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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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 
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