The Niles North Debate Team and the Social Studies department will be hosting the Spartan Presidential Debate Series in conjunction with Michigan State University. The event will begin at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 11 in the Codell Commons at Niles North High School, 9800 Lawler, Skokie. The event will feature non-partisan policy discussion of the core issues in the 2012 election. There will also be a discussion of the history of the presidential debates, how the debates help shape national discourse and the importance of being an active citizen in a democratic society. A live screening of the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will follow at 8:00 p.m.
The event is free and the community is invited to attend.
Niles North Head Debate Coach Katie Gjerpen said, “This will be a great opportunity for our students, and I am excited that Michigan State has selected Niles North as its host site for the Chicago leg of its four-stop national tour.”