As a generation with unlimited access to the Internet, today’s young adults are not as connected as they could be. For two local siblings who are part of that generation, realization of the disconnect inspired a journey of more than a 15,000 miles through 14 countries in six months. Belmont […]
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This month, Vision editor Erin Carson sat down with artist Chase Foster to cover some serious musical territory. Hailing from Winfield, Okla., Foster is into everything from western swing music to Chic Corea to John Legend and The Roots. He released his first LP, “Half-written Letters,” in June and will […]
Facebook is the college kid’s caffeine. It’s what keeps us awake during classes; actually, it’s what keeps us awake period. It’s the instant gratification we experience once we spy an ex’s new relationship status or down a tall house blend coffee. And like a strong cup of joe from Bongo, the relationship is grudgingly adored, for its seeming necessity for survival and addictive element makes it a staple in most college students’ diets. Forget Blackboard – who checks it anyway? If professors want to keep in touch, they should utilize their Facebook. (Actually, a lot of them already do…)
Imagine that you’re walking along one day, minding your own business and eating a banana. Suddenly, the banana slips out of your hands, and you proceed to trip and fall on your own banana peel, just like some sort of sad cartoon character. You stretch out your hand in an attempt to break your fall, but all you get is a dislocated finger for your efforts. Your favorite shirt also gets ripped beyond repair in the process.
Nearly one year ago, Belmont alumnae Christy Frink and Morgan Levy had an idea and some time on their hands.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough spoke with Vision editor Melanie Bengtson about his books, his perceptions of today’s youth and his advice for the future. McCullough will speak in the Curb Event Center at Belmont University on March 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are free to the public and can be reserved through the Curb Ticket Office at 460-8500.
Poverty. Alcohol. Suicide. Hopelessness. Driving through the expansive state of South Dakota, the thought that such depressive destruction is rampant wouldn’t cross the mind; mountains and widespread fields stretch serenely for what seems like an eternity. Yet for the people of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Indian Reservation, these issues are regular happenings.
It’s that time again- time for planning road trips to the beach, relieving homesickness and making preparations for a stress-free, fun-filled week with friends. Yes, spring break is right around the corner, and while some get excited for trips to Florida or home, others see spring break as just another boring week with nothing to do in Nashville. But this year, it doesn’t have to be! There are plenty of things to do around this town that don’t cost much money or gas mileage. If you’re staying in town this year, here are some ideas that will get you off the couch watching daytime television, and into the city and the sunshine.