Protests are par for the course in the politics of Democratic societies, but all too often they take an ugly turn. And when they do, any message, purpose or intention is lost to violence and chaos.
Tuesday night’s event, entitled “Sex on the Beach,” changed that. The discussion was organized by students as part of the University of Miami’s “A Week for Life,” a week-long series of events to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and promote sexual health. The discussion took place in the University Center’s I-Lounge, which was filled with decorations, food and even virgin Daiquiris. Each guest donned a lei necklace and sat on one of the many sofas that were arranged in the shape of a circle.
President Barack Obama’s first 71 days in office is surely a hot topic for all politically-minded college students, but few relish a good political argument as much as debaters. On Thursday night in front of a crowd of about 20 people, the UM Debate team hosted three Irish debaters in a dynamic debate about Obama’s first three months in office.