|Mike Chen and Nathan Graves|
|Michael Mares, Ethan Likness, Mike Chen, Nathan Graves|
|Michael Mares and Ethan Likness|
|Audience Vote Prior to the Debate|
Following the debate, 29 percent supported the motion, 69 percent rejected it, and zero percent were undecided.
|Audience Vote After the Debate|
The winner of the debate was decided by which team had most swayed audience opinion.
"In a sense, both teams won. One team was supported by a majority of the audience while the other team changed more minds,” said Sarah Partlow Lefevre, ISU Director of Debate.
Erik Ekstrom, a new ISU debater, was in the audience. He said, "This was one of the first debate events that I experienced at ISU, and it was good enough to make me want to debate more"
The affirmative team, arguing in favor of the motion, included Senior Michael Mares and Freshman Ethan Likness, both of
The debate was sponsored by The James M. and Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society, an ASISU organization sponsored by K-ISU Radio. For more information about the debate program at ISU, contact Partlow Lefevre at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Assistant Coach Casey Santee at email@example.com.
|Ethan Likness and Michael Mares|