Newbies UI 2014 was quite an achievement for ADC since all three teams managed to break into the elimination round and one of contingent, Nadya managed to become 10th best speakers. ATMA A who consisted of Gabriella Nadya, Sabrina, and Clarisa topped the achievement after becoming quarter finalist at the competition. While both ATMA B, consisted of Ruben, Cindy Cea, and Jovita, as well as ATMA C, consisted of Vienna, Donny, and Claudia Zefanya, successfully became octofinalists.
During the preliminary rounds, ATMA A acted as both government and opposition twice, facing UNPAM, PHASED UPH C, ITB A, and UNSRI. Challenged with motion ranging from making teacher’s payment contingent to student’s performance, supporting act of eco terrorism, requiring academic standard for ministers, and castrating repeated sexual offenders, ATMA A slipped only once at the battle with ITB A. After breaking as 6th position, the elimination round was also quite struggle after facing PHASED UPH B at the octo final with an interesting motion about holding public figure responsible for unhealthy lifestyle, continued with facing UI A at quarter final with a quite classic motion about obliging father’s permission for abortion.
As for ATMA B, they acted three times as government and once as opposition at the 4th preliminary round, facing diverse teams such as, President University A, BIPEDS C, UNSRI, and Telkom. ATMA B managed to get 2 VPs after slipping twice during their battle with UNSRI and Telkom. Following the 14th break to elimination round, it was also not much of a luck either after becoming government in a battle with UI A. Fortunately, it is quite a ground for study and experience for all three of them, judging from the interesting motions they get, which are not applying legacy admissions in universities, sanctioning countries who disobey environmental conventions, nationalizing private companies that provide essential goods, castrating repeated sexual offenders, as well as setting a wealth cap for individual.
The last but not the least team, ATMA C, also gained two victories after becoming government and opposition in facing BINUS and IPB A. They also suffered two defeats while acting as government and opposition in the battle with ITB A and TELKOM. The elimination round was also not their best day after again meeting ITB A and acting as government. However, the 15th break to elimination round and motions surely added up their experiences and spirit for future debate.
As all teams achieve a quite great deal, it is not to be boasted about as they are still plenty of places to improve and become better debaters. Let the achievement only become a motivation to boost our spirits and skills for future achievements.