Trojans Come in Strong at Claremont

This weekend the Trojan Debate Team went to Claremont McKenna College to partake in a ten round debate tournament. That amounts to nearly twenty straight hours of debating held over three days and as the dust settled, USC came home wielding two trophies.

Partners Nisha Kale and Anshika Niraj came home with fourth place and Sameer Nair-Dessai and Hannah Hunt brought home fifth!

Despite the long hours, this was a phenomenal way to end out our Fall Season and the team will have its next round of tournaments starting in 2018.

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Fight On!


From Left to Right: First Row: John Woo, Reece Ringo, Matthew Schaupp Second Row: Will Borie, Brendan Morey, Leo Houts, Nisha Venkat, Alia Atkins, Dustin Wong Third Row: Anessa Feero, Varunya Ilanghovan, Hannah Hunt, Anshika Niraj, Nisha Kale, Sameer Nair-Dessai


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Trojan BP Debate at Yale IV 2017

Over the Halloween weekend, seven of our debaters flew to Connecticut to participate in the Yale Intervarsity Tournament. We sent two varsity teams, one novice pairing, and a judge who all did exceptionally well and got to take on the some of the best debaters in the country from schools like Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, etc.

We especially want to laud the novice pairing of Leo Houts and Brendan Morey  (second from the left and fourth from the left respectively) for being only one point away from breaking into the novice semifinals.

A huge thank you to the Yale team that put this tournament together and a just as big a thank you to the Hunt family for hosting the team.

An incredible learning experience overall and we can’t wait to see what else the year has to offer for Trojan BP.

Fight On!



Pictured from left to right: Hannah Hunt, Leo Houts, Denny Baek, Breandan Morey, Jace Collins, Maya Harmon, and Harper Hunt



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Parliamentary Debate Takes First at SDSU

This past weekend the Trojan BP Debate Team went to a tournament hosted by San Diego State University. This was a great tournament for both experienced members and novices and resulted in a sweeping win. USC came home as the overall #1 team that attended.



The USC BP Team at SDSU


Congratulations to Anshika Niraj and our President Nisha Kale for placing as the number one duo who, in addition to earning a perfect score of 18 out of 18 points, brought home the awards as first and second best speakers respectively.



Nisha Kale (left) and Anshika Niraj (right) posing with their best speaker awards


Kudos to everyone that went! Fight on Debate Squad!

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USC British Parliamentary Debate First Meeting


Come by ASC 330 this coming Tuesday, August 29th at 7pm for an informational meeting to learn about USC’s BP team and meet older members.


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BP Involvement Fair Table

Welcome to the first week of classes for USC’s 2017 Fall Semester!

The USC British Parliamentary Debate Team will be having a table set up for involvement fair this Wednesday, August 23rd from 11:00am-2:00pm.

If you have the opportunity to drop by please come for information on our meetings and to meet your wonderful E-Board members!

If you can’t make it, still feel free to reach out via email and we will get back to you as soon as possible with all relevant information.

See you all there!

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Congratulations to Everyone Attending SDSU!

20 members of TDS: BP Team attended the Aztec Invitational at San Diego State University this weekend. Congratulations to Nisha Kale and Anshika Niraj for breaking to the semifinal round in a field of 40 teams, and to Anshika Niraj, Tim Nguyen, and Tanay Chheda for being Top 10 speakers overall. Also, special shout out to Chung Ming Zen and Sarah Chan for breaking as judges!

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Nationals Success

If you haven’t already congratulated Anshika, Niroop, Bobby, and Tanay for their performance at nationals a week ago now’s your chance. Go hunt them down on campus and berate them with compliments. Especially Niroop, because guess what? He won top 10 novice speaker at Nats! That’s huge because this is the first time anyone from the TDS: BP Team has ever achieved some kind of recognition at nationals. Hopefully, we’ll be even more successful next year!12980969_995019933921843_3707443_o

Stellar performance from all, even Bobby with that angelic glow in this picture.

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Dafne and Daniel Cup 2016

The annual USC BP Debate Team Internal Tournament was held this weekend! The tournament holds a special place in all of our hearts: it is named after Dafne our club’s noble founder, and Daniel our last president. A big thanks goes out to Dafne and Peterson for returning from their post-debate lives to judge our competition.

In the end the real stars were tournament winners Harper Hunt and Niroop Rajashekar #PFTW! Best speaker award was earned by the eloquent Anshika Niraj.

Have fun eating off of those finalist plates at the banquet!

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USU Western Regional Championship

Congratulations to all of the teams and judges that attended the United States Universities Western Regional Championship at Cal Poly! 64 teams from 14 universities competed for the title. USC’s teams included Tim Nguyen & Phillip Richards, Anshika Niraj & Nisha Kale, Kenneth Lee & Justin Bongco, Bobby Vo & Tanay Chheda, and Rebecca Hu & Dan Giles. Judges inclueded Noha Ayoub, Samantha Strong, Darwin Mendyke, and Tina Sayegh. Special felicitations go out to Justin for recieving 7th top speaker award at a 128 person tournament, and Noha for being such a stellar judge as to be chosen to adjudicate the final round. Motions spanned everything from Syria to executive pardons to arts education in schools. After such a long weekend filled with debate and team bonding, we can be sure that everyone is looking forward to spring break!

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Hart House Debrief

The female warriors of the USC debate team have returned safe and triumphant from the foreign land of somewhere in Canada.  This all female tournament provided our debaters a much needed forum to discuss current gender issues, which certainly still exist. If you see them, please ease them back into our patriarchal structure gradually. Congratulations to Noha Ayoub, Nisha Kale, Anshika Niraj, Harper Hunt, and Rebecca Hu for a job well done.

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