The Blackman Voice

Audition for Shrek the musical

Audition for Shrek the musical

Lexie Shumate, Reporter

November 12, 2019

November 14th is the day when students will nervously prepare themselves to audition for the Spring musical. Auditions are directly after school this Thursday, and they will be held in the auditorium.   Shrek the Musical is loosely based on the movie. The musical choice had been between Shr...

Blaze band wows for 20 years

Blaze band wows for 20 years

Ally Blake, Reporter

November 8, 2019

The band at Blackman high school has been developing many students’ pathways and interests for the past 20 years.   "When we opened the school, back in 2000, it was a really cool opportunity to do something that hadn’t been done before,” Brenda Monson, the band director, stated.   Monson has been the band director fr...

Why you need to register to vote

Why you need to register to vote

Lexie Shumate, Reporter

November 8, 2019

Millennials do not believe that their opinion matters. Only 50% of registered voters who were under 35 voted in the 2016 election, and their feeling of the unimportance of their opinion is one reason why.   At Blackman High School, students have the opportunity to register to vote at schoo...

New RCS safety regulations

New RCS safety regulations

Maddy Williams and Lexie Shumate

November 6, 2019

With school shootings increasing rapidly throughout the country, Rutherford County Schools has decided to take action to ensure student safety.   “Rutherford County Schools takes the safety of students, faculty, and staff in the most serious manner.  We believe that if these stakeholders do not feel safe, or in fact are not in a safe environment, it will not be possible to achieve ...

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...

Books-A-Million book fair trends and insights

Books-A-Million book fair trends and insights

Shamani Salahuddin, Photo Editor

October 30, 2019

The Books-A-Million book fair is open from October 30 through November 1 from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Come in for an immense majority of books, Haribo gummies, Harry Potter paraphernalia, and much more! Check out the following photo story for more information on the merchandise available at the 2019-2020...

First Responders Event

First Responders Event

Jenene Grover, Reporter

October 21, 2019

On September 11, 2001, four coordinated terrorist attacks killed 2,977 people in the United States. A total of 412 of these losses were first responders.  This event forever changed the mental and physical states of first responders and their families. The respiratory diseases caused from inhalation of chemicals and smoke affected many later in life.  ...

Homecoming Week Themes

Homecoming Week Themes

Maddy Williams, Managing Editor

October 18, 2019

Monday: 20's-30's Tuesday: 40-50's Wednesday: 60-70's Thursday: 80-90's Friday: Blaze Day (Wear Blackman Colors/Homecoming Shirts)

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 ...

Preparing for the ACT

Christina Vongsiharath, Reporter

October 14, 2019

ACT Prep:  As the ACT approaches, here are some strategies that will help you ace the test:  Don’t stress and get enough rest!  To do well on the exam, it is important to relax before test day comes. Try to watch a movie or hang out with your friends instead of cramming the night before. Prepare all your materials, so you don’t stress on test day. Getting enough sleep wi...