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Apply For The 2019-20 Voice Staff!

Apply For The 2019-20 Voice Staff!

Danielle Paredes, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2019


Filed under @BlackmanNews, News, Showcase

Click link for Application: Employment application Print two for your teachers:   The-Blackman-Voice-Teacher-Recommendation-Form We are excited that you are considering joining our staff next year! We do need you to consider several characteristics about yourself to make sure you are a good fit for our staff. Check us out at blackmanvoice.net. ...

Top 10 Checked Out Books in the Blaze Library

Top 10 Checked Out Books in the Blaze Library

Savannah Blades, Reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, News, Showcase

1.) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline- This dystopian book is set in the year 2045, when virtual reality is taking over the whole world. Wade, or as the virtual world knows him Parzival, only seems to have friends in the virtual world. Find out more about Wade and his friends by checking out this b...

Stop Procrastinating

Stop Procrastinating

Mia Isom, Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, News, Showcase

Being a high school student can be time consuming and difficult. Statistically proven in a study by magoosh.com, 86% of high school students admitted to procrastinating on their assignments. Here are some strategies and suggestions on how not to procrastinate and manage your time.  Tip #1: Time Management  Having a lot of work can be stressful and make you feel disorganized, which is where ...

Recently Released Albums

Recently Released Albums

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships by The 1975: This band released their third and most controversial album. The speak on subjects like police violence, sexuality, and the meaning of love. Released on November 30th, 2018, this album includes singles: Love It If We Made It, Be My Mistake, Sin...

The 2018 Heisman Candidates

The 2018 Heisman Candidates

Megan Roth, Managing Editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Sports

Coming up on December 8th the 84th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy will be awarded. The Heisman Trophy recognizes the most outstanding college football player in the U.S. and is given based on many factors such as performance, hard work, and the showing of integrity.   This year the ten athl...

Fashion Trends Throughout the Years

Fashion Trends Throughout the Years

Maddy Williams, Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyles, Showcase

Fashion is constantly changing. Many of the trends we have now were once trends in past decades. Whether it’s the 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s, fashion trends come and go. It can be hard to keep up, but here’s what’s in right now.  Fashion is an outlet that people have used to express themsel...

Alberto Ortiz: One of Three in The Nation

Alberto Ortiz: One of Three in The Nation

Maddy Williams, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spotlights, Student

The Rose Scholarship, created by NBA star Derrick Rose, inspires students to put in the work to achieve their goals. This scholarship is granted to only three people in the nation. Alberto Ortiz, senior at Blackman, received this scholarship.  Receiving this scholarship required preparation and hard w...

Changes with TNReady: Is it For The Better?

Changes with TNReady: Is it For The Better?

Katelyn Morrow

November 28, 2018


Filed under @BlackmanNews, News, Showcase

As many already know, TNReady testing didn’t go as planned last year. Our principal, Dr. Justus, explains what went wrong with testing, but what also went right.   “We had multiple technical issues with the online testing to the point where the integrity of the testing situation was not good, ther...

Winter Fashion: Tips That’ll Keep You Warm and Stylish

Winter Fashion: Tips That’ll Keep You Warm and Stylish

Savannah Blades, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyles, Showcase

Winter is that season that can be a hit or miss with many fashion staples. Boots like tall boots or chelsea boots: are they in or on their way out? Infinity scarves or wrap around scarves: do we really want to style them?   There are so many different accessories and staples that you have no idea how to style or work with. Some shop...

Volleyball Team Attacks Another Season

Volleyball Team Attacks Another Season

Kylie Tarver, Sports Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

Another volleyball season is now over, and the team and coaching staff is already looking at how to prepare for next year. Even though the Blackman High School volleyball team didn’t make it to the district tournament, they plan to work harder, “set” the next season into motion, and come out with...

Criminal Justice Competition

Criminal Justice Competition

Maddy Williams, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under @BlackmanNews, Clubs, News, Showcase

Another criminal justice competition is under wraps. Recently, the members of the Criminal Justice Club competed in many events. They placed in every event at the competition. “These events are very difficult, and I'm extremely proud of our kids. They did so well because of their drive and hard...