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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OPINION: Getting on-campus pet approval no walk in the park

OPINION: Getting on-campus pet approval no walk in the park

I am always down for a challenge. The Vision staff presented me with one I could not decline. My new mission: get a theoretical cat to live in my dorm room. In reality, I don’t own a cat. I actually hate cats, and, on top of it, I am allergic […]

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OPINION: ‘Ladies, your body is not a prop’

OPINION: ‘Ladies, your body is not a prop’

Ladies: Your body is not a prop. Let me shout that a little louder for the people in the back. Your body is not a prop. We live in a country where, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, someone is raped every two minutes. According to these […]

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OPINION: ‘Being a minority does not make anyone less’

OPINION: ‘Being a minority does not make anyone less’

In light of this week’s latest event, I am taking time to reflect on my feelings. I am asking myself over and over what does it mean to be a minority in the U.S. and at Belmont University. Hi, I am Celida Salcedo and yes, I am a minority. I […]

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OPINION: Growing up doesn’t mean letting go of childhood joys

OPINION: Growing up doesn’t mean letting go of childhood joys

The leadup to a big vacation gives me mixed emotions – most notably impatience and excitement. Emphasis on the impatience. One of the worst feelings, in my opinion, is the anticipation to a vacation months away. My family plans a vacation to Disney World almost every year. This year, I […]

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OPINION: Why Belmont should change the lighting of the bell tower

OPINION: Why Belmont should change the lighting of the bell tower

Imagine you are walking alone at night. Crickets are chirping, lightning bugs are in the air, and in the bushes you hear the faint pitter-patter of Frank the Possum making his nightly rounds. All around you, magnificent Italianate buildings, dressed in white beams of light stretch towards the black, Nashville […]

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EDITORIAL: Kicking off new school year, new series with the Belmont Vision

EDITORIAL: Kicking off new school year, new series with the Belmont Vision

It’s another year back to school and another year with student news from the Belmont Vision. This year, we’re returning with a great staff, including copy editor Rebecca Arnold, managing editor Grant Robinson, sports editor Celida Salcedo, A&E editor Lexi Brunk, photo editor Hunter Morgan, senior news writers Ally Pace […]

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EDITORIAL: Personal finance classes should be mandatory for graduation

EDITORIAL: Personal finance classes should be mandatory for graduation

For many young adults, student loans can be the most nerve-wracking part of attending college. For them, this time in their lives marks the first time they’ve ever operated independently, and many don’t possess the skills necessary to succeed financially. As of October 2015, only five states require high school […]

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Letter from the editor: End of diversity series doesn’t mean end of diversity coverage

Letter from the editor: End of diversity series doesn’t mean end of diversity coverage

When the Vision staff began planning our diversity package a year ago, we had no idea the scope of the stories we would be able to tell or the magnitude of the response we would hear back. As we’ve explored the unique experiences of students on campus, our writers and […]

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