Norwood ends a storied career in coaching

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By James Howey At the end of this semester, the college will see the end of a legendary coaching career, as the golf program is shut down. Head golf coach Lafayette Norwood has had a prestigious career coaching in both basketball and golf at the high school and collegiate levels. Norwood has been a coach

Cavalier Star Watch: Aaron Schnurbusch

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Aaron Schnurbusch has been a huge cog in the success of the Cavalier baseball team this season. The Cavs are 33-11 on the season and Schnurbusch is having a great season as a position player at center field and on the mound. Schnurbusch has a team best 8-1 record and a team low 2.12 ERA.

Sports Calendar

Baseball 2 p.m. April 17 at Labette Community College 1 p.m. April 19 vs. Labette Community College 6 p.m. April 22 vs. MCC-Longview 1 p.m. April 24 at Highland Community College 1 p.m. April 26 vs. Highland Community College 6 p.m. April 29 vs. Rockhurst College JV Softball 1 & 3 p.m. April 22 at

Sports Briefs

Baseball Even though the baseball squad was able to take hold of sole possession of first place in the Jayhawk East Community College Conference, the Cavs are still in first tied with Neosho County with a 21-7 conference record. Pitcher Justin Wyant recorded a no hitter against Independence Community College Saturday in the Cavs’ 16-0

Column: Living through a tragedy

Experiencing the Jewish Community Center shooting firsthand By Aaron Fitzgerald “Get in the room, now!” The security guard shouted. “What’s going on? I’m in a hurry.” I said to him, confused. “ Don’t ask, just go!” He yelled. It had just been an ordinary Sunday. Wake up, go to church, put off my homework and

Column: American educational system declines, dependency on technology spreads

By David Hurtado Simple solutions are almost never the answer to complex problems. In February , President Obama announced a tech push in schools across the country to help students compete with their counterparts from nations with more technologically advanced schools. To this end, tech firms such as Verizon and Apple have donated millions in

Guest Column

Dear Editor: I am writing to you today as man who has recently quit smoking thanks to the nicotine vaporizer. I have smoked for over 25 years and have tried quitting a few times in the past with no success. But this time I was able to do it, so far. I quit cold turkey

Column: Don’t lose sight of what really matters

The importance of making time for others By Stephen Cook April, the time of year where weather is changing, classes are reaching their climax and everyone is busier than ever. Although things are hectic, it is also very fulfilling. However, here in Johnson County, or the United States for that matter, it’s all too easy

Staff Editorial: College enrollment down, but not out

Campus community must come together to improve future outlook Enrollment for the last few semesters has continued to decline drastically, but the story is starting to change. Only slightly. For the upcoming fall semester, the college decided to open enrollment at 9 p.m. This was a much needed change and the Ledger staff applauds this

Failure is not an option

College offers academic support year-round By Jessica Skaggs MATH RESOURCE CENTER  Location: CLB 212  Fall/Spring Semester Hours:  Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Friday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Sunday: Noon- 4 p.m.  Like the writing center, the math resource center offers free tutoring with no appointment necessary. According

More than meets the ear

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Music professor Harvey Fitzer on the history of rock By: Christina Lieffring Harvey Fitzer, adjunct professor of music, occasionally picks up his guitar, plucking it in his small studio has he talks. He plays everything from classical to rock, blues and folk guitar and this summer is teaching a beginner group guitar class, private lessons, the

Going global

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Studying abroad gives students opportunities, insight to other cultures By David Hurtado Located in the heart of Johnson County, the college offers students a world perspective through a number of programs, allowing them to both travel abroad and meet students from other countries right here on campus. The college’s study abroad program offers over 25

Student puts the tobacco policy to the test

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By Valerie Velikaya A student is challenging the no tobacco policy at the college, disputing whether e-cigarettes should be included in the regulation. Patrick Mckown has been a smoker since he was barely an adolescent, and only recently has the 37-year-old chosen to quit, giving credit to the nicotine vaporizer as being the viable substitution

Professor to run for state senate

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By Jessica Skaggs One of the college’s own may soon be in the statehouse. Molly Baumgardner, associate professor and adviser to ECAV Radio and JCAV-TV, will be a candidate to represent the 37th district in the Kansas State Senate. Baumgardner decided to put her hat in after senator Pat Apple was appointed to the Kansas

Police Briefs

Theft in Parking Garage Campus police were dispatched on April 4 in response to a theft that had taken place on the third level of the Galileo Garage. Officer Steven Hebauf contacted the victim, a student, who said upon returning to his vehicle, the car radio was missing and the truck had been ransacked. Once

News Briefs

Students win awards at Take 5 Film Festival  Six students from the college took home honors at the Take 5 Film Festival on April 4. Winners include (name, category, title of piece):  •Jared Valburg, animation, “How to Assemble Your New Doomsday Device” •Pam Merkel, documentary, “The Importance of Bees” •Jacob Lewis, original music video, “Never Meant

2014 Student Senate Executive Board candidates

Student Senate Executive Board elections are this week, with voting running until Thursday, April 10. You can vote online by clicking here, or by stopping by the Student Senate tables (3 and 4) at the top of the stairs on the second floor of the COM building, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30

Cosmetology Salon: Real World Experience for students and discounted services for patrons

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Cosmetology Salon By Christina Lieffring Denise Brennan has been a regular client at the JCCC School of Cosmetology Salon receiving hair and nail services and developing friendships with the students for ten years. “This is one of the best kept secrets in Johnson County,” she said. “Anyone who comes here for service would know after

Dental Hygiene: Real World Experience for students and discounted services for patrons

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Dental Hygiene By Christina Lieffring For those not on an insurance plan that covers dental care, regular dental check-ups can be pricey. Skipping out on regular teeth cleanings renders pearly whites to less-than-pearly and off-white. The JCCC Dental Hygiene program’s dental clinic on campus provides a range of services to students, faculty and the general

Auto Tech: Real World Experience for students and discounted services for patrons

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Auto Tech By Christina Lieffring The Automotive Technology department’s page doesn’t mention they provide car repair services, but that hasn’t stopped word from getting out. “It’s not widely advertised because normally we have plenty of requests anyway,” said Department Chair JC James. Services are only offered to current faculty, staff and students at the college.

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