From the South to ‘Southbound’: Belmont alum records history of Southern Rock in latest book

From the South to ‘Southbound’: Belmont alum records history of Southern Rock in latest book

Imagine seeing Lynyrd Skynyrd take the stage. The guitar chords start and the crowd erupts. Before you know it, everyone around you is screaming the words to “Sweet Home Alabama.” That’s what music junkies near and far would call a religious experience. Maybe that’s how Belmont alum Scott Bomar went […]

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Travel with purpose

Travel with purpose

Spending an entire year in a foreign culture on someone else’s dime sounds like any college student’s fantasy. For Belmont alums and newlyweds Eric Taft and Hilary Hambrick-Taft, this was their reality following graduation thanks to the Lumos grant and Belmont University “We found out about it on our first […]

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Loco for Lulu

Loco for Lulu

Before going to see a movie, chances are most people have already seen a preview or at least read a review to decide if it’s worth watching. Wouldn’t it be nice if previews were available for real-life scenarios, like being able to see how a relationship with the guy who […]

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What’s the word: government shutdown

What’s the word: government shutdown

The federal government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years. But what does that even mean? It doesn’t mean the U.S. is turning toward anarchy, and it doesn’t mean something like the 12 hours of legal crime spree in the movie “The Purge” will happen. But the […]

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Who’s watching you online? Smartphones make personal information accessible on the go

Who’s watching you online? Smartphones make personal information accessible on the go

So you’re walking around campus minding your own business when all of a sudden you see your ex in the distance with a new flame. Awkward. We’ve all been there, so what do you do? Simple, pull out your iPhone and pretend you have friends to interact with via social […]

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ASCAP writers ready for Best of Best appearance

ASCAP writers ready for Best of Best appearance

As the Best of the Best Showcase opens its doors Saturday evening, the main acts will always be the winners of the four showcases throughout the year. But don’t think those artists will be the only ones performing in the Curb Event Center that night. Four additional singer-songwriters who won […]

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‘Idol’ puts two with Belmont ties through televised auditions

‘Idol’ puts two with Belmont ties through televised auditions

Since “American Idol”’s television debut in 2002, aspiring artists have dreamed of receiving a “golden ticket” and starting down the path to win the title. Like former Belmont students and finalists Kimberly Locke before them, recent Belmont alumnus Griffin Peterson and senior Rachel Hale both went through season 12 auditions […]

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Young Islands create up-and-coming synthetic sound

Young Islands create up-and-coming synthetic sound

A three-man band with no a guitar or bass player to be found. For most groups, it’s a proposition that sounds improbable, if not impossible. For Young Islands though, this may be what separates this up-and-coming Belmont band from the rest. Young Islands is an electronic synthesized pop band which […]

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Freshman orientation bonds Acklen together

Freshman orientation bonds Acklen together

Even though Americana band Acklen has strong Belmont University roots, the four-piece group is they never intentionally named themselves after the school’s former landowner. But when members Casey Benefield, Kyle Burnside, Brent Layman and Jason Kollar were looking for a one-word name which could rise to the top of a […]

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Freshman’s ‘Wendy’s Rap’ goes viral, makes ‘Today’

Freshman’s ‘Wendy’s Rap’ goes viral, makes ‘Today’

Friday morning was supposed to be a morning to sleep in for freshman Blake Mankin. But that all changed when his roommate woke him up to tell him that his YouTube video was being featured on NBC’s “Today” show. The week before, Mankin and some of his fellow Maddox Hall […]

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Nashville native drives to make hometown proud

Nashville native drives to make hometown proud

Making the town that shaped his childhood and supported his dream proud was always the inspiration for Greg Bates and the direction of his music. In 2012, that inspiration turned into debut success for the 2010 Belmont alum. The Nashville broke onto the country music scene when his first single […]

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Maintenance has campus ‘beginning to look a lot like Christmas’

Maintenance has campus ‘beginning to look a lot like Christmas’

As holidays can brighten the dreary days of winter, Belmont University’s maintenance department makes it their mission to ensure students have Christmas spirit as the annual Christmas decorations put up around campus. The school’s maintenance and grounds department begin to work on decorations the week prior to Thanksgiving, and work […]

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