During the weekend 27-28 April, the Colgate Debate Society held its annual Class of 1884 President’s Cup Intramural Debate Tournament. All the two-person teams competing were made up of one novice debater and one experienced debater. This levels the tournament’s playing field and gives the Society’s novice debaters an opportunity to learn from their more advanced peers.
The teams competing were: Alexa Windsor ’13 and Maddie Allen ’16, Anindya Guha ’15 and Julia O’Neill ’16, Jack Holland ’13 and Justin LoScalzo ’16, Javed Narejo ’14 and Yusra Siddique ’16, and Srikar Gullapalli ’13 and Lorelai Avram ’16. The tournament was chaired by Melissa Haller ’16 and paneled by Emily Luba ’16 and Kevin Costello ’16.
On Saturday, the teams competed in two preliminary rounds of debate, arguing topics such as punishment through exile, the influence of video games and, the limit on how many times a candidate can run for the same office.
On Sunday, championship round’s motion was: This House would allow women and only women to bear arms. Srikar and Lorelai won first place, Alexa and Maddie won second place, and Jack and Justin came in third.
With this, the debate season ended!
We look forward to next year to another great year!