The Blackman Voice

TESTS, Tests, and More Tests

TESTS, Tests, and More Tests

May 3, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The 2018-2019 school year is ending soon, and finals are just around the corner!  Now that EOCs are finished, and APs are starting next week, it's also time for finals in non-EOC courses. The exam schedule for seniors is as follows:   May 9th=7th period Senior Exam  May 10th= 5th...

Blackman Culinary Arts Wins Elite 50 Award

Blackman Culinary Arts Wins Elite 50 Award

Mia Isom, Reporter

May 3, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spotlights, Uncategorized

  Blackman High School was recognized as one of the elite hospitality programs in the USA.  Hospitality and tourism are all about food and accommodations. The pathway of hospitality and tourism is a competitive career path to go down and experience.    Recently, the BHS culinary arts program competed in the El...

Closing the Middle Point Landfill

Closing the Middle Point Landfill

Maddy Williams, Reporter

May 3, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The lack of recycling in Rutherford County is an immense problem. The act of recycling may seem burdensome and time consuming, but it is one small action that can positively affect the entire community. If people don’t start taking small steps to recycle, compost, or reduce their output of trash, ...

Basketball Hidden Gem: A Player in The Works

Basketball Hidden Gem: A Player in The Works

Katelyn Morrow, Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

In basketball, you may hear about the shooting guard, the point guard, the power forward, and many more. But many may not hear about the practice players.   The practice player is someone who practices with the team but isn't a part of the main roster.   Senior Haneef Sharif is one of the practice ...

A New Future for Softball

A New Future for Softball

Kylie Tarver, Sports' Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

The Lady Blaze softball team’s season is off to a great start with a 6-0 district record.  “Defensively, I think we are better than I thought we would be,” stated the new head coach Robert Fortel.  With a new coach, there had to be some adjustments made, but the team is on a winning streak as the season...

Yay or Nay: YOU

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

Chloe Blake and Savannah Blades

April 16, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews, Showcase

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...

From Your Phone Screen to the Big Screen

From Your Phone Screen to the Big Screen

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Reviews, Showcase

Since its rise in 2013, Wattpad has been providing young readers with an outlet to read their favorite books for free. Wattpad has also been a place for young writers to get their feet wet and gain a following. Anna Todd, New York Times Bestseller, got her start on the app. In addition to being a published writer...

Wrestling Takes it To The Mat

Wrestling Takes it To The Mat

Katelyn Morrow, Reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although they didn’t win all the tournaments this season, the wrestling team achieved many commendable achievements.   The team competed in tournaments including TSSAA (Tennessee Secondary Sports Athletic Association) state duals, Bradley central invitational, and the WRAL invitational.  Senior Landon Fowler won his fifth region championship while also winning the Region 5 Wrestler of the Year...

Who is YUNGBLUD ? Artist Review

Who is YUNGBLUD ? Artist Review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Reviews, Showcase

Alternative music has become one of the more listened to genres of music in the last few years. Artists of the genre are putting out more meaningful music and caring less about the opinions of mainstream media. One of the several artists that have come to bat for alternative music is YUNGBLUD.  Or...

Going Green

Going Green

Maddy Williams and Mia Isom

April 2, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Have you ever been to a grocery store and noticed that the produce is almost perfect? Local grocery stores and big chain supermarkets are all guilty of throwing away fresh produce because of the natural imperfections that may be on them.   The average Amer...

thank u, next by Ariana Grande: Album Review

thank u, next by Ariana Grande: Album Review

Alaysia Brown and Savannah Blades

March 20, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Reviews, Showcase

Pop princess Ariana Grande endured a lot during the year 2018. From releasing her album Sweetener, to losing long time ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, and calling off her engagement to Pete Davidson. She went into 2019 with nothing but high hopes and determination. Only 5 months after the release of Sweetener...