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British National Debate Team to Square Off With Penn State

The Penn State Speech and Debate Society is getting some international competition.

The British National Debate Team will visit Penn State on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The debate will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Foster Auditorium in the Paterno Library.

The debate will center around the topic: “Private political donations in the U.S. should be banned.” Attendees will be able to interact with the teams and gives speeches at the free event. Penn State must be a formidable opponent, as the British National Team also came to the university last year as a part of a two-month-long U.S. tour. Last year’s debate centered around the question, “Should hip hop clean up its act?”

The Penn State Speech and Debate Society was founded in 1898. The event is co-sponsored by the CAS Department and the Center for Democratic Deliberation. If you are interested in joining the Penn State team for its practices, the members meet at 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday night in 220 Willard, according to the team’s website.

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Josh Glossner

Josh Glossner is a first generation Penn Stater majoring in print journalism from Bellefonte, Pa. He shares the same birthday as Jon Bon Jovi and Dr. Suess. You can find Josh rockin’ the 50s attire as a server at Baby’s Burgers and Shakes, where his milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard. He enjoys attempting to twerk in what little spare time he has and performs in local drag shows as Carrie Oakey.


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