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Ways to cope with depression or anxiety

Ways to cope with depression or anxiety

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

December 12, 2019

Depression and anxiety are silent killers of teens today. By 2025, suicide is expected to be the leading cause amongst people ages 10 to 21. Because of family dynamics, costs, and other often unknown factors, people struggling with these disorders are not always able to receive the help they need.   ...

Christmas gift guide

Christmas gift guide

Ally Blake, Reporter

December 12, 2019

The holiday season is here! Hot cocoa is being made and gifts are being bought. Although, the gift part can be a little tough.  A good way to figure out what to get for someone is to make a list of things that the person receiving the gift might be interested in.  For example, maybe find out what their favorite food is or maybe something...

Midterm exam study tips

Jenene Grover, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Exams, homework, and tests bombard students every step they take. Students in high school have exceedingly high levels of stress, and exam season just increases it.  One of the best ways to avoid being stressed as a student is to spread out your studying. If you only study the night before your exa...

8 minute makeup

8 minute makeup

Lexie Shumate, Reporter

November 22, 2019

You wake up. Your face is puffy and covered in sleep lines. You’ve still got your pore strip on, and somehow your eye bags look even darker than usual.   School is in an hour, and you’ve barely got enough time to eat some food, take a shower.  Worse, you’re going to have to skip makeup because there’s just not enough time.  A full face ...

8 by Marteen: Album review

8 by Marteen: Album review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

November 22, 2019

  From posting covers on Instagram and Soundcloud to millions of streams across all platforms, Marteen is the modern-day music success story. He began his music career at the age of 13, posting his first cover on Instagram in 2014.  The Bay-area artist released his first full length body...

Falling Inn Love movie review

Ally Blake, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Falling Inn Love is a newly released romantic comedy (RomCom) on Netflix.  The main character, Gabriela, wins an inn at the lowest point in her life. This is after Gabriela’s boyfriend breaks up with her, and she loses her job.  Gabriela then travels to New Zealand to see her new inn. While she’s there, s...

Jonas Brothers comeback tour

Jonas Brothers comeback tour

Taylor Matney, Reporter

November 8, 2019

The Jonas Brothers (Joe Bros) comeback tour hit Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena on September 10, 2019.  The Jonas Brothers band started as teenagers in 2005, unfortunately the band broke up in 2013. In March of this year, the boys came out with “Sucker.” They released the “Happiness Begins” album. Shortly after, the Comeback tour was announced.   Kevin, Joe, and Nick h...

Cling, the new wave at BHS

Cling, the new wave at BHS

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

November 4, 2019

Cling  /kliNG/  Verb, (of a person or animal) hold on tightly to.  From a doodle to the bodies of BHS students, Cling is the new must have brand. Carlos Coronel, Nel Quintanilla, and Mollee McIndoo, seniors, are the minds behind the new school streetwear inspired clothing line.   The brand was establis...

5 Hispanic artists who paved the way

5 Hispanic artists who paved the way

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

October 17, 2019

September 15th to October 15th is Hispanic heritage month. Hispanic culture has been imbedded into many of the things we enjoy daily from food to color TV.   Pop culture especially has been heavily enriched by Hispanic artists, whether that be through music, art, or theater. Here is a list of five His...

Local Reed creates handmade earrings for a modern generation

Local Reed creates handmade earrings for a modern generation

Maddy Williams, Managing Editor

October 17, 2019

Local Reed is a jewelry company owned by Dannis (Tidwell) Reed, a former Blackman Voice member and Blackman graduate. These earrings are made from handmade polymer clay and genuine leather. Each piece is unique, and the earrings come in a variety of colors and styles.  The Blackman Voice will ...

88Rising: for the culture

88Rising: for the culture

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

September 26, 2019

Over the past three years there has been a rise in Asian culture in Northern America. Saturday Night Live hired their first cast member of East Asian descent, Crazy Rich Asians was one of the highest grossing movies of 2018, and Korean boy band BTS was nominated for a Grammy for their album Love Yourse...

Yay or Nay: YOU

Yay or Nay: <em> YOU </em>

Chloe Blake and Savannah Blades

April 16, 2019

YOU is a new series on Netflix that has been under constant fire. The show involves a stalker, murder, and “true love.” The main character, played by Penn Badgley, falls in love with a college girl called Bec. In pursuits to make her fall for him, he embarks on a journey of lust, jealousy and most d...