Peer Pressure

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Good Debate Topics
Bored of the same old debate topics repeated and reiterated at every competition? Here are a few good debate topics that you can choose from for the next time you organize a debate.

As a student, one topic which I remember always making the rounds of the debating circuit was, does violence in television and movies influence the way children behave? By the end of my learning years, I was sure that I had heard every argument that could have been made about the topic. After all, how many examples can you give from television and how many instances of juvenile delinquency can you cite that resulted from watching a violent film? Yes, violence has permeated the media but can we for once stop making it the staple fodder for
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• Recycling should be compulsory. • God: myth or reality? • Sex education - when is the right time to start it? • Media censorship - a necessary change? • Should the legal age allowing consumption of alcohol be raised? • Abortion - should it be banned.
Good Debate Topics for College Students
College students are young adults who have informed opinions and the wherewithal to express themselves in a concise and intelligent manner. Given below are a few informative speech topics for college students. • Evolution or creation: how did human beings come about? • Nuclear proliferation: will development of nuclear weapons fuel a third world war? • Quarter life crisis is the new midlife crisis? • Is the world going to end in 2012? • US military involvement in Iraq has done more good than harm. • Is co-habitation the replacement for marriage? • Human cloning should be allowed. • Will there be another Holocaust? • Do newborn babies remembers their past life? • Media consolidation: pros and cons. • Should same-sex partners have the same rights as heterosexuals? • Are we overworking ourselves? • The United States should eliminate its own weapons of mass destruction - do you agree or disagree? • Is the American dream overrated? • Is it justified to give a dictator a tit-for-tat treatment? • The Roman Catholic Church policy forbidding the use of contraception should be

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