Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bid List: Grapevine, Loyola, Wake Forest

New season. New bid list. Welcome back- ben K 1 Bid Lyndie Ho- Marcus (Grapevine) Drew Burd- Westlake (Grapevine) Akhil Gandra- Westwood (Grapevine) Abigail Chapman- Woodlands (Grapevine) Jackson Lallas- Brentwood (Loyola) Shivane Sabharwal- Fremont (Loyola) Akhil Jalan- Peninsula (Loyola) Arjun Tambe- […]

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Opening Weekend: Akhil Jalan Wins Loyola, Akhil Gandra wins Grapevine, Adam Tomasi wins Wake, Lake Highland Closes out Collegiate

Congratulations to Akhil Jalan of PV Peninsula High School for a repeat victory of the Loyola invitational, Akhil Gandra of Westwood High School for taking down the 2014 Grapevine tournament and Adam Tomasi of Sacred Heart High School for winning […]

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Weekend Preview: Collegiate RR

Below is the Weekend Preview for the Collegiate RR At a glance: Location: New York, NY Entries: 16 Judges: 20 Last year’s final: Sacred Heart AT def. Lexington PC (Koh, Smith, McGinnis, Elisetty, Melin, Gorthey, *Student Vote) Top Speakers: (1) Adam […]

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Weekend Preview: Loyola Invitational

This is the first installment of the Weekend Preview at the Loyola Invitational.

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Weekend Preview: Wake Forest

Weekend Preview highlights the Wake Forest Earlybird.

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You Pick the Brief!

There was an overwhelming response to our first brief installment last week, but in case you missed out, you can download them here. Next we’re putting out a file on a specific argument on the September/October topic. You can vote for which […]

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Announcing EDOD by Samantha Koreman

Education on Organ Donation (EDOD) is an organization devoted to educating the public on organ donation. We see the September/October resolution as an opportunity for debaters to reach out to their friends and family in an attempt to educate them on the issues associated with organ donation.

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Wolf Pack Part 1: Team Utah

We’re proud to begin a new series of articles called Wolf Pack. In it, we’ll hear the stories of debaters and coaches from disadvantaged schools across the country.

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Needless Extensions: Adam Tomasi

Some judges expect debaters to extend texts for theory interps, plans and counter-plans, and there are debaters who extend those same texts as a matter of principle. This practice wastes time and is unnecessary.

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New PDT Staff Members

The Premier Debate Today team is proud to announce the addition of two new assistant editors: Adam Tomasi and Salim Damerdji.

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