Debate Society CofC

Debate Society CofC is an event-based, student-lead organization dedicated to promoting civil discourse, bipartisan discussion and civic engagement with students at the College of Charleston.

Formerly known as CofC Debate Team, Debate Society CofC is an event-based organization dedicated to promoting civil discourse, bipartisan discussion and civic engagement with students on campus. Students of all majors, years, beliefs, and experiences are encouraged to attend and contribute to our events. Have an idea for an event or would like to participate or help to plan one? Contact Secretary Sam McCarthy at [email protected]

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[10/24/17]   Today is the day for Free Speech: A Candid Debate on the First Amendment!! Get ready to rumble!

[10/23/17]   Cougs!!! Make sure to check out our event, Free Speech: A Candid Debate on the First Amendment, on Tuesday!!

10/12/2017

We have some exciting news!!

Our first event is coming up and we need YOU to debate about the First Amendment.

Feel strongly about an certain subject pertaining to Freedom of Speech? Let us know! Apply in the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebOt5VRZM90YMpnMcgvXXgv6jF0grUsBmJ2fF3okfSpqjWvA/viewform

10/04/2017

From everyone here on the Debate Society we stand with Las Vegas. Our hearts pour out to those who have been affected by this horrible act of evil.

This is a reminder that despite our many differences, we can agree on love.

#VegasStrong

#VegasStrong

09/18/2017

Loved our events last year? New to campus and want to get involved?
We are currently searching for new committee members to join our awesome team.
Want to help with social media, crunch some numbers, design some fly flyers, or help put on our amazing events? Fill out the link below!
https://goo.gl/forms/nF4zQCQ3DhNzOaBl2

With us the possibilities are endless!

09/15/2017

BuzzFeed News

IRMAGOSHHH check out this video!

Remember our event last year over the impact of fake news? It is still relevant today!

Hurricane Irma has been a major disaster, and the spread of fake news is making things worse. Help halt the hoaxes and misinformation 👇

09/14/2017

Goalcast

You could probably use a pick-me-up after returning from our "hurr-cation."
Here is a little inspiration as we dive back into classes.

These are the 3 rules Lou Holtz wished he knew when he was 21.

Speech given at Franciscan University of Steubenville

09/13/2017

Brut

Miss Congeniality fan or not check out a contestant's response for the Miss America pageant.

Should we say Best in Political Awareness?

“That is the number one issue right now!” The Miss America competition took a surprising turn when Miss Texas called out President Trump over Charlottesville!

09/05/2017

#ThrowbackTuesday to a few pictures from last year! A picture is worth a thousand words, and how much fun we have had can not be justified with just words.

06/01/2017

CNN

Fareed Zakaria discusses freedom of speech, especially in the context of modern political liberals. Do you agree with his points? Disagree?

In line with this video, discuss your views and mindfully listen to others.

Fareed Zakaria says that though many liberals think they are tolerant, often they aren't. http://cnn.it/2r2lWiZ

fastcompany.com 04/27/2017

Heineken Just Put Out The Antidote to That Pepsi Kendall Jenner Ad

Shout to Heineken for acknowledging the value of debate and discussion! If you enjoy continuing The Conversation (any conversation), love debate and are interested in joining our team next year message us your emails!

Also, check out this commercial and comment your opinions on companies getting involved in activism!

fastcompany.com Two strangers with polar opposite views meet in this Heineken ad, which gets political in a way that Pepsi would do well to consider next time.

04/13/2017

Everyone who participated and supported our event last night thank you for working to enrich the world we live in :)

04/13/2017

Debate Society CofC

04/12/2017

Chick-fil-A still got you down?
Don't worry we'll have your chicken and vegetarian options tonight from 5-7 at our Kickin' It With the Debate Society event!
Tonight is your chance to compete in our meme game to win one of our amazing final exam survival kits... see you there!

docs.google.com 04/11/2017

Kickin' It With the Debate Society Team Sign Up

SIGN UP to Debate!!! All info will be provided to you by us! You just get to share your opinion for 3ish minutes! AND THERE ARE PRIZES!! https://goo.gl/forms/CfX1UZBSvkB4Mpsf2

docs.google.com Interested in forming or participating in a debating team at our April 12 event at Kickin' Chicken? At this event, we aim to address the following questions: Does satirical news engage or isolate our generation? Do these comedy based shows help our generation learn more about politics or make us mor...

