JP Stuckert

Scarsdale’s Zoe Ewing Wins the 2016 NSD Camp Tournament

Congratulations to Lake Highlands Muhammad Khattak and Scarsdale’s Zoe Ewing on making it to finals of the camp tournament. The decision was a 2-1 for the negative, Zoe (Castillo, Caldera, Shapiro*).   Double-Octafinals (1) David Min def. (32) Manasi Singh (Corder, Singh, Traber) (2) Xavier Roberts-Gaal def. (31) Charles Li …

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Topic Analysis for NSD Flagship

Almost every member of the staff member at NSD flagship and NSD Texas contributed to this topic analysis either directly or indirectly. Special shoutouts to Alex Yoakum, Carolyn Lau, Sean McCormick, Sophia Caldera, and Mark Gorthey for direct contributions and helping to organize everyone’s ideas. Resolved: The United States ought …

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New Videos from TOC on NSD Videos

Check out these new videos posted on NSD Videos from TOC. The first is Lexington’s Achal Srinivasan affirming against University School’s Jacob Ronkin in the run-off round: The second is Oakwood’s Jack Wareham affirming against Cambridge’s Oliver Sussman:

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Harvard-Westlake’s Nick Steele Takes TOC!

Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Nick Steele for defeating Clements’ Felix Tan on a 2-1 decision (Castillo, Kymn*, M. Overing). Also congratulations to Oakwood’s Jack Wareham for making top speaker. Felix is coached by Akhil Jalan, Marshall Thompson, and Chris Theis. Full results of outrounds are posted below and a comprehensive spreadsheet covering …

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Live TOC Updates!

Congratulations to the following debaters for receiving speaker awards: Oakwood JW Lake Highland NK Millburn WH Hunter NP Greenhill VA Loyola AP Clements FT Strake Jesuit SM Mission San Jose SS Greehill BE Harvard Westlake NS Harvard Westlake CC Harrison KK Law Magnet DD Newark AK Heritage DM Millard North …

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At Large Recipients Released

Congratulations to the following people for receiving at larges to the TOC: Apple Valley’s Prince Hyeamang Brentwood’s Jacob Reiter Byram Hills’ Alex Wurm Hawken’s Nicole Kastelic Interlake’s Alisa Liu Lake Highland’s Muhammad Khattak Lake Highland’s Rithvik Seela Lynbrook’s Varun Venkatesh Mission San Jose’s Prachi Bhike PV Peninsula’s Ishan Gaur Scarsdale’s …

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An Alternative View of Offense/Defense by Michael Bogaty

An Alternative View of Offense/Defense by Michael Bogaty with significant contributions by Rahul Gosain In recent years, the community has adopted a near-universal paradigm for evaluation of arguments: offense/defense. On any issue up for debate, whether a framework, contention-level argument, or theory shell, only offensive arguments hold weight. Defensive arguments …

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Disclosure and Creativity by Martin Sigalow

Introduction This is the first of a few articles I will write criticizing disclosure as a norm in Lincoln Douglas debate. In this article, I will argue that the practice of disclosure diminishes creativity in debate and therefore prepares debaters poorly for life. I have three caveats to the disclosure …

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Stuyvesant’s Shannon Lee takes the Columbia Invitational

Congratulations to Stuyvesant’s Shannon Lee and Scarsdale’s Zoe Ewing for making it to finals of the Columbia Invitational. Shannon defeated Zoe on a 4-1 decision (Cancro, Pregasen, Mendes, Panchanadam, Li*). Shannon is coached by Paul Zhou and Julie Sheinman while Zoe is coached by Rahul Gosain, Joe Vaughan and Mark Gorthey.

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Greenhill’s Graham Baker Takes Emory

Congratulations to Greenhill’s Graham Baker and Harvard-Westlake’s Nick Steele for making it to finals of the Barkley Forum for High Schools at Emory University. Graham defeated Nick on a 3-2 decision (Malis, Bearden, Lingel, Boyd, Jordan). Graham is coached by Aaron Timmons, Bekah Boyer, and Chris Randall while Nick is …

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