Morgan theatre professor Deletta Gillespie organizes "Play Slam" with Towson

Morgan and Towson Join Forces for a Day—and Night—of Extreme Theatre

  The theater departments at Morgan State University and Towson University will be collaborating for the first time this Friday and Saturday in producing a Play Slam. Play Slam is a 24-hour event where teams of MSU and TU students write, direct, rehearse and produce six plays. The final performance of the one-acts will take place at Morgan’s Turpin-Lamb Theatre this Saturday night at 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public. TU Professor David White serves as the event advisor along with MSU Professor Deletta Gillespie. White has been producing play slams at Towson for over five […]

A half-way house in the “Morgan mile” helps recovering addicts

A half-way house in the “Morgan mile” helps recovering addicts

In a nice, quiet neighborhood, nestled between two apartment buildings and tucked behind a small shopping center, lies a special kind of home. This four-level residence comfortably fits 12 people, with rooms holding up to two or three beds each. But only women stay here. Nilsson House, a Morgan State University neighbor, is one of just a few certified and government-funded halfway houses for women who are recovering drug users in the city of Baltimore. Open to women of all ages, Nilsson is a safe haven for those seeking refuge from their battles with substance abuse. The setup provides long-term […]

by · December 12, 2012 · 1 comment · DRUGS ON CAMPUS, LOCAL NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE

Students at HBCUs smoke less marijuana than counterparts

Drug use among college-aged students has jumped from 20 percent in 2008 to 22 percent in 2010, according to a study conducted by the U.S.  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, with marijuana use among young adults aged 18 to 25 most responsible for the rise.  According to the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, nearly one-third of all Americans have tried marijuana at some point in their lives.  But students at HBCUs use marijuana less than students at predominantly white institutions. The Higher Education Center’s 2008 study of 33,379 students found that 11 percent of […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · DRUGS ON CAMPUS, SPECIAL COVERAGE

They gave us the shenanigans

“Double cups and Molly,” “We Trippy Mane,” “Turn Up.” All of these phrases are commonly used by young people today. The influential music that they listen to daily promotes the use of drugs.  It seems as though adolescents and young adults today have no understanding of the impact that the drugs have and their potentially harmful effects. Often, marijuana alone does not seem to be enough and young people are increasingly seeking out a more potent substance.  That, in fact, is where the danger arises.  Many of my fellow Morgan students are looking for a better high. Meanwhile, the dealers […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · SPECIAL COVERAGE

Trapper of the Year

Watching the presidential race unfold keeps America guessing on where the country is headed. With jobs steadily declining, creative entrepreneurship is often needed to advance one’s finances. As a college student, it’s extremely difficult to balance school priorities and a job to support your daily needs. One Morgan State student suggests an easy alternative for those who can’t find work while attending school. “Sell bud [marijuana]. Best decision I’ve ever made,” said a Morgan student who declined to be named. “There’s money to be made on this campus. Transportation isn’t needed that much, if any. What more could you ask […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · DRUGS ON CAMPUS, SPECIAL COVERAGE