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Champion SFSU Speech and Debate Team prepares for national tournaments



Matt Itelson
SFSU Office of Public Affairs

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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs

GREAT VISUALS AND SOUND: Team's public showcase event on Tuesday will feature lively debates on Native American policy, readings, interpretations, drama and more


San Francisco State University's Speech and Debate Team, which won the 2001 National Forensics Association championship in duo oral interpretation and recently won debates versus the likes of Harvard and Dartmouth, is preparing to debate and interpret its way to victories in various events at two top national tournaments next weekend.

The team will hold a Forensics Showcase of events for the public Tuesday, April 2, at SFSU.

Highlights from the Forensics Showcase include:

  • In drama, speech and communication studies senior Andre Bouterre will act out a scene from "Hips, Heels, Hair and a Whole Lot of Attitude," a play by Richard Kelshall about a crime-fighting drag queen.
  • For after-dinner speaking - a type of persuasive speech that uses humor - Marina Whitchurch, a speech and communication studies junior, will discuss why hypochondriacs should listen to doctors.
  • Six members of the team will debate on issues of U.S. control on Native American lands, the official nationwide topic of intercollegiate debate for 2001-2002.
  • WHO:

    Eleven members of the SFSU Speech and Debate Team who will compete in national tournaments.


    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 2


    Humanities Building Room 133, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco

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