Last month, RUDU sent four teams to Swarthmore for a novice tournament. As the name suggests, the tournament is hosted specifically to introduce novices to APDA debate. All of the participating teams are exclusively novices as the varsity takes a back seat judging and cheering them on.

Attending the tournament were Pasha Temkin ’18 and Mohammad Arif ’18, Adarsh Rangan ’19 and Nick Pellitta ’19, Daniel Ferioli ’19 and Rahul Flaego ’19, and Max Albert ’19 and Jeremy Kritz ’19. Albert ’19 and Kritz ’19 pair placed fourth team overall and Temkin ’18 placed as third Novice Speaker. Congratulations to all the novices and look forward to seeing them around this season!