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Ruiz mentors debaters to success

Ruiz mentors debaters to success
Director of Forensics Robert Ruiz reads “Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence” and relaxes before debate Nationals while displaying his favorite sports teams’ jerseys in the debate team’s lounge. Ruiz enjoys reading and is a self-proclaimed sports fanatic, especially of the Dodgers and Denver Broncos football, but says his life is his work. / photo by Helen Arase Hayley Hulin Staff... 

A feminist playmate?

A feminist playmate?
Gia Karpouzis, sophomore philosophy major, argues that women who pose for Playboy Magazine are doing great harm to the feminist movement. She spoke after her partners, Mary Anne Mendoza, senior political science major, and Marissa Solomon, senior political science and speech communication major. The debate team hosted a public debate Wednesday about the morality of posing for Playboy in honor of Women’s... 

Faculty debate amuses

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Laughter and “here, here’s” filled La Fetra Auditorium yesterday as students watched their professors debate whether human rights are a luxury only developed countries can afford. Professors Gitty Amini, Bill Cook, Jay Jones, Sean Dillon, Roy Kwon and Jason Neidleman participated in the Hot Spots event put on by the International Studies Institute. Ian Lising, chair... 

News Briefs

Debate Team to Discuss Playboy In celebration of Women’s History Month, the La Verne Debate Team is hosting an all women public debate on the morality of posing for Playboy. A “Feminist” Bake Sale will also be going on during the debates from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Campus Center. College of Law Info Session An information session will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the... 

Debaters’ success continues

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Hoping to bring home a second national championship, the debate team participated in two recent tournaments in San Diego and Hawaii. Just a few weeks into spring semester, La Verne debaters have already begun racking up wins for 2014. The Point Loma Tournament last month in San Diego was the first competition of the semester and has been a central tournament for the past... 

Debaters defend title at UC Davis

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Motivated by its recent international win in Canada, the debate team continued its successful streak, placing first in the UC Davis tournament this month for the second year in a row. Two teams, consisting of juniors Brittany Boiko and Natalie Holland, as well as sophomore Jonathan Singleton and graduate student Brittany Lokar, made it to the final round. Lokar and Singleton... 

Debate makes history

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer The debate team made the record books last weekend in British Columbia as captains Carl Decker and Sam French won their first international championship; the first in University of La Verne history. After two days, six preliminary rounds and the grand final, the team was crowned the 2013 UBC Champions at the University of British Columbia’s annual Inter­varsity Tournament. The... 

Anderson motivates speech pupils

Anderson motivates speech pupils
New Adjunct Professor of Speech Communica­tion Michaeline Anderson teaches two sections of the Fundamentals of Public Speaking course. Besides speech communication, Anderson also studied art history as an undergraduate student. As a huge Harry Potter fan, Anderson occasionally wears a Gryffindor tie to class on casual days. / photo by Ryan Gann Alana Glenn Staff Writer When Michaeline Anderson isn’t... 

Debate team places second in Open

Debate team places second in Open
Sophomore Jonathan Singleton argues for the opening opposition team in the first debate at the tournament Oct. 11 hosted by Claremont McKenna College. The debate discussed whether the federal government should step in to aid Detroit with its financial problems. Singleton was the first from the opposition to argue against a bailout. Singleton and his partner, Melanie Nadon, were ranked second in the... 

Global warming debated

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer The debate team celebrated the University’s “One Book, One University” program in the ACB Sept. 12, showcasing an open debate regarding the idea that humans are not responsible for global warming. Debaters argued the cause of global warming and concluded that it is a mixture of the normal fluctuation of earth’s temperatures and human destruction. “We have a choice... 
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