The Blackman Voice

President Trump’s extended travel ban

President Trump’s extended travel ban

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter

March 9, 2020

The first travel ban was put in place by President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13769, titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States. This ban was politically named the “Muslim ban” because the countries banned were predominantly Muslim populated. The included...

AP classes: pro’s and con’s

AP classes: pro’s and con’s

Jenene Grover, Reporter

March 9, 2020

College is something that is always on a high schooler’s mind. Preparing for college is an extremely stressful time. The hardest part about it is choosing the right classes for you. Blackman offers classes varying from standard, honors, and AP (Advanced Placement).  In Tennessee, instead of having a weighted GPA, you have added points to your ...

Senior planning as a junior

Senior planning as a junior

Ally Blake, Reporter

March 4, 2020

Rising seniors, in 2021 you’ll be dancing in fancy dresses and suits. You’ll be jingling your keys at the pep rallies, and you’ll be at the apex of high school.   Most importantly, you will be graduating.  Many questions and ideas come about when thinking of college, but which questions...

Blaze briefs: March 9th-28th

Blaze briefs: March 9th-28th

Taylor Matney, Reporter

March 4, 2020

Sunday, March 8th At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Spring Forward starts in Tennessee. Change your clocks forward an hour. Monday, March 9  Prom tickets on sale for $45 each   Tuesday, March 10   Free financial aid workshop  Thursday, March 12   Early dismissal  Report cards  Orien...

So your President was impeached…

So your President was impeached…

Sienna Philips, News Editor

February 27, 2020

Your president was impeached. Do you know what that means?  On December 18, 2019, President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives. What does this mean?  What is impeachment?  Contrary to what many believe, when somebody is impeached, this does not mean that he/she will be removed...

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...

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...

BHS fund-raising for ALS

BHS fund-raising for ALS

Sienna Philips, News Editor

November 14, 2019

At Blackman High School, the entire student body has an opportunity to have their favorite (or least favorite) administrators get pied in the face. Each administrator has a bucket to collect money outside of the bank. Whoever collects the most money will endure the worst punishment. The punishments wi...

Blaze briefs: week of 9/23

Blaze briefs: week of 9/23

Sienna Phillips, news editor

October 2, 2019

LAST WEEK: Saturday, September 21st The Blackman Boys Rugby Team competed in the Irish 7’s Ruggerfest tournament and went 5-1. They won 35-5 in the final. Thursday, September 26th The Lady Blaze soccer team defeated Smyrna 3-1 for their senior night. Friday, September 27th ...

Future Aviators in The Making

Katelyn Morrow, Reporter

April 16, 2019

Aviation, invented in 1903, is based on the Latin word “avis” for bird. In general, the word aviation means the flying of aircraft for commercial and military purposes. It can also involve the design and development of aircrafts.   The Future Aviators club that we have here at BHS take part i...