The Blackman Voice

Halloween 2020: a trick or treat?

Walden Farms is a pumpkin patch in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Matt Taylor, Reporter

October 30, 2020

From spooky scary skeletons to social distancing, Halloween in 2020 is sure to provide a fright. Whether you are staying home, which is advised, or going out, there are guidelines to be followed.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you need to stay at least six feet away from others who don’t live with you. It is also smart to bring hand sanitizer to use...

PSAT: give it a try

PSAT: give it a try

Kayle Monroy, Reporter

October 28, 2020

As students work their way through high school, they are given the opportunity to test their current understanding in mathematics and reading. That’s where the Preliminary SAT comes in! This test gives you an insight of what you know and what you may need to work on before the you take the actual...

Blaze Bash 2020

Food trucks and Kona Ice visit the school during lunch.

Zoe Vecchio, Graphics Editor

October 23, 2020

Sign up for Blackman’s Blood Drive

Sign up for Blackman's Blood Drive!

Maddy Williams, Editor in Chief

October 20, 2020

Blackman is hosting a Blood Drive on November 2. You can schedule an appointment with Bergen Sheppard in Room E11, through Red Cross' website using the code BlackmanHS, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Each donation you make matters. By donating blood, you can save a life. A single blood donation can help one to four people survive. This pr...

Redstone Credit Union now offered at Blackman

Redstone Branch at the Blackman bank.

Victoria Hutchinson, Reporter

October 19, 2020

Redstone Credit Union now has a branch in Blackman High school.  Ran by students since September 14, teachers and students have had the opportunity to get the Blaze Infinity Card. Representatives from Redstone will come during lunch to help students open accounts. It takes a minimum of five dollars to open an account.   “Enjoy the convenience of having cash on hand at school!” said Jeanette...

Free meals offered at BHS

Students socially distance while waiting in line in the cafeteria

Brenlee Goins, Reporter

October 16, 2020

Beginning September 2, 2020, all students in the Rutherford County school district will receive free standard meals. According to James Evans, Communications & Community Relations Director for Rutherford County Schools, students will not have to pay for a standard breakfast or lunch. The United...

How to get in touch with your counselor

How to get in touch with your counselor

Taylor Matney, Reporter

October 13, 2020

During the time of the pandemic, it is more difficult to contact the school counselors. While in person learners can go to the office and ask the question they have for the counselor; distant learners cannot. The best way to contact each grade level counselor is by email.    The faster and safer way for everyone's he...

Revival of the ACT: everything you need to know about the upcoming ACT’s

ACT studying information with Burks

Mckenzie Wade, News Editor

October 12, 2020

The new school year is in full swing at Blackman High. This year in-school and distance learners have both been bombarded with countless tests, quizzes, and football games. Students are either working hard or hardly working under the two options for education. This year, Blackman High’s senior...

How COVID-19 changed our education

Students socially distance in the cafeteria

Jenene Grover, Managing Editor

October 2, 2020

In 2020, COVID-19 (coronavirus) has affected every part of our lives, including our education. To ensure every school child is safe, Rutherford County has implemented procedures that every school follows. A week into reopening schools in Rutherford County, a discussion with the Tennessee Depart...

BCA pinning ceremony tonight

BCA pinning ceremony tonight

Emma Williams, Graphics Editor

September 24, 2020

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Blackman Football suffers 35-7 loss at Alcoa in season opener

Blackman Football suffers 35-7 loss at Alcoa in season opener

Christian Skelton, Sports Editor

August 27, 2020

Last Saturday, the Blackman Blaze opened their 2020 campaign in Alcoa, Tennessee, against a 3A power in the Alcoa Tornadoes. Even with the guidelines in place due to COVID-19, the Tornadoes still made it a hostile environment for the Blaze. The game was also televised in the Knoxville area, which made it an eve...