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Speech team practices for upcoming competition

Freshman Laniyah Thortan is assisted by junior Kaylee Quick with her speech Feb. 21. Speech has been working on their speeches for the upcoming competition Feb. 29.

Ruthie Posada and Molly Schochet

February 27, 2020

In preparation for their tournament Feb. 29, sophomore Semona Robel said the students have been practicing performing and memorizing their different types of speeches. “Currently we are preparing for our February 29th tournament and we are all focusing on different areas of speech, so some people a...

Pelosi ripping speech was excessive

Pelosi ripping speech was excessive

Isra Mohamed

February 24, 2020

When I first saw the video of the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ripping the State of the Union speech, I immediately thought of how the media was going to make a big deal of Pelosi’s actions. I thought she should have expressed her opinion in other ways such as tweeting, because now I believe she will ...

Debate team explores new opportunities

Richard Schmikler lectures debate team members on how to prepare a speech during their meeting Jan. 10. Schmikler showed the team a video of a public speaker to help them prepare for their competition.

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

January 13, 2020

When thinking back to her years in high school, debate team leader Samantha Leo said adding a speech season will challenge the club members to become better at declamation.  “I used to do speech in high school,” Leo said. “It challenged me to be a better public speaker which helped me late...

Display of Confederate flag at school prompts debate

Display of Confederate flag at school prompts debate

June 7, 2016

Crosby-Ironton High School senior Cody Nelson was suspended May 16 for displaying a Confederate flag on school grounds. The school threatened to withhold Nelson’s diploma, but after a protest ensued, he was allowed to graduate.

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