The Itinerant Mainer
We promised you updates on cool things team members are doing, and here's the first one. The Itinerant Mainer (what a name!) is none other than our very own Rami Blair, and on his blog you can find his musings about life, love, and literature. Rami's research examines British novels of the Interwar period to determine the changes in women's lives, roles, and duties in the early twentieth century, and his blog is an extension of that research and an application of it to the world around us today. The Itinerant Mainer is a unique and engaging look at the work of one of our most accomplished debaters. Go to the link below and check it out.
The Itinerant Mainer
Morehouse has many fine traditions. One of them is the Maroon Tiger's annual Man of the Year (MOTY) issue, which honors and profiles a student who exemplifies the values of the institution and discusses his achievements and growth. The MOTY issue also profiles several students from across the AUC, separating them into categories such as entrepreneurs, travelers, and intellectuals. In the 2013-2014 MOTY issue, the Morehouse Debate Team received the honor of being identified and profiled as the finest example of intellectual achievement Morehouse has to offer.
For over an hour, the senior members of the team sat with the Maroon Tiger writer to discuss various topics, including debate, intellectual excellence at Morehouse, funding for various programs, and more. The article is a well written and accurate peek into the minds of some of Morehouse Debate's finest; team members are candid and frank, and more than one takes the opportunity to call out a perceived issue with the school, administration, student body, or all of the above. If you have some time, check it out at the link below.
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Thanks to the Maroon Tiger and Maya Whitfield for an excellent article
It's nice to be a winner, and it's even nicer to win against a talented program. When that win comes in a pivotal debate that's on a topic that can have extremely personal meaning and outcomes, things can't get much better.
It's that time again! On Friday, 9/12/14, Morehouse Debate will be traveling to Washington, DC for our annual clash with Howard University's team during the Nation's Classic. Known as "The Game Before The Game," this often spirited and fluid debate has been known to draw huge crowds of students and alumni who are keen to celebrate the storied tradition of discourse these two schools have. This year's topics have recently been decided on, and the team is already hard at work researching and discussing arguments to make this debate even better than in years past. The resolutions for this year are:
1. This house believes that HBCUs must diversify to remain relevant in the 21st century.
2. This house believes that college athletes should unionize.
Stay tuned for updates, and feel free to comment with any opinions or insights!