Lexy Gross
Paducah, Ky.
Journalism and Political Science
Junior, Class of May 2015

Did you start your college experience at Murray State or did you transfer from another school?
Since I’m from Paducah, Murray State has always been an option for me. Although I looked at other schools, I thought Murray State would be perfect for my college experience.

Why did you choose Murray State?
I chose Murray State originally because I knew the University had a strong biology program. Although I still love bio, I decided journalism would be a better route for me. Thankfully, Murray State also has a strong journalism program.

Are you involved in any extra-curricular activities?
I am Editor-in-Chief of The Murray State News and I have worked there for two years now. I am also an active member of Sigma Sigma Sigma and the College Panhellenic Council president. I will travel to Japan this summer as a Roy Howard National Reporting Competition winner.

What is the most interesting thing you have learned about yourself while being a student at Murray State?
I would say realizing what I truly wanted to do in life was one of the most interesting moments I’ve had at Murray State. Faculty couldn’t have been more supportive of my decision to change my major.

What has been your biggest challenge in making the change from high school to university life and how have you dealt with it?
My biggest challenge was learning how to study the right way. I learned that I had to make sacrifices socially sometimes to ensure I was getting the grades and experience I needed.

What do you like about journalism? Have you learned anything unique about journalism at Murray State?
I like learning about the changes in the field of journalism. Since I would like to eventually work for an online platform, I think learning about digital journalism will be extremely beneficial down the road.

What are your career plans after graduation?
I plan on going to graduate school for political or health journalism, or I may apply for law school.