The Blackman Voice

New tardy slips make getting to class easier

New tardy slips make getting to class easier

Ally Blake, Reporter

February 11, 2020

Everybody hates being late to class. They especially hate having to wait in a long line to get a tardy slip.  With the school’s new system, students shouldn’t have to wait in long lines, just to miss more class time than they have already missed.  Juliet Oncale, one of the school attendance ladies, explained the new tardy system as “clocking in.”  The way it works is, if a s...

Blaze briefs: February 6th-February 14th

Blaze briefs: February 6th-February 14th

Taylor Matney, Reporter

February 4, 2020

THIS WEEK Thursday, February 6   Progress reports for the third quarter  Friday, February 7   Smoothie King’s smoothie sold every Friday for $5  Saturday, February 8   February ACT  Competition cheer at Nationals start at 7:30 am     UP NEXT Thursday, February 13...

Upcoming college fair

Upcoming college fair

Lexie Shumate, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Blackman’s college fair is on the 4th of February during all three lunches in the Rotunda.   Anthony Gomez, a senior, said, “It’s important to go to the college fair because you need to see every school to find out which ones have the programs you need, like I need to find schools with really  good wrestling teams.”    Admission representatives from MTSU, South...

Drive F.O.R. dresses

Drive F.O.R. dresses

Jenene Grover, Reporter

February 3, 2020

The members of Blackman’s Friends of Rachel club are spreading kindness around our school by hosting a prom dress drive.  Friends of Rachel (F.O.R. club) is a club formed for Rachel’s Challenge, a program that helps create a friendlier and more accepting environment in school. This progr...

Basketball homecoming 2020

Basketball homecoming 2020

Shamani Salahuddin, Photo Editor

January 28, 2020

Blackman hosts Mid-State clinic

Blackman hosts Mid-State clinic

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter

January 27, 2020

Mid-State is a weekend event held each spring that provides an opportunity for the best musicians of Middle Tennessee to perform with one another in large ensembles. Each Mid-State ensemble will prepare and perform a concert with just a few short rehearsals.   To make the Mid-State Band or Orch...

Unique scholarships

Unique scholarships

Jenene Grover, Reporter

January 27, 2020

Your college applications are done, and you have begun your second semester of senior year, but the stress is only beginning. It is the time of year to finish up applying for scholarships.   Any scholarship, no matter the amount of money, is worth applying for. The greater the amount of money the...

New items at the bookstore

New items at the bookstore

Ally Blake, Reporter

January 27, 2020

Many new clothing items have been added to our school bookstore!  All the clothing has an embroidered flaming B on it.  For some warm weather clothes there are Nike polos with men and women cut for $25.00. There are also Nike stripe polos with a men's cut for $30.00.   For when it’s a little chillier outside there...

We are Blackman +

We are Blackman +

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter

January 13, 2020

The Blackman Basketball Homecoming is coming up next week. The week of January 13-17 is packed with Disney themes and fun-filled activities.  The beginning of the week of January 13-17 Blackman starts the Disney themes. Monday is Pixar day (students can dress up as their favorite characters or twin with a buddy) and Tuesday is Star Wars day (dress up as a...

Capstone health fair increases awareness

Capstone health fair increases awareness

Lexie Shumate, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Students crowd the hallway outside of the cafeteria, each curious about the multiple vendors set up. Lexie Crawford, Calla Shotwell, and Abby Barber, all seniors, anxiously walk around checking the vendors and students to make sure their Capstone project, The Health Fair is running smoothly.   ...

Choosing a major

Jenene Grover, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Finding what you are passionate about can be difficult. It is even harder to find that passion in a college format.  This format is often found in majors and minors. A major is a specific subject that the majority of your classes are focused around. Similarly, a minor is a focused subject you can focus on that is not related to your major. Your concentration ...

Criminal justice competition

Criminal justice competition

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter

December 10, 2019

The criminal justice system is the system of law enforcement that is directly involved in apprehending, prosecuting, defending, sentencing, and punishing those who are suspected or convicted of criminal offences. This system is important for the structure and safety of all.  Recently, the Blackman Criminal Justice Club com...