The Blackman Voice

2019-2020 Staff

Wes McDowell

Graphics Editor

I'm just here for a good time not a long time. Favorite bands are grateful dead and Arctic Monkeys, and some of my favorite rappers are Trippie Red and Lil Tracy. Some of my favorite songs are Witchblades by lil peep, and Box...

Megan Roth

Editor in Chief

My name is Megan Roth and I am the Editor-in-Chief for the Blackman Voice. I joined the staff my sophomore year because I enjoyed writing and wanted to have an outlet to publish my articles. I run competitively for the Blackman...

Alaysia Brown

Life Styles editor

Self-proclaimed connoisseur of good music, chai tea enthusiast, rugby player, and heartbreaker. P.S I don't actually break hearts.

Chloe Blake

Print Editor

My name is Chloe and I am the Blackman Voice’s Print Editor. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, hiking, and taking photos. One interesting fact about me is that I have a blog! I joined the Blackman Voice because I thought...

Christian Skelton

Sports reporter

I play golf at Blackman. I love watching sports and hope to one day be a full-time sports writer. Some of my favorite teams are Tennessee, Vanderbilt, the Titans, and the Predators. The main sports I watch are pro and college...

Mckenzie Wade


Hey, my name is Mckenzie Wade. I am a sophomore. The biggest part of my life is soccer; I've been playing for 10 years now. currently I'm the varsity goalkeeper for the Lady Blaze soccer. I've always loved to take pictures, so...

Taylor Matney


Hey My name is Taylor Matney. I'm a sophomore. I've been writing since I was eleven. I started out writing poetry and grew into writing books. I am apart of Spanish Club and Blaze Buddies. I am very happy to be apart of the journalism...

Ally Blake


Hi, my name is Ally Blake. A few things about me, it that I love the color yellow a whole bunch. It is very bright and exciting to me. Another thing is that I have a YouTube channel where I sing and play my ukulele, so go check...

Sophie Lyons


Hey, guys! My name is Sophie and I'm the business manager for The Blackman Voice. I love art, baking, movies, music, and clothes. I'm from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and my favourite quote is "Peace begins with love and respect"...

Lexie Shumate


Hi, I’m Lexie. I like dogs a lot more than people, and I spend more money than I have on food....

Maddy Williams

Editor in Chief

I am a children's ministry worship leader. I enjoy country, worship, pop, and alternative music. I love iced coffee and chocolate chip cookies. I'm the treasurer of Rho Kappa, and an E.P.I.C mentor, in Renaissance, and in key...

Mia Isom

Associate Editor

I was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I love photography, reading, and writing whenever I have the time. I like trying new things and living in the moment because it creates memories. I'm competitive in a sense but I understand...

Jenene Grover


My name is Jenene Grover, and I am a sophomore. I listen to all types of music (except country), but I mostly listen to K-Pop (BTS, Stray Kids, Chungha, etc..). Yes, I am 6'1". No, I do not play basketball or volleyball. Please...

Sienna Philips

News Editor

my friends think I'm weird, but mom says I'm just ~special~ "keep a gold chain on my neck" -BROCKHAMPTON

Shamani Salahuddin

Photo Editor

I am the current photo editor for The Blackman Voice. I joined the newspaper staff to have a creative outlet during the school day. In my free time I enjoy watching movies and hanging out with my friends.

Ms. Walker


3 Words That Describe Yourself: Curious, Empathetic, and Friendly Favorite Food: Anything I'm not cooking myself. Hobbies: Reading and Photography Favorite Hang Spot: The beach or the mountains, depends on the season. Why did you join ...