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...

Lake Highland Announces Round Robin Field

The competitors for the 2020 Lake Highland Preparatory Round Robin have been released. The tournament will take place January 3rd and 4th in Orlando, Florida. Joanne Park – Archbishop Mitty (CA)Tej Gedela –...

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Lake Highland Announces Round Robin Field

The competitors for the 2020 Lake Highland Preparatory Round Robin have been released. The tournament will take place January 3rd and 4th in Orlando, Florida. Joanne Park – Archbishop Mitty (CA)Tej Gedela – Enloe HS...

Unsung Hero: Mari Ruti

Mari Ruti is a professor of critical theory and of gender and sexuality studies. She is a contemporary critical theorist, heavily influenced by Jacques Lacan, interested in the relationships between critical theory and...

NSD Poll 10/8

Check out Facebook for our latest poll! Do you have a hard time balancing schoolwork and debate? Vote “Yes/Kinda” or “No/Not really” and comment some tips for balancing the workload! Check out...

NSDeep September

Thank you for all the submissions to NSDeep for this month! We are really kicking off the season with some spicy submissions. Here are our top 3 responses: What can I do to help build/hype up my friends who are smart...

NSD Poll 10/1

Check out Facebook for this week’s poll!

Do you like the new November/December topic?Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels.

Vote “yes or no” then comment why/why not!

NSD Poll and NSDeep reminder

Check out this week’s poll on Facebook! Would you rather Affirm or Negate in front of a lay judge on this topic? Vote “Affirm/Negate” and comment why! Also, don’t forget to submit your advice...

Unsung Hero: Wendy Brown

This week’s Unsung Hero is Wendy Brown. She makes a meta-commentary on the place of critical theory in politics. Wendy Brown, 2016 To quote her alma mater and current university: Professor Brown’s fields of...

NSD Poll 9/17

Check out our new poll on Facebook! Do you have a music playlist for debate tournaments? Vote Yes/No and maybe: drop the playlist link in the comments? Check back next week for the results. Also check out last...

Unsung Hero: Vinay Harpalani

Today’s Unsung Hero is Vinay Harpalani! Associate Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law Vinay Harpalani teaches courses in constitutional law, civil rights, civil procedure, and employment...