Sophomore performs with musical hero thanks to “Freshman for a Day” contest

Sophomore performs with musical hero thanks to “Freshman for a Day” contest

Belmont University sophomore Gretchen Macilwaine had the opportunity to join her long time idol, JoJo, onstage Thursday night. JoJo was hosting a “Freshman for a Day” contest to launch off her new album, “Mad Love.” Belmont students went to work and voted as much as possible. She was welcomed at […]

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PHOTOS: Pumpkin Palooza 2016

PHOTOS: Pumpkin Palooza 2016

Autumn has arrived and Belmont University welcomes the season with Pumpkin Palooza. “It’s more of a fun community building event. It’s almost like a refresher after midterms,” said Carlyn Kelly, a student who was helping with the event. Pumpkin Palooza is held annually and consists of pumpkins of all sizes. […]

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OPINION: ‘Being a minority does not make anyone less’

OPINION: ‘Being a minority does not make anyone less’

In light of this week’s latest event, I am taking time to reflect on my feelings. I am asking myself over and over what does it mean to be a minority in the U.S. and at Belmont University. Hi, I am Celida Salcedo and yes, I am a minority. I […]

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Meet the new Bruin: Creaghan Diekema

Meet the new Bruin: Creaghan Diekema

Freshman Creaghan Diekema is an outside defender on the men’s soccer team. He has already racked up multiple starts and many minutes playing for the Bruins. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Diekema explains what attracted him to the liberal arts college in the heart of Nashville. “I really liked the […]

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Assistant coach Joe Frye reflects on competition at 2016 Olympic trials

Assistant coach Joe Frye reflects on competition at 2016 Olympic trials

Joe Frye, assistant track and field coach and Belmont University graduate, went to the Olympic trials in June for having a remarkable hammer throw in March 2016. “Each year the USA track and field governing body holds outdoor championships and on Olympic years it turns into Olympic trials,” said Frye. […]

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Meet the new Bruin: Nate Kennedy

Meet the new Bruin: Nate Kennedy

Nate Kennedy, one of Belmont University’s soccer midfielder from Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly played for U18 Carolina Rapids. Somewhere in between that time frame he came to a conclusion. “It’s a lot of running. Way too much running for me,” said Kennedy. Besides coming to terms with how much effort […]

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Meet the New Bruin: Eli Crognale

Meet the New Bruin: Eli Crognale

Belmont University’s soccer midfielder, Eli Crognale from Ohio, has been playing soccer for 14 years and does not plan on stopping anytime soon. “It’s taught me how to rely on people and not to be individual or selfish,” said Crognale. His biggest accomplishment yet is earning a spot on Belmont’s […]

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VIDEO: Bruin Blitz 4/15/16

VIDEO: Bruin Blitz 4/15/16

On this week’s edition of Bruin Blitz, men’s golf wins their first tournament of the season, baseball owns the boulevard and a track and field freshman sets a new personal best in the hammer throw. Not included in this episode: Men’s tennis picked up their fourth win in five matches after […]

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McSpadden throws himself into hard work for track and field team

McSpadden throws himself into hard work for track and field team

Junior thrower Del McSpadden never expected the success he has had since coming to Belmont as a transfer, but he is enjoying every minute of it. “I never expected myself to be one of the best in the OVC,” said McSpadden. McSpadden has been on Belmont University’s track and field […]

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HUMOR: The ever-living spirit of Frank the opposum

HUMOR: The ever-living spirit of Frank the opposum

For those that are strung out of hope for Belmont University’s adorable pet opossum, Frank, hope should be restored. As it turns out the creature is still alive. Zach Gilchriest, a freshman at Belmont, wants to reassure the class of 2019. “All the opossums on campus are Frank in some […]

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DIVERSITY: Belmont student navigates blindness on campus with help from guide dog

DIVERSITY: Belmont student navigates blindness on campus with help from guide dog

Shea Welch is a blind classical voice major at Belmont University who has learned how to get around with mental maps and her beloved dog Oleta. Her freshman year, Welch arrived to Belmont one week early to work with an orientation and mobility specialist. “You have to know where you […]

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VIDEO: Bruin Blitz 4/1/16

VIDEO: Bruin Blitz 4/1/16

On this edition of Bruin Blitz, long-time athletic director Mike Strickland announced his retirement from the university and baseball, softball and track and field were all in action this week. Also, a track and field athlete sets a school record and a men’s basketball player is named an honorable mention […]

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