As a student in Stanford’s Learning, Design and Technology program, former youth gymnastics coach, gymnast and cheerleader Emily Rapada ’18 M.A. ’19 developed Beyond the Game, a digital platform aimed at helping coaches change this culture by opening up discussions about mental health.
“Imposter.” That’s the word Kay* used to describe the way she felt while receiving treatment for an eating disorder at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. “I was convinced the entire time in the hospital that I didn’t have to be there,” Kay said. “I was convinced I wasn’t sick because I knew people who had it…
As we take time this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day, I was shocked to see the lack of attention that major sports media gave to mothers (and women in general). Browsing sports news websites Sunday morning, I noticed the only times women were even mentioned on the home pages were the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Jessica Andrade’s strawweight victory, while in contrast, men had hundreds of headlines. I’m not trying to discredit the male athletes’ achievements and their newsworthiness, but the lack of mothers on this day in particular perpetuates a dangerous narrative: motherhood and athletics are mutually exclusive.
If I had gone to a different college, my experience as a student-athlete would have been vastly different. Stanford approaches student-athletes differently than most universities, and its approach to athletics is partly what drew me to the university. Here are some things that I love about being a student-athlete at Stanford. You may be tired…
The fire caused all northbound lanes at South Spokane Street to close for almost an hour, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation, causing a four-mile backup.
It’s all conjecture at this point, but Kyler Murray’s decision to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft after he struck his best Heisman pose—accounting for over 5,000 total yards and more than 50 touchdowns—has obscured his intentions for a career in professional sports. The question now stands: will Murray be throwing passes in the NFL as a starting quarterback or throwing his life away by choosing a career in baseball?
On Friday, Stanford Recreation & Wellness hosted an open house at the new all-gender locker room located in the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC).
Charles D. Young ’91 MBA ’03 has been elected as the newest member of the Board of Trustees.