Nationals (APDA) 2017 Quarterfinals: Link
American University boasted a top-8 team in the national tournament hosted at Rutgers University. AUDS President Frankie Orrico and Julie Scott debated Swarthmore’s Miriam Pierson and Will Meyer in the quarterfinals. Swarthmore would go on to win the tournament.
Debate Topic: In 2014, the Russian Government should invaded to take back the ISIS controlled oil fields in Syria.
Brown II 2017 Partial Octofinals: Link
American University and Brown hosted a tournament the same day. Not content to show up to just one tournament, AUDS sent Julie Scott and Isaac Klipstein to Brown. Isaac and Julie broke through to the quarterfinals by winning this round.
Debate Topic: Should we amend the NICS Background Check System to make being on the FBI’s Terror Watch List a sufficient condition for being denied a firearm? Opp chose no.