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Tournament Updates

The 2020 Cabin Fever Debates--UAA's intramural debating tournament--is now in it's final phase.  Eight teams, made of the five winners of each of the preliminary rounds and four wildcard teams, will contest two semifinal rounds on February 25 and March 3. Two teams will emerge from each semifinal to contest the Championship round and their share of over $2000 in prizes. Join us for some hot debates on a cold night!
 

Semifinal 1 - February 25, 2020 at 7 PM in SSB 118
Topic: Even with a 5% tuition increase, UAA is a great value.

  • Opening Proposition: Krusty Krabz (Shannon O'Hare & Jasmyn Bednar)  
  • Opening Opposition: Middle College Menace (Aine Nakada & Kate Zernzach)
  • Closing Proposition:  KRUA 88.1 FM (Tyler Pinnell & June Younkins)      
  • Closing Opposition: Just Speechy (Mackenzie Lindeman & Jenna DiFolco)  

Semifinal 2 - March 3, 2020 at  7 PM in SSB 118
When determining which programs to cut, UAA should focus on preserving programs with a clear employment path (i.e. Nursing, Aviation, Engineering, etc.).

  • Opening Proposition: Argumentative Owls (Paul Cosby & Mat Young)
  • Opening Opposition: Dumbledore’s Army (Katrina Stephens & Haley Hanna)
  • Closing Proposition: T-Rex (Teeana Nicholai & Amanda Hanson)
  • Closing Opposition: Always Right (Thomas Renner & Alex Brown) 

Two teams will advance from each of the semifinal rounds to the Championship round. That round will occur in ARTS 150 on Thursday, March 5th at 7:00pm.

Championship Round - March 5, 2020 at  7 PM in ARTS 150.
Topic: Facebook users have a moral duty to delete their accounts.


Round 1 - February 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM in SSB 118
Topic: Online service providers should be held accountable for the content they distribute.

  • Opening Proposition:  The Mathemagicians (Charles Panigeo & Elizabeth Paton)  
  • Opening Opposition:  CC (Christina Nakea & Calyasta Lee-Lewis)    
  • Closing Proposition:  T-Rex (Teeana Nicholai & Amanda Hanson) WINNER, advancing to semifinals
  • Closing Opposition:  Round Square (Julia Murakami & Patrick Nagel)

Round 2 - February 4, 2020 at 8:15 PM in SSB 118
Topic: Apple was right to refuse to create a "back door" for federal law enforcement agencies seeking information on the Pensacola shooter's phone.

  • Opening Proposition: Always Right (Thomas Renner & Alex Brown) WINNER, advancing to semifinals
  • Opening Opposition: Soggy Pretzles (Ashlyn Johnson & Clint Sengmany)
  • Closing Proposition: Awkward (Douglas Roth & Sebastian Tunley)
  • Closing Opposition: Middle College Menace (Aine Nakada & Kate Zernzach)
Round 3 - February 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM in SSB 118

Topic: The US should adopt a national primary day.  

  • Opening Proposition: Krusty Krabz (Shannon O'Hare & Jasmyn Bednar) WINNER, advancing to semifinals  
  • Opening Opposition: Phallic Pareidolia (Brandon McMillion & Mat Young)  
  • Closing Proposition: Equivocation (Madison Dooley & Samara Byrnes)    
  • Closing Opposition: The Flatulators (John Omnik & Robert Martin)

Round 4 - February 11, 2020 at 8:15 PM in SSB 118  
Topic: Congress should adopt a limit of two six-year terms for Senators and six two-year terms for Representatives.

  • Opening Proposition:  Dumbledore’s Army (Katrina Stephens & Haley Hanna)
  • Opening Opposition: gen z (Mckayla Montgomery & Vanessa Dehart) WINNER, advancing to semifinals
  • Closing Proposition: TheBate (Calvin Miller & Kaity Johnston)
  • Closing Opposition: Parlimates (Noah Hamre & Cameron Vest)
Round 5 - February 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM in SSB 118

Topic: States should never sponsor gambling as a means of generating revenue.

  • Opening Proposition: Just Speechy (Mackenzie Lindeman & Jenna DiFolco)
  • Opening Opposition: Argumentative Owls (Paul Cosby & Matthew Isada) WINNER, advancing to semifinals
  • Closing Proposition: KRUA 88.1 (Tyler Pinnell & June Younkins)
  • Closing Opposition: Dub Step (Kevin Williams & Laura Williams)