Tom Mueller
Tom Mueller is a high schooler writing as part of The Stanford Daily's Summer Journalism Workshop.

Mueller: Should the NFL return?

I get it. From the ubiquity and lucrativeness of fantasy football and sports betting, to millions of fans spending their Sunday afternoons glued to game streams, the NFL’s domination of sports media and sports fans’ attention during the season is apparent. Despite these incentives to play a season this year, the NFL should still avoid having one entirely. In a sport epitomized by players sacrificing the wellness of their body to a nonpareil degree, some semblance of a threshold of risk-averseness must eventually be considered — and hosting a season this year would undoubtedly surpass it.

Singing for social justice — who’s listening?

Over 50 million. It’s the current population of Colombia, the amount of money Conor McGregor made in 2020, and it’s the number of Spotify streams that “The Bigger Picture,” Lil Baby’s anthem for social justice, has amassed since its release just two months ago. “The Bigger Picture,” though, is just the latest viral installment of music centered around social justice, a genre which has blossomed significantly since the beginning of the 2010s.

Stanford Medical takes on transfer COVID-19 patients to lighten the load of overwhelmed hospitals

Despite being situated in Santa Clara County, which was regarded as one of the most severely afflicted California counties early on, Stanford Health Care does have the capacity to admit and treat more COVID-19-positive patients; facilities at 500 Pasteur Drive and 300 Pasteur Drive in Palo Alto have a combined 600 hospital beds on campus, enabling the Stanford Health Care system to buffer a potential deluge of patients requiring hospitalization.

Boxing out coronavirus: How Bryce Wills and Maya Dodson are preparing for play

Predicated on compliance with local government restrictions, the NCAA and the Pac-12, among other conferences, released guidelines towards the end of May allowing member schools to resume voluntary on-campus workouts beginning June 1 and June 15, respectively; subsequent guidelines issued by the NCAA allow schools to begin mandatory summer workouts for men’s and women’s basketball beginning July 20. For men's basketball's rising junior guard Bryce Wills and women's basketball's rising senior forward Maya Dodson, the lack of mandatory practice and the need to return home for Stanford's spring quarter has prompted anything but a period of relaxation.
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