Lady Bruins begin A-Sun action

Lady Bruins begin A-Sun action

It was a story of turnovers as the Belmont women’s basketball team had its first Atlantic Sun loss with a 56-69 final score against Mercer, of whom first year coach Brittney Ezell  simply said, “You have to give them a lot of credit.” Cacy Burtnett scored her first 8 of […]

Sports
Bruins led at half, but fall to Vanderbilt 85-76

Bruins led at half, but fall to Vanderbilt 85-76

Almost, again. Belmont (5-2) played well against Vanderbilt (7-1), but couldn’t put together a complete game as they fell to the Commodores, 85-76. The Bruins were out-muscled on the boards as they lost by the exact final score from their season-opening game at the University of Tennessee. After leading 35-32 […]

Sports
Tide of hatred has long reach

Tide of hatred has long reach

There is an extreme group of worshipers lurking within our borders. Their only allegiance is to a foreign power, and their religious order is considered incompatible with our democratic system. They have separate schools, and their worship services are held in a language other than English. They claim to be […]

Opinion
Students relate to search for  personal identity in ‘Asher Lev’

Students relate to search for personal identity in ‘Asher Lev’

braced the theme of identity through studying the book “My Name is Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok. “I’ve heard through some of my faculty colleagues that there has been a lot of meaningful engagement with the theme of “ways of knowing” throughout the semester,” said Dr. Jeffrey Coker, assistant provost […]

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Christmas favorites from the Vision staff

Christmas favorites from the Vision staff

Erin Carson SONG: “I Bought You a Plastic Star (For Your Aluminum Tree)” is an obscure Christmas tune I found several years back on an album by a pop-oriented a cappella group from South Dakota called the Blenders. They have a glossy, slightly-overproduced sound that even my inner music snob […]

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‘City sidewalks, busy sidewalks’

‘City sidewalks, busy sidewalks’

As the chill of winter comes to Nashville, Christmas spirit rises to meet the occasion. Throughout Nashville, the comforts of Christmas are on display, providing options to channel any holiday cheer that may have been boxed up for the last 11 months. For those not native to Nashville, the cityscape […]

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BU says ‘no’ to Bridge Builders

BU says ‘no’ to Bridge Builders

After resubmitting paperwork to achieve recognition as a student organization on Belmont’s campus, Student Affairs has again rejected Bridge Builders, a group whose intended mission is to “examine the intersection of Christian faith and LGBT related issues through group discussion.” The group also sought recognition in the spring, but the […]

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FDA toughens up cigarette warnings

FDA toughens up cigarette warnings

Will a picture of a pale corpse or a raw lip cancer on cigarette packaging make a smoker consider quitting the habit? Maybe. Maybe not. But the Food and Drug Administration thinks it’s worth the increased effort to address the nation’s largest cause of early and preventable death. “We want […]

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Policy bans tobacco use on campus

Policy bans tobacco use on campus

Tobacco-free zone: that’s the message Belmont is delivering to campus in fall 2011. Belmont’s reason for this policy change is that it “is dedicated to the health and well-being of all of our students, faculty, and staff.” They add that more than 260 other college campuses in the U.S. are […]

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Senior will intern in Moscow

Senior will intern in Moscow

49 degrees Fahrenheit. In the Russian capital of Moscow, this is the average year-round high. Is it beach weather? Not exactly. However, for senior Shirah Foy, going to the Russian capital is a dream come true. For 10 weeks, she will intern at her dream job, the U.S. Department of […]

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Urban sprawl keeps students at crawl

Urban sprawl keeps students at crawl

In a recent study by the CEOs for Cities, Nashville was named the worst city in the United States for commute time because of suburban sprawl, the expansion of cities and their suburbs to lower-density outskirts. The average Nashville driver spends 164 hours in traffic every year because of commuting. […]

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Want to be heard? You’ve gotta speak up

Want to be heard? You’ve gotta speak up

The victory lap of my college career is finally coming to a close. I have three gray hairs, two apartment applications, and one insatiable urge to knit.  Aside from my 11 o’clock bedtime and frequent back pain, age has given me distance from and perspective about the Belmont community. I […]

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