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COVID-19 Updates!

COVID-19 Updates!

Maia O’Brien, News Reporter November 10, 2022

COVID-19 first hit the United States in January of 2020, and the world shut down. The WHO (World Health Organization) declared it a pandemic after 118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths. States...

Things to do at home during quarantine

Things to do at home during quarantine

Michelle Loria, Reporter April 5, 2022

The possibility of being quarantined has existed since COVID-19 appeared. Even though cases are going down, and everything seems to be going back to normal, the possibility of being quarantined...

March 13 marks the 2-year anniversary since COVID shut down all Rutherford County Schools, along with many others in the nation and world.

It’s been 2 years since COVID began: What has happened since?

Ava Porter, Reporter March 13, 2022

Two years ago, COVID-19 shut down restaurants, shops, and stores across the globe.   Everywhere, signs on the doors read, “No mask, no service.” People were scared, grocery stores did not have...

Rutherford County School cases are shown on weekly.

Rutherford County Schools update the COVID-19 policies and procedures

Ava Porter, Reporter February 1, 2022

This school year has been an adjustment because of all the different COVID-19 variants. The suggestions and requirements of what to do when exposed or testing positive are ever-changing.   According...

Rutherford County Schools has mandated a mask policy for all administrators with an opt-out option for students.

The 2021-22 school year has introduced new COVID-19 policies that are ever-changing

Jenene Grover, Editor in chief October 11, 2021

The beginning of the 2021-22 school year has been remarkably different from every other year. Everything started to get back to the “new normal,” and then a new wave of COVID-19 hit, especially in...

Should Rutherford County Schools discontinue mask requirements in the classroom?

The Rutherford County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, April 6, to vote on whether masks should be required in county schools for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  With...

Students wear masks in the uncrowded hallway during class changes.

Rutherford County Schools discusses mask mandate continuation

Zoe Vecchio, Graphics Editor March 18, 2021

Rutherford County’s mask mandate ended at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021. The County Board of Education will be meeting at 5 p.m. tonight, March 18, to discuss, among other topics, the renewal versus termination...

Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic and how this past year affected us.

Discovering joy through shared hardships

The COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. On March 13, 2020, students exited Blackman High School, expecting a short break while the school was deep cleaned. However, students did not return...

Nurse Durrett, Blackman Highs school nurse, has adapted to each change caused by the pandemic.

Nurse Durrett: adapting to being a school nurse amidst a pandemic

Matt Taylor, Reporter March 4, 2021

Nurses are often faced with many challenges throughout their careers, and with the growing pandemic, those challenges are increased.  Amanda Durrett, the nurse at Blackman High School, was born...

Blackman Wrestling is continuing its dominant tradition

Blackman Wrestling is continuing its dominant tradition

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter January 27, 2021

The Blaze Wrestling team has had an interesting year so far with the appearance of Covid-19 taking its toll on their season. The season lasts from October-February in a normal year. Unfortunately the...

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