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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OPINION: Learning to fail

OPINION: Learning to fail

I didn’t want to come to Belmont. I’m sharing this because I think it’s too easy to edit out the messy parts of life and pretend like everything is wonderful. Yes, it’s true that I love my campus and am proud to be a Bruin. But that doesn’t mean this […]

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Scannell at her freshman orientation in 2015.

OPINION: How to survive your freshman orientation

I was so nervous the night before orientation that I barely slept. I understood that, rationally, my two days of Belmont orientation would not define the next four years of my life. However, I couldn’t help but lie in bed that night thinking, “This is the start of the next […]

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OPINION: What the Nashville Predators mean to me

OPINION: What the Nashville Predators mean to me

I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t have hockey. As a kid, I remember watching games on TV with my dad. I remember seeing the movie “Miracle” in the theater with my childhood best friend, and afterward re-enacting the historic Olympic game on our roller blades […]

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OPINION: How I learned to be the Tortoise

OPINION: How I learned to be the Tortoise

Growing up, I loved the story of “The Tortoise and the Hare.” For anyone who doesn’t know it, it’s a story about a tortoise and a hare who decide to have a race. Of course, the hare is much faster than the tortoise, and, as they start the race, the […]

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OPINION: What sets the Belmont women’s basketball team apart

OPINION: What sets the Belmont women’s basketball team apart

The Belmont women’s basketball team is a special group of ladies. I’m sure plenty of people would draw the same conclusion based on the impressive accomplishments we have achieved over the past few seasons, including back-to-back OVC tournament championship titles, back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances and an undefeated record in conference […]

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Letter to the Editor: Counseling Services too valuable to be overlooked

Letter to the Editor: Counseling Services too valuable to be overlooked

Editor’s note: The following is a piece submitted by a Belmont student. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Belmont Vision. Letters to the editor help us accomplish our mission of expressing “student news, student views.” The Vision welcomes readers […]

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FACULTY OPINION: Money toward nature, money well-spent

FACULTY OPINION: Money toward nature, money well-spent

If you are Belmont faculty or staff and interested in submitting an editorial to the Belmont Vision, please visit our Contact page. Belmont University is expensive, and the expense increases every year. Where does the money go? Buildings, mostly, and salaries. But in this, Belmont is no different from most […]

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OPINION: It’s OK to be confused

OPINION: It’s OK to be confused

I’ve always been a planner. From my first house to my dream job to my wedding, I have, at some point or another, planned every major event I will face. College was no different. Starting the day I entered seventh grade, I planned for college extensively — ask anyone who […]

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OPINION: Being top valued should mean more

OPINION: Being top valued should mean more

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which ranks everything from “The Top 10 Kirkland Products to buy at Costco” to “The Top 10 Best Contrarian Stocks to Buy This Year,” released its annual list comparing the worth  of about 1,200 colleges and universities in its “Top 300 Best College Values of 2017.”   […]

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OPINION: Students live in dorms, not doctors’ offices

OPINION: Students live in dorms, not doctors’ offices

Sterile, bare, spotless. No, I’m not talking about a hospital. I’m not even talking about an academic building — that is an entirely different monster. No, I’m talking about our dorms. Living in a dorm is hard. You’re with new people in a small space, and half of the time […]

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OPINION: Give your apartments, maintenance staff some love

OPINION: Give your apartments, maintenance staff some love

If you ever need a good laugh, just look at the query requests on the Facilities Management iService desk. Overflowing toilets. Wasp nests. Projectile vomiting garbage disposals. Dryers shooting out lint. Sparking stoves. Mold. Leaking ceilings. Hillside residents have seen it all. This year, I was fortunate enough to get […]

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