Summer 2021 Staff List!

NSD is pleased to announce our first round of faculty hires for summer 2021 sessions, and you can expect to see additional hiring rounds this month. We are excited to work with you this summer! If you...

A Statistical Study of Side Bias on the 2021 January-February Lincoln-Douglas Debate Topic by Sachin Shah

Over the course of the 2019-2020 season, a pattern of negative side bias was statistically observed. More recently, online debate tournaments were found to have a negative side bias [1]. The relevant question...

A Statistical Analysis of the Impact of the Transition to Online Tournaments in Lincoln-Douglas Debate by Sachin Shah

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way Lincoln-Douglas tournaments operate. Instead of traveling to in-person tournaments, prepping in school cafeterias, or packing into elimination rooms...

Category - Lincoln Douglas

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...

Poll 9/10

Check out Facebook and vote for our latest poll!

Which side holds the side bias on this topic? Comment why/why notCheck back next week for the results!

New Series: Unsung Hero!

We promised that NSD Breezy would be introducing some fresh/fun content and one of those new things starts today. Introducing: Unsung Hero, a series featuring weekly posts about Authors/Literature that is very...

NSD Breezy is back! + Poll

Hey!! It’s been a while. Summer was awesome and we hoped you enjoyed it as much as we did. NSD BREEZY is back! For those new to this page and to the social life of NSD, NSD Breezy is a bunch of fun content keeping...

NSD Breezy poll

Hey everyone, check out our last NSD Breezy poll on Facebook! Vote in the poll: ARE YOU EXCITED FOR CAMP? and check out our other posts before you leave the site. We are super excited to see you this summer! If...

NSD Relays final chain – round 1

NSD Relays has come to a conclusion this week, and we would like to thank everyone who shared their compliment and memories about most of our incoming staff. Our relay created the following chain: Zoë Ewing to Becca...

NSD Relays: Grant to Sachin

On Wednesday, JP passed the baton to Grant… Today Grant Brown passed the baton to Sachin Shah: “While there are many things one could recall about the illustrious Sachin Shah, especially his tremendous and...

NSD Relays: JP to Grant

This week started with Ben passing the baton to JP Grant Brown, photographed at TDC in 2018 Today, JP Stuckert passed the baton to Grant Brown! “Interspersed between some rather fantastic pronouncements, Grant has...

NSD Relays: Ben to JP

Last week ended with Tom to Ben… Pictured from left to right: Chris Kymn, Ben Koh, John Sasso, Terrence Lonam, JP Stuckert, Mark Gorthey Today Benjamin Koh passed the baton to JP Stuckert: “JP and I have...