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The Impact of Standardized Testing

Allie Giroux , News Reporter March 16, 2023

Standardized testing happens every year to check if students are meeting the state’s standards. This type of testing has multiple different effects on students and teachers.  Students seem to feel...

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ChatGPT is Going to Change the Future of Schools

Maia O’Brien, News Reporter March 10, 2023

ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) is an artificial intelligence chatbot, and it was developed by OpenAI (An AI research development company). ChatGPT’s goal is to generate responses to...

Coach Tygard in action

Football Coach Chandler Tygard Moving on to New Journeys

Ava Porter, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2023

Coach Chandler Tygard, Blackman’s head football coach, led our team through two seasons of football, including taking them to the playoffs. After receiving an offer to be the Head of Football Operations...

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Inflation: How has rising prices affected the United States?

Ashley Torres, News Reporter February 28, 2023

The general increase in prices for goods and services over time, most commonly known as inflation, had not been a severe problem in the United States since 1982 until COVID-19 hit and the US was faced...

Recognizing Black Entrepreneurs and their Accomplishments

Recognizing Black Entrepreneurs and their Accomplishments

Allie Giroux , News Reporter February 24, 2023

February is the month for Black History. Black History Month is a month dedicated to honoring the achievements of African Americans in history and to make all Americans aware of African Americans’ fight...

Dante excited to be at the pep rally!

Homecoming Pep-Rally 2023!

Kaiden Farmer, Sports Reporter February 21, 2023

A lot of School Spirit was shown at the Homecoming Pep-rally!

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Homecoming Dress Up Week!

Kaiden Farmer, Sports Reporter February 21, 2023

Blackman celebrated Homecoming with dress up themes each day for teachers and students!

Senior Students Develop Job Skills through CCMA Program

Senior Students Develop Job Skills through CCMA Program

Chai Flores, Sports Reporter January 17, 2023

Blackman High School offers a CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant) program available to its senior students. The program allows seniors to go in the mornings or afternoons and go to clinicals which...

Update on Teacher Shortages

Update on Teacher Shortages

Maia O’Brien, News Reporter January 6, 2023

Throughout the nation, school districts are battling with record teacher shortages. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the United States has been battling with filling these vacancies. There...

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Blackman’s Dance Team: Both an Art and a Sport

Ashley Torres, News Reporter December 12, 2022

As the season progresses, the Blackman Dance team continues to bring an upbeat and competitive performance to entertain students during pep rallies and other school events.  Diane Brewer, coach of...

Keegan Scott helps conduct the Blaze Football Band

Prism Concert 2022-2023

Demaiia King, News Reporter December 6, 2022

The band put on a Prism Concert spotlighting many committed musicians.

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Holidays All Around the World

Demaiia King, News Reporter December 2, 2022

All around the world, different cultures celebrate their own holidays in unique ways. With the holiday season in full spring, it's exciting to see what is going on in different countries.  For instance,...

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