Belmont’s ‘Bonnaroo U’ students mourn the loss of a learning experience after music festival canceled

Belmont’s ‘Bonnaroo U’ students mourn the loss of a learning experience after music festival canceled

After hearing the news that the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was a no-go for yet another year, Dr. Sarita Stewart and Dr. Ken Spring’s Wednesday class meeting looked more like a support group. With the festival grounds soaked and unusable due to flooding from Hurricane Ida, event organizers announced […]

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RV! parks in winner’s circle at Battle of the Belmont Bands

RV! parks in winner’s circle at Battle of the Belmont Bands

Belmont indie pop group RV! took home the prize Saturday after a night of high-energy performances at Battle of the Bands. Four Belmont bands performed for a cheering crowd in Freedom Plaza, with students pressed against the stage swinging glow sticks and bopping beach balls. The ’70s-themed showcase marked the […]

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Behind the scenes of Old Time Radio Hour, an audio-only blast from the past

Behind the scenes of Old Time Radio Hour, an audio-only blast from the past

This spring, set your dials for the Belmont theater department’s Old Time Radio Hour. Inspired by performances of the past century, the Belmont theater department has reproduced classic radio shows from the 1930s and 1940s for an audio-only streaming series under the direction of theater professor Paul Gatrell.  The current […]

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Student-led SAP Drive benefit concert is bringing sustainability to Nashville’s live music

Student-led SAP Drive benefit concert is bringing sustainability to Nashville’s live music

As live music begins to come back on the scene, some Belmont students are getting a head start reinvigorating the events industry in Nashville. Founded by four women from Belmont, Green Trunk Productions is a concert promotion company aiming to bring sustainability to local shows. This effort will begin with […]

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‘Playing in the Parks’ is more than a senior project

‘Playing in the Parks’ is more than a senior project

Tennessee state parks are getting a little love and live music this spring courtesy of Anna Pearson’s senior honors project: “Playing in the Parks.” A songwriting major and performer, Pearson combined her passions for music and nature to put together a fundraising concert in Bledsoe Creek State Park on March […]

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Watkins College of Art students sweep student ADDY awards

Watkins College of Art students sweep student ADDY awards

Students from the Watkins College of Art and Design took home 26 of the 60 total awards at The Nashville Student Advertising Awards aired on February 23. The awards, aired over Facebook Live and hosted by the American Advertising Federation Nashville showcased the best work of 2020 in professional and […]

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How Tay Inman is mastering makeup as both art and science

How Tay Inman is mastering makeup as both art and science

Biology and chemistry student by day, makeup artist by night, junior Tay Inman combines his love for science and art through makeup. His beauty Instagram page, @tayinmanbeauty, boasts stunning looks from a fallen angel to a Grinch-inspired Christmas look. Inman’s talent for the art of makeup is evident, but his […]

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Kappa Pi showcases vivid student art in “Covid Comforts: creating despite chaos”

Kappa Pi showcases vivid student art in “Covid Comforts: creating despite chaos”

After an extensive hiatus, Belmont’s Kappa Pi art honor society is back with a student-led exhibition showcasing artwork created during the COVID-19 quarantine. Through March 26, 2021, “Covid Comforts: Creating Despite Chaos” will be on exhibit at the Meaders Student Gallery in the Leu Center for Visual Arts. Since March […]

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Getting a degree in drag

Getting a degree in drag

Open up Joseph Kent’s bag and you may be surprised at what you find. For any other 20-year-old Belmont student, you might expect some pencils, a notebook or two, maybe even a musical instrument.   But Kent’s bag is weighed down with fake hips, seven layers of tights and — the […]

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The Neuropod is a student-run podcast that makes neuroscience accessible

The Neuropod is a student-run podcast that makes neuroscience accessible

After a year of preparation, the Belmont neuroscience club’s new podcast is here — and it’s the perfect way to fill the silence of walking to a Monday morning class. “We want people to fall in love with neuroscience,” said Belmont neuroscience club president Devanie Coombs. “That’s our goal as […]

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SAPB’s ‘Live! on Thursdays’ takes off with virtual open mic nights

SAPB’s ‘Live! on Thursdays’ takes off with virtual open mic nights

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, what once was a weekly mic night at the Curb Café has changed to a weekly livestream on the Belmont Student Activities Programming Board’s Instagram page. So far this semester, 19 musicians have performed at SAPB’s “Live! on Thursdays” events, and Belmont students are juggling […]

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17 ways to take a personal spring break

17 ways to take a personal spring break

Spring break is canceled. The struggle is real.  Without a pause from classes, the shortened semester might feel like a never-ending, socially-distant, mentally-draining period of time. With the mindset of ‘I just need to make it through this week,’ there is limited room for mental recovery.  But, good health is […]

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