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Debate team kicks off the new school year

Debate team kicks off the new school year

Amaia Barajas

October 9, 2018

As sophomore Liz Hodges looks forward to the new debate season, she said she hopes to develop skills she has learned from debate. “I would like to be more articulate and be able to be a better public speaker in general. As well as improve research skills, writing skills and things like that,” Hodges...

Debate team reflects on first two competitions

Debate team reflects on first two competitions

Emma Kempf and Abby Intveld

October 28, 2017

Looking back on her first debate competition, freshman Liz Hodges said she did much better than she expected. “I ended up winning more than I thought I would,” Hodges said. “I won two out of five debates.” The first debate competition was held at Lakeville South High School Oct. 7, and th...

Junior debater Ben Dodge wins Novice State Tournament

Junior debater Ben Dodge wins Novice State Tournament

Yonah Davis, Alex Balfour, and Navjot Kaur

December 7, 2016

Why do you participate in debate? Just because it's a fun thing to do and I feel like it's a good thing to know how to do. How long have you participated in debate? I've been in debate for almost two months. What is the Novice State Tournament? The Novice State Tournament is for first-...

New members contribute to Debate team

New members contribute to Debate team

Hanna Schechter

November 2, 2016

New debater junior Benjamin Dodge felt surprised when he earned second place in this past weekends debate tournament. “In my first ever tournament I got second place for the novice bracket,” Dodge said. “I was very surprised.” Dodge said the tournament took place in Roseville, and at first he did not feel lik...

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