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Meet the editorial staff

This year we have an all new editorial staff, here’s just a bit to get to know them;


Gracie Helms-Editor.

I’m a junior journalism major and editor of the Belmont Vision. I’ve wanted to be a writer ever since I can remember. I love the stories people share with me and their experiences inspire me to become a better writer. I’m excited and optimistic for my first year as editor and couldn’t be more excited to do what I love. Belmont University is my home and can’t think of a better place to be than right here in Tennessee.


Emily Proud-Sports Editor.

I am a junior journalism major and a women’s soccer player. I became interested in broadcast journalism at an early age and I combined that with my love of sports, so it was only fitting that I pursue a career in sports broadcasting. In the broadcasting world, becoming an anchor is seen as the end goal and is what most work towards; however, I would rather report. I want to be on the sidelines to meet players and coaches, and really be a part of the action instead of stuck in a studio back at the station. I am so excited to be a part of the Vision staff this year as the sports editor and I hope to bring students closer to the 17 Division I sports teams we have here at Belmont. Go Bruins.


Rebecca Arnold-Copy Editor.

I’m the current copy editor of the Belmont Vision. As a sophomore, I think being in an editor position is a great opportunity for me. Writing for a college audience and in a college atmosphere is so much different than high school, and I’m glad I get to be a bigger part of the experience.


Courtney Martinez- Senior Sports Writer.

When I began writing for the Belmont Vision my freshman year, I had no clue how it would become an important part of my life. I originally started writing because of my strong passion for sports and a friend convinced me to join. But over the past three years, I have learned so much about responsibility, trust and integrity thanks to the Vision. Not only that, but I have also shared the funniest moments and memories with my fellow staff members to last a lifetime. I’m excited to continue this journey as senior sports writer and I cannot wait to see what we have in store for our readers this year.


Will Hadden- Senior News Writer.

I like writing for the Vision because I know I’m doing a service to others. I’ve always enjoyed telling stories. It’s my way of doing something I love and helping people. I’m excited to be a part of the Vision again this year and bring the students the news that’s important at Belmont. So here’s to another year of great coverage.


Grayson Hester-Senior News Writer.

Hey, all. I’m one of the senior news writers for the Vision. I am a sophomore journalism major (Or, as I like to call it, commercial pen major.) I’m a local Tennessee boy, born and raised in a small town near the Smoky Mountains, trying to make it through life in the “big city.” I started writing freelance for the Vision last semester and fell in love with the staff, the atmosphere and the ability to make connections and a difference on this campus. Belmont has such a unique character not found in most colleges, and it’s my privilege to be able to capture it not in musical notes as is the norm, but in words. Go Bruins.

Photos by Hadley Sintic

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