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Debate puts in extra work for State

Debate puts in extra work for State

Grace Schultz

December 13, 2019

Junior Kaylee Quick was proud of how her teammates performed after the JV debate team went to State Dec 6. “My team overall did very well, especially the novices,” Quick said. “However, I didn’t do my best because state is a really traditional tournament.”  Debate tournaments consist...

Debate team practices for upcoming tournament

Debate team practices for upcoming tournament

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

November 3, 2019

As coach Aedan Helweg reflected on his time teaching the debate team, he explained how the club can be beneficial for other aspects of life. “Debate is awesome, it’s a great way to prepare for just about everything you can prepare for — college and your professional career,” Helweg said. ...

Staff Editorial: Local Trump rally sparks division

Staff Editorial: Local Trump rally sparks division

October 17, 2019

The night of the Trump rally Oct. 10, gloomy skies and flurries of rain complemented the unfolding chaos below as the president spewed hate before a large audience of his supporters inside the Target Center, sheltered from thousands more protesting outside. Although Trump stuck to the basics for much of the rally — focusing on the booming economy, corrupt media and the ongoing impeach...

Debate team begins competitions

Debate team begins competitions

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

October 6, 2019

Debate team member and junior Liz Hodges said she has noticed her growth as a competitor over the last year in her recent debate tournaments. “Last weekend was our first competition of the season and during my first round I was really proud of myself, because I won on both offensive and defencive...

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...

Mass shooting prompts unproductive debate cycle

Mass shooting prompts unproductive debate cycle

William Phelan

March 19, 2018

Nikolas Cruz, 19, opened fire in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, killing 17 people on Feb. 14. In the wake of this event, many experts have weighed in on the issue of gun violence and how to prevent such tragedies. The call for a ...

Debate club begins with no returning members

Debate club begins with no returning members

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

October 12, 2017

Junior Wyatt Gann said while looking forward to all new members, the inexperience could put the debate team at a disadvantage. “There won’t be returning students to mentor the new members and provide personal experience and advice,” Gann said. “Hopefully (new members) can set the foundation...

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...

Debaters travel to improve skills

Debaters travel to improve skills

Nietzsche Deuel

September 7, 2016

For two vigorous weeks sophomores Grace Farley and Ayanna Nathan attended the National Debate Forum at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Nathan said she enjoyed having someone familiar with her at the National Debate Forum. “Having Grace there was great. We were roommates, so it wa...

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