04/10/2017

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Hey Everyone!!
Sign up to participate in our event this Wednesdsay! This is an informal debate from 5-7 PM at KICKIN’ CHICKEN! It is a team-centered debate on satirical and “fake news.” You can come individually or with a group of your best frands. Gear up to tackle how satire affects our view of politics. There’s a prize for the best debaters!
Sign up @ link below.
https://docs.google.com/a/g.cofc.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd54WbTxITDpthh2q8dnaTCZUYqdz3l5R_aXu43laoRkfw5pg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Don’t want to debate?! Come and enjoy the discussion and free food, just make sure to RSVP Kickin' It With the Debate Society !

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04/09/2017

Debate Society CofC

APPLY APPLY APPLY to our Kickin Event this Tuesday!! It'll be super fun and you get prizes!!!

Excepting team or individual applications to join the debate, all will be accepted!

The Debate Society will be providing all the research! YOU just have to read it and discuss!

CLICK THE LINK!! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!!

https://goo.gl/forms/y1XSJzgX5XW3O4Ze2

04/09/2017

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APPLY APPLY APPLY to our Kickin Event this Tuesday!! It'll be super fun and you get prizes!!!

Excepting team or individual applications to join the debate, all will be accepted!

The Debate Society will be providing all the research! YOU just have to read it and discuss!

CLICK THE LINK!! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!!

https://goo.gl/forms/y1XSJzgX5XW3O4Ze2

google.com

04/07/2017

Sign in - Google Accounts

Great news... if you enjoy NEWS (get it?!?!) media and/or politics there are still open spots to join the debate. Make new friends by entering alone, or show the strength of your novice debating skills by entering as a team! Click the link and fill in the deets! Can't wait to hear you speak!
https://goo.gl/forms/79eldz0rLtZji0xy1
Comment or message with any questions :)

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04/07/2017

Vox

Does this video intrigue you? Interested in political satire and satirical news?
Even more reason to check out our event on Wednesday, Kickin' It With the Debate Society!

Late-night comedians have figured out the trick to covering President Trump, while cable news catches up.

04/06/2017

Andrew Ramos

Kendall Jenner and Pepsi have generated a lot of buzz over the past 24 hours... CofC we want to hear YOUR thoughts and opinions on this controversial ad.

Buzz away in the comments below!!

"Clearly we missed the mark." Yup, pretty much.

Pepsi has pulled a multi-million dollar ad featuring Kendal Jenner after critics slammed it for being "tone-deaf" and obscenely insulting. Do you think it should've been pulled?

04/05/2017

That's right we've got your Kickin' Chicken fix!

Next Wednesday come engage with your fellow chicken-munching peers at Kickin' Chicken over free food and thought-provoking (or shall we say stomach-provoking) discussion around satirical news and it's impact on our society.

Register as team or individual to be apart of our debate, at the link below.
https://docs.google.com/a/g.cofc.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd54WbTxITDpthh2q8dnaTCZUYqdz3l5R_aXu43laoRkfw5pg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Coming to listen and engage in the open discussion? Just make sure to RSVP to the Kickin' It With the Debate Society event page!

03/31/2017

The Wall Street Journal

Some say it's unfair to crack down on Greek Life disproportionately; others say Greek Life deserves more regulation. Thoughts?

The death of a 19-year-old student last month has prompted Pennsylvania State University to ban the fraternity he was trying to join and crack down on Greek life across the campus.

03/23/2017

What impact did the Citizens United decision have on money in politics, and how significant is that impact? Join the CofC Political Science Club for an informative discussion on "Dark Money" tomorrow afternoon!

03/23/2017

The Post and Courier

Former president of the CofC Debate Team and panelist for our past "Slacktivism to Activism" event is making some big post-grad moves with Charleston Area Justice Ministry! Congrats on your hard work, Brandon Chapman!

They say that Mayor John Tecklenburg has resisted calls for such an audit, instead prioritizing an overall audit of all city departments for performance and efficiency.

today.cofc.edu 03/20/2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates To Speak at College of Charleston

Expand your world view of racism around you tomorrow at Ta-Nehisi's lecture “A Deeper Black: Race in America".
Tell us below how Ta-Nehisi Coates has impacted your life and what his efforts mean to you.

today.cofc.edu Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates will give a lecture as part of the College of Charleston's Race and Social Justice Initiative.

europe.newsweek.com 03/17/2017

Europe's top court has ruled that employers can ban headscarves at work

March is #womenhistorymonth reminding one to reflect on the amazing women that have impacted one's life and the society that we live in. Check out the article below framed around present day women's political and social issues and employer rights vs. religious freedom. Share your thoughts below with us!

europe.newsweek.com A ban would need to be based on a consistent restriction on all religious and political dress.

postandcourier.com 03/15/2017

South Carolina lawmakers reverse course, restore domestic violence funds to budget

Here's what is happening in your Palmetto State...

