Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Great Success at The University of Vermont Huber Debates

The St. John's Debate Society did well for the season opener! Shreshth Jain and Alisha Siquiera advanced to the semifinals, and Korey pace and Alia Bellwood made it to quarterfinals.

The tournament featured 74 teams in the BP format and was expertly and politely hosted by the enthusiastic members of the Lawrence Debate Union at the University of Vermont.

Alia Bellwood also was recognized as Third speaker at the tournament.

Next week, the team travels to Claremont California for another weekend of tough competition!

Here is a link to the official press release!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Busy Start of the New Season

It hasn't been anything less than busy and exciting for the STJ debate society as we begin our run up to the first tournament of the 2009-2010 season - the Huber Debates at the University of Vermont in Burlington!

We've had 2 new member meetings that were very well attended - both had to be moved to larger classrooms, and even then it was standing room only for the demonstration debates. After the debates, new students could ask questions of the coaches or of the student debaters to figure out why and how they made particular arguments during the debate.

In another development, STJ Debate practices will be broadcast live this season on the Stickam network. This is the link you will need to view the debates.

Debates are broacast on Monday and Thursday nights at 7PM Eastern time, (which I believe is 24:00 GMT). If you log in and view the debate you can broadcast your own webcam and participate in our chat room, which so far has been populated with very keen and critical observers. Looks like a lot of fun in there!

Meetings are held every Monday and Thursday night in Marillac Hall. If you are a student, you can get more information by emailing the program's director, Steve Llano.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Getting Started

It's still summer right now, but go ahead and bookmark us. We'll be posting information and reports from tournaments and other debate activities starting in September!