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When ‘Keep your head in the game’ goes too far: Student-athletes, mental health and the drug of expectation

When an athlete tears their ACL, trainers and medics immediately rush to the scene. In the weeks that follow, a flood of coaches, trainers, physiotherapists, strength and conditioning staff and medical specialists are fully invested in getting that athlete physically healthy again. Injured athletes receive treatment and physiotherapy every day until they’re once more able…

Going pro in something other than sports: how Stanford prepares its student-athletes

On Nov. 5, over 25 employers will visit Stanford for a career fair held exclusively for Cardinal student-athletes, one of the resources Stanford provides to help student-athletes prepare for life after college. While the time constraints of being on a varsity sport can make it difficult for student-athletes to participate in extracurriculars or internships, the…

Perspective on “The List”

It was the middle of freshman year. One my housemates showed it to me, explained that it was provided to him because he was an athlete, and asked if I wanted to take a look. I did. It was unremarkable, particularly to someone who had, at that point, little knowledge of the difficulty level of Stanford courses. Never did it cross my mind, even as a young reporter, that it would be worthy of a news story…