- Conservatives join New Hampshire rally in support of campaign finance reform
- 11 public housing residents complete job readiness training
- Youth health care enrollment event at NIU Rockford Jan. 29
- More than 50 employers at Jan. 29 job fair
- School district’s credit rating remains solid
- State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest
- Park District names employee, team of the year
- A closer look at fracking for natural gas
- Susan Johnson, copy editor, moves on after 21 years
- Guest Column: Clean Water Act: Supporters of clean water must make their voices heard
Local high schoolers excel in Truth Talk debate
From press release
Teams representing Rockford East, Rockford Jefferson and Rockford Roosevelt high schools prevailed at Truth Talk IV, the annual debate sponsored by the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at Heartland Community Church.
East scored ahead of Guilford High School in a discussion of the question, “Have schools done enough to eradicate bullying?” Jefferson emerged on top in a faceoff with the Academic Career Education (ACE) High School over the question, “Should students be guaranteed a free education?” Roosevelt defeated Auburn High School in answering the question, “Do violent video games lead to increased violence in children?”
Winning teams took home trophies. Debate judges Karen Portis, Leonard White and Mike Williams also awarded medals to the top-performing member of each team: Anthony Harden, ACE; Ta’naysha Smith, Auburn; Ciera Shaw, East; Sahand Nuhivand, Guilford; Damario Fair, Jefferson; and Tashala Watkins, Roosevelt.
From the March 9-15, 2011, issue