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.
Climatology of Cold Fronts in the Appalachian-Piedmont Region
By Abigail Valerio
Abigail Valerio is a Meteorology major at Millersville University with a Math minor and an Environmental Hazards & Emergency Management minor. She is a senior graduating this spring with plans to return to MU to pursue a MSISA degree. Her climatological research is part of MU-Piedmont-area Arctic Storm Tracking (MU-PAST): a research project designed to study the structure and evolution of winter season Arctic fronts as they progress across the region. Her role within the project was to investigate the cold front climatology of the area of interest. Using surface analysis data from 1985-2021, she recorded and analyzed
cold front frequency and arrival times. She also explored any possible relationships between front frequency and global teleconnections using statistical analysis.
There are no known conflicts of interest to disclose.
Thank you to this project’s advisor, Dr. Clark, for all your support during this process.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Abi Valerio at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keywords: artic front, cold front, climatology, Artic Oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation