Opinion: Donald Trump doesn’t belong on our campus

Opinion: Donald Trump doesn’t belong on our campus

Our campus isn’t safe with President Donald Trump on it. With the final presidential debate to be held at Belmont in only three weeks, the administration and the Presidential Debate Committee is inviting hatred, division and unabashed white supremacy onto our campus. At the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, […]

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Editorial: Race at Belmont and the road ahead

Editorial: Race at Belmont and the road ahead

Being a sports writer at Belmont has allowed me to see different sides of athletes. It has allowed me to see that athletes, though immensely talented, are just regular students. Being a black student has added another layer to my Belmont experience, making it more of a challenge. In light […]

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Editorial: Black students unpack the nature of being black at Belmont

Editorial: Black students unpack the nature of being black at Belmont

As black students at Belmont reflect on the latest instance of police brutality — the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in late May — they have been working to process the grief and other emotions that have filled the last few weeks. Elements […]

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Opinion: Dear Seniors, we will get through this together

Opinion: Dear Seniors, we will get through this together

Dear Seniors, We’re so sorry. This was it. You worked so hard throughout your four years to finally walk across that stage and accept your diploma while your fellow students and faculty cheered you on. This was the time for you to be experiencing all of your “lasts” to give […]

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Opinion: Why women in sports matter

Opinion: Why women in sports matter

The wait is over.  Basketball is back at the Curb Event Center complete with foam fingers, cheerleaders and a court full of talented athletes. Students fill the stands eager to cheer on basketball standouts Nick Muszynski, Adam Kunkle and Grayson Murphy.  What often goes unnoticed is the game played before […]

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Opinion: Open means open

Opinion: Open means open

How would you feel if you suddenly had to get 10 more convocation hours before you could graduate? What if your major was moved to a different college? What if curriculum got completely overhauled? What if all this was discussed and decided on without you knowing? It sounds far-fetched, but […]

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Opinion: Daydreaming about a Belmont football team

Opinion: Daydreaming about a Belmont football team

September is here and fall is just around the corner which means Belmont students will soon begin to walk around campus wearing other schools’ hoodies and shirts.  This is an indication that another college football season is here, and Belmont fans still want to join in on the fun even […]

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Opinion: How to start freshman year off right

Whether this is your first time at college or you’re transferring in, starting school in a new environment can be overwhelming.  From figuring out how to balance school’s demands, your social life and being involved on campus, there are lots of lessons to be learned. Here’s some of the advice […]

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Letter from the editor: Come join us!

Letter from the editor: Come join us!

When I tell people I work for the Belmont Vision, most of them reply with confused reactions and remarks like “Is that the room with all the TVs?” or “So…is that like…a club?”  I get where they’re coming from. The big glass doors and windows encasing the Vision office can […]

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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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