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A Supreme Spectrum, Intergenerational Perspectives of the Nations Highest Court

A Supreme Spectrum, Intergenerational Perspectives of the Nation’s Highest Court

Byron S. Knight, Reporter September 9, 2023

   In recent years, the Supreme Court of the United States of America has been the object of intense debate mired in controversy. People of all political persuasions, religious beliefs, and lived experiences...

Class President Marciana Johnson accepting spirt stick for the Senior class

Seniors win spirit stick at first pep rally of the year

August 24, 2023

Seniors take home the spirit stick at Blackman's pep rally on Aug. 18.

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Shrek the Musical: from the Swamp to the Stage

Chai Flores, Sports Reporter April 21, 2023

In high school, musical productions are a massive deal to many students and teachers. This year, the Blackman High School theatre program chose to put on Shrek the Musical. In 2020, the theater attempted...

Earthquake in Turkey

A Devastating Earthquake in Turkey

Ashley Torres, News Reporter April 18, 2023

On February 6, a massive earthquake close to Turkey’s border with Syria, caused major loss of life and leveled entire neighborhoods. It was a golden year for the country, with stunning beaches and historic...

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Mrs. Parris: Our Devoted Teacher to ESL Students

Ashley Torres, News Reporter April 11, 2023

English as a Second Language (ESL) is becoming increasingly important in today’s world. With the rise of international communication and the influx of immigrants, the ability to communicate in English...

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Welcome Back Coach Kriesky!

Allie Giroux , News Reporter April 11, 2023

Blackman has chosen a replacement for Coach Chandler Tygard: Coach Matthew Kriesky is now in the building to lead our football team to bigger and better places.   Kriesky has been a coach for about...

Hot Wing Display

Wings for Words!

Jahzara Veasey, Business Manager March 23, 2023

Hot Wings raise money for books in the library! The library held a fundraiser where anyone could sign up to try a hot wing. For every $250 raised, a new flavor of hot wing was introduced. The total amount...

Graphic for how standardized testing affects students.

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...

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