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Morgan State University gathers in the Hill Field House for the final commencement of Morgan’s 150th celebration

Morgan State University gathers in the Hill Field House for the final commencement of Morgan’s 150th celebration

by Akira Kyles, Editor-In-ChiefMorgan State University administration, faculty, graduates and their families gathered in the Talmadge L. Hill Field House to celebrate the 142nd commencement ceremony Friday morning. This December marks the final commencement part of the Morgan State sesquicentennial celebration. The keynote was given by the honorable Boyd K. Rutherford, Lt. Gov. of Maryland. Rutherford advised the students to not fear failure and keep advancing. “As you take the next big step, remember, you’ve been preparing for this. You are prepared for this,” said Rutherford. “You’re ready to move on…So don’t be afraid of the future, most of all, […]

by · December 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE

A recap of the latest from the Lady Bears

by Derrell Russell, Contributing WriterThe Morgan State Lady Bears may have loss late last month, by a total score of 90-46 to the University of Iowa in the Puerto Rico Classic, but the lesson they learned from that experience may have sparked their latest success. The Lady Bears have been shooting their completion out the gym; they have put together a 4-1 record in their last four competitions. The win streak started against Mount ST. Mary’s (MD) on Nov. 26 in which the Lady Bears won 75-67. Lexus Spears scored a game-and–career-high 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting that night.   Spears […]

by · December 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, SECTIONS, SPORTS

Advance peek of HBCU history movie wowed MSU audience

by Donovan Conway, Special to The MSU SpokesmanWith moments that made viewers laugh and breathless, Tell Them We Are Rising combined these elements into a well told story about Historically Black Colleges and Universities. A Morgan State University audience was treated Friday to a preview screening of Tell Them We Are Rising, which will air nationwide on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. EST. When the credits rolled at the end, many in the audience gave the movie a standing ovation. The audience members interviewed had positive remarks and praise for director Stanley Nelson. “The film […]

by · December 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS
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
Tell Them We Are Rising comes to Morgan in a special screening

Tell Them We Are Rising comes to Morgan in a special screening

by Tramon Lucas, Editor-In-Chief of The MSU SpokesmanAward-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson is bringing his highly anticipated documentary on historically black colleges and universities to an exclusive screening in the School of Global Journalism & communication at Morgan State University. The documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities studies the impact that HBCUs have had on American life, history and culture, starting with the beginning stages of education to the state of the HBCU campuses today. Aaliyah Turnage, senior multimedia journalism major, has been the Morgan State coordinator rallying for students to attend the screening. Turnage […]

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