Beat-n-Track: Emily Reid

Beat-n-Track: Emily Reid

A wave of gray matter clears her mind. She’s intense, but also disengaged. If the time is right, a song will flow from Belmont singer/songwriter Emily Reid in a matter of 60 minutes, or even less. The senior music business major has traveled more than 2,500 miles from her home […]

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Sister act wows with a capella anthem

Sister act wows with a capella anthem

As the scoreboard buzzes at zero before a Belmont Bruins basketball game, three small girls walk onto the Curb Event Center court between two rows of towering athletes. Leaning into one microphone, they begin to harmonize. Their voices combine like only the most experienced groups can do for the first […]

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Yes, the name is Diarrhea Planet

Yes, the name is Diarrhea Planet

Four screaming guitars, a loyal following of rowdy fans and a name that is anything but typical. Diarrhea Planet, or, as it’s known to the more faint of heart, D.P., is a band comprised of six best friends who’ve all attended Belmont at some point. Casey Weissbuch plays drums, Mike […]

A&E
Rick Byrd

Bruins in motion

TEN…. Drew Hanlen does a quick assessment. A lob across court it is. NINE…. J.J. Mann catches the pass and hands it off again. Quick cut on the perimeter to try and shake the coverage. EIGHT… The tension within the student section is almost as loud as the countdown shouts. […]

Sports
BU’s move to OVC may not end boulevard rivalry

BU’s move to OVC may not end boulevard rivalry

While it certainly hasn’t gained the national prominence rivalries such as Duke-North Carolina or Kentucky-Louisville have achieved, Nashville’s own Battle of the Boulevard between Belmont and Lipscomb has earned a fierce local reputation of its own. The rivalry takes its name from Belmont Boulevard, a two-way street that hosts both […]

Opinion
Icebreaker: Freshman Alicia Hsu No. 1 in U.S. Collegiate Skating

Icebreaker: Freshman Alicia Hsu No. 1 in U.S. Collegiate Skating

While most Nashville residents are fearful when ice approaches, Belmont freshman Alicia Hsu is ready to step into any skating rink, willing to conquer the ice with elegance and no fear. Her fearlessness guided Hsu to win at the U.S. Collegiate Skating Championship in Sun Valley, Idaho last summer, where […]

Sports
SOPA shelved for now, but backers aren’t done

SOPA shelved for now, but backers aren’t done

What is SOPA? Is it a bar of soap? A bad attempt at spelling soup? Or is it what some tweets claim… “An infringement on constitutional freedoms.” “A power grab by the national government.” An “Internet censorship bill.” On Jan. 18, Wikipedia, along with Reddit, WordPress and other influential sites […]

Opinion
Parking pinch needs solution

Parking pinch needs solution

While the Belmont community may have different opinions on anything from faith, politics or music, there is one thing that unites most students, faculty and staff: They are indignant about the lack of campus parking. Drive into any parking area at Belmont at certain times, and you are in for […]

Opinion
‘No sushi for you!’ Don’t push your luck with Sam Katakura

‘No sushi for you!’ Don’t push your luck with Sam Katakura

Wear the wrong color shirt when he’s having a bad day: No service. Bring an entourage of friends when he’s not ready: “No, no. You leave.” Order the wrong items: No sushi for you. The famous Soup Nazi from “Seinfeld” is reincarnated in Nashville—with a twist. Meet the the Sushi […]

News
What’s new at Buzzy’s?

What’s new at Buzzy’s?

In December, Buzzy’s Candy Store on Belmont Boulevard closed for renovation. During this construction period, the store will be getting a new look and many new products. Buzzy’s is scheduled to reopen in March with an expanded selection of sweets, including frozen yogurt. The store, one of the student-run business […]

News
Ms. Shelly: ‘Momma’ to all her BU ‘babies’

Ms. Shelly: ‘Momma’ to all her BU ‘babies’

You won’t see her mentioned on the glossy brochures. Her influence on the campus is too subtle for that. Her antics at the register and conversations get her remembered. But it’s the care she shows for students that sets her apart. Shelly North, better known as Ms. Shelly, spends most […]

Featured
Student  react to compensation news

Student react to compensation news

“Wow.” In three separate interviews, it was the first word out of the mouths of recent graduate Laura Cebula and sophomores Tanyr Seay and Nicholas Rankin when they saw the salaries of some of Belmont’s highest-paid employees, including the university’s president, Dr. Bob Fisher. Fisher made $862,686 in total compensation […]

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