Morgan E. Jenkins

Aspiring Journalist in the Digital Age

Protesters Pile Into Center City to “March Against Discrimination”

Protesters gathered once again for a “March Against Discrimination” on Thursday, Feb. 2 in center city Philadelphia, and it’s not likely to be the last time these riled city slickers hit the streets. At 6 p.m., about 200 people marched from 4th and Market to City Hall, where speakers took turns discussing the issue at hand. Protesters held signs high, displaying the various reasons and grievances people had for being at the march. One sign read, “Dismantle White Supremacy.” Another, “Impeach Pr

Rowan’s Women’s Center offers space for women to relax

The Women’s Resource Center in Robinson Hall room 214 might be one of Rowan University’s best-kept secrets, despite attempts to promote the space for both lactation and general use. Located in the office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution (SJICR), the center is a result of Project 3, the long-fought process of active student leaders, faculty and staff who pushed for the campus to have diverse atmospheres for students. The original proposal consisted of the need for multicultu

Facing the Facts Post-Election: How Do We Move Forward with a President Pushing Us Back?

I wish there was an easy way for us to be positive about the future of America. After Tuesday’s election results, though, I’m not completely sure what the next step really is. I’m convinced that no one really saw this coming. No one thought it was actually possible. Some have taken to the streets, some have been led to tears and some have gathered in support of one another through these trying times. There has to be something we can do to move forward, right? We know what we face now, but how d

Gut Reaction: Samurai Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar a must for low-budget lovers of Japanese cuisine

Samurai Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar has become a popular destination for Rowan students. The tables are nearly always packed with patrons dressed in brown and gold gear. It’s no surprise that students are drawn to this eatery: sushi rolls are half priced when you dine in, and the prices of other menu items are also reasonable. Plus, the restaurant is less than a mile from the university. I’ve been a fan of Samurai for some time, and I swear it’s not just the low prices that bring me back. As

15 Fall Festivals and Autumn Outings You Can’t Miss This Year

It’s time to celebrate the best season of the year, Philadelphia. We survived the swampy heat of summer, and now it’s cool, crisp days for as far as the eye can see. Make the most of the changing leaves and autumn breezes by heading to a picturesque rural farm. (Don’t want to leave Center City? No problem — check out the fall happenings at Reading Terminal Market and Franklin Square below.) From hayrides to spooky attractions, bonfires to pumpkin contests, these 15 fall festivals will get you i

Prioritizing Privilege: How Recognizing Your Own Male Privilege on a Daily Basis Can Make You an Ally

I have talked a lot about privilege throughout the course of my posts, and figured it might be time to give some examples of how one might go about applying some of this knowledge. Privilege is always a tricky topic, because no one likes to be called out for having an advantage. Why is that? Most likely because people are indignant about their own struggles in life and don’t exactly feel like they got the upper hand. In feminist icon Peggy McIntosh’s well-known article “White Privilege and Male

A Conversation with Samantha Wagner

I got the chance to have a wonderful chat with Samantha Wagner, Rowan University’s Graduate Coordinator of Women and Inclusion Programs within the Office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution (SJICR). This is a brand new office at Rowan, debuting just last semester, so this is Sam’s first year on the job—and she’s loving it. Throughout our conversation, Sam explains her position within the office, how she came upon it, and the different services that SJICR has to offer Rowan stu

Islamophobia event addresses discrimination

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) held a talk about Islamophobia to discuss the genuine nature of the Islamic religion and dismiss its stereotypes due to radical groups. The event was held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in James Hall, and featured a question and answer session with Imam John Starling and Imam Sami Faheem. An imam is an Islamic leader, most commonly a leader of a place of worship such as a mosque or Muslim community. Both speakers were contacted by the MSA to speak about the religion

PROFile of the week: Robert Rawlins, music professor publishes jazz book

He’s been a professor and a music theory coordinator, but now Dr. Robert Rawlins can add published author to his résumé. Up until December 2015, Rawlins — a professor at Rowan University’s Department of Music-— had only published textbooks and educational material. He stepped into the world of general reader books with his premier work, “Tunes of the Twenties.” The book delves into the history surrounding the Jazz Age and is designed to appeal to a wide range of readers, even those who couldn’t
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