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Turf could be taking lives

Turf could be taking lives

October 12, 2018

By Carolyn Gray '19   During the season, the Staples football team spends their time after school strapping on their helmets, putting on their pads and practicing on their home turf for the next big game. The football team practices an average of six times per week, and yet these athletes ma...

Concussions create concerns amongst football players

Concussions create concerns amongst football players

Maximilian Appell, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015

Concussions are an injury many sports teams will face throughout their season, especially football. According to the Sports Concussion Institute, it is projected that 53 percent of student athletes have sustained a concussion before participation in high school sports. The brain is at a critical...

Norwalk enforces concussion education for out-of-school athletes

Blake Rubin, Web A&E Editor

March 2, 2015

On Feb. 26, Norwalk mayor Harry Rilling passed new concussion guidelines to protect all athletes not affiliated with a school. The guidelines include training coaches and educating parents on concussions and removing a player from the field if he or she is feeling any signs of a concussion. The Norwalk Common C...

New concussion legislation signed at Staples by Governor Malloy

Katelyn DeAgro and Quinn Hughes

October 10, 2014

Governor Dannel Malloy signed the new concussion legislation on Sept. 29 at the Staples field house in an effort to promote proper treatment of brain injuries for high school athletes. The drive to pass HB 5113, otherwise referred to as the Act Concerning Youth Athletics and Concussions (ACYAC), originated...

Football-related deaths lead to discussion of players’ protection

Football-related deaths lead to discussion of players’ protection

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

This week, three high-school football players across the country passed away from injuries sustained either during a game or warm up routine. The players were Tom Cutinella from Long Island, New York, Demario Harris from Troy, Alabama, and Isaiah Langston from Rolesville, North Carolina. Cutinella,...

Concussion Hysteria

Concussion Hysteria

Zach Speed, Staff Writer

November 10, 2011

Imagine opening your eyes after sleeping for hours and sitting up in a completely silent room. There is no light except for the minimal amount creeping through the closed window shade. The boredom of not being able to leave the room, watch TV, read, socialize, or even think is almost too much to bear....

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