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Speech team wins first state title

Speech team wins first state title

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

February 22, 2016

Last weekend The University of Akron’s speech and debate team won its first state title since its rebirth in 2001 at the Ohio Forensics Association (OFA) state tournament in Columbus. Led by head coach Mark Rittenour and graduate assistant Amanda Layman, the team competed on both Friday and Saturday...

Speech team travels to Eastern Michigan, brings home awards

By Abby Zerull, Writer

February 8, 2016

Last weekend, The University of Akron Speech and Debate team took on Eastern Michigan University’s two-day forensics tournament in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The hard work of both the students and coaching staff paid off, as most members returned with awards in hand. Forensics events are public ...

Speech and Debate Team no longer goes unnoticed

Speech and Debate Team no longer goes unnoticed

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 4, 2015

UA’s Speech and Debate (Forensics) Team may not be said to compete in a physical sport; but its lengthy season, combined with the workload and work ethic of its members, is the same as any other sport. The team sends students to around 25 tournaments on more than 15 weekends from late September...