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.
The Warm Embrace of an Aural Cocoon: How LoFi Music Affects the Distractibility of College Students
By tucker Uebersax
Tucker Uebersax is a sophomore Music Education major and Flute Performance major. Beginning in the Spring of 2021, Tucker has been studying how Low-Fidelity (LoFi) music impacts students. More specifically, Tucker researched how LoFi music can be used to prevent distractions from impacting the performance of students. Because of Tucker’s own study habits, he was curious if listening to LoFi music was purely a placebo effect for focusing better. Through the music section of the McNairy Library Research Fellows, Tucker designed an experimental study that measured this impact. In the future and after graduation, Tucker plans to teach middle school band students and perform in local bands and musical theatre organizations.