AB organization strives for sports-focused community interaction

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”

Rugby inspires ex-Battler’s return to AB

By Hadassah Curry

When former Alderson Broaddus student Devin Andres heard rugby was coming to AB, he knew it would change his life.

Andres left the university following the end of his freshman year in 2017. He transferred to Grove City College in Pennsylvania after his spring semester, but the experience caused him to feel sadly estranged.

However, AB still held a special place in Andres’ life. When the news  of the upcoming rugby program broke, he immediately reached out to coach Lauren Miller to express his interest. Now, Andres is back to play rugby at AB. Continue reading “Rugby inspires ex-Battler’s return to AB”

Challenges to Apollo – sculptor details its creation

Mark Warner, former AB student and designer of Apollo, stands aside the sculpture he spent over five decades creating on Oct. 4. Photo by Kashawn Shifflett.

By Hadassah Curry

Apollo’s creator revealed his iconic piece took three attempts over 50 years to finish at this Thursday’s Dr. Robert V. Digman Lecture Series.

Guest speaker Mark Warner, a 1968 graduate of Alderson Broaddus University, said the weather affected earlier versions of the sculpture, which was a donation to AB’s administration. Continue reading “Challenges to Apollo – sculptor details its creation”

Homecoming triple-header lined up for weekend

By Joseph Varela

Alderson Broaddus University will cap off its homecoming week with three back-to-back games tomorrow at the Multi-Sport Performance Stadium.

The triple-header will kick off with AB’s football team taking on their conference opponent, Lake Erie College, at 1:30 p.m. This year, the Battlers are 1-4 on the year with a win coming against Glenville State College, claiming the I-79 Barrel Classic. The Battlers are currently ranked eighth overall out of nine teams in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. With only six games remaining, all of which are competition within the GMAC, the Battlers still have a chance to make the playoffs. Jalen Jackson leads the team in rushing yards with 314, while Maurice Thomas leads the team in receiving yards with 330. The leading quarterback for the Battlers is currently Joe Czelusniak, with 74 completions for a total of 881 yards and seven touchdowns.

Continue reading “Homecoming triple-header lined up for weekend”

Giant slip n’ slide set to debut Sunday

By Joseph Varela

Alderson Broaddus University will be hosting a 300-foot Slip n’ Slide on Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.

The project is headed by Colter Baldwin, resident director of Blue, Gold and University dormitories. David Falletta, dean of student affairs, asked Baldwin over the summer to create a “bigger, more wild program.” After considering many options, Baldwin settled on the idea of a Slip n’ Slide. The concept was originally rejected, but after further planning and work, the idea came to life and was approved. Continue reading “Giant slip n’ slide set to debut Sunday”

AB residence halls host tasty concurrent programming

AB Men’s Lacrosse players Jackson Clement, Christian Clarkin and Logan Mccului mix a peanut butter, chocolate syrup, Oreo and milk smoothie at the BYO Smoothie program.

By Hadassah Curry

Alderson Broaddus University dormitories Blue and Priestley both hosted resident programs at 9 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The build your own smoothie program was hosted by resident assistants Joseph Varela and Nicole Kelly in Blue Hall. The pair credited the idea to their love of smoothies, and decided to utilize the versatility of the BYO acronym to promote the program.

“The phrase BYO is a common phrase because it’s so catchy,” Kelly said. Continue reading “AB residence halls host tasty concurrent programming”

Mental health is common challenge for AB students: 1 in 2 face anxiety, 1 in 3 depression

By Talia Kotz

Amorette Hughes’ four years at Alderson Broaddus University was an emotional roller coaster. She struggled with severe anxiety and depression. Seeing a therapist and the support of friends and teammates on the Acrobatic and Tumbling team helped Hughes make it through her time here as a student. She now works a communications job in Morgantown.

Many students may be able to relate to Hughes. One in two AB students-54 percent-have felt overwhelming anxiety in the past 12 months with only four percent of students seeking help, according to the National Collegiate Health Behavior survey administered to students at AB during the spring 2018 semester. Continue reading “Mental health is common challenge for AB students: 1 in 2 face anxiety, 1 in 3 depression”