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Leos hosts debate championships

Leos hosts debate championships
Speaking with extreme opposition on the issue of a woman’s right to an abortion, Ben Kornfeld and teammate Samuel Ward-Parker argue their way to the winner’s seat Sunday at the United States Universities British Parliamentary National Debating Champion­ships. The team from Yale University was named champion after the final round in Morgan Auditorium. More than 160 schools visited the University... 

ULV debate team says aloha to new victory

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer The debate team traveled out of state for the first time this semester representing the University of La Verne in the last two tournaments, in Hawaii and Seattle, receiving national recognition. “It was awesome to see two of our teams make it so far in the tournament and really show the other universities what ULV Debate has to offer,” junior speech communications... 

Debaters face judicial review

Karo Chakhlasyan Arts Editor Five members of the University of La Verne’s decorated debate team are awaiting the results of a University judicial review after they were pulled over last Thursday for speeding, and a student driver was charged with driving under the influence while on the way to a debate tournament at UC Davis. At roughly 11:30 p.m, on Nov. 29, senior psychology major Matthew Harvis... 

Debate gets 2nd, 3rd in LV tourney

Debate gets 2nd, 3rd in LV tourney
La Verne debater Sam French quiets Courtney Pickard of Loyola Marymount University during his argument Sunday in Sneaky Park. French placed as the fourth speaker overall in the World Universities Peace Invitational Debate Tournament, hosted by La Verne. His partner, Carl Decker, placed fifth. The pair finished second overall. The debate team placed two team pairs in the final debate on the topic of... 

Beatles ‘Help!’ debate team

Sarah Veissalov Staff Writer Audience members gave all their loving to the “Paperback Writer: the Beatles Experience” concert, hosted by the La Verne debate team, as they relived the music of The Beatles in Morgan Auditorium on Sunday. Students, faculty and local residents were among the audience. “This was a great homecoming event and a way to give back,” Rob Ruiz, director of forensics, said. Jonathan... 

Debate team places second at Claremont tournament

Sarah Veissalov Staff Writer The La Verne debate team placed second in the finals during the Claremont United States Open. A total of 18 schools with 57 two-person teams attended the tournament hosted by Claremont Mckenna College on Oct. 5 through Oct. 7. Loyola Marymount University took the win in the finals defeating La Verne and two teams from the United States Air force Academy. “I expect them... 

News Briefs

ASULV Open Forum Students can voice their concerns to the Associated Students of the University of La Verne at an open forum, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 in Sneaky Park. There will be a pizza truck providing free pizza for participants. Debate Tournament The debate team will send eight teams and seven student judges to the U.S. National Open at Claremont McKenna College on Oct. 5. —Christina Collins... 

Ruiz preps for debate nationals

Ruiz preps for debate nationals
Robert Ruiz, director of forensics for the Speech Communication Department, is preparing for the National Parliamentary Debate Association’s National Championship Tournament, to be hosted by the University of La Verne next year. During his undergraduate career, Ruiz served as captain of the debate team for two years and won the U.S. National Championships in 2007. Ruiz earned both his bachelors and... 

More faculty debates, please

More faculty debates, please
Editorial Cartoon by Jason D. Cox There is nothing students love more than peeling back the layers of a professor and finding out that he or she is more than a talking head at the front of a classroom. Sometimes this happens by discovering what secret hobbies a teacher is involved in or the special talents a teacher possesses. Sometimes it manifests in an unlikely place, such as the Morgan Auditorium... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I support student journalists here at La Verne and I support the Campus Times, so I hate to have to voice my complaint, but after reading the March 2 issue I have to say something. Can you please hire a copy editor? A copy editor used to be a necessary staff position at any publication committed to accurate reporting, fact-checking, and the English language – why doesn’t Campus... 
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