A Statistical Analysis of Side-Bias on the 2020 January-February Lincoln Douglas Debate Topic by Sachin Shah

Over the course of the 2018-2019 season, a pattern of negative side-bias was statistically observed across that year’s topics. The 2020 January-February topic provides an opportunity to ascertain if the...

The Death of Good Theory Debate by Stephen Scopa

While it seems many rounds I judge include “theory” in some form or another, the content of these debates seems much less stimulating and effective these days, as interpretations have become less substantive...

A Statistical Analysis of Side-Bias on the 2019 November-December Lincoln Douglas Debate Topic by Sachin Shah

Over the course of last year, a pattern of negative side-bias was statistically observed across those topics [1]. The first topic of this season showed with no significant bias, a change from last year [2]...

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2018 TOC At-Larges Announced

Congratulations to the following students for receiving an at-large bid to the 2018 Tournament of Champions: American Heritage’s Abhilash Datti Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Martino Boni Beadle Edgemont’s Mina Lee...