Articles by: The MSU Spokesman

Morgan State University students take a stand against poor food quality on campus

Morgan State University students take a stand against poor food quality on campus

by Akira Kyles, Managing Editor Straying from her usual turkey sandwich, Shirleyanna Davis, a junior psychology major, decided to get a crispy chicken sandwich with extra honey mustard, lettuce, tomato and peppers on a roll from the Student Center food court. After consuming the sandwich, she became sick and threw up, twice, according to Davis. After telling her friends Dasianna Coates, a junior psychology major, and Kardel Howard, a junior electrical engineering major, they decided this was unacceptable and it was time for a change. “We don’t pay to get sick, we pay to eat good food,” said Coates. “And […]

by · November 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE

In a blink of an eye, birthday celebration becomes disabling

by Gabby Williams, Special to The MSU SpokesmanEvery year for my birthday I plan a series of events for my friends and I. Sept. 16 marked my 26th birthday. This year I decided to plan a trip to Vegas with my boyfriend the week of my birthday, and the previous weekend I was going to my home state Virginia to celebrate with my friends. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned. It was the weekend of Sept. 8 when I arrived in Virginia to celebrate my birthday. On Friday, I went to get my nails done along with my best friend […]

by · November 13, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, PERSPECTIVES, SPECIAL COVERAGE

An update on the status of Morgan’s work study program

by Imani Lewis, Contributing WriterMorgan State University’s work study students faced some financial changes this semester, which led to increased speculation of budget cuts within the work study program. Federal work study is a federal program at Morgan State that was established to assist in finding job placement for undergraduate students who may qualify for part-time, on and off-campus jobs. Student eligibility is based on regulations and confidential information regarding the student’s financial status.   “Our work study award has not been decreased nor has it been increased. The same amount that the Department of Education has been giving us […]

by · November 13, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, COLLEGE, SECTIONS

Morgan Men’s basketball preview for the 2017-2018 season

by Ty’rique Sims, Assistant Sports EditorThe 2017 Morgan State men’s basketball season begins tonight, and the team is returning ten players who were on the team that tied for third in the MEAC last season, including two all-conference players in forward Phillip Carr and guard Tiwian Kendley. The Bears rank No. 1 in the MEAC Preseason polls, and with key players returning they will be in contention to punch their ticket to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010. BACKCOURT All eyes will be on Kendley, who instantly took over as a prominent scorer last season. Kendley missed […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SPORTS
Behind the documentary: SGJC’s special screening of Behind The Veil

Behind the documentary: SGJC’s special screening of Behind The Veil

by Devon Ashby, Staff WriterRelations between the United States and Cuba have been historically hostile; decades-old economic sanctions, placed on Cuba the 1960s, have limited travel and communication between the two nations. Americans and Cubans don’t know much about each other besides what they’ve seen in their respective media, but a group of students from Morgan State University teamed up with students from the University of Havana to put together a documentary to attempt to bridge that gap and build lasting relationships. The documentary is called “Behind the Veil: So Far, So Close,” and it took a year—and multiple visits […]

by · November 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE