Engaging in civil discourse, we learn that ‘we share the truth between us’
In an age of predawn rage tweets by President Donald Trump and public cries from his opponents like “Impeach that (expletive),” a special debate last week at UNLV offered hope that civil discourse can return to American politics.
Nevada voters are about to weigh in on a governor’s race that’s closer than any has been in decades, with implications for the health care of hundreds of thousands of people and the future of public education.
Football, basketball and other sports often draw talented athletes from beyond Nevada’s borders. But another competitive organization on UNLV’s campus didn’t have to look far to find one of its top performers. Jeffrey Horn, a graduate of Green Valley High, and team partner Matthew Gomez have taken UNLV’s public policy debate squad to new heights this season.
About 65 middle- and high-schoolers learn art of debate at UNLV
Twelve high school students stood inside a classroom at UNLV, each facing a laptop and timer on a chair. Matt Gomez, the debate lab leader, instructed the students to set the timer for five minutes and pull up the lengthy evidence files on their screens.