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Sexism in speech and debate: competitive speakers’ fight for their voice

Sexism in speech and debate: competitive speakers’ fight for their voice

Tyler Kinzy, Deputy Managing EiC

September 11, 2019

It is the conversation that speech and debate coach Cara Borgsmiller is forced to have several times each season. “I talk openly about it, especially the first time they get a ballot that says something about it.” You were rude to your opponents. Your tone of voice was annoying. Your skirt was...

Debate team has emotional return to nationals

Debate team has emotional return to nationals

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

After a successful districts tournament, the speech and debate team will send six students to compete in three different events at the national tournament in Dallas this June. The events of last year have made this years road to nationals particularly emotional for the team. “Considering the dis...

Debate team dominates districts tournaments

Debate team dominates districts tournaments

Fatema Rehmani, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

The Speech and Debate team has been actively expressing themselves through speeches and performances since 1970. The team is sending seven competitors to the state tournament in Springfield, Mo. and six to nationals in Dallas, TX. This marks the 45th of the team qualifying for the National Tournament.   ...

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

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

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...

Senior Salomi Inje struggles with FAFSA as a non-U.S. citizen

Senior Salomi Inje struggles with FAFSA as a non-U.S. citizen

Carly Anderson, Managing EiC Intern

January 10, 2018

After taking her ACT in June of 2017, senior Salomi Inje received a perfect score—a 36 out of 36. Inje was also a National Merit Semifinalist. These accomplishments should have qualified her for automatic Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] from most colleges, but because Inje is not a Unite...

Meet the novices

Meet the novices

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016

Four new debate members share about their novice experience

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