Students still watch the debates, but seek out other sources too

Share: The GOP presidential primary was kicked off last week with the first debate of the 2024 presidential election race. Fox, who hosted the event, reported 12.8 million views, which is approximately half of the views the network received in 2015 when Trump participated. The former president instead chose to have a 1 on 1 interview with former Fox commentator, Tucker Carlson. He later ridiculed the debate on social media claiming his interview drew 257 million views, statistics no one was able to confirm.  With …

Presidential debate adds to the list of disasters of 2020

Share: Picture two children arguing in front of a teacher on why one should be able to play with a ball over the other. That is what the 2020 presidential debate was like between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump completely derailed the debate turning it into guerilla warfare through an unyielding disregard for the rules set forth to ensure a civil discussion. Follow:

Opioid victims need help, not handcuffs

Share: The sinister scythe that is the opioid crisis within the United States continues to reap the lives of our loved ones, has amassed a body count surpassing the Vietnam War, and remains largely unchecked, if not encouraged by laws passed in the interest of personal gain, our collective naivete in regards to the subject and the inhumane yet popular public sentiment that those who use drugs do not deserve help. Follow:

Blind debater delivers despite self doubt

Share: As Speech and Debate director Cindy Phu and head coaches Allan Axibal-Cordero and Jay Arntson were breaking down the syllabus, explaining events, and outlining upcoming tournaments on the first day of class, student Laura Davila listened nervously while already deciding when to drop. Her plan of escape was interrupted once introductory icebreakers started and she was required to introduce herself. Follow:

Lighting the competitive fuse

Share: Alexis Arredondo has a lot on her mind: six classes, daily speech and debate practices, an upcoming One-Acts play, a string of competitions this semester, and lines on top of lines that she recites in her head when she wakes up, showers, puts on her makeup, and even when she’s on break. But unlike most energy drink-fueled college students, Arredondo looks as though she’s had a full eight hours of sleep. If there’s one thing a performing arts academy has taught her in the …