Articles by: Benjamin McKnight

Senior guard Ivy Harrington playing defense against the Hampton Lady Pirates on Saturday.
Photo by Wyman Jones.

Lady Bears winning streak snapped at home

by Ty’Rique Sims, Staff WriterThe Lady Bears basketball team saw their five-game winning streak come to an end Saturday, as they lost 71-58 to the Lady Pirates of Hampton University at Hill Field House. Hampton (15-12, 9-5 MEAC) improved to 31-11 all-time against Morgan State and has now won 13 straight against the Lady Bears. The win also ended a three-game losing skid for the Lady Pirates, while stopping a four-game home court winning streak by the Lady Bears. The Lady Bears (7-20, 5-9 MEAC) were led by junior Braennan Farrar’s 19 points. Sophomore Chelsea Mitchell fell short of a […]

by · February 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · COLLEGE, SPORTS
William Lori, the Archbishop of Baltimore, at Sunday mass in Morgan State University's chapel.
Photo by Wyman Jones.

Morgan chapel welcomes Archbishop of Baltimore for first mass on campus

Blair Young, Staff WriterWith Morgan State University celebrating its sesquicentennial this year, Sunday marked another historic first in the school’s long history. Archbishop of Baltimore, William Lori visited Morgan’s Chapel and performed the first mass by a Catholic prelate. “I am told that I am the first Roman Catholic Archbishop to celebrate mass on this campus in its 150 year history,” said Lori. “Well, I have been the Archbishop of Baltimore less than five of those 150 years and I can promise you this, I won’t wait another 150 years to visit again.” The service was a traditional Catholic mass […]

by · February 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS

Controversial speaker headlines Black History Lecture at Morgan State

by Penelope Blackwell, Staff WriterHigh energy, differing opinions and controversial statements filled the room as panelists debated issues of African-American history and steps toward economic growth, Wednesday. Members of the Morgan State University and local community filled the University Student Center ballroom on as social commentator and self-proclaimed “Prince of Pan-Africanism” Umar Johnson as well as Morgan professors Natasha Pratt-Harris and Paul Archibald, discussed a wide range of topics relating to history of African-Americans and economic development. “There are many discussions among people like us that believe the immigration policies do not affect us [black people],” said Pratt-Harris as she popped the […]

by · February 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS
Basketball teams sweep Savannah State University over the weekend [Lookbook]

Basketball teams sweep Savannah State University over the weekend [Lookbook]

Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-In-Chief and Wyman Jones, Visuals EditorIn a double-header against visiting Savannah State University, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams avenged early-season losses to the Tigers on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Bears opened the front end of the games with a 50-43 win, lead by junior Breannan Farrar’s 17 points. Savannah State held a four point lead at the halftime mark, holding Morgan to a 22 percent shooting performance which included 0-7 from beyond the three-point line. Junior Zuri White added eight points, eight rebounds and three steals for the Lady Bears, who have now won four […]

by · February 19, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · COLLEGE, SECTIONS, SPORTS

Bears drop consecutive conference games for the first time this season

Stephen-Michael Thompson Jr., Staff WriterWith a seemingly safe five point lead coming out of the halftime break against a mid-tier conference opponent, the Morgan State University men’s basketball team looked poised to rebound from their second conference loss of the season against the Delaware State Hornets. The Hornets had a different set of plans, slowly chipping away at the Bears then-growing lead, before a 17-4 run gave them a lead that they held on to the rest of the game to win 56-45. The Bears struggled offensively in the first half. They missed many layups and did not turn their […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · COLLEGE, SPORTS