By Destiny Carter |Staff Writer|
CSUSB’s forensics team faced off in a novice debate against other colleges at Ohlone college in Fremont on April 30.
The event, Spring Fling, and had a total of 18 schools including CSUSB.
A total of five students from the debate team participated in the event: Destiny Carter, Eloy Carlin, Meghon Everett, Victoria Luckner and Gladys Olivia.
Two students were involved in the parliamentary debate while the other three participated as judges.
Students are given a total of 30 minutes to debate a topic while being for or against the motion.
The debate was only one day whereas some debates are two, or as long as one week. Because this debate was only one day, the speakers had to speak three times.
“I was very nervous for the first debate because I didn’t know what to expect or what the subject was going to be,” said student Eloy Carlin.
This is Carlin’s first year on the team and has hopes to return next year.
CSUSB was the only team from Southern California. The other competing schools were from Northern California.
Student Victoria Luckner was able to judge two parliamentary debates, although she had never judged one before.
“I knew that I had to pretend that I knew what I was doing in order to not look dumb. After the first one, it was cake and I was fine,” said Luckner.
The debate team plans to keep growing from here and hopes to get more people to join the team as time goes by.
COMM 382 will be offered for fall and winter quarters as of right now, and is open to all students.