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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30 tips for surviving freshman year

30 tips for surviving freshman year

Welcome to Belmont! I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times since arriving at Belmont — we all attended orientation and remember how it goes — but now that the welcomes are done, you’re probably looking for some easy ways to get through the next four years. As seniors, we’ve […]

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Editorial: Students deserve faster Campus Security alerts

Editorial: Students deserve faster Campus Security alerts

It was 4:23 p.m.. I sat in Chago’s, shaking violently, while most of my sorority huddled together in pitch black less than a block away. Someone texted me to ask if I knew what was going on. Others thought there was a tornado. And some began to digest the frighteningly […]

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50 April Fools’ Day ‘Alternative Headlines’

50 April Fools’ Day ‘Alternative Headlines’

In preparation for today’s big April Fools’ article — Chick-fil-A isn’t closing, don’t worry — the Vision staff spent weeks pitching dozens of goofy ideas and sensational headlines. Most of these, unfortunately, did not make the final cut. However, because we’re a fun group of people and because it’s been […]

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Op-ed: Taking action against eating disorders

Op-ed: Taking action against eating disorders

To start, let’s be honest about something. Talking about eating disorders is uncomfortable. No one wants to be presumptuous about what other people might be struggling with. No one wants to be offensive or insensitive in trying to help. No one wants to bring it up when they don’t feel […]

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Opinion: Martha and Me — Living with an eating disorder

Opinion: Martha and Me — Living with an eating disorder

Self-help books and classics are minor compared to the piles of journals on my desk. Conversations between Martha and me. The red journal traveled across the country with me — from Nashville to New York, Massachusetts to California. The red one had Martha’s voice written all over it. Martha is […]

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