Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
By Alexis Jenkins
Alexis Jenkins definitely is very active from the start. Sports have always been her passion; growing up, you could always catch her outside at the softball field playing with her high school, tournament team, or family. This all was until she had an almost career-ending injury occur not just once but twice. Luckily, she could continue to play two years of college softball, but she always wondered why tearing your ACL, also known as your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was such a big deal. Now years later, she is a Senior here at Millersville studying Sports Journalism. After graduation, she plans to work her way into the ESPN world to eventually become an ESPN Broadcast Journalist.
My name is Bojana Stankov. I am a Serbian native, non-traditional student. I finished my secondary education in Serbia. When I was a child, English language was the most exciting thing I discovered; it represented a sanctuary to a different world. I grew up wanting to become an English teacher. At the age of 19, I took a Cambridge FCE exam which qualified me to teach English as a foreign language in a private school. I spent 4 years teaching Beginner English, across different age groups and I enjoyed every second of it despite the very low wages and the fact that I wasn’t paid for the entire year, once. Serbia’s gone through a troubling decade of wars, sanctions, inflations, institutionalized corruption and disintegration of what was known to be – Yugoslavia. The path that I chose resulted from the gloomy future that Serbia projected at the time, as a failed socialist state. I developed new interests and began to think about the world differently. This is what drove me to start thinking outside the box. In my early 20s I knew that there was something else out there for me and I began looking for ways and programs to go to the United States. I’m currently in my sophomore year. My major is International Studies and I take Political Science, Anthropology, History, Economics and Geography courses. This is a perfect blend of information that I deem necessary in order to fully understand the world. I became very passionate about the American foreign policy, why the US makes certain decisions and what strategic importance they represent. I am also interested in Russian influence in Eastern Europe. Passion and a personal experience were the driving factors behind my research topic. I speak several languages: Serbian, English and beginner Spanish; I understand some German and I can read beginner Russian.