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Army strong with southern charm: Mr. Senior, Joseph Harrison

After completing high school, enlisting in the Air Force and working for the government,   Harrison, 30, went through tough life experiences and prevailed through adversity. He managed to become a scholar, a leader and a family man all before his upcoming college graduation in 2013. Growing up in San Antonio, Texas was no easy journey for graduating senior, Joseph Harrison. Although he was born in Seattle, he spent most of his life in the Lone Star State, growing up in a house with his parents and three siblings. In high school, Harrison says he was an honor student excelling […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · SPOTLIGHT

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
Governor Martin O’Malley delivers a warm message to Morgan

Governor Martin O’Malley delivers a warm message to Morgan

Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley recognizes Morgan as an outstanding institution. During his speech at the 145th Founders Day Convocation on November 8th 2012, Omalley said how Morgan State University can strive if the student body would stick together. He spoke amongst an audience of hundreds being students or alumni and gave a heartfelt message about what will strengthen the University. He also acknowledged what strengths the University already has. “The hands that built this university were black and white hands…they were hands of freedom, hands of bondage” he said during his speech. O’Malley put emphasis on the phases the university […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · SECTIONS