Panelists for the Town Hall: Together Baltimore getting seated. Photo credit: Tramon Lucas

Town Hall: Together Baltimore Recap

by Benjamin McKnight, III The MSU Spokesman Editor-In-Chief Just over one year ago, Baltimore was the focus of news outlets across the globe as the city went into a state of unrest following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. ​The 2016 Region I National Association of Black Journalists Conference was hosted at Morgan State University, with a focus on Gray’s death and the role that media plays in telling the stories of social issues. The final event, a town hall entitled “Together Baltimore,” featured prestigious guests such as democratic mayoral-elect Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City Police Commissioner […]

Finding a balance as a working Morganite

by Akira KylesStress is something all college students know and it isn’t any different for students at Morgan State University. Aside from schoolwork, students usually have jobs or extracurricular activities, but with the pressures of maintaining grades and studying for exams, these students somehow find a balance.  Sophomore Maya Carpenter majors in English and works as tutor here at MSU, tutoring in three subjects english, humanities, and history.  Carpenter balances tutoring and schoolwork by prioritizing and managing her time. Even though she misses out on events with her friends she doesn’t mind because she finds her job rewarding.  “I really like […]

by · April 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS

Connecting Morgan to the WiFi

by Janelle Ferguson, Staff WriterBy just inputting their Morgan State username and password, students can easily connect to Morgan’s wireless network “MSU Wireless” which is available campus wide. However, with an enrollment of 7,725 students, most question if the network power is capable of supplying that many students with a sufficient wireless connection in order to complete daily activities on personal laptops, smartphones and other miscellaneous devices. Students who are provided with off-campus housing such as Morgan View and Marble Hall are the majority of students who struggle in inconsistent internet connection. Marble Hall doesn’t have access any of Morgan’s wireless […]

by · March 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS, TECHNOLOGY

Morgan State speaks out on Freddie Gray

By COMM 102 Class Students from the Intro to Multimedia Writing class branched out around campus to gather insight on how other Morgan State students, employees and faculty members felt about Freddie Gray, the temporary curfew that’s been placed on Baltimore City residents and the charges placed on the six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death.   “The first thing they said after releasing the breaking news of Freddie Gray’s severed spine was that he had a history of negative behavior…It’s always an excuse for them and the death penalty for us.” – Kyir Morgan, 18, Sophomore “In my view, […]

by · May 1, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · PERSPECTIVES

Guest Commentary: Morgan Alum Weighs in on Stabbings

By Walter Fields When I walked onto the hallowed grounds of Morgan State University as a freshman in the fall of 1977, I did so with an enormous sense of pride and an appreciation of the university’s legacy. My sister was a senior and would graduate later that academic year third in the class of 1978. My aunt, who just recently passed away, was a Morgan alumna from the 1950s, a member of the Morgan Choir and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. In other words, Morgan State was in my bloodline. And I cherished the opportunity as a first-generation college student […]

by · March 19, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS