Midterms During Homecoming Have Students in the Books Instead of Parties

The MSU Spokesman

Stocking up on Morgan attire, making arrangements with friends and family, checking the event list, buying tickets, planning parties, shopping for club attire – that’s what Morganites are doing for Homecoming Week, a time when hundreds will converge on the campus for a worship Service, the coronation of Mr. & Miss MSU, a pep rally, a fashion show, a lecture, a BEAR Fest, a concert, a parade, a football game and a memorial service.

But with all of this excitement, there is a drawback: midterms.

For at least the last three years, midterms and homecoming have overlapped. This puts a bit of a damper on the entire week.

Kiah Lucas, a cheerleader, has to attend homecoming, but would much rather be studying for her midterms. “I am going to the game because I have to cheer,” she said.

Ja’Von Hill, the president of Morgan State’s chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, has to go to homecoming as a reporter. Hill has to be back stage at the concert to interview celebrity guests YG and Young Jeezy and will also be back stage at the fashion show.

“You have to learn how to manage your time,” she said. “Writing things down on Post-It notes helps me. Once I finish something, I crumble it up so I can say ‘Whew, that’s one thing out of the way.’ You have to find an effective way to manage your time.”

David Wilson plans to go to the game and the concert. “There is so much going on,” he said. “I just try to do my work as soon as I get it so I don’t have anything to worry about.”