Articles by: Benjamin McKnight

Computer Lab Returns to School of Journalism

Computer Lab Returns to School of Journalism

The beginning of a new fall season may also mean new beginnings for the students of Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication. On September 24, a crowd of over 30 students and faculty gathered outside room 238 for the grand opening of the Innovation and Collaboration Center. Located in the same room where a previous computer lab had been, this grand opening sparked the attention of students and faculty alike because the previous computer lab had been shut down for two years. Unaware that SGJC students had no place to print, President Dr. David Wilson guaranteed to […]

by · September 24, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · SECTIONS
What Happened to Go-Go?

What Happened to Go-Go?

Hip-Hop was born in the concrete jungle of the South Bronx. Jazz got its start in the bowels of New Orleans.  The Nation’s Capital is the home of a genre of its own; a gumbo of hip-hop, funk and R&B called Go-Go. The exact year it was created isn’t exactly clear, but one man is given sole credit. The “Godfather” Chuck Brown, originally from Gaston, North Carolina, widely observed as the king of go-go. The various bands and colorful characters of go-go have managed to take it to unimaginable heights over the last 50 plus years, establishing it as a […]

by · September 21, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · MUSIC, SECTIONS
Sophomore Michaela Collins prepares to score as senior Carmen Fernandez looks on.
Photo by Benjamin McKnight III

Lady Bears Lose Home Opener to Hoyas

For a team such as the Lady Bears volleyball squad, the early parts of the season are often the most challenging. Beginning another campaign with a highly competitive non-conference schedule, the Lady Bears held their first home contest of the season against the visiting Georgetown Hoyas on Sept. 8. With both teams having similar records, the Lady Bears hoped to steal a win before preparing for their next tournament this coming weekend. The Hoyas had other plans, overwhelming the Lady Bears early on and holding off a late rally to win the match 3-0. The first set of the night […]

by · September 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, SECTIONS, SPORTS
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake during a recent visit to Morgan State University.
Photo by Desire Peace

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Will Not Run for Reelection

On Friday morning, incumbent mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that she would not run for re-election in the next mayoral race. Prior to being elected as the city’s 49th mayor, the Baltimore native served as the President of the Baltimore City Council. She has been an elected official in some part of the Baltimore City government for nearly 20 years. With Rawlings-Blake stepping down at the end of her term, the door is now open for the next set of competitors to capture the votes of Baltimore. In that pool is Sheila Dixon, Rawlings-Blake’s predecessor who resigned in 2010 after being […]

by · September 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS
"Rodeo," by Travis Scott became available on September 4.
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It’s Time For the Rodeo!

On September 4, Travis Scott released his debut studio album titled “Rodeo”. The album contains 14 tracks with a run time of one hour, 5 minutes and 39 seconds. The deluxe edition of the album comes with two bonus tracks for listeners to enjoy. The regular and deluxe editions of the album are available for download on iTunes for $10.99 and $12.99 respectively. Highly dedicated fans of Scott have been patiently waiting for the debut album ever since he first came on to the scene with the mixtape “Owl Pharaoh” along several co-signs by Kanye West. Scott released the mixtape […]

by · September 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · HIP HOP, MUSIC