Monthly Archives: December 2014

Ridge (NJ) – Elims Results

Live Results – Elims NOTE: The tournament calls doubles and octas “Round 6” and “Round 7” respectively. There were only five prelims. Finals Harrison AG vs. Newark Science CQ. Finals will be happening at the Newark tournament in January. Semis […]

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Topicality and Plans in LD: A Reply to Nebel by Bob Overing

Last week, Nebel argued that topicality is not a voting issue in LD. I offer reasons to reject his view based on fairness and a rejection of his faulty assumptions about LD resolutions and topicality.

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UT Longhorn Classic

Congrats to Westwood’s Sunay, Akhil, and Saavan for closing out the UT Longhorn Classic! Semis Westwood’s Sunay Nanavati def. Strake Jesuit’s Sean McCormick (Coppoletta, Azimpoor, Segura) Westwood’s Akhil Gandra over Westwood’s Saavan Nanavati Top Speakers 1. Westwood’s Akhil Gandra 2. […]

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Ask the Panel: Living Wage

We have a behemoth of an Ask the Panel for the Jan/Feb topic. Our panel includes Adam “the morals hutt” Bistagne, Monica “the K hutt” Amestoy, Salim “the fyo hutt” Damerdji, and surprise guest panelist John “the actual hutt” Scoggin. Topicality Dhruv […]

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Debate For All: Intro to K’s

Kritiks can be scary, but we can demystify them by breaking them down into their component parts: a framework, a disadvantage that links to the framework, and an alternative or counter-advocacy that solves the disadvantage. The kritik critiques something wrong […]

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Princeton – Matt Mandel v Ben Laufer

Live Results Congratulations to Scarsdale MM and Hunter College BL for making it to finals! Finals Scarsdale MM vs Hunter College BL – Delayed Semifinals Scarsdale MM def Lexington AS Hunter College BL def Harrison SR Quarterfinals Scarsdale MM def Ridge SK Hunter […]

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Annie Gersh wins Alta

Speakers 1- Del Mar KK 2- Oakwood JW 3- Arcadia MS 4- Harker KQ 5- FSHA MC 6- Miramonte TK 7- Mountain View NH 8- Harvard-Westlake CE 9- Crossroads NS 10- Meadows MS Live Results Doubles Oakwood JW George Washington […]

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LD Coaches Poll #3

It’s time for LD Coaches Poll #3! You can vote by following this link.

Congratulations to last month’s Top 25.

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Ask the Panel: Living Wage

Ask us questions; we’ll answer them!

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Debate For All: Intro to Metaethics

Introduction to Metaethics by Marshall Thompson Metaethics (or meta-ethics) can be most easily understood in relation to ‘normative’ and ‘applied ethics.’ The field of normative ethics asks questions about what are the moral principles by which I should live my […]

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