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Morgan State University students take a stand against poor food quality on campus

Morgan State University students take a stand against poor food quality on campus

by Akira Kyles, Managing Editor Straying from her usual turkey sandwich, Shirleyanna Davis, a junior psychology major, decided to get a crispy chicken sandwich with extra honey mustard, lettuce, tomato and peppers on a roll from the Student Center food court. After consuming the sandwich, she became sick and threw up, twice, according to Davis. After telling her friends Dasianna Coates, a junior psychology major, and Kardel Howard, a junior electrical engineering major, they decided this was unacceptable and it was time for a change. “We don’t pay to get sick, we pay to eat good food,” said Coates. “And […]

by · November 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, SECTIONS, 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
Behind the documentary: SGJC’s special screening of Behind The Veil

Behind the documentary: SGJC’s special screening of Behind The Veil

by Devon Ashby, Staff WriterRelations between the United States and Cuba have been historically hostile; decades-old economic sanctions, placed on Cuba the 1960s, have limited travel and communication between the two nations. Americans and Cubans don’t know much about each other besides what they’ve seen in their respective media, but a group of students from Morgan State University teamed up with students from the University of Havana to put together a documentary to attempt to bridge that gap and build lasting relationships. The documentary is called “Behind the Veil: So Far, So Close,” and it took a year—and multiple visits […]

by · November 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, 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
Bringing disability awareness to Morgan State University

Bringing disability awareness to Morgan State University

by Anthony Douglas, Contributing WriterFor one student, the decision in creating a safe space to raise awareness about students living with disabilities, was important. Rodney Coates is a disability student representative who put together an event to help bridge the gap between people living without disabilities and people living with disabilities.  Coates said that the problem is not that people don’t know that people are living with disabilities, it’s the fact that most people don’t understand how to interact or engage with these people. This is what his awareness event, “Disable the Label” is all about. “It’s geared to bring […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE