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Two Students Attend Debate, but Don’t Get Questions Asked

dt-common-streams-streamserver-1Hallie Balch and her classmate Carly Holboke attended last night’s third presidential debate in anticipation of moderator Chris Wallace reading one of the questions student delegates had formulated over the summer and submitted to the Commission on Presidential Debates.

They were disappointed.

“It was kind of shocking. They claim we (as a generation) are apathetic, but we were big enough to come and make a presence here,” Balch said.

The two students were still impressed by experiencing the debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump in Las Vegas. Sitting 400 feet from two candidates vying to be the next president of the United States is a little different than watching it on television, they said.

“It’s a serious environment, it’s not entertainment. For the audience you really have to process everything,” said Hallie Balch, a junior at Dominican University in San Rafael.

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Posted October 20th, 2016 | Debate 2016 | General