SHAPE America Unveils New Logo

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SHAPE AMERICA LOGO

SHAPE America, previously known as the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAPHERD), launched their “brand” new name and logo the morning of Wednesday, 2 April 2014. SHAPE America hopes the new changes will increase the visibility of the organization.

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When College Athletes Face Depression

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Former Syracuse offensive tackle Jonathan Meldrum remembers the scrimmage drill that had him considering suicide. He was a college sophomore, almost six and a half feet tall and over 300 pounds, and one of the school’s standout players. During the drill, he’d hit someone, and shortly thereafter the fellow returned the favor. “He hit me back so hard,” Meldrum, now 27, told me. “And I just started tearing up. If I’d had a gun, I’d have probably put a bullet in my head.”

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