Social Commentary

My Commute to Morgan

by Devon Ashby, Staff WriterThe fall semester at Morgan State University has officially begun, but a large number of students are still without housing assignments, including myself. As a resident of Rockville, MD, in Montgomery County, I have to commute to school. I don’t have access to a car, so I have to get up early every morning and take at least one bus and two trains every day, and a trip that normally only lasts 45 minutes turns into two to three hours. For just one day, a trip from Twinbrook Station, the Metro train station near my house, […]

by · August 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, PERSPECTIVES, Social Commentary
QOTW is Back: The Current Political Climate

QOTW is Back: The Current Political Climate

by Wyman Jones, Visuals Editor   QOTW is back, this week The MSU Spokesman wanted to focus on the current political climate and how students are responding. After a recent study, are students stressed? Nervous? Scared? Watch the video! By Wyman Jones, Visuals Editor and Devon Ashby, Baldwin Williams and Maliik Obee, staff writers.

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · #QOTW, Social Commentary
Morganite of the Year: Fallen students of Morgan State University

Morganite of the Year: Fallen students of Morgan State University

by The MSU Spokesman Editorial StaffGerald Williams came to Morgan State University to major in multiplatform production. Marcus Edwards majored in social work in order to better understand and serve his community. Magid Breiq set his sights on a biology degree. Charles McGee studied political science. Dmitri Clemons was an engineering major. And Ciera Brookins was a student at the School of Social Work. None of them will walk across the stage at graduation to share that special moment with their classmates at Morgan. They did not transfer, take a hiatus or leave school to pursue other dreams. Williams was […]

Solange invites us all to ‘A Seat At The Table’, while celebrating the beauty in color

Solange invites us all to ‘A Seat At The Table’, while celebrating the beauty in color

by Ja’Von Hill, Visuals EditorSolange Knowles announced on her 30th birthday in an Instagram post that she officially completed her 4th album A Seat At The Table. She began writing the album three years ago and calls it her “most proud body of work.” In addition, Knowles wrote, composed and co-produced all 21 songs on the album. As a result, she took her time and she did it right. The singer-songwriter hopped back on the music scene in her infamous fashion spreading love, good vibes and black girl magic. A Seat At The Table is an effortlessly smooth collection of […]

by · October 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, NEO SOUL, R&B, Social Commentary
Morgan State students rally in support of Black Lives Matter

Morgan State students rally in support of Black Lives Matter

by Terrance Smith, Staff Writer“Another one!” “They just shot another unarmed black person.” Terrence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott were those unarmed black people. Far too many times has this been the reality. Far too many times has there been injustice for these victims. Far too many times has there been movements that lacked the support to help make the necessary changes in society, but it doesn’t take an army to inspire support. Something so simple and so relieving, as launching balloons into the sky, just might be the ember that sparks the flame in someone. Friday afternoon, The National […]

by · September 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS, Social Commentary, SPECIAL COVERAGE