What Rick Byrd means to me

What Rick Byrd means to me

No headphones walking in and out of locker rooms. No phones at the dinner table. No flashy attire. In a world filled with Russell Westbrooks and Ja Morants, why would any player qualified to play in Division I want to come to Rick Byrd’s strict program? Because Byrd could do […]

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Opinion: Losing My Religion

Opinion: Losing My Religion

Almost a year ago to the day, I remember sitting in a coffee shop at Harding University, listening to a friend playing “Losing My Religion,” by R.E.M. at an open mic night. At the time, I remember being struck by the irony of our staff singing a song about losing […]

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Opinion: Women’s March still matters two years later

Opinion: Women’s March still matters two years later

On a cold January day nearly two years ago, more than 450,000 people showed up at the National Mall to create a movement for women’s rights. This powerful sea of pink was replicated in cities across the country to create a unified wave over 3 million strong, according to the […]

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Opinion: Making the most of your last semester of college

Opinion: Making the most of your last semester of college

Hello graduating seniors, and welcome to your final semester at Belmont. For many of us, the next year is about to be the biggest period of change we’ve ever experienced, and there’s no surefire way to make sure we’ve done everything we need to do before we graduate. This can […]

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Opinion: Making New Year’s resolutions that stick for 2019

Opinion: Making New Year’s resolutions that stick for 2019

Like many, I convince myself each year to set a goal on New Year’s, and each year I miserably fail to achieve it. For the past few years, I’ve told myself I would exercise more often, learn American Sign Language, focus on self-care and not miss a single day of […]

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How to get rid of those leftover declining points

How to get rid of those leftover declining points

As the semester winds down, you may find that on top of the stress of finals you now have an absurd amount of declining points to get rid of before they expire. Beyond the Curb Café, students can use declining points at two convenience stores and other eateries around campus. […]

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How to avoid unwanted questions at Thanksgiving dinner

How to avoid unwanted questions at Thanksgiving dinner

You’re at dinner, about to stuff some of those mashed potatoes you’ve been looking forward to for months in your mouth and Aunt Carol swoops in and asks how that internship hunt is going. You don’t want to answer, but you feel you must, thus postponing your chow down. We’ve […]

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Remembering Patti Myint

Remembering Patti Myint

Nashville has lost a legend. Patti Myint, who was a longtime staple of the International Market and Restaurant, died on Saturday. Harrison Baldwin and I approached Myint about a month ago to ask if we could make sushi at PM for the latest edition of our Five Minute Expert series. […]

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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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Editorial: Belmont’s no comment on Beaman speaks volumes

Editorial: Belmont’s no comment on Beaman speaks volumes

“Mr. Beaman is a respected member of our board.” That’s it. That was the response Belmont gave after Board of Trust member Lee Beaman was accused of sexually and emotionally abusing his wife. “No comment, except that Mr. Beaman is a respected member of our board.” Really? The list of […]

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Food Review: Freshens Smoothies and Burrito Bowl

Food Review: Freshens Smoothies and Burrito Bowl

After last year’s disappointment with the food at Mein Bowl, the Vision staff was excited, though not entirely optimistic, about the prospect of trying out Belmont’s newest on-campus eateries — Burrito Bowl and Freshens Smoothies. So we pooled our declining points to buy a sampling of different menu items and […]

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Letter from the editor: We need your help

Letter from the editor: We need your help

Welcome back Bruins! My name is Bronte Lebo, and I’m so excited to spend this next semester working as the editor of the Vision. As I’ve stepped into this new role over the summer, I had both the joy and the challenge of having big shoes to fill. Our staff […]

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