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Best SEC football games to watch from each year of the 2010s while in quarantine

Best SEC football games to watch from each year of the 2010s while in quarantine

Christian Skelton, Sports Editor

June 2, 2020

If you are a sports fan, it is very hard to find things to watch to get your sports fix. Although the current state of the 2020 college football season is unknown, the summer months are upon us and fans are beginning to get anxious for the start of the season. To get you through this time, here is the...

How the Coronavirus is affecting students

RCS’ Food Service Program

Jenene Grover, Managing Editor

May 25, 2020

On March 5, 2020, Tennessee had its first confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Williamson County. By March 12th, the number of confirmed cases in Tennessee reached 18. On that same day, Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order that declared a state of emergency in Tennessee. On March...

NCAA updates during quarantine

NCAA updates during quarantine

Mckenzie Wade, News Editor

May 25, 2020

Covid-19 has created drastic changes in the daily lives of society. From school to interacting with friends, a lot is changing. Currently, the focus seems to be around how many cases there are of the virus or how work or school will be affected. With all this madness happening around the world, not...

J-Staff 2020: It’s NOT Goodbye, It’s Hello!

May 22, 2020

2020 J-Staff Seniors, We didn't get to have our Senior Celebration. You didn't get to have prom at MTSU, but we're still holding out hope for a spunky, fun prom on campus in June. You didn't get to walk across the stage at MTSU, but perhaps you'll get to be the ONLY class to ever graduate at the...

How social distancing affects students

How social distancing affects students

Mia Isom, Associate Editor

May 18, 2020

Social distancing is recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This means you have to keep space between yourself and other people for everyone’s safety. The guidelines to social distancing are simple and easy to follow. You have to stay at least six feet apart from others. People...

How to stay fit in quarantine

Alex Garrott, junior, working out.

Andres Figueroa, Reporter

May 15, 2020

No matter how the media spins it, many families, students, and workers have been asked to remain inside their houses (or at least not out in public) during the Covid-19 outbreak. Humans are social creatures, so some might become sad during isolation, and others might become bored. Exercising is on...

Online AP exams made simple

Online AP exams made simple

Maddy Williams, Editor in Chief

May 8, 2020

With remote learning continuing across the nation, all AP exams have been moved to an online format. There are many ways to prepare to get ready for these exams. First, check with your AP teacher(s). They will provide practice for you as well as when your exam is and the time frame. Make sure the ti...

Why go on a shopping spree when you can protect yourself for free with these DIY masks

Step 3 to make a mask.

Matt Taylor, Reporter

May 6, 2020

With the growing coronavirus pandemic, many are wondering what they can do to protect themselves. Don’t go out looking for masks when you can avoid the public and get masks practically for free. Making a mask may seem challenging, but it’s easier than you think. Thanks to the CDC, making a mask...

Blackman alumni and former Blackman Voice writers return to Rutherford County Schools

Caitlyn Parris as a BHS senior in the bottom row second from the left.

Maddy Williams, Editor in Chief

May 5, 2020

Often times you may wonder, “Will what I learn in my classes actually teach me anything for my future?”  These Blackman alumni prove the opposite—they still use the skills they learned in Journalism for their careers now. Matt Brewer and Caitlyn Parris are former Blackman Voice staff members ...

Former Blackman and Tennessee Volunteer football star Jauan Jennings selected in the 7th round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the San Fransisco 49ers

Jennings playing football for the Blaze.

Christian Skelton, Sports Editor

May 1, 2020

On late Saturday afternoon, chances of getting drafted looked bleak for Jauan Jennings. When the seventh and final round of the 2020 NFL Draft began Jennings had yet to be selected. Jennings had been projected at different times from as early as the third round to as late as the seventh round. Finally,...

How to raise your ACT score

How to raise your ACT score

Maddy Williams, Editor in Chief

April 14, 2020

When applying for college, college applications always ask for your ACT score, and many colleges have ACT requirements to apply for the college or certain scholarships. The ACT is a monumental step in applying to colleges and getting scholarships. With that being said, you need to study in order to make...

Hidden benefits of thriving music sub-genre

Hidden benefits of thriving music sub-genre

Andres Figueroa, Reporter

April 14, 2020

Music exists all around the world, with an overbearing amount of 1,264 genres of music that exist now according to The Guardian. Some of the most noticeable ones are: Rap, Country, Rock, EDM, and Pop. There are bound to be genres that are not given enough recognition to make an appearance, but there is...