Curious about UAA's Seawolf Debate? Meet Amy Parrent, representing UAA at the UAA-Harvard Debate April 25

2013-04-24 by

The UAA-Harvard Debate scheduled for April 25 at 8 p.m. at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub, pits two top-flight university debate teams over this motion: “This House Would Repeal the Second Amendment.” UAA will propose, or argue for the repeal of the Second Amendment; Harvard will defend the status quo.

This short interview with Amy Parrent is a window into a student’s perspective of being on the Seawolf Debate team. From Sitka, Amy debated four years in high school, and joined the UAA team as a freshman.

“Steve” in the interview is Steve Johnson, director of the UAA Seawolf Debate Program and debate coach. The interview is by Kathleen McCoy, UAA Advancement

She describes the skill set she has developed through debate, offers a window into preparation, and acknowledges that even after eight years as a debater, she still masters a case of butterflies before each event.

This interview was recorded April 18, 2013.

Download MP3 (30:13min, 14MB)

For More Information:

UAA Seawolf Debate
UAA-Harvard Debate Blog
Meet the teams, learn about debate
Meet the two teams
Who represents UAA, who represents Harvard?
Live stream of debate, 8 pm April 25, 2013
Harvard Speech and Parliamentary Debate Society