Tag Archives: Debate

Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James: Who’s the greatest?

Minnehaha’s best basketball minds give their opinion If you were asked right now to picture the greatest basketball player ever, who comes to mind? Now, if you were asked what factors led you to this decision, would you be able to explain? Pundits have argued for years about who is …

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MA debate takes state

On Dec. 4 and 5, Minnehaha Academy debaters competed in the Minnesota Classic Debate Championship at South Saint Paul High School. The tournament constituted the debaters’ fourth tournament on the resolution: Resolved, the European Union should require all of its member states to significantly increase the number of refugees they …

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Debate team carves pumpkins

The debate team had a pumpkin carving contest outside in the parking lot after school today. Junior, Slovak student Adam Hano had never carved a pumpkin before, so the team got together in the spooky spirit to fully show him the American tradition. Principal Jason Wenschlag and various other teachers …

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Debate heads to State

“State is always a little bit unpredictable,” said captain and senior Caroline Pellegrin. “Just because you’ve been doing super well the entire season, doesn’t mean it’s going to great at State. So there’s always that element of surprise and kind of twist.” Pellegrin, along with fellow senior captain Scott Stewart, …

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Arguing for the sake of learning and improving

by Erik Snook Debate (noun): “A discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints.” Minnehaha Academy’s debate team is led by World History, AP Government and Speech/Debate teacher Nathan Johnson and senior captains Caroline Pellegrin and Scott Stewart. The team so far has attended three tournaments …

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State debate tournament champions

MA returns with a win There’s no debate about it: juniors Michael Everett and Hugh Mayo are this years state debate champions. On Dec. 1, the pair, along with the rest of the debate team, gathered to compete at the state tournament. In order to prepare for the great debate, …

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