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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... 

Debaters remain an impressive force

Lauren Creiman News Editor The debate team continued its tradition of success when two of its teams advanced to the elimination rounds at the United States National Open earlier this month. In the tournament, hosted by Claremont McKenna College from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9, La Verne teams MT and PA were among the eight out of 44 teams that advanced to the elimination rounds. Team La Verne MT, consisting of... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The opinion piece “Boomers, spend as you please,” featured in the Sept. 16 edition, forwards the assertion that your generation is somehow wracked by “obvious laziness.” On what criteria do you base your measurement of obvious laziness? From what moral or intellectual ground do you draw the right to identify a whole generation of Americans as lazy? Perhaps the evidence of such... 

Ruiz tapped to take helm of LV debate team

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Speech communications instructor Rob Ruiz was recently named director of forensics at the University of La Verne. Ruiz, who broke the team’s semi-finals curse in 2007 by winning the national championship as an undergraduate here, will take over administrative duties in fall 2011. He follows Josh Martin, the previous debate coach, decided to step away from the team to pursue... 
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