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Mid-season report on 2017 Fall Sports

by Blair Young, Sports Editor and Derrell Russell, Contributing EditorWhen homecoming arrives most students tend to focus on the activities during the week and then the big football game to finish the week. During this time Morgan State University’s other athletic teams tend to be overlooked. Morgan has three other teams in competition this fall, attempting to win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship. They are the volleyball team and the men’s and women’s cross country teams. Some spring sports have also played in a shorter fall schedule, such as softball and tennis. Here is a mid-season update on Morgan’s […]

WEAA 88.9 hosts launch party in celebration of new era

WEAA 88.9 hosts launch party in celebration of new era

by Korey Matthews, Social Media EditorThe radio station located on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland hosted a launch party Thursday evening to celebrate its new programming. The station, which started in 1977, unveiled a new lineup of programs, which officially started on Oct 2.. The new shows include “Mornings with Mykel” from 6-10 a.m. on weekdays and “For the Culture,” hosted by Farajii Muhammed from 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Several pillars of the WEAA community were present at the event, including the chairman of the Morgan State Board of Regents, Kweisi Mfume. Mfume, a founder […]

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

Closing the HBCU-9 sesquicentennial celebration

by Akira Kyles, Managing EditorThis year marks not only the historic sesquicentennial celebration for Morgan State University, but for eight other historically black colleges and universities as they unite at Morgan to recognize their sesquicentennial celebrations. Howard University, Alabama State University, Talladega College, John C. Smith University, St. Augustine’s University, Barber-Scotia College, Fayetteville State University and Morehouse College joined Morgan for a week long celebration as the nine universities honoring 150 years in service. Activities included a poetry slam on Monday, a tree planting Tuesday, a choir concert Thursday, a luncheon on Friday and a State of the Union address […]

by · September 30, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE
Details on the event ‘Black Liberation: Life, Death, and Queer Resistance’

Details on the event ‘Black Liberation: Life, Death, and Queer Resistance’

by Dominique Hunter, Copy Desk EditorAnika Simpson, co-chair of LGBTQA advisory council and coordinator of the women and gender studies program, has high hopes for students who attend the upcoming project titled “Black Liberation: Life, Death, and Queer Resistance.” The event will not only bring awareness to the struggles blacks have experienced in the African-American community, but it will also aim to help students get involved in black liberation. “I hope students leave this event with [a] project to help black liberation… the symposium’s timeliness given the political climate we’re in, explains why this is critical and expresses the urgency […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE