student Living Center. 2. Leah Sitter, Sydney Cichetti, and Brianna Baron hand candy to children. 3. Jordan Eder, Katie Hart, Carrie Shinogle, and Chris Perez help in the Student Union during Trick-or-Treat Street. 4. Dean of Students Celeste Donovan, in full costume, takes a picture in the Student Union. 5. Serena Erpelding hands out candy to children who visited the dorms on Oct. 29. 6. Lynda Musick does the thriller dance in a hallway of the dorms during Trick-or-Treat Street. Crusader photos/Travis Knight

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November 20, 2009


The right fit, right coat

A winter coat is a necessity for the winter months and nothing sucks more than having a winter coat that doesn’t go with your personal style or body type

Top Trends Leather on everything. Shoes, bags, jackets, leggings and basically any other garment you could think of.

Fall 2009

as seen at: YSL Gucci

Chunky knits are usually a staple for fall and this season was no exception. One of the hottest accessories for the fall will be the snood. It is a combination of a scarf and a hood. There are knit snoods and snoods covered in sequins. A snood for every occasion.


Get a coat that does not cinch at the waist. It can make a pear shape look bigger at the hips than they are. An A-line coat could do wonders because it flares out at the bottom and gives the illusion of smaller hips.

as seen at: Missoni Rodarte

Torn is having a big comeback. A major trend of the ‘90s the look is back and was seen at Balmain and Rodarte. Torn leggings, jeans, if it can be torn it should be worn. as seen at: Balmain Rodarte


Smaller people can get away with wearing big puffy coats. The style will bulk you up, but don’t get crazy and wear a marshmallow sized jacket.


Peacoats can be a busty woman’s biggest enemy. They are double breasted and suppress the largest part of the body. Opt for something minimal up top that cinches in at the waist. A little length doesn’t hurt either as it elongates the body.

Usually the one shoulder look is reserved for spring, but designers decided to make it a fall staple. Another spring trend that got a fall make over was sheer clothing.

as seen at: Michael Kors Lanvin

as seen at: Louis Vuitton Balmain

It wouldn’t be fall without boots, and this season the boots are expected to be thigh high. Also in this season are shooties, a combination of booties and shoes.


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Food Thanksgiving for dummies

Thanksgiving Dinner Yams Salad






Cooking can be a new experience for many college students, yet some students are not able to go home for the Thanksgiving holiday, so here’s a few simple Thanksgiving dishes that students can enjoy from their dorm... providing they have a microwave, of course.

Corn on the Cob What you will need: Ear of corn 1 tbsp. butter

Directions: Remove and discard dirty outer leaves of husk. Cut off bottom stem and immature top portion with strong knife. Place corn on oven tray or on bottom of oven. Cook two minutes in microwave. Turn corn over and cook one minute. Wrap corn in two paper towels. Set aside until rest of meal is prepared. Final preparation: Remove paper towels from corn. With a paper towel in each hand, strip husk from corn. Rub silk from corn with paper towels. Place corn in dish. Put butter on top of corn. Cover dish with another a piece of wax paper. Cook 30 seconds to melt butter and heat corn. Roll corn in melted butter and serve.

Potato Salad

What you will need: 4 oz. new potatoes ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp. chopped green pepper 1/8 tsp. salt dash of white pepper pinch of cinnamon pinch of nutmeg

Directions: Choose potatoes that are uniform in size. Wash potatoes and place in 1-pint microwavable dish. Cover with paper towel. Cook two minutes at 100 percent power in microwave. Cool potatoes enough to handle. Peel potatoes, then cut into halves and cut halves into thin slices. Place in small bowl. Add in remaining ingredients, mix well and chill before serving.

Chicken Parmesan

What you will need: 8 oz. chicken with skin and bones 1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1 tbsp. Italian bread crumbs

Directions: Wash chicken and drain on paper towel. Put cheese and bread crumbs on a 12-inch piece of waxed paper. Roll chicken in mixture until coated. Place chicken skin side down in microwavable dish. Cover dish with paper towel. Cook two minutes in microwave. Turn chicken over and sprinkle any remaining crumb mixture over chicken. Cover skillet with paper towel. Cook two minutes 20 seconds or until fully cooked. Let stand 2 minutes.

Squash Turkey





Crusader illustration/ Morgan Allaman

Chocolate Pudding

What you will need: 1½ tsp. corn starch pinch of salt ½ cup milk 1 oz. (¼ cup) chocolate chips whipped cream (optional)

Directions: Combine corn starch, salt and milk together in an 8 oz. bowl. Add chocolate chips. Cook one minute in microwave until hot, but not boiling. Stir until the melted chocolate chips are completely blended with the milk mixture. Cook 45 seconds more until just beginning to boil. Serve warm or chilled. Delicious if whipped cream added.

Baked Potato

What you will need: Potato

Directions: Scrub potato clean and pierce through with a fork. Place potato on oven tray or bottom of oven. Cook one minute in microwave. Turn potato over and cook one more minute until potato is tender when pierced with a toothpick.

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From becoming fluent in English in less than three years to excelling in high school football to becoming a Seward presidential scholar and Student Government Association president, Edgar Rosales has a way of meeting goals and challenging his peers to stand out.

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SGA president sees involvment as key Wi l l Rector News editor

At 11 years old, Edgar Rosales lived in Mexico and spoke only Spanish. He’d never held a football or a gavel. By age 20, Rosales’ life story has changed. From a football star in high school to a college presidential scholar and the president of Seward’s Student Government Association, Rosales is making the best of all opportunities. Rosales moved to the United States when he was 12 years old. He did not know any English when he moved, but it did not take him long to learn the language. Rosales enrolled in the Perryton, Texas, school district when he finally arrived in America. “By the time I was a freshman in high school, the school felt that there was no need for me to be in English as a Second Language classes anymore,” Rosales said. Rosales was first introduced to American football in the seventh grade. He did not know much about the sport and only got to play one minute in one game when he played in the seventh grade. “Instead of quitting and thinking that I was not going to play, I worked hard and was able to make myself better and earned more playing time year after year until I was a team captain my senior season,” Rosales said. Rosales played football in high school, was a member of the National Honor Society, and did anything else that he could to help out. Rosales excelled in everything he did in high school by being a stand out athlete and an honor student. After high school he had to decide on whether or not to go to college. “I had no idea that I was going to go to college since my parents and brothers didn’t go,” Rosales said. “My teachers and counselors talked me into going to college and I decided to try it, and I have since made it my goal to receive my bachelor’s degree.” Rosales is a presidential scholar from Perryton High School. He is currently majoring in pre-engineering and is the SGA president. Influence from Jesus Manriquez, Rosales’ roommate his freshman year, had a big impact on he ran for SGA president. “Jesus was my roommate my freshman year, and he told me I had to join SGA because he was the president. So, I joined it and decided to run for president in the spring,” Rosales said. One thing that Rosales has made certain is to be a different leader than Manriquez. “I was able to see what Jesus did last year as the SGA president, and I decided that I wanted everyone to be involved,” Rosales said. “He was really involved in agriculture and got them really involved, but I want to get everyone that goes to Seward involved in the school and the activities that we sponsor.” Rosales’ roommate John Hernandez had good things to say about him. “Edgar is really outgoing. He is always off doing something somewhere,” Hernandez said. “Edgar is also exteremly friendly. Once you get to know him just a little bit he will talk to you anytime he sees you around campus. He’s very personable.” Rosales, along with his involvement as SGA president and a presidential scholar, is also a yell leader. “The girls dragged me into being a yell leader. I like it, though, because it is just like playing a sport,” Rosales said. “You have to be in really good shape and workout a lot because the girls’ lives are literally in your hands.” One thing about Rosales is certain: He stays as involved as he possibly can. This has been an obvious trend from the time Rosales has been in the United States up until the person that he is today. He constantly tries to better himself and his surroundings and is easily humbled by a hard day of work and getting things accomplished.

