Sparks - and Wit - Fly as College Debaters Spar LEAVE THE LEGAL PAD AT HOME
Mark Clayton, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
It's Friday evening on campus. So, naturally Michael Shore and other championship college and university debaters are not at a movie or party - they're stepping up to a podium.
Twenty-two minutes earlier Mr. Shore,who is now studying law at the University of Toronto, was told he would argue the case against "commodification of the human body." With scrawled notes on a small pad of paper, he steps to the front for an eight-minute seat-of-the- pants statement to a tough crowd.
"The body is not a cash cow or a condo," he states loudly in the Mount Holyoke College lecture hall here in South Hadley, Mass. "We are more than the sum of our parts. We are not an ATM …
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Publication information: Article title: Sparks - and Wit - Fly as College Debaters Spar LEAVE THE LEGAL PAD AT HOME. Contributors: Mark Clayton, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: December 1, 1998. Page number: 16. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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