Benjamin Koh

Peninsula Closes Out the 2016 Damus Invitational

Congratulations to Peninsula’s Ishan Gaur and Jonas Le Barillec for closing out  the 2016 Damus Hollywood Invitational! Peninsula is coached by Scott Wheeler, Varad Agarwala, Arjun Tambe, and Akhil Jalan. Loyola’s Douglas Wickham was Top Speaker. Loyola is coached by Michael Overing, John Scoggin, Ashan Peiris, James Zucker, and Adam Bistagne.   …

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Oliver Sussman Wins the 2016 Minneapple

Congratulations to Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Oliver Sussman and Greenhill’s Shruthi Krishnan for making it to the finals of the 2016 Minneapple. On a 3-0 decision (Taylor, You, Lawrence Zhou), Oliver was declared the champion. Congrats to both! Oliver is coached by Bob Overing. Shruthi is coached by Aaron Timmons …

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Srivatsav Pyda Wins the 2016 Voices Invitational

Doubles (1) Harker SP def. (32) Valley KK (Kyle Kopf) (Rogers, Shin, Tambe) (2) La Canada AZ def. (31) HW WB (Will Berlin) (Bistagne, Dada, Rogers) (3) Lynbrook NS def. (30) Marlborough GK (Grace Kim) (Fife, Go, Qi) (4) Lynbrook HW def. (29) Palo Alto BH (Barry He) (*Dosch, Peiris, Phillips) …

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Cypress Woods’ Lucas Clarke Wins Holy Cross

New Orleans, LA- Congratulations to Cypress Woods’ Lucas Clarke and Cedar Park’s Macalah Thomas for making it to finals of Holy Cross. On a 5-0 decision (Fahey, Hampton, Murphy, Randall, Smith), Lucas was declared the victor. Congratulations to both! Octos: (1) John Augilard LC def. (16) HW JC (Julia Cosgrove) …

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Nov/Dec 2016 Released; Write Your Questions Below!

Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers. Next week- Hutt Up or Shut Up will be doing a Topic Analysis with the Associate Director of NSD, Terrence Lonam, and the Director of NSD Northeast, Ben Koh. Comment your questions below! They may be answered next …

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Head 2 Head: Is the Judge an Educator?

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!

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!

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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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, …

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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 …

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