Over the past decades South Carolina has rated dangerous high in domestic violence rates, but now efforts are being made to "build capacity for providing emergency housing services for victims of domestic violence and their children."

Tell us below your overall reaction to this news.

postandcourier.com In an abrupt reversal, state House members have voted to restore hundreds of thousands of dollars to help domestic violence victims, avoiding a drastic cutback in funding for shelters and

03/12/2017

Debate Society CofC

Today is the LAST DAY to apply to be apart of our upcoming debate regarding the controversy around the Confederate Flag.

We are excited to hear your thoughts and ideas, so start typing away in the link below!

Calling all Debaters!

Seen a lot of confederate flags lately? Do you feel passionate about this issue? Do you have debate experience?

Apply to participate in Hatred or Heritage? A Debate on the Public Decency of the Confederate Flag, hosted by the Debate Society at the College of Charleston.

APPLY using this link by Monday 2/27: https://goo.gl/forms/5fSt5edJSqXqZy6q1

Contact [email protected] with any questions.

03/01/2017

Debate Society CofC

CofC we have exciting news!!!

We want to hear your voice regarding the controversy behind the Confederate flag as viewed as either a form of hatred or heritage. Therefore, we have extended the deadline to apply to be apart of our debate regarding the public decency of the Confederate Flag.

If you have experience debating and are passionate about this subject then apply no later than March 12th at our link below.

https://goo.gl/forms/5fSt5edJSqXqZy6q1

In the meantime, check out this interesting perspective regarding the Confederate flag and give us your thoughts below.

nydailynews.com 02/28/2017

Pair gets 35 years for terrorizing party with Confederate flags

CofC we have exciting news!!!

We want to hear your voice regarding the controversy behind the Confederate flag as viewed as either a form of hatred or heritage. Therefore, we have extended the deadline to apply to be apart of our debate regarding the public decency of the Confederate Flag.

If you have experience debating and are passionate about this subject then apply no later than March 12th at our link below.

https://goo.gl/forms/5fSt5edJSqXqZy6q1

In the meantime, check out this interesting perspective regarding the Confederate flag and give us your thoughts below.

nydailynews.com Jose Torres and Kayla Norton were convicted earlier this month under a street gang terrorism law for harassment in Douglasville, Ga.

02/27/2017

Debate Society CofC

Don't forget March 12th is the deadline to apply to be apart of our upcoming event!!

Calling all Debaters!

Seen a lot of confederate flags lately? Do you feel passionate about this issue? Do you have debate experience?

Apply to participate in Hatred or Heritage? A Debate on the Public Decency of the Confederate Flag, hosted by the Debate Society at the College of Charleston.

APPLY using this link by Monday 2/27: https://goo.gl/forms/5fSt5edJSqXqZy6q1

Contact [email protected] with any questions.

02/24/2017

Sign in - Google Accounts

Calling all Debaters!

Seen a lot of confederate flags lately? Do you feel passionate about this issue? Do you have debate experience?

Apply to participate in Hatred or Heritage? A Debate on the Public Decency of the Confederate Flag, hosted by the Debate Society at the College of Charleston.

APPLY using this link by Monday 2/27: https://goo.gl/forms/5fSt5edJSqXqZy6q1

Contact [email protected] with any questions.

google.com

02/16/2017

As we conclude our spotlight post make sure to check out Daniel Kenneth Miles from the Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and how he is actively involved in The College campus.

"There were many things that lined up to get me involved in SSDP, and eventually into activism. When I was a freshman, I was walking down the street and saw a poster featuring Bill Murray holding a pot leaf. I figured that if there was any time to do something involving Bill Murray holding a pot leaf, it was college, and after a short meeting with then-leaders of the club, I signed up to go to a conference in D.C. with them. I was hooked, and have been the co-president of the club since late freshman year. Last summer, as an intern for SSDP’s national office, my first job was to organize a small demonstration which moved from the Washington Monument to the White House. It was a sight to be leading 20 people in Richard Nixon masks yelling to end the drug war."

Catch more from Daniel TONIGHT over an open discussion and FREE PIZZA, at our Slacktivism to Activism: How Can You Make a Difference? event. See YOU in the Education Center, Rm 118 at 7pm.

Have a question for Daniel?? Post it below.

washingtonpost.com 02/16/2017

In praise of slacktivism: Your cliche Facebook post can still make a difference

"Slacktivism has been cast as a threat to more traditional forms of activism. But it's not. It's a spur, a reminder of how those around you are feeling, and a kick in the pants to get invovled in other ways."

To get everyone excited about our event tonight Slacktivism to Activism: How Can You Make a Difference? take a read. Tell us below if YOU agree or disagree with author, Jamie Hodari.

washingtonpost.com Don't be shy with your opinion.

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