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Speech and debate team honors Haran Kumar through tournament

Speech and debate team honors Haran Kumar through tournament

Kathryn McAuliffe, Convergent Media Writer

October 2, 2018


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Alumni Haran Kumar’s legacy will be integrated into the first speech and debate Eastern Missouri invitational tournament, hosted at Parkway West Oct. 12 and 13. “We want to live the things that he lived and with the types of values he had, to advocate for people who couldn't advocate for themsel...

Four students prepare for upcoming National Speech & Debate Tournament

Four students prepare for upcoming National Speech & Debate Tournament

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


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After posting a combined 13-1 record at the Eastern Missouri district tournament, junior Gokul Venkatachalam and senior Haran Kumar qualified for the 2018 National Speech & Debate Tournament in policy debate while seniors Ryan O’Connor and Cheryl Ma made the cut in public forum debate. “I k...

Seniors Charlie Woodruff and Victor Folk go from debate to life partners

Seniors Charlie Woodruff and Victor Folk go from debate to life partners

Maddie Cooke and Hannah Hoffmann

March 5, 2018


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While seniors Charlie Woodruff and Victor Folk may have entered the Feb. 16 Marquette Invitational as debate partners, the pair left engaged. “I’ve known Charlie for about three years. We met at this tournament freshman year,” Folk said. “[The proposal] was in front of a lot of people, but I wa...

Freshman Tyler Kinzy goes undefeated in debate

Freshman Tyler Kinzy goes undefeated in debate

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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During the final weekend of January, Jefferson City High School hosted their annual debate tournament for teams all around the state. “There was a bunch of different competition we normally don’t see. After a while of competing with the same schools, you recognize people and the pieces they perfor...

Senior Ryan O’Connor reaches 1,000 debate points after three years

Senior Ryan O’Connor reaches 1,000 debate points after three years

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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Over the course of three years, senior Ryan O'Connor has accomplished something that many debate students hope to achieve. He is the first student this year to be a Quad Ruby competitor, which means that he has acquired at least 1,000 debate points. A debate student gets six points for a win, and three...

Nick Bateman’s research at WUSTL

Nick Bateman’s research at WUSTL

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


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While other students are busy cramming their AP government packets and Gatsby reading over summer break, senior Nick Bateman was researching TAU proteins and Alzheimer's disease at the labs in Washington University in St. Louis. “I was interviewed by one of my father’s colleagues and after they decided to let me into the lab, I started working right away,...

Debate team prepares for Districts

Debate team prepares for Districts

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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With the post-season approaching, the Speech and Debate team has been preparing for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) and Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) districts, hoping to later qualify for nationals or state. The competitors range from freshman novices ...

Debate team reflects on season

Debate team reflects on season

Claire Smout, Features Editor

November 16, 2016


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The debate team has competed in four competitions to date, the Greater St. Louis League pre-season/limited prep festival, the Parkway West Invitational, Oakville Congress, and the Liberty High School Invitational.

Student Talking Point: First Presidential Debate

Student Talking Point: First Presidential Debate

Hannah Hoffmann

September 27, 2016


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[row cols_nr="2" bg_color="ffffff"][col size="6"] [/col][col size="6"] BRETT QUICKSILVER, JUNIOR “Last night was actually pretty interesting. I really think that Hillary made her point by actually giving facts and plans - what she’s going to do. Donald Trump, when he was asked a question, would look at t...

Meet the novices

Meet the novices

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016


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Four new debate members share about their novice experience

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