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Chico ‘Great Debate’ questions social media

(Left to right) Alexander Stolp and Cody Peterson. Both participated in the final debate. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Julian Mendoza

April 17, 2019

This year's Great Debate focused on the concept of engagement in democracy.Two teams debated that question in a modified format of the National Parliamentary Debate style on Friday.The teams were split into affirmative and negative sides of the argument and both sides would bring multiple arguments to the table at T...

Rookie debaters test their skills in tournament

Justin Jackson

December 11, 2018

In a day of civil discourse, Saturday, the Chico State Speech and Debate Team hosted a rookie speech and debate tournament on campus. From the nervous to the persistent, many students who participated in the speech and debate tournaments came to test their skills for the first time. In the public...

Diversity debated downtown

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

Nathan Lehmann

April 12, 2014

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 e...

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