Forensic society hosts debate tournament
This past weekend, the UH Forensic Society hosted three days of intense debate at the 9th annual Pussycat Swing National Collegiate Forensic Tournament.
The UH Forensic Society was involved in almost all aspects of the tournament. Behind the scenes, team members were helping participants check in and find classrooms, announcing debate topics, collecting judges’s ballots and doing everything in between.
“The tournament really helps get our school’s name out and bring attention to our campus,” said Alex Lacamu, another junior co-captain.
The tournament was divided into three categories: parliamentary debate, international public debate and Lincoln-Douglas debate.
After topics are announced, teams had 20 minutes to prepare their arguments. While each style poses its own technical challenges, all are intense and require participants to be quick on their feet as they draw from knowledge on a wide range of topics.