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What I wish I knew about concussions

When I got a concussion while playing Ultimate Frisbee during fall quarter, I realized how much the proper functioning of my brain shaped my everyday experience. After my concussion, thinking took longer, and doing schoolwork, especially readings, became extremely unpleasant. My brain just wanted to stop and be still. My everyday experience was akin to…

Commitment at Stanford

I sat in my room Thursday night contemplating all the places where I was not. I had canceled off-campus dinner plans to attend a club meeting, then stayed home from the club meeting to finish an assignment that was due the following day. While attempting to focus on the assignment, I surrendered to the black…