Author: Benjamin Koh

Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Oliver Sussman Wins Yale!

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, and Joshua Wurzman. Full results and seeding below!   Run-Off (1) Success Academy SC (2) American Heritage DM (3) Cambridge OS (4) Hunter NP (5) Bronx Science ZP (6) Scarsdale GZ (7) Ridge VK (8) Ridge SK def. (57) Lexington NG (Noah Garberg) (Kors, Rashed, Wang) (9) Millburn CS...

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Harrison’s Raffi Piliero Wins the Greenhill Fall Classic!

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 by Scott Wheeler, Varad Agarwala, Arjun Tambe, and Akhil Jalan. Thanks to Chetan Hertzig for the picture.   Doubles (1)Harrison RP over (32) Harrison MZ (Matt Zinman) (2) Westwood SN def. (31) Meadows ER (Edward Rastgoo) (Emerson, James, Tan) (3) HW CE def. Northland Christian MP (Margaret Purcell) (Hertzig, Malis,...

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Announcing the NSD Update Podcast!

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, tournament results, analyzing debate trends, war stories, and much more! On this week’s podcast, Sam and Paul discuss the Head to Head and welcome the first guest, Christian Quiroz. Christian graduated in 2015 from Newark Science and now debates for Rutgers-Newark in addition to coaching at Harrison High School....

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Head 2 Head Returns: Fairness First

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 the next “Head to Head.” Vote and let us know who you thought won! In a rematch of R1 at the 2014 Glenbrooks, Adam Brown and Wesley Hu go head to head on the topic (recreated below as given to them) Is “debate fairness” a useful means to create...

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