High School Football Rules Could Be Changed To Prevent Concussions

Bayler Brundage, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

In high school sports, 40.5% of concussions come from high school football according to NCBI. In football, making contact and tackling the opponent is required to play the game. In this contact between players, risks for concussions are high. These concussions are head traumas that put athletes ...

Girls on to next round of playoffs

Breaking away from her competition, Caramel Corrigan moves the ball up the field.

Delaney Callaghan, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018

Facing an unrecognized injury head-on

Facing an unrecognized injury head-on

Andie Jamison, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2018

For dancers, concussions are so rare that the concern and awareness for them is extremely low. This, however, makes concussions even more dangerous for dancers. In recent years, awareness for concussions has increased and more advanced information has been discovered. This has led to more prevent...

Thinking ahead about the safety of dancers

Thinking ahead about the safety of dancers

Andie Jamison, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018

Despite the recent development in awareness and legislation for concussions, dance still has little regulation or education on the topic. Although concussions in dance are rare, this is still extremely worrisome for dancers. There are multiple ways to get a concussion while dancing. This could be by ...

The helmet or the game?

The helmet or the game?

Megan Riehle, Staff

December 4, 2018

Football is a rather dangerous sport: there were 281 concussions in the NFL in the 2018 season alone. This raises the question of if players are being well protected by the pads and helmets they are provided. Doug Sommer, psychology teacher, has coached football for 33 years and played for 10 when he w...

Districts Track Meet

Lauren Juenger, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2018

Editors note: The following article was written in June, 2018. Due to editorial complications, it was not published at the time. It is re-published now, in it's entirety, in anticipation of  the upcoming track season. 

Student skating

Under the afternoon sunshine, Manna has fun gliding around the courses.

Iris Brucker, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


The concussion myths you never knew were myths

Bayler Brundage, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

For years, myths have gone around about concussions.  Cracking those myths and knowing what’s right will prevent dangerous problems and knowing what to do when experiencing a concussion. An assumption about a concussions is they only occur when someone takes a blow to the head. This a...

Student referees soccer games

Augustin Seigneur, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018

“I was approached by an aggravated parent, and he came up to me in the parking lot after the game,” Quinn Perrine, sophomore, said. Perrine is a soccer referee. While he’s still new to the job, he is “learning fast” and “hopes to get a lot better.” One of the motivations for Perrine...

NFL players kneeling ignites controversy

NFL players kneeling ignites controversy

Gavin Turner, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018

In 2018 many American citizens are feeling that the song that brought so many together is a source of divide within our nation.  On Sept. 2, 2016, 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem, something no NFL player had previously done. NFL personnel such as owner Jerry Jones, and ...

Football injuries and prevention

Logan Winder, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018

When it comes to football, injuries are just something that comes with it. Coachad.com states that “there are at least 118,886 football injuries per year.” The constant contact poses a real threat of bodily damage, and and with that, the need for recovery. Because of this, it is very important th...


Homecoming Queen, Aubrey Wagy and King, Clint Berggren got crowned.

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

November 9, 2018

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