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The Crusader staff showcases its fourth-place Best of Show award in front of the Austin skyline. Pictured, front row, from left, adviser Anita Reed, Antigoné Lowery, Deisi Barboza, editor Morgan Allaman with award, Dana Loewen and adviser Daniel Hackett. Back row, Landry Mastellar, ad manager Chris Flowers, sports editor Rustin Watt, news editor Will Rector and Logan Green.

Crusader wins fourth place Best of Show award Contributed to Crusader

Crusader newspaper students won a fourth place Best of Show award Nov. 1 at the National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas. In an additional recognition, Crusader photographer Landry Mastellar placed in the top 10 in an on-site photography contest. “It is always so incredibly exciting to be sitting in that big convention hall with all of those competitors and hear my students win one of the top awards,” Crusader adviser Anita Reed said. “I’m thrilled for them. This is solid recognition of the talent this staff brings to the table, plus it’s a sweet payoff for the hard work and late nights they have dedicated to producing an outstanding newspaper.” More than 2,800 college students from around the country gathered for the convention, which presented seminars, keynote speakers, critiques and teaching sessions for students and advisers. The Crusader competed in its two-year

broadsheet category. Only five newspapers in the category were recognized with a Best of Show award, with The Sentinel of North Idaho College in first, The Accent of Austin Community College second, Apache Pow Wow of Tyler Junior College third, the Crusader of SCCC/ATS fourth, and The Voice of Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich., fifth. The Crusader editor this year is Morgan Allaman. “Winning makes me feel a lot better about staying to work until 6 a.m.,” Allaman said, referencing some of the production allnighters the editors have experienced getting ready for a press run. “I can say it feels good to win.” Allaman said arriving at the convention made her see differently the talent and willingness displayed by the Crusader staff of 18. “You get there and all the four-year schools talk about having 60 or more staff members, and they all specialize in one area, while, on our staff, our people do everything,” Allaman said. “We have a re-

ally talented staff, with great photographers, strong writers, and a staff that is willing to get to know the Seward County campus community to find out what their story is.”Allaman also expressed her pride in working in a community college setting. “People who think that community colleges aren’t worth it obviously haven’t been on the Crusader staff,” she said. Crusader photographer Landry Mastellar and ad manager Chris Flowers competed in an on-site photo competition, and one of Mastellar’s photos was voted into the top 10 finalists. Approximately 60 college competitors submitted two photos each in the contest. “At first I was intimidated by the other photographers there,” Mastellar said, “because of their equipment and because it seemed like we were the only freshman there. Then, when we went to the critique, it seemed like we were on the same playing field with everybody.” Mastellar said that the top 10 finish made for a perfect end to a good convention.

“The area was a little different from a normal convention city setting, so evening activities were kind of hard to schedule,” Reed said. “However students were able to absorb some of the Sixth Avenue district’s flavor as well as the Halloween madness of 60,000 people converging in the area. We saw the Congress Avenue urban bat colony take flight at sunset one night, took a quick tour of the University of Texas campus, and we were able to take in an NBA game and spend some time on the River Walk in nearby San Antonio one night.” Since 2000 Associated Collegiate Press has recognized the Crusader with a total of seven Best of Show national awards for newspaper, three Best of Show awards for special sections, and a Pacemaker Finalist Award in 2003-2004. online has shared in the national spotlight, with ACP Online Pacemaker Awards in 2002 and 2004, and an Online Pacemaker Finalist Award in 2008.

