On Thursday, October 8th College Democrats members Jasmin Ouseph, Grant Olson and Alex Coopersmith debated against their freshman counterparts from the College Republicans. The debate was moderated by Government Professor Thomas Kerch and dealt with social issues, economic issues, and foreign policy. Although the event got a little testy at points and there was perhaps more audience involvement than anticipated, it was a great opportunity to once again showcase the differences between the two political parties and the philosophies that drive them. There was no formal winner for the debate, but the resounding opinion of College Democrats members was that their debaters had prevailed.