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AUS debate team bags three trophies at debate competition
The Debate Club at American University of Sharjah (AUS) earned three trophies in the 2014 Skyline University Crossfire Debate Competition held February 19 at the Skyline University College campus. Students Tuqa Khalid, Rishabh Bafna, Husain Rangwalla and Nazla Anwar represented the AUS debate team and won the awards for the Best Overall Debating Team, Best Proposition Case and Best English Speaking Skills.
Students from seven participating universities debated in a unique format called "crossfire," which consists of five rounds that allow sufficient argumentation and refutation for debaters. The motion was: "Social Media and Its Effect: Boon or Bane to Society." Among the participating universities were BITS Pilani, Manipal University, Middlesex University and the University of Wollongong in Dubai.
"It is no surprise that our Debate Club has brought home more trophies to add to their long list of achievements. Our students in the Debate Club are known to be very active and enthusiastic in promoting their interests and in representing the university in various debate competitions locally and internationally. I congratulate the Debate Club for this great achievement," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
The students' participation in the event was organized by the Office of Student Affairs' Student Development and Organizations Department.