Experienced Barking Bulldogs show new pups the ropes at debate tournament

Barking Bulldogs Debaters and Coaches With Tournament Awards

By Dr. Doug Fraleigh, Director of Forensics    The Fresno State Barking Bulldogs Forensics Team participated in two regional debate tournaments during the past three weeks and had outstanding results at both competitions.     The Barking Bulldogs hosted the Western JV and Novice Policy Debate Championships March 8-10 and the Bulldogs defended home territory.  Nick […]

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Barking Bulldog partners have great debate season

Barking Bulldogs debaters Hunter Sansom and Primavera Leal Martinez

Fresno State’s Barking Bulldogs debate team began in 2011. It’s been growing since then, and its members compete in local, regional and even in national championships representing Fresno State. One team, in particular, has had quite a showing this season. Hunter Sansom and Primavera Leal Martinez, who compete as partners, placed third in the varsity division of the Winter at the Beach tournament at CSU Long Beach on Feb. 2-4. Most recently, they returned to CSU Long Beach to compete in the Pacific Championship Tournament and finished eighth in the varsity division on Feb. 23-25 of last month.

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Fresno State debate team places third at tournament

Barking Bulldogs Debate Team win another trophy

Primavera Leal Martinez and Hunter Sansom, with the Barking Bulldogs Debate Team, finished in third place in the varsity division of the recent Winter at the Beach Speech and Debate Tournament held on the California State University Long Beach campus Feb. 2-4. Martinez earned the eighth-place speaker award and Sansom earned 12th place. “We took three novice teams […]

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Barking Bulldogs place third in debate tournament

From left: Quinten Levin, Hunter Sansom, Primavera Leal Martinez, Nick Mirza, Correll Vaughn and Tom Boroujeni.

Fresno State Barking Bulldog debaters Primavera Leal Martinez and Hunter Sansom placed third in the Robert Barbera Debate Tournament at California State University Northridge, Nov. 10-12, their final tournament of the fall semester. 

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ALUMNI NEWS: Bulldog named to lead Marjaree Mason Center

Nicole DiBuduo Linder, class of 1998, was recently named the new executive director for the Marjaree Mason Center (mmcenter.org/), a shelter for victims of domestic violence in the Fresno area. While she was a student at Fresno State, Linder studied public relations in the Mass Communications and Journalism Department (fresnostate.edu/artshum/mcj/) and was a member of the Barking […]

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Debate camp draws students from around the state

~ By Lisa Maria Boyles Standing at the front of a classroom in the North Gym, Sameer Sundranj grinned before he started. Then the University High School student launched into a 5-plus minute speech, spewing words faster than a rapper. With gasping breaths in between phrases, Sundranj expounded about China, Zambia, capitalism, Marxism and neo-liberal […]

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