Debatable

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Posted 3:21am Monday 17th October 2011 by Critic

Debatable is written by the Otago University Debating Society, which meets for social debating every Tuesday at 7pm in the Commerce Building. This week’s motion is “that individuals should be allowed to sell their organs”. Rebecca Gates argues the affirmative while John Brinsley-Pirie argues the Read more...

Debatable - 27

Posted 4:46am Monday 10th October 2011 by Critic

Debatable is written by the Otago University Debating Society, which meets for social debating every Tuesday at 7pm in the Commerce Building. This week’s motion is “that New Zealand should get rid of MMP”. John Brinsley-Pirie argues the affirmative while Ben Loughrey-Webb from the Campaign for MMP Read more...

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Posted 3:46am Monday 3rd October 2011 by Critic

Debatable is written by the Otago University Debating Society, which meets for social debating every Tuesday at 7pm in the Commerce Building. This week’s motion is “that this house would ban product endorsement by celebrities”. Maddie Harris argues the affirmative while Kate Rouch argues the Read more...

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Posted 2:16am Monday 12th September 2011 by Will Chrisholm and Paul Hunt

Debatable is written by the Otago University Debating Society, which meets for social debating every Tuesday at 7pm in the Commerce Building. This week’s motion is “that rugby league is better than rugby union”. Will Chisholm argues the affirmative while Paul Hunt argues the Read more...

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Posted 10:37pm Monday 22nd August 2011 by John and Sue

Debatable is written by the Otago University Debating Society, which meets for social debating every Tuesday at 7pm in the Commerce Building. This week’s motion is “That Pokémon are better than pets”. John argues the affirmative, while Sue argues the negative. Affirmative I never used to run home Read more...

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Posted 3:00am Monday 15th August 2011 by Maddie Harris and Kurt Purdon

This week’s motion is “that the scarfie stereotype positively defines the university, not undermines it”. Maddie Harris argues the affirmative, while Kurt Purdon argues the negative. Affirmative   When Kurt Purdon talks of thinking and not drinking, he’s stuck in a false Read more...

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Posted 11:42pm Monday 8th August 2011 by Jesse Wall and Olivia Norling

Debatable is written by the Otago University Debating Society, which meets for social debating every Tuesday at 7pm in the Commerce Building. This week’s motion is “That Feminism is Dead”. Jesse Wall argues the affirmative, while Olivia Norling argues the negative. Affirmative   Back in the Read more...

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Posted 4:28am Monday 1st August 2011 by Emily Hay and Maddie Harris

This week’s motion is “We should outlaw public displays of affection”. Emily Hay argues the affirmative, while Maddie Harris argues the negative. Affirmative The issue of public displays of affection, aka PDAs, is no longer about getting a room, it’s about getting some self respect. PDAs Read more...

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Posted 11:42pm Monday 25th July 2011 by Tiho Mijato and Basil Brazil

This week’s motion is “That Maori language should be a compulsory subject in schools”. Tiho Mijatov argues the affirmative, while Basil Brazil argues the negative. Affirmative I always feel a bit thick passing through New Zealand towns and having no clue what the Maori place names mean. Or Read more...

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Posted 3:55am Monday 25th July 2011 by Beau Murrah and Hannah Drury

This week’s motion is “that social networking stunts social skills.” Beau Murrah argues the affirmative while Hannah Drury argues the negative. Affirmative I have (and you likely have too) heard old people say things about social networking websites that sound like things probably said about Read more...

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