Operation Christmas Child returns to Belmont for fourth year

Operation Christmas Child returns to Belmont for fourth year

Millions of kids wake up Christmas morning without any presents, but — with the help of Belmont students — Operation Christmas Child is working on changing that. Operation Christmas Child is an annual donation drive that gives people the opportunity to pack shoeboxes full of hygiene items and toys and […]

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Chapter president confirms Phi Tau in good standing after investigation

Chapter president confirms Phi Tau in good standing after investigation

The Belmont Phi Kappa Tau chapter was, but is no longer, under investigation by Belmont’s Division of Student Affairs, Phi Tau President Austin Coleman confirmed Friday. The fraternity is now in good standing with the university, Coleman said. Phi Tau’s investigation started after Student Affairs found out about a gathering […]

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Belmont Puerto Rican families still struggling after Maria

Belmont Puerto Rican families still struggling after Maria

Over a month after Hurricane Maria hit, the families of Puerto Rican Belmont students and faculty are still struggling to get basic necessities. Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane on Sept. 20. In many parts of the island, there is still no running water […]

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Music City legends share wisdom, stories at Columbia Studio A

Music City legends share wisdom, stories at Columbia Studio A

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees Tim Nichols, Jim McBride and Pat Alger passed on their songwriting knowledge to Belmont’s up-and-coming student songwriters at Columbia Studio A Wednesday night. “You have to have a lot of one particular thing, and that’s called persistence,” Alger said. “You can have a lot […]

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The man behind the bells: Dr. Richard Shadinger to retire after 44 years at Belmont

The man behind the bells: Dr. Richard Shadinger to retire after 44 years at Belmont

Whether it’s signaling the passage of time, ringing out Christmas carols or even themes from Star Wars, the sound of Belmont’s carillon has become as identifiable as the tower that houses it. However, not many students know the man behind the bells, Dr. Richard Shadinger. “People know there is someone […]

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SGA meeting focuses on hurricane relief, DACA plans

SGA meeting focuses on hurricane relief, DACA plans

In the midst of hurricane season and President Donald Trump’s DACA decision, Belmont SGA is planning to do what it can to help. SGA President Shania Jones announced at Monday night’s SGA meeting that she’s creating a temporary “pressing issues committee” to raise funds for hurricane victims and offer support […]

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Food drive plan, new budget focus of first SGA meeting

Food drive plan, new budget focus of first SGA meeting

The first Belmont Student Government Association meeting of the school year got off to a busy start Monday night, focusing on the annual budget approval and a plan for a Belmont-operated food drive. The first vote of the school year was to approve the new $75,000 budget. SGA is planning […]

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Meet your new SGA President and Vice President

Meet your new SGA President and Vice President

Shania Jones joined Belmont’s Student Government Association within the first week of being on campus her freshman year, because she wanted to make a difference. Three years later, she is gearing up to do just that as SGA’s newest president. “This year is going to be awesome,” Jones says from […]

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Patti Myint speaks on Belmont’s International Market acquisition

Patti Myint speaks on Belmont’s International Market acquisition

Preparing the day’s meals from the kitchen of International Market & Restaurant, former owner Patti Myint has mixed feelings onThursday’s $6.5 million deal between her family and Belmont. “The good news is that I’m very happy the university is getting it for education. The bad news for me is, I’m […]

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OPINION: Lessons from watching the waves

OPINION: Lessons from watching the waves

I’m sitting on the beach, just close enough to the water that the waves occasionally push far enough to brush the ends of my feet, and ever so rarely one is dedicated enough to completely submerge them. I’m thinking surely there’s a metaphor I can force out of this experience. […]

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