By Jayme Hykes*
In 2015, the National Institute on Drug Abuse estimated 2 million people in the United States suffered from “substance use disorder” related to prescribed pain relievers. Pharmaceutical companies introduced opioids to healthcare providers in the 1990s claiming they were nonaddictive. Since then, opioid addiction has become a well-known epidemic and has taken thousands of Americans’ lives. The problem is twofold: pharmaceutical fraud is relative to opioid distribution, and corrective action for those addicted is lacking. It is time for the United States to take action to stop the cycle of white-collar crimes in pharmaceutical corporations. Continue reading “OPINION: Pharmaceutical fraud drives the opioid crisis”
By Celeste Walters
After losing 12 games in a row, the Alderson Broaddus women’s basketball team snapped their losing streak with a win against Ohio Valley University on Saturday, Feb. 16. Continue reading “Women’s basketball springs back after rough start”
Alderson Broaddus women’s basketball player Yolanda Florido defends for the team on January 10 following a nine-point increase from the visiting Trevecca Nazarene Trojans at Rex Pyles Arena. Photo by Hadassah Curry.
By Joseph Varela
The Alderson Broaddus men’s basketball team jumped out to an early lead over Salem International University on Dec. 4 and never let up. The Battlers (3-4) controlled the tempo from the first whistle and beat Salem International University (6-3) by a score of 88-63. Continue reading “1st half surge leads to win for AB men’s basketball”
By Edonnya Alvarez
After graduating from Alderson Broaddus University, Brittany Pace never planned to stay in Philippi. However, when the opportunity to work at her alma mater arose, she knew it would be the perfect way to launch her adult lifestyle and live closer to her fiancé.
At AB, it is not unusual for graduates to return as employees. These individuals remain for a variety of reasons, but some continue because it is a stepping stone to bigger things. For those in the admissions department, their unique experiences as former students can color their employment in positive ways. Continue reading “Alumni perspective brings relatability to admissions”
Alderson Broaddus University Greek life gathers on the first floor of Burbick Hall to celebrate “Greeksgiving” on Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. Photo by Joseph Varela.
The official raises Alderson Broaddus University wrestler Gino Sita’s hand for his win against Southern Virginia University last Thursday during AB’s annual Hams & Slams event at the Multi-Sport Performance Stadium. Photo by Kashawn Shifflett.
Philippi Fire Department responding to a call at Alderson Broaddus University on Oct. 19 after a dryer belt overheated in Blue Hall. Photo by Joseph Varela.
By Jordan Guthrie*
In the little town of Terra Alta, West Virginia is Camp Galilee Church Camp, run by the West Marva District Church of the Brethren. Kids of all ages attend for a week to learn about God, meet friends and make memories to last a lifetime. Continue reading “OPINION: Volunteering builds compassion”
By Joseph Varela
A new organization is making strides in the sports community through an emphasis on volunteer work and local engagement.
Sport Management Student Association is a student-run organization focused on community outreach through the use of sports, and provides students with opportunities to tour professional sports venues throughout Pittsburgh. Through volunteer work, students are able to strengthen their resume and leave a lasting impact. Continue reading “AB organization strives for sports-focused community interaction”