What’s the deal with Nashville’s perfect replica of the Parthenon?

by Christy Ulmet


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Nashville is very proud to be known the “Athens of the South,” a fact that at least partially explains rather unexpected full-scale replica of The Parthenon in the city’s West End neighborhood.  Continue reading

Johnny Cash Museum

by Christy Ulmet

Johnny Cash Museum
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In a city brimming with fascinating venues and exhibits celebrating the lives of icons, the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville stands out for its depth. Visitors can not only see stage costumes and awards, but also set pieces from his music videos, his own hand-written letters and lyrics, his instruments, and even his Bible.

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Ryman Auditorium official tour and history

by Christy Ulmet

Ryman Auditorium Nashville Tennessee

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The Ryman Auditorium, the fifth home of the Grand Ole Opry radio show and the birthplace of bluegrass music, is irrefutably a Nashville icon. It’s also one of Music City’s busiest, most prestigious venues, having hosted Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Minnie Pearl, Hank Williams, and Patsy Cline. See also: Jack White, Coldplay, Emmylou Harris, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Peter Frampton, a handful of U.S. presidents, and Charlie Chaplin.

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Nashville’s most over-the-top hotel

by Christy Ulmet


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Like a city within a city, Nashville’s massive Gaylord Opryland Hotel comes with “everything in one place,” as its official slogan states. Clocking in with almost 3,000 rooms, 20 restaurants, and covering more than 700,000 square feet of meeting space, the idea behind this resort is that guests can have everything they need under a single roof. Continue reading

Secretary of State partners with universities to get millennials to vote

By Christy Ulmet and Bailey Basham

The Tennessee Secretary of State is emphasizing the importance of the college student voice in national elections as  part of a statewide effort to get millennials to vote.
Last summer, SGA President Sarah Hogan, along with faculty advisor and associate dean of students for community life Matt Spraker, attended a luncheon for Tennessee university student body presidents and their advisors at the state capitol building. The event, hosted by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, was geared towards getting college students to register to vote. Continue reading

Nazarene General Superintendent speaks in chapel


Dr. Gustavo Crocker visited campus on Thursday, Oct. 29.

By Christy Ulmet

Students who want to make a change in the world must have a sense of urgency and be discontented with the status quo, said Gustavo Crocker, General Superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene.
“We have to be willing to do things that are currently unacceptable to the world, but are acceptable to Jesus,” Crocker said. “We need to be able to ask ourselves, ‘What is not right?’ At times we will have to speak for the voiceless—that’s not popular. At times we will have to challenge the status quo—that’s not popular, but Jesus will honor that.”