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Debate for All: Intro to PICs (Tess Welch)

What is a PIC? How is a PIC different than a regular Counterplan?

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5 Fixes to Improve Your K Game

Luis Sandoval offers 5 tips to help improve your K game.

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Defining and Debating A Prioris (Noah Simon)

“What is an a priori anyway?” Noah Simon asks and answers the basic definitional question while presenting a nuanced distinction between two types of a prioris. His distinction provides insight into how debaters and theorists should approach a prioris moving forward.

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Connect Debate seeks mentees

Via Derek Zhang: Are you looking for a coach or mentor to help you navigate your debate career? Connect Debate is an organization that seeks to expand participation in Lincoln-Douglas debate through free peer mentorship. Through the program, TOC-qualified and […]

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3 Judges Who Annoy Bob Overing

Bob says there are three obvious maxims that some judges aren’t following: (1) pay attention, (2) don’t intervene, and (3) judge fairly.

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Plans are Good: September-October 2016 Edition by Bob Overing

In this edition of The Meta, Bob applies the typical pragmatic justifications for plans to the September/October 2016 topic. In a surprising twist, he also makes semantic arguments for plans — what do you think?

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Loyola Invitational 2016

Main Tournament Round 1 Pairings | Results Round 2 Pairings | Results Round 3 Pairings | Results Round 4 Pairings | Results Round 5 Pairings | Results Round 6 Pairings | Results Bracket Triples BYES: Peninsula JL Brentwood RY Harvard-Westlake […]

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Small Schools and Disclosure by Lawrence Zhou

Lawrence Zhou tackles one of the biggest objections to disclosure — that it disadvantages small schools — and argues for the exact opposite conclusion.

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2016-17 Preseason Rankings

Debaters! The season is soon to come underway and we are as excited as you are. Below are the preseason rankings for the season. Expanded methodology coming soon. 1 Jack Wareham (Oakwood) 77.98586572 2 Grant Brown (Millard North) 69.82332155 3 Trent […]

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September-October Briefs Out!

The brief for the September-October topic, “Resolved: Countries ought to prohibit the production of nuclear power,” are out! Thank you to Jonas Le Barillec, Varun Paranjpe, Jong Hak Won, and Derek Zhang for their research and card-cutting contributions! Remember, SUBSCRIBE to Premier to receive the […]

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