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All over Murfreesboro, there are places where you can apply for a job.

Jobs to apply to over the summer

Over the summer, many students have extra time, so they decide to fill that time with a job. As the city of Murfreesboro expands, so does the job market, having many job openings that are friendly to those...

Concerts are coming back around Nashville and Murfreesboro this summer.

Concerts are coming back

Taylor Matney, Reporter May 20, 2021

Nashville, the city that is the heart of country music, has many concerts coming to or around it.  Bon Jovi  Watertown, TN  Drive-In concerts   May 22  Jon Pardi   Manchester,...

During the spring and summer, kayaking is a great outside activity.

Taylor’s Top 10: May

Taylor Matney, Reporter May 6, 2021

May is often humid and rainy, which is a time to stay indoors. Towards the end of the month, the summer weather starts, meaning a good time to do outdoor activities.   Songs  “Ain’t Met...

Pop-up truck meets happen all the time throughout the weekend.

Rod Run revs up Pigeon Forge

Taylor Matney, Reporter May 4, 2021

Rod Run is a three-day event that takes place at the LeConte Center in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, twice a year, once in the spring, April 16 through 18 and another in the fall, September 16 through 18.  Older versions...

Fishing at Center Hill Lake is a great activity to do during the Spring.

Taylor’s Top 10: April

Taylor Matney, Reporter April 6, 2021

April, the time for sunny and rainy days, is the month to get ready for summer. Here are some of my favorite things:  Songs  “F-350 Freestyle” by David Morris   “Things I Can’t...

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Remembering Women’s History

As we celebrate Women’s History month, it’s important to note the many influential women in both our history and our present. These women advocate for what they’re passionate about, proving the power...

Matt Taylor is pictured enjoying a Starbucks drink, one of the many places to get coffees and teas.

Matt’s monthly mixes: March

Matt Taylor, Reporter March 24, 2021

With spring around the corner, our favorite seasonal drinks are going to be replaced with new ones; however, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice drink at your favorite coffee shop.  When...

Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic and how this past year affected us.

Discovering joy through shared hardships

The COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. On March 13, 2020, students exited Blackman High School, expecting a short break while the school was deep cleaned. However, students did not return...

Taylor Matney's garden.

Taylor’s top 10: March

Taylor Matney, Reporter March 12, 2021

Spring is around the corner, which means it is time for open windows and blooming flowers. These are some of my favorite songs to play and movies to watch on rainy days and things to do on sunny days.  Songs: ...

Downtown Murfreesboro is a fun place to visit that's in our hometown. This is the historic courthouse clock. Take a walk around the historic scenery, drop into Country Gourmet for some excellent chocolate truffles, and then grab a bite to eat at Marina's or Domenico's for a little Italian flair, followed by the nana pudding ice cream at Hattie Jane's!

Spring day trips for a stay-cation

Please keep in mind all COVID-19 precautions when taking any day trips. Research the place before you attend, and be mindful of social distancing and mask-wearing.

Taylor's hug in a mug gift idea!

Taylor’s top 10: Valentine’s Day edition

Taylor Matney, Reporter February 3, 2021

We say our final goodbye to the holiday season and hello to the ultimate cuddling holiday—Valentine's Day. Here are cute date ideas to do with your significant other for that special day:  Restaurants   ...

Information on graphic courtesy of Officer Reed, Blackman High SRO.

Short film evokes school safety movement

Taylor Matney, Reporter January 28, 2021

If Anything Happens, I Love You, is a short film written by William Mccormack and Michael Govier. This film is incomprehensible to parents who have not loss someone in a school shooting, although,...

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