The Blackman Voice

Psychodermatology: Keep Your Mind and Skin In Check

Catherine Dodd

October 26, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

My name is Catherine Dodd, and I am a part of the Collegiate Academy. As a part of my senior capstone project, I am raising awareness of the connections of one’s skin disorder and one’s mental health. I have found that the two are connected in the sense that a mental illness can be the cause of a...

Sydney’s Steals.

Sydney’s Steals.

Sydney Clarke, business assistant

October 25, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyles

Sydney Steals Hi lovely fashion-goers! I am here to give you all the tea on where to buy the expensive items for less. Starting with shirts, American Eagle has shirts for $27.96. (Ori: $44) Get your basic tee’s from Urban Outfitters for less than $30 ( Ori: $34-44) ALTAR’D State’s online...

5 Fun Things To Do During Halloween

5 Fun Things To Do During Halloween

Savannah Blades, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles

Halloween is one of the best times of year to be a teenager. You get to be who or what you want to be for one night of the year! Candy can also be a huge factor, especially if it’s the only time of year you get candy. What teenager doesn’t want candy?  You and a group of friends can go to one of the many haunted houses/woods that are right around Murfreesboro. Deadland Haunted Woods an...

5 Unforgettable Poetry Books

5 Unforgettable Poetry Books

Mia Isom, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles

5 Unforgettable Poetry Books Poetry has been around for thousands of years; each poem always telling a different story. The art form has changed as time goes on, but it still holds the same meaning. There are many different types of poetry in the world of literature; here are the ones that stand out...

Social Media and Your Phone: What Are They Really Doing For You?

Social Media and Your Phone: What Are They Really Doing For You?

Savannah Blades, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Do you remember when your parents would tell you that what you listened to or watched would influence the way you act? Did you think that they were silly and thought, “Oh, that will never happen to me!”?   Guess what . . . it’s happening right now to you this very second as you’re reading this. Your phone, the me...

What’s A King Princess?

What’s A King Princess?

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Reviews

Pop is one of the most listened to genres in music. Pop music is what’s played the most on radio stations, in public coffee shops, and in tv shows or movies. So when a new artist makes a break in the pop industry it normally wouldn’t create a lot of waves, that was true until King Princess.  ...

The Drama at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital Unfolds Once Again

Maddy Williams, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles

       Grey’s Anatomy season 15 premiered which excited avid watchers of this action-packed show engrossed with commotion.  The mixture of love and tragedy keeps the viewers wanting to see what happens next.      Here’s a recap of season 14’s finale: April Kepner bounced back from her l...

Makeup: The Do’s and Don’t’s of the Artform

Makeup: The Do’s and Don’t’s of the Artform

Savannah Blades, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyles

Makeup is a way that anyone can express themselves. Whether it be that you just want to do art on your face or you want to cover up any blemishes you have, we all have one thing in common: tips to make your makeup look better. We all want to look the best we can and here are some ways how!   ALWAYS use a CLEAN beauty blender and/or brush. This is super important for keeping your face clean and free of germs that may come on...

“No Rain, No Flowers” by Sabrina Claudio Album Review

“No Rain, No Flowers” by Sabrina Claudio Album Review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editior

October 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Reviews

Over time music has changed drastically. The new generation of rap and pop music have completely flipped the original idealism of those genres on their heads. Through it all R&B has remained an all-time favorite due to the fact that the values in R&B music remain true throughout time, barley...

5 Fun Things to do on Fall Break

5 Fun Things to do on Fall Break

Savannah Blades, Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles

Fall is one of the most magical times of the year. It starts to get cold outside, leaves start to change, and it is also the opener for the most wonderful time of the year: hallowthanksmas (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).   Some people have a hard time finding out fun things to do during this time of year. Here are some family fun thi...

Seraphim Sherman: A Local Star

Seraphim Sherman: A Local Star

Danielle Paredes, Editor-In-Chief

September 14, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Spotlights, Student

Seraphim Sherman, senior, is a student at Blackman High who has taken on a role in a local production. He is starring as 'Flute' in the musical A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare.   This comedic musical is revolving around the events of Theseus and Hippolyta's marriage. They performed at the 30th A...

The Future of K-Pop: NCT

The Future of K-Pop: NCT

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

In the past two years K-Pop has taken Northern America by storm. Groups like BTS, SHINee, Got7 and BLACKPINK have paved the way for a newer generation of K-Pop. Disregarding the language barrier, these groups take on the challenging subjects of mental health, self-love, and relationships. One of the...