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Five shows to binge watch

Five shows to binge watch

Lexie Shumate, Reporter

January 14, 2020

Right now, teachers are assigning homework left and right, and projects are already due soon. School can be too stressful at times, so here are five shows to binge watch when you need to take a break.   A new addition to Netflix, Lost In Space follows the Robinson family’s journey to a new space colony. Unfortu...

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...

Blackman football reaches quarterfinals in state playoffs

Blackman football reaches quarterfinals in state playoffs

Christian Skelton, Reporter

December 18, 2019

The TSSAA class 6A football playoffs ended on Saturday with state power Maryville winning their 17th state championship defeating Ravenwood by a score of 42-21 in Cookeville. The playoffs were mainly chalk in 2019 with many usual suspects making it to the final rounds. Therefore, it was no surprise...

Christmas gift guide

Christmas gift guide

Ally Blake, Reporter

December 12, 2019

The holiday season is here! Hot cocoa is being made and gifts are being bought. Although, the gift part can be a little tough.  A good way to figure out what to get for someone is to make a list of things that the person receiving the gift might be interested in.  For example, maybe find out what their favorite food is or maybe something...

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...

Q&A with basketball coach, Barry Wortman

Q&A with basketball coach, Barry Wortman

Christian Skelton, Reporter

December 10, 2019

Just a few days before the Blackman Blaze boys' basketball team opened the season at the Hometown Leaders N2 Hoops Invitational in Huntsville, Alabama, head coach Barry Wortman sat down with us to discuss the upcoming season.   The Blaze come into the year with an experienced team that has a ...

Blackman supports ALS

Blackman supports ALS

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter

November 25, 2019

Blackman High School found a fun new way to raise money for ALS: punishing the administration. The administrator with the most money collected in a bucket posted outside of the cafeteria, received the worst punishment, voted by students, at this past pep rally. All money collected in each bucket...

Blaze briefs: November 19th-November 22nd

Blaze briefs: November 19th-November 22nd

Taylor Matney, News Reporter

November 22, 2019

Tuesday, November 19th  Girls basketball in Brentwood win   Bowling match in Smyrna   Freshman football banquet   Best Lineman - Evan Cramer   Leadership Award - Peyton Thomas   Co-Offensive MVP - Elijah Pitts   Co-Offensive MVP - Ben Marshall   Defensive MVP - Jus...

8 minute makeup

8 minute makeup

Lexie Shumate, Reporter

November 22, 2019

You wake up. Your face is puffy and covered in sleep lines. You’ve still got your pore strip on, and somehow your eye bags look even darker than usual.   School is in an hour, and you’ve barely got enough time to eat some food, take a shower.  Worse, you’re going to have to skip makeup because there’s just not enough time.  A full face ...

Hope vs TN Promise

Hope vs TN Promise

Jenene Grover, Reporter

November 21, 2019

  TN Promise Scholarship  TN Hope Scholarship  What are minimum requirements for scholarship?  High school degree or GED/HISET, attend mandatory meetings and participate in the mentoring program  Tennessee resident for at least 1 year, graduate from an eligible TN high school, minimum 21 on ACT or 1060 on SAT, minimum 3.0 GPA (unweighted),...