The Whittier Miscellany

Domestic Violence in Sports

John Blackwell, Sports Writer

March 4, 2016

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Professional athletes are supposed to be role models, yet so many of them make bad choices. Domestic violence is a very common fault among many athletes. Take Ray Rice, for example, former running back for the Baltimore Ravens: ...

Football Does its Part in Fighting Diseases

John Blackwell, Sports Writer

December 18, 2015

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed form of cancer. Doctors around the world are working towards a cure, and are coming close. They need all the help they can get to ra...

This Robot Can Help Prevent Concussions

Zareef Khan, Sports Writer

December 18, 2015

Filed under Sports

Concussions are a big issue throughout sports. In fact, Dartmouth University has taken drastic measures towards preventing concussions during practice. For the past five years, the head football coach at Dartmouth, Buddy Teevens...

How Prosthetics Redefined Sports for Amputees

Julia Delzingaro, Sports Writer

December 18, 2015

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Prosthetic limbs are artificial replacements for a missing limb, and can help a person regain independence after amputation. They are incredibly valuable to amputees that would otherwise not be able to participate in everyday...

How Chinese Athletics Became Dominant

John Blackwell, Sports Writer

October 30, 2015

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With a population of 1.3 billion people, competition is a main part of Chinese culture. Whether it is in careers, academics, or economics, China will stop at nothing to be the best. Athletics have made a big leap in the last 15...

Debate: Required Athletics Restricting Freedom?

Zareef Khan, Sports Writer

October 30, 2015

Filed under Sports

Should you be forced to take part in sports? Currently, each Wilmington Friends School student is required to take part in an after-school sport at least once during the school year. Some believe that sports shouldn’t be mandatory....

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