Articles by: Akira Kyles

How Morgan Students Spend Their Sundays

By Korey Matthews, Social Media EditorFor many students, Sunday is a day of doing homework and getting rest, not going to church. Sunday is seen as a day for church. The first official day of the week has long been held as a day of rest, fit for gatherings in local religious assemblies. However, for students at Morgan State University and other colleges across the nation, church is no longer seen as a necessity. Instead, it is an option, and one often not chosen. John Mcqueen, a junior electrical engineering major, says Sunday is a day to get rest that […]

by · February 14, 2018 · 0 comments · CAMPUS, COLLEGE, PERSPECTIVES

Morganites Offer Their Praise and Concerns Towards Morgan

By Devon Ashby, Staff Writer “What do you love about Morgan State University? What don’t you love?” These were the questions presented to a packed room of students by the sophomore class senators in an event called “The Reflection.” The goal of the meeting was to provide a space for students to share constructive criticism as well as solutions to daily campus issues. Student Government Association (SGA) president Marcus Bennett and vice-president Joy Barnes were among many student government members and students in attendance. For some in attendance, their time at Morgan really made them grow to love it more. […]

by · February 13, 2018 · 0 comments · CAMPUS NEWS

Dodge Ram Commercial Receives Backlash After Using MLK Speech

by Akira Kyles, Editor-in-ChiefFor many African-Americans, Martin Luther King Jr. is seen as a sacred figure, especially during Black History Month, but recently a truck commercial used that figure, sending many into an uproar. On Super Bowl Sunday, Dodge Ram used part of a speech by King to advertise their trucks and people quickly took to the internet to give the commercial backlash. Morgan State University, Student Government Association Vice President, Joy Barnes thought the commercial was disrespectful. “I think it was disrespectful to everything he stood for, especially since he was anti-capitalist and these large corporations know that,” said […]

by · February 13, 2018 · 0 comments · LOCAL NEWS

Morgan State Athletics Hold High Hopes in Recruiting

By Joshua Sampson, Staff Writer It’s a new day for the Morgan State University Bears, as they hope the recruiting class announcments will provide an immediate impact for the team’s offense and defense. “Next bear in,” said Ernest Jones, interim head coach, is the slogan for this year’s recruiting class for Morgan’s football program. The bears successfully recruited all 20 of the student-athletes that they spoke to and invited for a visit to the campus. The signing athletes from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area and students with 3.0 GPA’s are some of the requirements the football […]

by · February 8, 2018 · 0 comments · SPORTS

Board of Regents Extends President Wilson’s Contract

By Penelope Blackwell, Managing EditorMorgan State University’s (MSU) Board of Regents offered a new five-year contract to university president David Wilson, extending his term until 2023. The Board offered a unanimous decision and gave an official announcement on Tuesday. The Board’s new agreement allows Wilson to receive a three percent raise, upping his annual salary to $445,737. But Wilson will not receive a 457 (f) nonqualified deferred compensation retirement plan and relinquish his right to professional tenure at Morgan at the conclusion of his time as president. “If something should happen and he were no longer president, he would remain […]

by · February 7, 2018 · 0 comments · CAMPUS NEWS