JSA Wins Five Debates at Fall State

Eleven CSW students attended the Junior State of America Fall State convention in Providence, RI, December 1–2. The theme of this year’s event was “Building Bridges: The Road to Compromise,” with debate resolutions investigating “factions of society — from political parties to rural constituencies to activist movements — [aiming] to inspire empathy and understanding.” Over 400 students from across the nation were in attendance.

CSW students participated in seven different debates and won five. Debate topics included:
  • Resolved, it's beneficial to engage with dictators rather than marginalize them
  • Resolved, that nationalism is inherently negative
  • Resolved, economic protectionism is beneficial
  • Resolved, hip-hop is dead
Julia Applebaum ’19, Orion Douglas ’21, and Ruby Russell ’20 all won Best Speaker awards.

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