Articles by: Benjamin McKnight

Journalism and Architecture schools combine for commemorative “Walk of Fame”

Zanha Armstrong, Staff WriterThe School of Global Journalism and Communication will be collaborating with the School of Architecture and Planning in a new landscaping project. At a press conference Monday afternoon, Dean Dewayne Wickham announced that the two schools will be working together to create a Walk of Fame that will acknowledge graduates of the SGJC, prominent individuals in the journalism fields and anyone who has made an impact on student life. “There’s so many things we want to do on campus that at first blush you think you’ll have to go off campus to do some of these things […]

by · March 27, 2017 · 0 comments · CAMPUS NEWS
Junior guard Breanan Farrar dribbles for an opening against Howard University last season.
Photo by Terry Wright.

The chance of a lifetime and a lasting impact for Morgan women’s basketball

Ty’Rique Sims, Staff WriterWhen the Lady Bears Traveled to the University of Richmond for a non-conference match-up earlier this season, they would lose their fourth straight game and hold a 2-10 record on the young season. Many frustrations, confusion and doubts but the Lady Bears still had something to celebrate. Junior guard Braennan Farrar scored her 1,000 career points. Farrar scored on a lay-up in the game against the Spiders solidifying her as the 14th player in Morgan State women’s basketball history to reach the milestone. She is currently the team’s leading scorer this season and shows no signs of stopping. […]

by · March 16, 2017 · 0 comments · COLLEGE, SPORTS

University prepares for impending snow storm with school closure

Devon Ashby, Staff WriterIn anticipation of a snowstorm expected to produce five to eight inches of snow, Morgan State University president David Wilson canceled all classes for Tuesday March 14. A winter storm warning is in effect until 2 p.m. EST Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the low 30s, with winds expected to blow between 10 to 15 miles per hour. Wilson confirmed the class cancellations, which also included any classes after 4 p.m. Monday March 13, via his Twitter account, in a post that read, “Classes being cancelled starting at 4pm today. School closed on tomorrow! Make good decisions!” […]

by · March 13, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS
Sophomore Martez Cameron sets up to pass to a teammate in Tuesday's loss to High Point.
Photo by Terry Wright

Men’s basketball looks to translate regular season success at MEAC Tournament

Blair Young, Staff WriterMarch Madness begins this week for many teams across the country. Hundreds of teams will compete in their conference tournaments to secure a spot in the big dance, the NCAA Basketball Tournament. When the Morgan State University men’s basketball team started this season, expectations were relatively low. They were only picked to be tenth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s (MEAC) pre-season poll, but this year’s team had much higher goals than that. After storming out the gate with a 7-1 conference record they wound up third in the conference thanks to a tie-breaking win over Hampton. Finishing […]

by · March 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · COLLEGE, SPORTS
MSU President David Wilson shares his reaction with those in attendance at his spring Town Hall, Thursday. Photo credit: Tramon Lucas

University president Wilson addresses Trump visit, school upgrades at town hall

Blair Young and Zanha Armstrong, Staff WritersThe meaning of a photo can often be more powerful than the words that accompany it. Many people in the African-American community were upset by a certain photo this week involving the president of the United States. President Donald Trump met with many HBCU leaders on Monday, including Morgan State University president David Wilson. The plan was to meet with the president about his proposed executive order involving HBCU’s. It turned into an unproductive event that ended up being a glorified photo-op. The picture quickly became viral along with criticism for the leaders for […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS