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HWS Debaters win Pre United Asian Debating Championship. Sreyan Kanungo ’23 and Sarim Karim’ 22 teamed up with Josh Kemp, a graduate from London School of Economics, and recently won The Cross Debsoc Pre United Asian Debating Championship tournament on Sept. 26. This was the first time the trio debated together. The international Asian Parliamentary

After qualifying for the quarterfinal round at the World Universities Debating Championships 2021, Sarim Karim ’22 and Sreyan Kanungo ’23 became the eighth place English as a Second Language team in the world. World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC) is considered the most prestigious debate tournament in the world. The 2021 competition included the best debaters

This spring, the HWS Debate team hosted the HWS Round Robin, a major tournament on the international circuit.

HWS Debate team members Eden LaRonde ’24 and July Winters ’24 participated in a parliamentary style debate on NewsTalk 93 FM, a Jamaican radio program, on Jan. 13. On Jan. 6, the pair won the Tertiary Division of the Jamaican Debate Academy and Open.  On NewsTalk 93 FM, a radio program broadcast in Kingston, Jamaica,

This semester the HWS Debate Team welcomed in a robust class of 14 novice debaters, defined as those in their first year of collegiate debate. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the team met three times a week and used social distancing classroom learning as well as online practice schedules to learn the ropes and prepare for an

Reed Herter ’22 is finishing a first term as president of the HWS Debate Team. While this role requires a lot of time and dedication, Herter has taken it upon themself to promote debate excellence for HWS Debate as well as the broader debate community. Herter stands among the top students in the North American

In the first installment of the Debate Team Diaries, Lillian Davis ’24 offers a firsthand look the challenges and excitement of hosting the national championship, the largest debate tournament in the U.S.More than 40 members of the internationally ranked HWS Debate Club meet three times per week to train for upcoming tournaments. In this series,

Despite the global pandemic forcing tournaments to move online, the HWS Debate squad has continued to show they are very competitive against the strongest schools on the North American circuit. The HWS varsity squad started and ended the first semester of the 2020-2021 debate season with strong showings. HWS Debate advanced two teams to elimination

This past weekend the HWS Debate Team made history when they hosted the first online United States University Debate Championships (USUDC). The tournament was originally scheduled to be in person before the rise of COVID-19 and is one of the most prestigious competitions in the country. The team, led by Tournament Director and Team President

HWS Debate once again showed its caliber as Sarim Karim ’22 and Sreyan Kanungo ’23 ranked in the top six teams competing in a tournament hosted by the Malaysian Institute for Debate and Public Speaking. The event was held online. The HWS pair competed in five preliminary rounds in the Youth Debate Open and finished as