With persuasion befitting his stature as one of the nation’s top high school debaters, the 17-year-old St. Vincent de Paul senior makes a strong case that he and his fellow orators are intellectual rabble-rousers, their studious approach to life no doubt “cool.”
Lani Frazer argues that it would be a good idea to dismantle the entire transportation system, and to take a good look at capitalism while we’re at it. But that’s just what she argues on the debate team.
By STEVE HART THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Laynie Stephens didn’t know what to expect when she signed up for debate in her freshman year at St. Vincent High School in Petaluma. “I didn’t know much about it, but I thought it would be interesting,” she said. Four years later, [...]