The Californian

Tackling concussions head on

Tackling concussions head on

Jake Barnes, Managing Editor

October 17, 2014

High school football players throughout the state won’t be able to practice in full pads more than twice a week beginning next year. In light of public outcry over football related head injuries, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law this summer that restricted high school football teams from practicing...

Concussions still a problem

December 13, 2011

by Eric Yee, online editor Far too many athletes have taken concussions too lightly. As a result, these athletes have made a terrible mistake. According to an American Academy of Neurology study from 2005-2008, 41 percent of concussed athletes in 100 high schools across the U.S. returned to play...

Concussions a growing concern

September 21, 2010

Picture by CJ DeRuyter By Alex Kinnee Concussions don’t seem to be a common concern in the minds of teenagers, but with head injuries becoming increasingly more apparent in high school sports, it is clear that preventative measures must be taken. “I couldn’t remember about a month when ...