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Crusader ‘Keeps Austin Weird’ The National Media Convention hosted a photo competition with the theme of Keep Austin Weird. Students attending the conference tried to capture the weirdness of Austin. This photo of a street musician by the Crusader’s Landry Mastellar was voted into the Top 10 in the contest. Editors Will Rector, Rustin Watt, and ad manager Chris “Turtle” Flowers were captured messing around on a street in Austin while the staff checked out a downtown shopping area. Chris “Turtle” Flowers opens a fortune cookie at P.F. Chang’s. The Crusader staff ate there after a long day of media sessions at the conference and enjoyed the Chinese cuisine that was served. Dana Loewen, Editor Morgan Allaman and Deisi Barboza pose in front of the Alamo in San Antonio. The staff made the short drive south to San Antonio where they attended a Spurs game and explored the River Walk and other sites of the city.

Crusader photo/Will Rector

Members of Kappa Beta Delta were inducted Thursday. Members are from left, back row, Joseph Harmon, Fernando Soni, Bradley Walter, Layne Greeson, Edward Kentner. Front row, Tuyet Truong, Alma Sobalvarro, and Marina Vergara. Kappa Beta Delta is a business club on campus. Audie Bartel of Collins Diamond Jewelers was inducted as an honorary member during the ceremony.

Clubs | Briefs Kylix

Kylix is going to Wichita today. They will visit the Ulrich Museum of Art to see the Robot exhibit, and the Wichita Art Museum. Kylix is sponsoring an arts and crafts sale on Friday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m in the Humanity Building lobby. Any SCCC/ATS student or employee is invited to place items in the sale. They will be charging a small commission on sales. The sale is a great place to pick up unique Christmas shopping items. Brylee Courkamp shows off a shoe box filled with gifts and candy for a child. CMC students brought enough items that they were able to pack 17 shoe boxes to be sent to children around the world.


Campus Messengers for Christ recently assembled shoe boxes filled with gifts for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a program where people and organizations can fill shoe boxes with necessities and toys for children who are less fortunate. The boxes are sent around the world by the Samaritan’s Purse organization.

SNA’s most recent meeting found the group at the airport to learn about Life Team’s critical care transport.


The monthly meeting of the Student Nurses Association was Nov. 2 at the Life Team Midwest headquarters, which is located just south of the Liberal Airport terminal. The speaker was Melinda Benjamin-Amerin, RN, who is a flight nurse for Life Team Midwest and a graduate of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School’s nursing program. Life Team is a critical care transport provider offering fixed wing, rotor wing, and ground transport services. The next SNA meeting will be at noon Nov. 30 at the Epworth Allied Health Education Center in Room E202 at noon. All pre-nursing and nursing students are invited to attend.

Rainbow Players

Tickets for the production of “Little Women” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 11, and 12 are now on sale. Tickets are available in Room H102 in the humanities building. The play is under the direction of Alison Chambers, drama director at SCCC/ATS. Tickets are $7 for an adult and $5 for children. The tickets are also available for purchase from cast members or board members.

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Sports News

SaintsSummary Fall Sports

Lady Saints start season perfecet 4-0

The Saints currently stand at 4-1 following their visit to the CSI Tournament in Twin Falls, Idaho Nov. 12-14. Seward opened the season with the Pepsi Classic at the Green House Nov. 6-7 and picked up wins over the Colorado Kings and Hesston College. Seward then traveled to Twin Falls where they defeated the Pro Look All-Stars 119-89. The Saints then took on Westchester Community College and registered their fourth consecutive win with a 109-82 victory. Seward then took on the College of Southern Idaho. Last time the two met up was Dec. 13 in the Green House. Seward came in at No. 15, and CSI No. 18 in the nation and the Saints fell in a close battle 84-79. This time, despite 20 first half fouls, the Saints went in at half down three 48-45. Three Saints starters fouled out and Seward fell to CSI 99-92 for the Saint’s first loss of the season. Seward will seek to bounce back this weekend at the Billy’s/Days Inn Classic. Friday night the Saints will ball with Clarendon College, and Saturday Seward will face Redlands College. Both games will be at 8 p.m. at the Green House.

