NATIONAL NEWS

Morgan State alumna becomes Baltimore’s 50th Mayor

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterCatherine E. Pugh expressed sincere gratitude for her alma mater, as she was sworn as Baltimore City’s 50th mayor, Tuesday morning. Pugh, Morgan State University alumna, was surrounded by not only family, dignitaries and political leaders in the state of Maryland, she was also surrounded by MSU president David Wilson and the choir.   Morgan State’s renowned choir was invited to sing the National Anthem and provided musical interlude during the mayor’s Inaugural Ceremony at the War Memorial Building. The choir paid tribute to rapper Common and R&B artist John Legend by performing their hit “Glory” from […]

by · December 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS
Notable journalist Gwen Ifill dies

Notable journalist Gwen Ifill dies

Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-In-ChiefFormer Washington Post and New York Times reporter Gwen Ifill died Monday afternoon at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer. A native of New York City, Ifill’s career began as an intern at the Boston Herald-American while she was a student at Simmons College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Following her time interning in Boston, she went on to work at nationally recognized publications such as the Washington Post, New York Times, then NBC. “Gwen Ifill and I have been friends since her days at the Baltimore Evening Sun. She […]

by · November 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS
It’s Woptober!: “Woptober” album review

It’s Woptober!: “Woptober” album review

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterSince his release from prison, saying Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has been productive is an understatement. If he isn’t gracing magazine covers (Fader, XXL) he is giving the new generation of rap his good graces via song appearances. One of the most recognizable figures in rap of the last decade, Gucci has seen his popularity only increase from his prison stints. After serving more than two years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the rapper better known as Radric Davis was released on May 26. Less than two months later, Gucci released his […]

by · October 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, HIP HOP, NATIONAL NEWS
iPhone 7 Review

iPhone 7 Review

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterWith the release of every new iPhone, consumers worldwide rush with an uncanny vigor to retailers. The speculation over the iPhone 7 has caused frenzy since the release of the 6, forcing Apple to confirm and quell rumors with its annual Keynote event on Sept. 7.  There were highs, like the new 12 mega pixel camera and lows, like the removal of the headphone port. I got the opportunity to test out the 128 gb iPhone 7 upon release. In terms of design, the iPhone 7 is roughly the same dimensions as the 6, as I […]

by · September 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, NATIONAL NEWS

Baltimore librarian appointed to lead at the Library of Congress

Khalia Patterson, Contributing WriterThe United States Senate has made history yesterday in swearing in Carla Hayden, the first African American woman to lead as the 14th Librarian of Congress. Hayden’s career has exceedingly prepared her for the demands in the role of the Librarian of Congress. She earned her undergraduate degree from Roosevelt University and continued with earning a M.A. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago, studying Library Science. Following a stint as a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Hayden worked as one of the lead librarians at the Chicago Public Library, where […]

by · September 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS