Author: Benjamin Koh

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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Hendrick Hudson’s Matt Gofman Wins the 2016 Wake Forest Early Bird Classic

Winston-Salem, NC– Congratulations to Hendrick Hudson’s Matt Gofman and Cary’s Grace Jin for making it to the final round of the 2016 Wake Forest Early Bird Classic. On a 2-1 decision, Matt was declared the champion. Congrats to both! Matt is coached by Varad Agarwala.   Finals (Most results and panel decisions unreleased) Hendrick Hudson MG def. Cary GJ (Grace Jin)   Semifinals Cary GJ over Cary OS (Oonagh Stevans) Hendrick Hudson MG def. Thomas Jefferson SK (Kallati, Cloud, Cabana)   Quarterfinals Cary OS over Cary SM (Sullivan Morgus) Thomas Jefferson SK over Thomas Jeferson AK (Amitesh Kotwal) Cary...

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Jack Wareham Wins the 2016 Loyola Invitational

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 Jalan, Akash Gogate, Susan Moore, and Varad Agarwala   Triples (Full Panel decisions not announced yet) (1) Crossroads NS (2) Oakwood JW (3) Peninsula JL (4) La Canada AZ (5) West Ranch JW (6) HW EE (7) Immaculate Heart DD (8) Mountain View DZ (9) Oakwood AB (10) Lynbrook VV (11) Oakwood AW (12) Palo Alto FZ (13) Brentwood...

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