UI Teams Dominated ALSA UNPAD 2015

The annual ALSA UNPAD english debate competition was closed with all-UI Grand Final. The final battle between UI B and UI C was coming into the result of UI B’s victory. The champion team was consisted of Achmad Reza Mardian (Nursing, 2010) , Aldwin O. Wijaya (Law, 2014) and Alif A. Taufik (Economics and Business, 2014). While, the runner up, UI C consisted of Albert Santoso (Engineering, 2010), Andre Budharsjah (Social and Political Sciences, 2013) and Tiara Elza (Pharmacy, 2014).
Unfortunately, UI A , Revaldi Wirabuana (Law, 2012), Anyssa Rizka (Social and Political Sciences, 2014) and Regina Cara Riantoputra (Economics and Business, 2014) had to end their fine performance as the first breaking in the dramatic and tough battle facing another UI team, UI C in semifinal.

Amazing individual performances were also presented by UI delegates by snatching 7 out of Top 10 speaker tittles, including the Best Speaker title of the tournament : by our 2014 president, Revaldi. Anyssa and Andre were the co-9th, Aldwin on co-6th, Alif on 5th rank. Giving a leap on the 4th rank, Albert and Cara snatched the 3rd and 2nd rank.
We are very proud of this achievement and looking forward to having more good news from our delegates throughout the year. (ayg)

Lovely Concluded Battles of AEO 2015

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The annual Asian English Olympics (AEO) 2015 held by Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta has been concluded last Saturday (14/2). People were asked to wear their best Valentine’s Day outfits to witness the final rounds of various competitions they held, among which are debate and speech, where EDS UI sent the representatives.

We have two of our teams reaching the debate grand final. It was UI B (Breaking #13) which consisted of Magreta K. Adenta (Law, 2011) and Kristi Ardiana (Law, 2011) acting as the opening government. The other one was UI A (Breaking #2) which consisted of Gabriel C. Wajong (Psychology, 2012) and Terry Muthahhari (Social & Political Sciences, 2011) acting as the closing on the opposite bench of its fellow UI team. The other grand finalists were Miriam College, Philippines (Breaking #1) acting as Opening Opposition and Universitas Atma Jaya, Jakarta as Closing Government. It was very sad that we could not have all of our teams in final. UI C (Breaking #12) which consisted of Qurrat A. Abu Ayub (Social & Political Science, 2013) and Ayu G. Sistiafi (Engineering, 2013) had to ended their tough fights in quarter-final round.

AEO2015_SpeechWInnersThe debate upon “Assuming feasibility, This house would erase the memory of convicted terrorists and assign them new identities” was resulted on opening debate winning, placing UI B as the first-runner up and UI A as the third-runner up. Miriam College from Philippines was announced as the debate champion of this year’s AEO. Another good news were also coming from speech competition, where our Achmad Reza Mardian (Nursing, 2010) snatched the champion tittle and best prepared speech all at once.

On the individual tab, Magreta K. Adenta was on co-9th position. While Terry Muthahhari was on the co-2nd with a slight margin with his teammate, Gabriel C. Wajong who was placed on the top of the rank as the best speaker of the tournament. The Valentine’s Day was getting much lovelier along with the achievements brought home by our lovely delegates. (GK)
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