Articles by: The MSU Spokesman

NBA Trade Wrap-Up

NBA Trade Wrap-Up

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone. There weren’t many big name players traded in this year’s session, but here is a list of notable moves. The Orlando Magic sent shooting guard J.J. Redick, power forward Gustavo Ayon, and point guard Ish Smith, to the Milwaukee Buckaneers in return for power forward Tobias Harris, point guard Beno Udrih, and shooting guard Doron Lamb. The Oklahoma City Thunder made two moves, first trading a second round draft pick to the New York Knicks for small forward Ronnie Brewer. And then trading point guard Eric Maynor, to the Portland Trail Blazers […]

by · February 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · PROFESSIONAL, SPORTS
Corin "Tiny" Adams (In blue uniform) takes it to the basket for a layup.

The Big Life of “Tiny”

Morgan basketball legend Corin “Tiny” Adams makes great stridesCorin Adams shoots. The ball sails through the air and swooshes through the basket. “Congratulations to Corin ‘Tiny” Adams for scoring her 2000th point,” the announcer shouts. “She now holds the record for most points on a basketball team, girls or boys, at Morgan State University.”  The crowd cheers.  The Morgan State girl’s team goes on to beat North Carolina A&T. For the Brooklyn native, that was no ordinary Tuesday night–and the game-changing March 2, 2010 moment feels it happened yesterday. Adams now holds the record for highest points scored in Morgan State basketball history […]

by · February 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, SPOTLIGHT
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Soulful Symphony

Breaking barriers in the world of classical orchestra  In the choir room of the Murphy Fine Arts Building 18 young men and women who make up a fraction of the ensemble, Soulful Symphony, gather for a rehearsal with composer and artistic director Darin Atwater. Far from strangers, choir members laugh and talk while waiting for Atwater to arrive. Soon, Atwater strolls in. He is smiling, dressed comfortably in a grey fedora, a yellow cardigan, jeans and converse sneakers. The choir preps to start practice. “Hey Darin,” one of the members calls out, greeting him. Still smiling, Atwater walks over to the […]

by · February 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, SECTIONS, SPOTLIGHT
Photo by William Manning

Professor M.K. Asante Shares Advice and His Life Stories at Convocation

In commemoration of the numerous African Americans who fought for change and social justice, M.K. Asante, Morgan’s creative writing and film professor, disclosed a few of his own struggles and urged students to strive for progress and continue the legacy of their forefathers at the Frederick Douglass Convocation on Feb. 14. “We can never be too comfortable or too content with where we are,” said Asante after relating an experience he had when he taught a writing workshop at a prison in Philadelphia. He was taken by surprise when he discovered that one of the men in the class who […]

by · February 15, 2013 · 3 comments · CAMPUS NEWS
Ushering in the Post-Lewis Era

Ushering in the Post-Lewis Era

It’s been a long week of praise, reflection, and excitement in purple town. Last week, a reported 250,000 people showed their support for the Super Bowl champions at a massive parade. Die hard Baltimore Ravens fans ruled the day–and if there are any residents out there who aren’t fans, they had better keep those views to themselves. Still, it’s the ownership, not the fans, who make the next move and they will have decisions to make with every key position. Super Bowl XLVII MVP, Joe Flacco, is at the top of the list, having one of the most sensational,  under-the-radar […]

by · February 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · PROFESSIONAL, SPORTS