Whitman Wire

College protocol helps concussed early, often

Mitchell Smith

October 23, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

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...

Athletes Gain Crucial Benefits from Sleep

Athletes Gain Crucial Benefits from Sleep

Marah Alindogan

December 12, 2013


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Between classes, extracurricular activities and much-needed study breaks, sleep can be a luxury rarely offered to college students. However, sleep can take on a whole new meaning as a collegiate athlete. The individual sleeping habits of college varsity athletes can be fruitful or detrimental to their performance on and ...

Trainers Give Their All for Athletes

Marah Alindogan

October 17, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

Injuries are not enjoyable for any athlete. Yet, as an athlete who suffered an ACL tear during my collegiate career, the athletic training room became my second home due to the many hours of knee rehabilitation. In the process I had the pleasure of getting to know the men who make it their mission to...

Concussed at Whitman: A personal account

Sylvie Luiten

November 17, 2011


Filed under SPORTS

Elbow, Apple, Carpet, Saddle, Bubble. If you have ever suspected that you had a head injury, chances are you have been asked to remember these five words and repeat them to test your immediate memory. I was asked to repeat these words in the Varsity Athletics Training Room after sustaining a concussion...

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