Tony Smith

Tameka Sanchez

The Lady Saints have gotten off to a perfect 4-0 start to begin their season. Seward began its season with the Pepsi Classic Nov. 6-7, and defeated Hesston College 72-38 and New Mexico Junior College 72-47. The Lady Saints then made their way to Shawnee, Okla. Nov. 12, to take on the Oklahoma Baptist Junior Varsity. The Lady Saints took care of them handily with a 74-31 win. The Lady Saints first test of the season came the next day when they took on the Oklahoma City University Junior Varsity. The Lady Saints managed to escape with an 80-76 win to remain undefeated early in the season. Seward has outscored their opponents 298192 in their 4-0 start thus far. The Lady Saints will be back in action this weekend as they will take on Clarendon College Friday night and Frank Phillips College Saturday at the Billy’s/ Days Inn Classic. Games will begin at 6 p.m. this Friday and Saturday followed by the men’s games at 8 p.m. The Lady Saints will then travel to Garden City Nov. 27-28 and will play New Mexico Junior College on the 27, and Western Nebraska Community College on the 28. Both games will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Saints 4-1 after CSI tourney

November 20, 2009

Sports Feature

Back In Action

Stephanie Boaldin

Bold ’n’ cheerful Wi l l Rector News editor

Spunky, energetic, and a bundle of cheer. Those would be words to describe a cheerleader, and they are also some of the characteristics of Saints cheerleader Stephanie Boaldin. Boaldin joined the cheerleading squad this year after spending her freshman year as a regular student. “I love everything about the school here,” Boaldin said. “My first year I just wanted to get a feel for what college life was like and to focus on my studies so that I knew I could handle the extra responsibility of being a cheerleader.” Boaldin was a varsity cheerleader at Elkhart High School and enjoys passing her energetic attitude to the crowds at the basketball games. “I enjoy getting out there and pepping up the crowd,” Boaldin said. “I love being able to jump and kick and fly and being able to get the crowd excited about our teams.” Other than being a cheerleader, Boaldin is a presidential scholar and works in the admissions office. Director of Marketing J.R. Doney has had Boaldin working in his office since he began at Seward last year. “Stephanie is someone that has her priorities straight,” Doney said. “She has a strong character. She puts in a lot more time and effort than what I ask of her.” Faith and family are the two most important things in Boaldin’s life. Being Christian and having a loving family are things that she holds dear to her heart. “God has blessed me in many ways,” Boaldin said. “I have great parents and great siblings. They mean the world to me and they do a lot for me.” Boaldin is seen by her peers as being wise beyond her years and handles a lot of responsibilities, and she sets an example for young people around the community.

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Crusader photo/Rustin Watt

Nadia Rosario drives to the basket during Preview Night at the Green House. Rosario missed most of last season due to a knee injury.

Rosario returns to provide physical post presence

Anti goné Lowery Crusader staff

Having sat out most her freshman season due to a knee injury, sophomore Nadia Rosario is back on the basketball court as a starting forward for the Lady Saints. Before her freshman season was cut short, Rosario averaged 6.49 points a game, with a 4.4 rebound average. Born in Maputo, Mozambique, Rosario began playing basketball at the age of 11. “In the beginning I played because everyone in my family told me to because I was very tall at that age, but then I liked it and kept playing,” Rosario said. In Maputo, Rosario also enjoys hanging out with friends and family. “It doesn’t matter where as long as I’m with them,” Rosario said. Rosario’s family has been very supportive in her college basketball career in the United States. “They supported me in every way possible. I come from a poor country, and sometimes the clubs that I played at didn’t have shoes, but my parents bought me shoes, they watched every single game I played, and they picked me up whenever things in my club didn’t go well for me,” said Rosario.

