At just 19 years, Carlos Alcaraz’s win over Casper Ruud in New York on Sunday landed him the title of youngest world number one in men’s tennis history. Alcaraz beat Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3 for the trophy at Flushing Meadows and a rediscovery of joy for tennis.
If there is anything that has evoked from the pandemic, it is the rise and acknowledgement of mental health. Bessel van der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score shares experiences and thoughts on overcoming a traumatic experience and techniques that are used to recover from those scars. Everyone has had at least one traumatic experience, but they either have little impact or large impact.
On Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for coronavirus, after showing no symptoms other than a raspy voice. He has made plans to reopen the city for tourism and commerce, but the coronavirus cases have risen with the BA.2 variant. Even with the prior vaccinations and one booster shot, Mayor Adams is still able to contract COVID-19.