Newly-formed Debate Club looks seeks members

A fresh face for the chartered club at Pierce College, the Debate Club is trying to get new members to join their club.

The Debate club is designed to help students develop persuasive communication skills, and express ideas through debates they will be hosting throughout the semester.

Vice President Bernard Hanamichi said the club is aimed to help members distinguish between fallacies and the different debate skills out there.

“Joining this club would definitely help you to express yourself better and build up communication skills,” said Hanamichi. “It would be ideal to get club members to debate.”

The club was founded this spring, and has about five to six club members.

Psychology major Sence Pammit, 20, is one of the few members the club has.

“We are hoping to input new members into the club,” said Pammit. “Because it is so new, it is up to us to make it our own.”

President James Depaolo, the Debate Club’s founder, hosts a radio show called “And Another Thing” at Pierce’s online radio station,, every Monday at 11:00 a.m.

Club members said that they couldn’t think of a better man to be the club’s president.

Iqra Hamid, 20, said she was likely to join the club if she had more time.

“It seems interesting enough to join,” said Hamid. “I think it would help me articulate ideas better because I have a problem doing that, it could allow me to express myself.”

The Debate Club had their first official club meeting last Wednesday, but still has to find an official meeting spot.

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