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    Winter storms impact on Nashville plants

    Last December brought the lighting of the green, but now all the evergreen on campus has turned brown and dead. Some may be wondering how this happened. Will the plants and trees revive themselves before spring? This past December a winter storm hit the midwest and parts of the south. From Dec. 21-26, temperatures dropped drastically and Tennessee even experienced a little snow.  Following the drop in temperatures, the plants and evergreen shrubbery around campus and Nashville are more brown and dead looking than the usual winter lull. Mary Weber, the director of horticulture at Cheekwood, helped provide some insight into the impact the weather had on plants and gardens…

  • Multimedia,  Opinion,  Travel

    5 things to do in Nashville over the break

    Be in tune with nature at Cheekwood  Cheekwood is a botanical garden not far from campus, only 16 minutes away at 1200 Forrest Park Dr. . Cheekwood has various art exhibits and gardens year-round. An annual favorite is the Holiday LIGHTS happening through Jan. 8. Enjoy the show of your choice at Ryman Auditorium  Catch a show at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Many artist and comedians perform here throughout the year; it’s said there is not one bad seat to sit while watching the performers on stage. The Ryman is a smaller venue compared to others in Nashville so I suggest you get tickets as soon as you learn of…