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Bruin Beats: SGA President Chris Dickerson

The Vision has teamed up with leaders from organizations across campus to bring you weekly Spotify playlists from students and staff.

For our fourth installment, Student Government Association President Chris Dickerson shared 10 of his favorite songs with the Vision. Dickerson explains his playlist selections below. 

On May 6, I plan to be walking across a stage set up in the Curb Event Center.

My name will be called, I will walk in front of the Belmont faculty, staff and administrators and will shake the hand of Dr. Fisher as I receive my diploma. For so much of our collegiate careers, we’re inundated with pressures to perform and to achieve societal standards of success.

I have roughly a month and a half left in my undergraduate career. I have a job set up after graduation, I’m nearing my transition out of SGA, my personal life is going superb and the list could go on and on regarding great things happening to me.

With this being the case, I’ve reached a point where I’m just doing me. I’m saying what I want, doing what I want and living life to the fullest.

This playlist has “oldies but goodies,” and it has bad pop songs. It has the folk-rock of Cat Stevens and the indie electronic feel of Lemaitre. Of course, I like all of these songs, but more importantly, these songs were chosen because they’re all about living in the moment, making the most of life and/or just having a good time.

Dr. Erin Pryor, the professor with the greatest impact on my life during these past several years, has said to classes I’ve been in, and I’m paraphrasing, “papers and grades are important, but remember that this is just one paper in one class in one semester in your college career which is just a few years of your entire life.”

Life and the experiences we’re having here at Belmont go by so quickly. Dr. Pryor reminds her students things we don’t like are fleeting, but I want to expand on that idea and say what we love also comes and goes.

We need to soak up all of these experiences while we have the opportunity.

The best way to explain this playlist is by characterizing it as one that makes me want to just throw up a peace sign and say YOLO, because sometimes I forget it’s 2017.

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