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Speech team wins first state title

UA speech team poses for a photo after recieving awards last weekend at Capital University in Columbus.
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...

Speech team travels to Eastern Michigan, brings home awards

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...

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament
December 9, 2015

Last weekend The University of Akron’s nationally-ranked speech and debate team traveled to New York City to compete in a two-day tournament, “The Off-Broadway Swing,”  hosted in Long Island at...

Speech and Debate Team places second at state championship

The Speech and Debate Team members pose at Bricco restaurant in downtown Akron after the OFA State Championship.
February 25, 2015

UA’s Speech and Debate (forensics) Team took second place at the Ohio Forensics Association State Championship on Feb. 21 and 22.  The tournament was held in Kolbe Hall, beginning Saturday and ending...

Classic Broadway musical revamped

Classic Broadway musical revamped
February 12, 2015

The four-time Tony award winning musical, “Camelot,” was held at EJ Thomas Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. This famous Broadway musical first premiered in the 1960s and the production continues...

Speech and Debate Team no longer goes unnoticed

Graphic by Ted Boyer
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...

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