Seawolf Debate Team Shines in Vancouver Tournament

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

The Seawolf Debate Team recently returned from Vancouver, BC, where they competed in the University of British Columbia Invitational Tournament. The competition hosted 88 debaters representing nine universities from the United States and Canada. At the end of five preliminary rounds, four of UAA's six teams finished in the top half of the competition. The Seawolves also earned a number of individual honors, placing seven in the top half of the field.

Over the course of the weekend, the team debated such controversial topics as whether or not votes should be weighted according a person's level of education, whether we should repeal sanctions against Cuba, the right of self-determination for indigenous people, and whether the Roman Catholic Church should play a role in political diplomacy.

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