Students clad in red, white and blue T-shirts announcing their political affiliation crammed into a small lecture hall last night to watch the first presidential debate of 2004.
More than 200 people attended the debate-watch party, sponsored by UA's political science honorary Pi Sigma Alpha.
Emotions during the 90-minute debate flared as students from all sides of the political spectrum cheered and jeered the candidates.
After the debate, students listened to two UA political science professors analyze the debate. Professors James Todd and Henry Kenski each offered lessons in history to put the debate in context.