End of the Regular Season

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments ›› audebate

AU debate finished off their last regular season tournament with a bang. Congratulations to Randi Saunders and David Stauffer who took home 2nd place from Georgetown. Randi also took home 6th place varsity speaker, and Dan Cobos took home 2nd place varsity speaker. The final standings of the year leave Frankie Orrico in the top ...

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APDA elections and Princeton tournament

Mar 31, 2014 No Comments ›› audebate

This weekend we took a break from running our own cases to go to the Princeton tournament that runs on motions style debate. What this means is that each round the tournament presented a topic, which was to be used by every team. Nonetheless, AU debate continued to perform. Out of a total of 112 ...

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27 Days ‘Til Nationals

Mar 23, 2014 No Comments ›› audebate

As the end of our season, AU debate has not lost stem. This weekend we attended the Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. AU had a fantastic showing with two varsity breaks. Congratulations to David Stauffer and Matt Rohn (F+M hybrid) who were 3rd varsity team, and Frankie Orrico and Kyle Grigel (U of Penn hybrid) were ...

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Spring Break: West Point, Stanford, and William and Mary

Mar 17, 2014 No Comments ›› audebate

As the majority of American’s campus took the eleven days off for spring break, a small group of AU debate’s members travelled to three different tournaments on spring break’s weekends. The army was kind enough to provide West Point’s successful teams with officer sabers and mortar shells as prizes. These winning teams were Kurt Girard ...

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American University: Spring Tournament

Mar 1, 2014 No Comments ›› audebate

This weekend we hosted our second tournament of the year. This is the first year we have been honored to host two tournament and we are proud to report our second tournament was a success. Pulling over 60 teams from schools as far away as Yale and University of Chicago, we hosted a loose-links tournament ...

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Superheroes and their Powerful Sidekicks

Feb 23, 2014 No Comments ›› audebate

This weekend we travelled to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Franklin and Marshall College for Proams. Proams are tournaments in which each team must be a novice and a varsity member. So, our superheroes and sidekick teams battled their way through five rounds of debate. Letting their capes fly in the wind, the powerful team of Kurt ...

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New Jersey Part II: Rutgers University

Feb 16, 2014 No Comments ›› audebate

Taking our final trip to Northern Jersey, we visited Rutgers University. Shout out to David Stauffer and Randi Saunders who have broken into out rounds for the fourth weekend in a row! They took 11th place in varsity breaks. Congratulations also to Frankie Orrico, who was in the Top 5 novice speakers. Good Luck everyone ...

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New Jersey Part I: The College of New Jersey

Feb 10, 2014 No Comments ›› audebate

This weekend AU debate society made the lovely trip into southern New Jersey to The College of New Jersey. Luckily we narrowly missed the snowstorm that hit New Jersey, but we got to enjoy the snow that was left on their beautiful campus. We are also happy to report that we had two varsity quarter-finalist ...

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George Washington: Down Went the Bureaucracy

Feb 2, 2014 No Comments ›› audebate

We are delighted to have returned from the second George Washington tournament of the year. A big shoutout to our good friends in Foggy Bottom for hosting such an amazing tournament despite the bureaucracy. We are also pleased to congratulate our own Randi Saunders and Kurt Girard for their varsity break to quarter-finals. Additionally, we ...

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Trek into the Arctic

Jan 20, 2014 No Comments ›› audebate

After over twenty hours in the car, multiple snowstorms, and the national RV museum, we made it to Chicago in and back. Despite the deep banks of snow and freezing temperatures, we got the better of the University of Chicago tournament. Congratulations to Randi Saunders and David Stauffer, who are our varsity semifinalists. AU also ...

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