Colton Smith builds platform for positivity on “The Voice”

Colton Smith builds platform for positivity on “The Voice”

Colton Smith hopes to be the role model he never had when he was younger. “I never had a role model on TV or in media or in my family, so I really didn’t know how to be a gay man,” he said. The Belmont senior is using his newfound […]

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Music for Midterms: Study playlists to get you through the week

Music for Midterms: Study playlists to get you through the week

It’s time for midterms – and the sea of baggy eyes and disposable coffee cups on campus seems to prove it. If the absolutely overwhelming dread of midterms has you wound a little too tight, hopefully some of these songs can help to mellow you out. The Vision staff compiled […]

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Fall activities around Nashville

Fall activities around Nashville

If you’ve been patiently counting down the days until you can slip into your favorite sweater: your time is near. Fall brings so many activities and events that wouldn’t feel right at any other time of the year. Knocking on strangers’ doors for candy? Wearing boots exclusively, no matter the […]

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Opinion: Finding success as a first-generation college student

Opinion: Finding success as a first-generation college student

Going to college is scary. Moving out of the only home you’ve ever known, finding a new support system, dealing with the increase in expectations and responsibilities, navigating each professor’s procedures, adjusting to a new city and the dreaded “freshman fifteen.” All absolutely terrifying. These are the kind of things […]

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Review: Paramore’s ‘Art + Friends’ showcases Nashville creatives

Review: Paramore’s ‘Art + Friends’ showcases Nashville creatives

The theme of Paramore’s Art + Friends event Friday was best summed up by Alicia Bognanno of Bully. “We’re Bully. We’re from here. So is everyone.” Art + Friends was a one-day music and art festival meant to showcase Nashville’s weirder side. Hosted by Paramore, the event included performances from […]

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New residence hall brings the end of forced triple dorms

New residence hall brings the end of forced triple dorms

Erin Bailey was excited for her freshman move in at Belmont in the fall of 2017, but the experience was tainted by the fact that she had to move into a forced triple dorm room. “Moving in had an air of excitement, but it gradually got worse throughout the year,” […]

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New fitness studio opens in Tall Hall

New fitness studio opens in Tall Hall

In the midst of Belmont’s many other additions and changes this year, a new fitness studio is now open in Tall Hall to help students maintain a healthy lifestyle. “With the growing student population, we had some pressure on the facilities in the Beaman. So this was added to help […]

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Nothing lost: Liza Anne embraces questions and uncertainty in music and life

Nothing lost: Liza Anne embraces questions and uncertainty in music and life

Liza Anne didn’t just emerge in the indie-rock scene — she exploded. And the former Belmont student wants to savor every moment of the experience. “The thing that stuck with me most was in the first class of my first semester at Belmont,” she said. “It was a creative writing […]

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Fight finals stress with healthy habits

Fight finals stress with healthy habits

With finals closing in, many students forget to take care of themselves in the midst of their overwhelming to-do lists. “When your body is under stress, your natural responses are thrown out of whack,” said Joe Mankowski, assistant director at FitRec. This time of year can take a toll on […]

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Dr. Jane Duncan named new associate dean of College of Visual and Performing Arts

Dr. Jane Duncan named new associate dean of College of Visual and Performing Arts

Belmont announced on Wednesday that Dr. Jane Duncan will be the new associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This is a new position on campus, and she will begin on July 1. “She brings a perfect mix of academics, teaching, and arts experiences to our campus,” […]

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Students lead the charge at Nashville’s ‘March For Our Lives’

Students lead the charge at Nashville’s ‘March For Our Lives’

When the megaphones quieted, thousands could hear the voices of children chanting at Nashville’s March for Our Lives on Saturday. “Today is a sign. We’re gonna invest in our kids,” Bishop Marcus Campbell said in a welcome speech at the event. March for Our Lives is a national response to […]

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Belmont focuses on intersectionality for Women’s History Month

Belmont focuses on intersectionality for Women’s History Month

While history has long overlooked women’s contributions to society, Women’s History Month aims to change that. “Until recently, recorded history has just been the achievements of dead white men,” said Dr. Sarah Blomeley, associate professor of English at Belmont. In honor of Women’s History Month, Belmont will host events throughout […]

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