Academics Blog: Rookie Debate Team Competes in Tournament

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The Academics Blog recently published a great article about the St. Thomas Debate Club, a new parliamentary debate club on campus. Here's a sneak preview of their story:

Against all odds, members of AMU’s St. Thomas More Debate Club were able to hold their heads high with pride as they traveled home from Colorado in early February after participating in an invitational parliamentary-style debate tournament. This was the first debate experience for the student-run club, which was founded in Fall 2016 and is entirely self-coached.

Augustine Payne, captain of the team, reported back after the event: “Many teams and coaches were excited to see us when they heard it was the first tournament for our team and that we were a student-run team.” Payne is a junior majoring in Economics. “It was a great experience for me and the rest of the team,” he went on. “We learned lots of new things and, as one judge put it, these little things will take us from being in the novice round to being junior debaters.”

Congraulations to Augustine, Ambrose, John Paul, and Gabriel! Read more about the Debate Club's recent tournament on the Academics Blog.