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Yearly concussion tests should be mandatory

A section of the ImPACT concussion test ask students to memorize shapes and choose which shapes was shown seconds later. Through these tests cannot prevent concussions, they can show when  it is safe to clear an athlete.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

October 21, 2019

Safety has always been a priority in athletics, especially for those who participate in high school sports. As a result, it is normal to ask, why is it that the WCHS faculty does not consider a yearly baseline concussion test as mandatory? Every year in high schools around the country, a “concussion t...

MCPS mandates all teams take concussion test

MCPS mandates all teams take concussion test

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

September 25, 2013

Whether it is from a blow to the head or a violent shake of the body, a concussion alters the way the brain functions. Concussions are one of the leading sports injuries, and can happen from any high school sport, especially the contact ones such as soccer, football and lacrosse. As of this year, MCPS ...

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