Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 4:25 pm
Young debaters at the Bay Area Urban Debate League in Oakland, Calif., say that there are a lot of differences between the way that they debate the issues and what they see the presidential candidates doing on debate nights.
The high school debaters at the Bay Area Urban Debate League get together every week in downtown Oakland, Calif., to hone their arguments and debating styles. But the young debaters have had a chance during the recent presidential debates to see how it's done on the national stage.
They watch with pen and worksheet, taking notes and analyzing the candidates' debating styles, hoping to glean some lessons from the pros.
There is a lot for these young debaters to observe and compare, but they have also noticed some key differences.
For the past several weeks we’ve been featuring the voices and perspectives of inner-city teens from Arupe Jesuit Academy in Denver. Our youth radio project is part of collaboration with the Denver non-profit Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop. The goal is to teach teens of all walks of life how to become better writers and speakers.
As part of the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop we’ve been hearing voices and perspectives from members of our community that we don’t often hear from, inner-city teens from Arrupe Jesuit Academy in Denver. The goal of the youth radio project is to teach teens of all walks of life how to become better writers and speakers. Today we hear from Favianna Oropeza.