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About This Journal

Steeplechase is a semi-annual digital publication showcasing the research and creative activity of Murray State University undergraduate and graduate students. This open-access journal features works across all disciplines. It includes theses, dissertations, and general research papers, some of which have been presented at the University’s Scholars Week and Posters-at-the-Capitol event. Select articles feature multimedia elements, including interviews with students concerning their experiences with the research and creative process. Steeplechase is edited by both faculty and undergraduate students in conjunction with Murray State University’s Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA).

About the Editors

Kaitlyn Clary: Kaitlyn is a freshman from Henderson, Kentucky. She is currently studying English in an area of Secondary Education in hopes of promoting higher literacy levels in the public school system. During her first year at Murray State, she has become involved with the Terrapin Times Newsletter and NCTE, as well as a variety of other activities within the residential colleges. She enjoys reading and learning about classic literature, contrary to her new hobby of disc golf. Kaitlyn is currently employed as a co-editor for Steeplechase.

Ginni Sisemore: Ginni is a freshman at Murray State University from Madisonville, Kentucky. She is an English Literature major with a minor in Journalism. She is conducting research focused on trauma and heroism in literature. She enjoys going to local art exhibits and concerts. Ginni currently works as Chief Copy Editor of Murray State News in addition to Steeplechase.