Positively splendid: The making of Jeni’s ice creams

Positively splendid: The making of Jeni’s ice creams

The sweet smell of fresh waffle cones delightfully overwhelms the senses. Retro orange and white walls intersect fun, frilly streamers and twinkly Christmas lights hanging from the ceiling. Bright smiling faces greet each and every customer with unrivaled enthusiasm. At nearly all hours of the day, long lines gather outside […]

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From sequins to sushi: the dazzling double life of Arnold Myint

From sequins to sushi: the dazzling double life of Arnold Myint

Suzy Wong wears glitter like freckles. The Thai beauty sparkles head to heeled toe, batting eyelashes so long they could be store awnings. A glamorous socialite. Intriguingly exuberant. Queen of the cocktail party. Her fashion choices are bold, her hair sky-high and, as her bling indicates, she cites gold as […]

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Former student Josie Dunne releases ‘Old School’ debut video

Former student Josie Dunne releases ‘Old School’ debut video

Former Belmont student Josie Dunne has received national acclaim following the release of her highly-anticipated debut single, “Old School,” and its charming music video earlier this month. The song and video tell the heartfelt story of her parents’ marriage and was filmed in the actual neighborhood where Marty and Marcy […]

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Belmont Vision staff wins 14 awards at SEJC

Belmont Vision staff wins 14 awards at SEJC

Eleven members of the Belmont Vision staff headed to Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, on Thursday for the annual Southeast Journalism Conference, which consists of 45 schools all across the Southeast. Thirty schools submitted a total of 412 entries this year, according to 2017 Best of the South Report. The […]

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From Bruin to Dark Horse: Country’s rising star Devin Dawson

From Bruin to Dark Horse: Country’s rising star Devin Dawson

Clad in black leather and covered in tattoos, Devin Dawson looks like the next bad boy of country. But his raw, poetic lyrics and notoriously kind disposition prove otherwise. “Sometimes to my fault, I like going vulnerable and letting people in,” Dawson said. “Sometimes it can be hard to say […]

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Office Concerts: Chloe Gilligan

Office Concerts: Chloe Gilligan

Chloe Gilligan has made a name for herself as an artist with her bold and unapologetic lyrics. “They’re definitely real stories, and it’s gotten me in a little bit of trouble, but I think you have to be honest with your stories,” said Gilligan. “It’s always the lines I worry […]

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Office Concert: Gatlin

Office Concert: Gatlin

Freshman songwriting major Gatlin Thornton – known simply as Gatlin – has already taken advantage of everything Belmont and Nashville have to offer after only a few months here. “I like that everybody is passionate and has some sort of dream,” said Gatlin. Her talent and drive were recognized quickly, […]

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Psychic Vampires and Sneaker Waves: Inside the mind of Nashville songwriter Tristen

Psychic Vampires and Sneaker Waves: Inside the mind of Nashville songwriter Tristen

“A sneaker wave is an unanticipated coastal wave. So you could be walking along the beach and a big wave can come and sweep you out into the ocean,” said singer-songwriter Tristen Gaspaderek. “One little sneaker wave and your whole life could change.” This has become a driving philosophy for […]

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Office Concerts: Kalina Tyne

Office Concerts: Kalina Tyne

Sophomore songwriting major Kalina Tyne discovered her passion for songwriting after realizing all her favorite artists were also songwriters. “I always wanted to be a singer, but I started discovering the musicians I really liked wrote their own songs. I thought that was amazing,” said Tyne. Some of these artists […]

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Office Concerts: Oddnote

Office Concerts: Oddnote

Arman Asadsangabi, known as Oddnote, delivers a surprising twist in his concerts: taking a suggestion from the audience and making up a song on the spot. For his Office Concert, Oddnote crafted his second song, “Dimension 5,” from the prompt word “balloons.” The Nashville native came to Belmont two years […]

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Artist Preview: 2017 Urban Pop Showcase

Artist Preview: 2017 Urban Pop Showcase

Stela Cole Written by Sara Scannell Hollyn Shadinger, known as Stela Cole, started playing music after suffering a back injury that prevented her from pursuing her first love, soccer. “I wasn’t able to walk normally for a year my sophomore year of high school. So after my surgery I pretty […]

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Office Concerts: David Dennis

Office Concerts: David Dennis

2017 Christian Showcase winner David Dennis stopped by the Vision office last week for a performance of two original songs and an interview. Watch his Office Concerts performance above, or click the embed link below for a free download of the music from David’s performance.

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