Rosario and the Lady Saints began their season in early October, and are currently 4-0 this season, with their most recent win coming against Oklahoma City University JV in Shawnee, Okla. Rosario has been a big contributor for the Lady Saints so far this season. “Nadia is a very physical post presence. She has the ability to be a great defender because she is so tall and her arms are so long,” said assistant coach Penny Jones. Rosario contributes to the team with her drive and motivation to win not only in games, but in practice. “When Nadia is hype in practice, the whole team is hype in practice,” said sophomore teammate Rachel Barnes. Off of the court, Rosario is much calmer, but a joy to be around. “Nadia is a very caring person and on the court. She is a great motivator,” said teammate Megan Lassley. “She is always there for us.” “Nadia always likes to have fun. On the court she is serious, but off of the court she is fun to be around,” Barnes said. Rosario and the Lady Saints will play Clarendon and Frank Phillips College this Friday and Saturday in the Billy’s/Day’s Inn Classic in the Green House.


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November 20, 2009

Review Rudolf Budginas

Pianist offers fresh approach to music Lithuanian pianist Rudolf Budginas isn’t your typical concert pianist; instead, he mixed a combination of comical flair and uniqueness to century old masterpieces as he performed Nov. 10 at the James Maskus Auditorium. For example, he takes one of Beethoven’s most famous works Symphony No. 5 and reworks it by playing the drums and piano all at once. With his hands and lap full of instruments he turns to the audience filled with laugher and states “Please be serious, this is classical music concert not joke.” Budginas even went as far as playing the harmonica and donning a cowboy hat for a couple of songs. Playfulness aside, Budginas is an extremely talented pianist. His whole body is in sync with each piece, as he jerks his upper body with each strong note and shakes his head along with the tune. Between each song, Budginas gives a bit of background on the songs and the era in which they come from. However he manages to slip a joke or two inside without a cheesy punch line. Budginas is just naturally funny on and off the stage. This form of concert is something that didn’t come naturally for him at first. “I started classical in Europe,” Budginas said. “But in the U.S., I just wanted to change, to break barriers and talk to the audience.” For his take on another well known classic, Bizet’s Carmen, he enlists volunteers from the audience to create a last minute orchestra consisting of a shaker, tambourine, triangle and a drum. For the finale he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue which received huge fanfare as the audience gave Budginas a standing ovation. For an encore he played another Gershwin piece, Prelude 1. Budginas described George Gershwin as being the prefect balance of classic and blues; yet, Budginas himself is prefect balance of talent and funny. He knew exactly when to make the crowd laugh and when to wow them with flawless takes on Beethoven, Bach, Chopin and other composers.

Reviewed by Deisi Barboza Photography by Jose Rodriguez

November 20, 2009

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GaGa vs RiRi Both artists are strong fashion forward pop acts who come out with new albums the same day, Nov. 23 but who has the better album?

Lady Gaga | The Fame Monster Mostly everyone knows who Lady GaGa is and everyone has an opinion on her. Positive or negative her talent and ability to get the crowd talking cannot be ignored and luckily her avant garde persona matches her amazing sophomore album "The Fame Monster." Originally, the album was supposed to be a re-release of her first album "The Fame" but Gaga decided to let the 8 songs she wrote stand alone. The album begins with the addictive song "Bad Romance," and continues on to "Alejandro" a song about a latin lover. The song "Monster" is an '80s inspired song where she talks about a boy who "ate her heart." She writes personal songs for the album as well like "Speechless" which she dedicated to her father. There are fun dance songs like "Telephone" which features Beyonce and uplifting songs like "So Happy I Could Die," The album may only contain 8 songs but it is worth the money. I didn't want to skip any of the songs even though I had already

heard "Bad Romance" and "Alejandro" a million times. I was not expecting the album to be as good as it was and I didn't expect it to live up to "The Fame." I was immediately addicted to "Bad Romance" when it debuted at Alexander McQueen's runway show and waited in anticipation for the video to premiere. If you haven't gotten a chance to watch the music video I highly recommend you get on YouTube and watch it right now. Gaga is the pop artist the world has been waiting for. She's scandalous and proves that she has the talent to back up her crazy antics. I think we will be hearing a lot from Gaga in years to come.

