On Friday, 21 2020 the CHS Debate class debated throughout the school day. Classes were welcomed to the auditorium to watch the debate, and later vote for the teams they felt won on Instagram and Twitter.
Each year the CHS class – offered through the University of Pittsburgh – is required to participate in a school-wide debate centered around a common theme before an audience. For the last 10 years B-A has offered the debates to the entire student body.
This year’s theme was “Today’s Youth Are Best Prepared to Move America Forward.” Topics included TODAY’S YOUTH ARE MENTALLY TOUGHER THAN EARLIER GENERATIONS; SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS DAMAGE YOUNG PEOPLE’S SENSE OF SELF;
SOCIAL MEDIA MAKES YOUNG PEOPLE NARCISSISTIC; GENERATION Z’S IMPACT ON POLITICS WILL BETTER SOCIETY; YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY ARE MORE ACCEPTING OF SOCIAL CHANGES THAN PREVIOUS GENERATIONS.
The debates were taped and the top debate will be sent to the University of Pittsburgh, where teachers will determine the top arguer from each school participating in CHS debate. Those students will then head to North Allegheny High School in May for another debate.