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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

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
Edwin T. Johnson, serving as Mister Morgan 1991-1992. Courtesy of Edwin T. Johnson.

Throwback Thursday: A profile on Edwin T. Johnson

by Akira Kyles, Managing EditorEdwin Johnson has worn many hats at Morgan State University – student, teacher, class president – but his most precious hat is that of a historian. Johnson first attended Morgan State in the fall of 1988 to 1992. As an undergraduate, he served as a student ambassador through the office of admissions, was sophomore class president, pledged the Morgan State chapter of Omega Psi Phi and served under the title of Mister Morgan.  “My experience at Morgan was absolutely wonderful. It was very different than it is now,” said Johnson. “My student life was very exciting […]

by · October 26, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE, Throwback Thursday
A Conversation with Grammy award-nominated, Morgan alumna Maysa Leak

A Conversation with Grammy award-nominated, Morgan alumna Maysa Leak

by Akira Kyles, Managing Editor For Morgan State alumna Maysa Leak, returning to Baltimore isn’t just about coming home to do another concert in another city, this particular city is special because it’s home. It’s where Leak first discovered what singing really meant to her. It’s where she spent several years in college on the renowned Morgan State choir led by a special mentor who gave her an experience she cherishes to this day. It’s the beginning of everything for Leak and she brings that in tow as she headlines a jazz concert with another Morgan alum.  Leak, a graduate […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE
Morgan State celebrates the west campus expansion with the grand opening of the new Jenkins Hall

Morgan State celebrates the west campus expansion with the grand opening of the new Jenkins Hall

by Akira Kyles, Managing EditorMorgan State University celebrated the past as they looked towards the future at the opening ceremony of the new Martin D. Jenkins Hall. Morgan State opens its second building on the west campus near Northwood shopping center, where many years ago, their students were not welcome. “We must never forget that we are standing on the shoulders of those that came before us. We must never ever forget what it really means to the legacy of our great university to be in this space,” said David Wilson, president of Morgan State. “We can’t forget that because […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, LOCAL NEWS