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Head games: The truth about concussions

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist

November 22, 2018

Filed under In the deep end

As I hit the water, I immediately knew something was wrong. It was towards the end of my Tuesday practice and the week of the DuPage Valley Conference (DVC), my last diving meet of the season. I watched the playback on the TV screen next to the pool and didn’t think much about my head hurting. It was just one bad dive, right...

In the deep end: Practice vs. Procedure

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor. Sports Columnist

November 1, 2018

Filed under In the deep end, In the deep end, Sports

Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Rafael Nadal, Tiger Woods and a countless number of other professional athletes have some of the weirdest superstitions. From bouncing the ball five times before the first serve, wearing a certain pair of shorts or taking cold 45-minute showers before a match and wearing a red shirt, they canno...

In the deep end: Finding a voice

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist

September 29, 2018

Filed under In the deep end

Gymnasts, dancers, volleyball players and pole vaulters have all been silent for too long. Most recently, over 300 student athletes have sued USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University in sexual assault allegations against team and university doctor Larry Nassar. Back in December 2017 and January 2018, Nassar was t...