This is the Debate Club. Every 2 Saturday mornings, the topic will change. I will choose the topic and make the teams that YOU get to choose to be on based on your opinion. In the comment section, you can talk freely about the topic. It'll be entertaining, fun, and a good thing to do when you're bored. If you would like to join the Debate Club and you aren't already a curator, just ask, and within a day or 2, you'll be a curator and officially part of the debate club. Sometimes, the topic might not be that serious. That's okay, because we're only kids, (mostly) and we will do some more serious ones than others. There will always be a Red Team and a Blue Team. If there is a topic where there are 3 or more possible sides, we will add a Green Team, then a Yellow Team, then if we really need it, a Purple Team. Along with you choosing what team you are on, so will I, and I will tell everyone what team I'm on. Please use either research or background information in your answer, or both. If you don't know what the topic subject is, look it up, or just don't participate that month.
Your goal is to get other people to switch to your team.
This month's topic:
There is a big test tomorrow but you decide not to study. It's the next morning, and you take out the filled-out study sheet that the teacher gave yesterday. You are thinking if you should take an honest 0%, or hide the study sheet in your pocket to gain a 100% while everyone else did hard work and studied. You know that you CAN cheat, because you always sit in a seat where the teacher nor the other students can see you at all.
Question: Is it okay to cheat on a test if nobody will ever know?
Red Team: It's okay to cheat on a test if nobody will ever find out.
Blue Team: It's not okay to cheat on a test even if nobody will ever find out.
Green Team: The decision is WAY too hard to make.(If you choose this team, please give reason to both sides)
My opinion will always be displayed at the bottom of the description, right below the rules.
1. You must use this format when commenting on the topic:
"(Team color). (Opinion) (Why, supported with evidence and background information)." For example, "Blue Team. I believe that dark chocolate is better than white chocolate in many ways. It's healthier, tastier, and if that isn't enough, fresher." And then someone else would argue back, or agree with you and add more information.
2. Nothing inappropriate.
3. You are allowed to argue against someone's opinion, (because that's what this club is about,) but please don't do it in a mean or harmful way that will hurt the other one's feelings.
4. No going off topic. This includes talking about the last topic, asking someone to follow you, and advertising. Any signs of that will result in immediate suspension from the studio.
My opinion: Green Team
Reason: It's okay to cheat on that test because you didn't study, and a 0% would kill your average and you're parents would get mad, but also it's not okay to cheat on that test because it's wrong to lie and cheat, and you shouldn't take advantage of a situation like that, even if it means you have to take the consequences.