On Monday, April 24, 2023, Northern Review hosted its first annual debate between Ohio Northern’s College Democrats and College Republicans. The Republicans were represented by Nicholas Baughman, Jacob Ashley, Wesley Crockett, and Anika Berrios. The Democrats were represented by Logan Harrah, Michael Kirchner, and Allison Ringhiser. The two clubs set their own terms for the debate in collaboration with Northern Review, deciding on abortion and immigration as topics. Northern Review’s editorial board wrote one question for each topic, which were distributed to the debaters one day prior to the event. The debate itself followed the Lincoln-Douglass format, with both teams giving 6-7 minute presentations on both topics, followed by a series of cross-examinations and rebuttals. Still photo credits to Mackenzie Smith.

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