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Head 2 Head: Is the Judge an Educator?

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This is NSD Update’s Head to Head! Two people will argue back and forth on a controversial debate topic. They are presented with word restrictions and limits on time for when they must submit their responses. The winner will be declared upon the posting of the next “Head to Head.” …

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Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Oliver Sussman Wins Yale!

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New Haven,CT- Congratulations to Success Academy’s Sekou Cissee and Cambridge Rindge and latin’s Oliver Sussman for making it to finals of the Yale Invitational. On a 3-0 decision, Oliver was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Oliver is coached by Bob Overing. Sekou is coached by Amit Kukreja, Carolyn Lau, …

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Harrison’s Raffi Piliero Wins the Greenhill Fall Classic!

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Addison,TX- Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero and Peninsula’s Jonas Le Barillec for making it to the final round of the 2016 Greenhill Fall Classic! On a 3-0 decision, Raffi was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Raffi is coached by Chetan Hertzig, Christian Quiroz, and Bennett Eckert. Jonas is coached …

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Harrison’s Raffi Piliero Wins the Greenhill Round Robin!

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Addison, TX- Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero and Harvard-Westlake’s Connor Engel on making it to the final round of the 2016 Greenhill Round Robin. On a 3-0 decision, Raffi was declared the champion. Congrats to both! Raffi is coached by Chetan Hertzig, Bennett Eckert, and Christian Quiroz.  

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The 2016 Bid List (Greenhill/Yale)

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This is the bid list and will be updated weekly. Congrats to Richard, Jong Hak, Alex, and Evan on completing their qualifications!   2 Bids Richard Cook- Strake Jesuit (Grapevine, Greenhill) Jong Hak Won- West Ranch (Loyola, Greenhill) Alex Zhao- La Canada (Loyola, Greenhill) Evan Engel- Harvard-Westlake (Loyola, Greenhill)   …

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Announcing the NSD Update Podcast!

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NSD Update is super excited to release the first episode of Hutt Up or Shut up brought to you by the National Symposium for Debate. This is a podcast hosted by NSD Staff Sam Azbel and Paul Zhou that will be released every two weeks and will concern debate news, …

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Fields released for Valley Round Robin and Sophomore Throw-Down

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West Des Moines, Iowa — The fields for the fourth annual Valley Round Robin and the sixth annual Sophomore Throw-Down have been released. Both round robins will be held on Friday, September 23, the day before the Valley Mid-America Cup. SOPHOMORE THROW-DOWN Ishan Bhatt, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cat Buchatskiy, Lexington …

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Head 2 Head Returns: Fairness First

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After a three year hiatus, NSD Update’s Head to Head Series Returns! Two people will argue back and forth on a controversial debate topic. They are presented with word restrictions and limits on time for when they must submit their responses. The winner will be declared upon the posting of …

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Jack Wareham Wins the 2016 Loyola Invitational

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Los Angeles, CA- Congratulations to Oakwood’s Jack Wareham and La Canada’s Alex Zhao for making it to the final round of the 2016 Loyola Invitational. Jack was declared the champion. Congrats to both! Jack is coached by Sergio Martinez. Alex is coached by Scott Wheeler, Arjun Tambe, Marcel Roman, Akhil …

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Raffi Piliero Wins the Byram Hills Invitational 2016

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Armonk, NY- Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero and Success Academy’s Sekou Cisse for making it to the final round of the 2016 Byram Hills Invitational. On a 3-0 decision (Chace, Alston, Staunton), Raffi was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Raffi is coached by Chetan Hertzig, Christian Quiroz, and Bennett …

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Greenhill’s Shruthi Krishnan Wins the Grapevine Classic

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Grapevine, TX- Congratulations to Woodland College Park’s Jessica Zhang and Greenhill’s Shruthi Krishnan for making it to the final round of the 2016 Grapevine Classic. On a 2-1 decision (Wright, Hsun, *McConway), Shruthi was declared the champion. Congrats to both!   Doubles 1) Strake Jesuit RC def. (32) Kinkaid VL …

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Katherine Fennell Wins the 2016 Byram Hills Round Robin

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Armonk, NY– Congratulations to Harrison’s Matt Zinman and Stuyvesant’s Katherine Fennell to making it to the Final Round of the 2016 Byram Hills Round Robin! On a 2-1 Decision (Crucilla, Rashed, *Student Vote), Katherine was declared the victor. Congratulations to both! Katherine is coached by Paul Zhou, Paras Kumar, Ananth Panchanadam, …

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Byram Hills 2016 Round Robin Pods Released

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Armonk, NY- Peter Cancro, Zach Frieden, and Sam Azbel have released the pods for the 2016 Byram Hills Round Robin taking place Friday, September 9th. Check them out below! Congratulations to all invited and good luck to those competing!   The Azbel Pod Sekou Cisse- Success Academy Aram Moghhaddassi- Syosset …

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