The Blackman Voice

An overview of Black History Month

An overview of Black History Month

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Black History Month is the American and Canadian celebration of African Americans’ contributions in their fight for freedom and equality. The month of February was officially recognized as Black History Month by President Gerald Ford in 1976. The origin of Black History Month started in the year 1915, h...

Blaze briefs: February 24th-March 7th

Blaze briefs: February 24th-March 7th

Taylor Matney, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Monday, February 24   Tickets on sale for the Heat performance at MTSU on March 7   Tuesday, February 25  Key Club meeting at 3:45 p.m.   Thursday, February 27   Spring cap and gown pictures through English classes  Upcoming:  Monday, March 4  Spring blood drive f...

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...