Talented Gunn athletes rank in Nationals: Christine Yang

April 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Among the general population, badminton is seen as a recreational sport. However, for the athletes who seriously train for the sport, there is much more that goes into mastering the sport, both mentally and physically. Freshman Christine Yang, who is a nationally ranked badminton player, understands this and has received recognition for her skills in competitions such as the Pan Am Junior Badminton Championships in 2011, where she won first place for girls’ singles. [...]

Physical laziness does not correlate to lazy mindset

April 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

You know who we are. We’re the ones huffing and puffing on our way from the Village to the science buildings, complaining about getting shin splints from the long trek. We are the ones who proudly proclaim that we “feel the burn” after half-heartedly completing a set of five crunches. In P.E., we were the kids who gave out the high fives and only passed the class because of participation. We are, quite simply, lazy people. [...]

Athlete recounts concussion experience

March 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

On Jan. 20, I was playing goalie in a soccer match against Homestead High School. After making a diving save, I suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a kick in the face from an opposing forward. At least, that is what I’m told. I lost all memory from the game and the previous week of school. That week was finals week, so I spent the following week getting back tests that I had no recollection of taking. People still ask me what it’s like to have lost such a large chunk of my memory, and it’s hard to describe. I didn’t feel scared or confused per se, but it felt as though I had woken up from a deep sleep and then read a book about what had happened. [...]

Concussions emerge head first as growing problem

March 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

As a result of the rising awareness of concussions and their impacts on student athletes, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the governing body of high school sports in California, has adopted a new mandate requiring all student athletes and their parent or guardian to sign a concussion and head injury information sheet in order to participate in their sport. [...]