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Coping with an injury as a varsity athlete

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

Athletes here at Whitman College frequently sustain injuries. Regardless of severity, athletes continue to get both physically and mentally in shape during their treatments to prepare for their next season. Strengthening an injured area is a long process to undergo, but with attention to the finer det...

Concussion Awareness in Athletics

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

Concussions are a major issue in contact sports; in recent years this has come to occupy a central role in the discussion of athlete health, as exemplified by the 2015 film "Concussion," starring Will Smith. Many sports organizations within the last decade have made efforts to step up and make a commitm...

Head to Head: Concussions in Athletics

Head to Head: Concussions in Athletics

Daniel Charlton, Sport's Editor

October 20, 2016

A head to head collision triggers familiar signs: the ringing in the ears, the persistent headache, the nonstop feeling of nausea. If you break a bone, an X-ray confirms it. If you tear an ACL, an MRI confirms it. But if you experience a concussion, no such clear diagnostic test exists. This lack of a d...

College protocol helps concussed early, often

Mitchell Smith

October 23, 2014

A severe head injury, especially the kind with the potential to recur, is a student's and athlete's worst nightmare. Although they attract the most controversy at the professional and D-I levels of athletics, concussions remain a major issue at Whitman as well. Concussions are suffered in varsity...

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Helen Angell

February 13, 2014

Thirteen concussions were reported to the Dean of Students in Fall 2013, a sharp increase from previous years. This number is shocking, but it might not indicate an increasing number of head injuries on campus. Rather, students and staff believe that higher numbers were reported last semester because of heighte...

Concussions Cause Serious Headache for Sports World

Concussions Cause Serious Headache for Sports World

Dylan Snyder

September 23, 2013

Over the last few years one prevailing storyline throughout the sports world, particularly the NFL, boxing and the NHL, has been the new evidence of permanent brain damage as the result of multiple concussions. As participants get bigger, stronger and faster, there will continue to be stronger forces exe...

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