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Rebecca Kuang Wins Hockaday

DALLAS, TX—Greenhill’s Rebecca Kuang is Champion of the 2011 Hockadebate Invitational, having defeated Keller’s Travis Fife on a 2-1 decision in the final round. The round was adjudicated by Dylan Cavanaugh, Katie Dessi, and John Sims (Cavanaugh dissented). Congratulations to both debaters! Rebecca is coached by Aaron Timmons, Neil Conrad, …

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PV Peninsula Closes Out USC

LOS ANGELES, CA—Daniel Tartakovsky and Henry Zhang of PV Peninsula are Co-Champions of the 2011 USC Invitational, having closed out the final round. Daniel defeated Torrey Pines’s Erwin Li in semifinals; Henry defeated Brendan Gallagher of Harvard-Westlake. The tournament is a Semis bid to the TOC in LD. Daniel and …

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Alex Teiche Wins Whitman College

WALLA WALLA, WA—Alex Teiche of Bainbridge is the champion of the 39th Annual Remy Wilcox Speech and Debate Tournament at Whitman College, having defeated Alexander Erwig of Crescent Valley in the final round. The tournament is a Finals bid to the Tournament of Champions in Lincoln-Douglas, as well as in …

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Michael Fried Wins The Minneapple

Michael Fried of University is the champion of the 2011 Minneapple, having defeated Scarsdale’s Geoffrey Kristof on a 3-2 decision (Pearce, Wilson, Smith, *Ch. Tarsney, *Chy). Congratulations to both debaters. Michael is coached by Steve Schappaugh, Ross Brown, Ernie Rose, Tom Evnen, Josh Sherman, and Bradley Hicks; Geoffrey is coached …

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Moses Sloven and Jon Langel Close Out the Iowa Caucus

This weekend, the Iowa Caucus debate tournament was held at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After three days of competition, Valley High School’s Moses Sloven and Jon Langel closed out the tournament. Jon and Moses are coached by Dave McGinnis, Alex Kramer, and Sophie Ruff. This is the …

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Grant Weisberg wins the Beltway

OCTAFINALS (1) New Orleans Jesuit JP def. (16) Bronx Science TB (Thomas Berruti) 3-0 (Jonathan Massey, Ari Parker, Michael Hassin) (2) New Orleans Jesuit JH def. (15) University SJ (Saahil Jain) 3-0 (Larry Liu, Christian Tarsney, Charles Chy) (3) Strake Jesuit JH def. (14) Scarsdale BU (Ben Ulene) 3-0 (Larry …

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NSD Update Topic Analysis for Nov/Dec 2011: People in Need

by Alex Kramer Introduction In a 2006 article, the philosopher Peter Singer posited the following three examples in an attempt to illustrate the nuances intrinsic in the philosophical explorations of the obligation to provide for others. For each [of the following], fill in the blank space with “obligatory,” “permissible,” or …

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NSD Update: 2011-2012 Debate Season Bid List

Bid Counting 3 Bids Drew McCormick- Strake Jesuit (Grapevine, Greenhill, Bronx Science) John Heizelman- Strake Jesuit (Grapevine, Greenhill, Bronx Science) Clay Spence- Strake Jesuit (Grapevine, Greenhill, Bronx Science) Josh Tupler- University (Greenhill, Valley, Bronx Science) 2 Bids John Feinzig- Stoneman Douglas (Greenhill, Yale) Bob Overing- Loyola (Greenhill, Harker) Nikhil Nag- …

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