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Coaching Inquiries and Student Evaluations

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  Faculty members from NSD 2014 are available for hire as coaches for the forthcoming season. Please contact us at nationalsymposium@gmail.com if you would like to be put in touch with them. Students who attended NSD 2014 should have received … Continued

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A New Framework File Resource: Introducing The Value Criterion

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  Check out The Value Criterion (www.valuecriterion.com), a new educational resource for the Lincoln-Douglas community!  What is this site? The Value Criterion is a project that provides debaters with free access to high-quality framework evidence and arguments, including framework justifications … Continued

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WDM Valley announces Round Robin and Throw-Down participants

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West Des Moines Valley Debate is happy to announce the line-ups for this year’s Sophomore Throw-Down and Valley Round Robin. We are awaiting one more verification for the Throw-Down, and the Valley Round Robin is fully subscribed. Participants: Please review … Continued

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September-October Topic Announced: Organ Procurement

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The National Speech and Debate Association has announced the September-October LD debate topic. It is: Resolved: A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased. Bear in mind, however, that in many states, the NSDA’s introductory novice … Continued

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Alberto Tohme Wins NSD 2014 Camp Tournament

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Minneapolis, MN- Congratulations to Alberto Tohme and Varun Bhave for making it to the final round of the NSD 2014 Camp Tournament. On a 5-2 decision (Scoggin, Koh, Nubel, Prasad, Selman, *Overing, *Grishaber) Alberto was declared the champion. Alberto is coached by Chris … Continued

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NSD 2014 Topic Analysis

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                The National Symposium for Debate jettisoned the traditional, lecture-based, resolutional analysis lecture and replaced it with an online discussion. In this video, three NSD staffers- Bob Overing, Daiya Massac, and Ryan Teehan- … Continued

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