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High School Debaters Tackle Divisive Issues In Showcase At Newsweek Office

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April 25, 2023 ( – Newsweek hosted eight high school students from Denver, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., on April 14 at its global headquarters at One World Trade Center in New York City as part of the publication’s partnership with the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL).

Mightier, as the debate-focused initiative has been named, is the latest part of Newsweek‘s ongoing mission to find areas of agreement within divisive issues and provide spaces for open and honest discourse.

Rhonda Haynes, executive director for NAUDL, noted the significance of the partnership for both organizations, saying it represents “the power of longevity as well as the promise of young perspective in debate.”

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