Last 5 Singles Bad Romance 9 Papparazzi 6 Love Game 5 Poker Face 1 Just Dance 1

Russian Roulette 9 Rehab 18 Disturbia 1 Hate That I Love You 7 Don’t Stop The Music 3

*based on peak position on US singles Top 100 source:

Final Verdict I would definitely say opt for “The Fame Monster.” It’s fun and the songs are catchy and feel good. You can also buy the deluxe edition that comes with her first album in case you haven’t heard those songs. Better luck next time Rihanna. — Jose Rodriguez

Rihanna | Rated R Rihanna is back and she's not the girl we used to know. She's an edgy fashionista with a mohawk who is "Rated R." "Rated R" is Rihanna's fourth album and it's a departure from her previous albums. There aren't any catchy dance numbers a la "Umbrella" or " SOS" which is odd since Rihanna has built a career on club hits. "Pon de Replay" anyone? She starts the album off with an electronic introduction song named "Mad House," welcoming listeners to the edgy new album. The stand out single on the album is "Hard" which features Young Jeezy and it's a fierce club anthem and a catchy beat. She has a lot to say with the domestic abuse scandal she was involved in earlier this year and uses the album to let the world know how she feels. Songs like "Russian Roulette," the lead single, she uses russian roulette as a metaphor for being in a tough point in life. But the song that really expresses her emotions is "Cold Case Love," in which she sings "what you did to me was a crime/We opened up

a cold case of love." The lyrics are touching and it feels like Rihanna will not let the past hinder her. I am a big Rihanna fan but the album falls flat and I couldn't wait to finish getting through it. I like my Rihanna songs to have catchy lyrics and fun beats and most of the songs with the exception of "Hard" are slow songs. She may need an outlet but honestly who believes Rihanna is a gangster for life like she sings on the song "G4L?" She curses and talks a lot about guns and being "hard" so the album really lives up to the title "Rated R."

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Children’s Art Day


November 20, 2009


Twenty-four children get a brush with art when they attend the SCCC/ATS Kylix art club fall semester activity and fundraiser.

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Laughter, random paint splatters, and plenty of young creative ideas filled Seward’s humanities building Nov. 14 for a Children’s Art Day event hosted by Kylix art club. Twenty-four children ages 6 to 11 participated “The kids have been giving us different ideas on things they want to work on, and they are very easy to work with,” Kylix member Daylyn Young said. Seven Kylix members helped, and they all agreed on the benefits children gain from working on art at early ages. “It’s important for kids to have fun and work on art so they can develop their artistic abilities at a young age,” Kylix Vice-President Karem Gallo said. The Kylix members had different reasons for assisting, but

most of them enjoyed the overall experience. “I wanted to help out with this event because I like working with kids and I thought it would be fun to work on different art projects with them,” Young said. The money raised is used towards the Kylix fund and is used to help pay for trips that are planned for the future. “Kylix is taking an overnight trip in the future and the money that we raised is being used towards that,” art director Susan Copas said. Kylix will also go on a visit to Wichita Friday where they will visit both the Wichita Art Museum and the WSU campus. Kylix also has an assigned booth at the community crafts and art sales put on by the Society of Bored Housewives where they will have a few projects for sales, children’s activities, and demonstrations.

Lee Hatcher, Jensen Mettlen and Ethan Hatcher work on seed mosaics. The children worked on four different projects which included turtle water color paintings, seed mosaics,colorful portraits and jewlery and bag crafts.

Elizabeth King cuts pieces of paper to glue on her colorful portrait.

Christopher Pohorecki works on a turtle watercolor painting.

Kylix members Omar Rios and Steffy Thottasseril help the students work on jewlery and bags made from foam and pipe cleaner.

Kylix members Daylyn and Nicci Young supervise as children work on portraits.

Gunnar Geist glues different kinds of beans on a mosiac during Childrenʼs Art Day.

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