The Orion

Diversity debated downtown

Nathan Lehmann

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






DebateWEB.jpg

Aimee Guy vocalizes her opinions on the unfair treatment of pitbulls in modern society downtown Friday as part of the Great Debate. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Chico State students gathered in the downtown plaza all-day Friday for the city’s biannual Great Debate.

Over 1700 Chico State students presented speeches, debates and group presentations centered around this year’s theme: diversity and discrimination, said Gina Tigri, the program assistant for the debate.

“The Great Debate is a way for us to encourage students to engage in the community,” Tigri said.

Mathew Floyd, a freshman psychology major, and Michel Valencia, a sophomore environmental science major, spoke about the lack of diversity in the United States Congress in their presentation.

“The event informs people about issues that affect all of us,” Valencia said.

Nathan Lehmann can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Diversity debated downtown

    Community

    Feather River hospital to close, over 1,200 employees to be laid off

  • Diversity debated downtown

    Breaking News

    Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

  • Diversity debated downtown

    Multimedia

    The Orion Newscast Feb. 13, 2019

  • Diversity debated downtown

    Community

    Two years later, questions about the Oroville Dam Spillway remain unanswered

  • Diversity debated downtown

    Community

    Camp Fire memorial service held at reopening of Paradise Performing Arts Center

  • Diversity debated downtown

    Crime

    Police chase results in arrest of one of Butte County’s most notorious criminals

  • Diversity debated downtown

    News

    Police Blotter

  • Diversity debated downtown

    Community

    Students and community members speak at 3rd annual People’s State of the Union

  • Diversity debated downtown

    Community

    DACA webinar provides clarity and information

  • Diversity debated downtown

    Campus

    Chico State hosts open sustainability forum

Navigate Right
X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Diversity debated downtown