Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. What we need at Colorado State University is a great debate. We must establish a forum in which the diversity of ideas in our community can be expressed, critiqued and accepted or rejected on the basis of merit. The alternative is to let ourselves be swallowed up by the riptide of political polarization that threatens to jeopardize universities across the country. Option A is that we become people who criticize ideas with our words in pursuit of wisdom. Option B is that we allow ourselves to become vehicles for half-considered ideologies gleefully accepted but seldom reflected upon. The choice is ours. Perhaps conservatives are wrong about immigration and more comprehensive programs for granting citizenship and asylum should be made a priority. Then we could all avoid the tragedy of watching the … [Read more...] about Stanfield: Colorado State is in need of great debate
Who should authorize the expansion of casino gambling in our state – the legislature or voters? Floridians will decide that in November by casting their ballot for or against Amendment 3. And, on Thursday, October 25, talented students from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School’s Speech and Debate team will go head-to-head on the subject during The Great Debate, which will take place at Vi at Aventura. Hosted by Jilda Unruh, an Emmy Award winning investigative TV journalist, The Great Debate will feature students presenting their case on both sides of the issue, as well as the pros and cons of casino gambling. Afterward, Vi residents and guests will cast their ballot for the winning team based on the merits of each argument. “It’s relevant, engaging events and community partnerships that set us apart,” says Renee Garvin, Vi at Aventura Executive Director. “Our residents are excited about seeing the students debate this important issue.” … [Read more...] about Vi at Aventura is ALL ACES The Great Debate
Since 1973, the debate over the designated hitter has raged on throughout Major League Baseball. In my time covering baseball, particularly the Yankees, I have had first-hand experiences with those arguing for the DH. In 2008, promising starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang was the heir apparent to the number one spot in the rotation. However, in what became a 13-0 win in Houston (while the Astros were still in the National League), Wang tore two ligaments in his right foot, ending his season. He played a few more years in the show, but only a few more games in pinstripes. More recently, Masahiro Tanaka suffered mild strains in both hamstrings while scoring on a sacrifice fly last weekend at Citi Field in the Subway Series. General manager Brian Cashman has said he believes he will miss about a month. Tanaka's injury brings focus back to the question of the designated hitter's absence in the National League. This week, I sat down and spoke with two good friends, and former Major League … [Read more...] about The great debate of the DH
Chris Iseman Staff Writer, @chrisiseman Published 1:12 p.m. UTC May 30, 2018 The debate has raged for a while now. Statistics have been analyzed and playoff performances scrutinized. Analysts and experts have tossed their opinions back and forth in an argument that may never truly be answered one way or the other. But recent developments have thrust the debate back into the spotlight. LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan. Who's the greatest of all time? There is no clear-cut answer, although fans on each side of the LeBron vs. MJ debate will try to find one. For one thing, they played in very different eras. The style of the NBA, particularly its emphasis on three-point shooting, is different now than when Jordan played. It's a different game. The other factor is that Jordan and James played against different teams and different players. It's difficult to compare careers that way. James' career also isn't over. There are more statistics for him to pile up and … [Read more...] about LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan. Is there even an answer in the great debate?
[row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”6″] Teams Should Play to Full Strength Jared Walch At some point in every sporting season, we seem to return to the same points and the same arguments. After Rutgers’ embarrassing 78-0 loss against Michigan earlier this season, the argument that we have come back to is this: is it acceptable to run up the score on an opponent? Is there ever a point where enough is enough? Honestly, it is acceptable. We love sports, because we love competition. We enjoy watching our team battle it out with another team to prove supremacy and dominance. We want them to perform to the best of their abilities and if it ends up being a blowout victory, all the better. In many of these games, the starters tend to get things rolling and are then replaced by the second unit once the lead is high enough. It is a technique called coasting and nearly every coach and team does it. You build a lead and then you rest your starters. All you really need … [Read more...] about Great Debate: Is Running Up the Score Uncalled For?