The Blackman Voice

How the Coronavirus is affecting students

RCS’ Food Service Program

Jenene Grover, Managing Editor

May 25, 2020

On March 5, 2020, Tennessee had its first confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Williamson County. By March 12th, the number of confirmed cases in Tennessee reached 18. On that same day, Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order that declared a state of emergency in Tennessee. On March...

How social distancing affects students

How social distancing affects students

Mia Isom, Associate Editor

May 18, 2020

Social distancing is recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This means you have to keep space between yourself and other people for everyone’s safety. The guidelines to social distancing are simple and easy to follow. You have to stay at least six feet apart from others. People...

Online AP exams made simple

Online AP exams made simple

Maddy Williams, Editor in Chief

May 8, 2020

With remote learning continuing across the nation, all AP exams have been moved to an online format. There are many ways to prepare to get ready for these exams. First, check with your AP teacher(s). They will provide practice for you as well as when your exam is and the time frame. Make sure the ti...

How to raise your ACT score

How to raise your ACT score

Maddy Williams, Editor in Chief

April 14, 2020

When applying for college, college applications always ask for your ACT score, and many colleges have ACT requirements to apply for the college or certain scholarships. The ACT is a monumental step in applying to colleges and getting scholarships. With that being said, you need to study in order to make...

June Boys: A race against time and a race for the truth

Students getting their book signed by Courtney Stevens.

Matt Taylor, Reporter

April 13, 2020

Courtney Stevens visited Blackman High on March 6th to talk to students about her newest book June Boys. June Boys is about a serial kidnapper called the Gemini Thief who takes three boys and holds them captive from June 1st to June 30th the following year. These “June boys” survive thirteen...

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...