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Speaker article- Byron Seth Knight

Speak Now: A New Era for Speaker of the House

Byron S. Knight, Reporter November 16, 2023

   Since the beginning of the 118th United States Congress, who is to be Speaker of the House has been a question surrounded by buzz and controversy. The previous speaker Nancy Pelosi served in the position...

Amendment article

Missed Opportunities- Revisiting Rejected Consitutional Ammendments

Byron S. Knight, Reporter November 6, 2023

From 1789 to 2019 there were over 11,000 proposed constitutional amendments, from Representative William Stephen Morgans’ reasonable proposal of a dueling ban among elected officials to the ludicrous...

Democracy Article- Byron Seth Knight

Thoughts on American Democracy from Newly Registered Voter

Byron S. Knight, Reporter October 30, 2023

    American democracy, once considered to be a shining beacon upon a hill, now lags behind the political systems found in much of the democratic west. From Canada to Sweden and from Sweden to Australia,...

Presidential Candidates for the 2024 Election

Presidential Candidates for the 2024 Election

Byron S. Knight, Reporter October 12, 2023

   This year's senior class will, very shortly, be registering to vote and making their voices heard in the multitude of upcoming 2024 elections. On March 5, 2024, Tennessee will hold its primary election...

The Capitol Building was attacked on January 6, 2021 by Trump supporters.

The attack of the Capitol Building: uncovering student and teacher perspectives

Maddy Williams, Matt Taylor, Brenlee Goins, and Jenene Grover February 25, 2021

The Capitol Building was attacked by Trump supporters on January 6, 2021. This was instigated by the reaction to the election results.  “From my understanding, President Trump rallied up...

This is my team. These are Hale’s Angels. (Christopher Hale)

Working on a political campaign

Jenene Grover, Managing Editor February 1, 2021

Owen Farnsworth, Blackman 2020 graduate, had the honor of being one of “Hale’s Angels,” (Christopher Hale’s campaign team). Hale ran for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to represent...

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The 2020 election

Jenene Grover, Managing Editor November 2, 2020

It’s approaching November during a presidential election year. That means it’s time to exercise your right as a citizen to vote (after registering).  Voting, like everything else, looks...

President Trumps 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...

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...

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