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Morgan State’s Hannah Sawyerr releases her long anticipated book of poems reflecting her own experiences

Morgan State’s Hannah Sawyerr releases her long anticipated book of poems reflecting her own experiences

by Dominique Hunter, Copy Desk EditorHannah Sawyerr, Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate of 2016, will present her first published collection of poetry for her upcoming book release at Morgan State University. Sawyerr, a Morgan senior and english major, developed the book titled For Girls Growing into Their Hips after winning her position as youth poet laurate. The book of poems reflects her own personal experiences throughout her life. For Girls Growing into Their Hips originally began as poem Sawyerr wrote after being body shammed in middle school. While written at the age of 17, she decided to reflect about the difficulties […]

by · November 30, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE

Not all students go home for the Holidays

by Olafimihan Oshin, Contributing WriterDuring this time of year, students rush in excitement to travel back home with their families for the Thanksgiving holiday. Even with the joyous outcome, some students may have to stay over during the break. Some of the students that are staying on campus are the residential advisors at Morgan State University. Residential advisors choose either to stay for the Thanksgiving break or spring break. Some RA’s take the holiday breaks hard because they go to school away from their families and they have to choose work over family. “I feel that being away from my […]

by · November 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, PERSPECTIVES, 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

The current state of activism at Morgan State University

by Akira Kyles, Managing EditorSince its founding in 1867, Morgan State University has seen a plethora of leaders, innovators and fighters for change. Multiple generations of Morganites have fought to have the institution known as Morgan State today, but the fire in current Bears has dimmed in recent years. From the first mass demonstration for equal education funding to the first successful restaurant sit-in campaign to protesting for better facilities to chanting “Black Lives Matter” on campus, activism on Morgan State’s campus has become nonexistent. “I just feel like in this day and age, the generation, I’m not saying they’re […]

by · November 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE

Running to success: A profile on Karen Escobedo

by Blair Young, Sports EditorAbout five kilometers is about three miles, which is the same distance between Morgan State and Towson University. Most people would not walk that distance let alone, try to run it. This is what senior cross-country runner Karen Escobedo does every weekend in under twenty minutes. Escobedo has been the anchor for the women’s cross country team since her freshman year. She has won multiple athlete of the week awards, including one this season when she won the Delaware State Invitational by 15 seconds, setting this season’s fastest time. Her individual performance has been documented but […]

by · October 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE, SPORTS