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The Real “Olivia Pope” Visits Morgan

The Real “Olivia Pope” Visits Morgan

As Olivia Pope from ABC’s highly anticipated drama would say, “It’s handled. Little secrets always come out.” Well, it was no little secret when word went out that Judy Smith would be coming to Morgan State University. When the Office of Student Activities made her this year’s speaker for the Women’s History Month Lecture, Scandal lovers were absolutely astounded. “Hands down, Scandal is my favorite show out right now,” said Morgan senior political science major J’Keyah Irby. “I am glued to the screen every single Tuesday night with my ladies to watch it. Olivia Pope is my girl. I couldn’t […]

by · March 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS
Brendon “B-Ezzy” Perry Continues Making Music Long After Morgan

Brendon “B-Ezzy” Perry Continues Making Music Long After Morgan

You may remember Brendon “B-Ezzy” Perry from the 2009 campus hit “Morgan Girl.” But since then, rap music has played a bigger role in the artist’s life than just school entertainment and fun. After leaving Morgan, Perry experienced a lot of family and financial problems.  Trying to rap, and be a full-time student was hard, so Perry went with this heart and followed his dreams of becoming a rapper.  “I realized what I wanted to do in 2009 after my hoop dreams were derailed,” says Perry.  “I always rapped for fun but once ‘Morgan Girl’ took off, it was something […]

by · March 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, SECTIONS, SPOTLIGHT
Students Question Proposed Gun Control Bill

Students Question Proposed Gun Control Bill

Legislators in Maryland are still deliberating over bills that would implement stricter background checks, demand purchasers to have a license before buying a firearm, restrict magazine rounds and ban assault weapons, among other amendments. A federal appeals court on March 21 maintained a key provision of Maryland’s gun-control laws, supporting the state’s tough restrictions on carrying handguns in public places. As hundreds have gathered in Annapolis to rally for and against the statute within the past weeks, the majority of Morgan students remain on the fence about its effectiveness. President David Wilson took a stand on the issue and spoke […]

by · March 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS
The Bears Fall Short in MEAC Tournament

The Bears Fall Short in MEAC Tournament

The Morgan State Bears fell short on punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament and becoming MEAC champs. The team battled all night against the North Carolina A&T Aggies, but the game outcome was 57-54. This was the second time the Bears saw the Aggies this year- their first encounter of a regular season conference game in late January ended in a Bears win 55-52. This time the game came down to a last minute shot, and there was more on the line other than bragging rights.

by · March 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, COLLEGE, SECTIONS, SPORTS
An artist interpretation of a CHIRAQ Flag

COMMENTARY: Chiraq – Hip Hop, Gang Affiliations, & Lost Lives

  Chiraq. It’s the current nickname for Chicago among many of the African American youth who inhabit the city and it comes from a play on words, based on the city and Iraq, a country with well-known issues of poverty and rampant violence. Teenagers living there seem to be embracing the similarities that their home shares with this troubled third world nation. However, this is nothing new. Major cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York have been dealing with the effects of being populated with low income, crime infested neighborhoods for as long as memory serves. […]

by · March 19, 2013 · 1 comment · PERSPECTIVES