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Update: First Round At-Larges Announced


Update: Congratulations to all who received first round at-large qualifications to the Tournament of Champions! Apple Valley – Grace Hoffa Apple Valley – Prince Hyeamang Bronx Science – Diganta Rashed Bronx Science – Griffin Miller Hawken School – Nicole Kastelic Judge Barefoot Sanders – Dino De La O La Canada – Alex Zhao Marcus – Lyndie Ho Marlborough ...

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NSD Registration is Open!


NSD Registration is Open! Registration is due by May 1st Instructions for Application can be found at http://nsdebate.org/apply/ You can find updated information including dates, staff, curriculum information and more at nsdebate.org. If you have any questions, free feel to email nsdebatecamp@gmail.com

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Harvard and Berkeley Round Robin Fields


One of the most attended and most competitive weekends of the TOC season has arrived – the Harvard-Berkeley weekend. Both Harvard University and Cal-Berkeley will host not only fiercely competitive octofinal-bid tournaments in LD debate, but also two of the most prestigious Round Robins in the country. Here are the ...

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Announcing NSD 2015!


We are pleased to announce the new leadership of NSD, as well as the initial details of NSD’s 2015 summer institute! Leadership Tom Evnen is the new Director of NSD, and he will be joined by Terrence Lonam, who will work as his Associate Director. Eric Palmer, NSD’s Founder, will ...

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Jon Cruz releases Bronx Round Robin field


New York, NY – Bronx High School of Science coach Jon Cruz (pictured) has announced the field for the 2014 Bronx Round Robin: The Bronx High School of Science (NY) — Griffin Lee MillerCypress Bay High School (FL) — Jake SteirnDel Mar (CA) — Varun BhaveKinkaid School (TX) Tyler GambleGrapevine ...

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Yale invitational off to bullish start


New Haven, CT – UPDATE LD tab director Jim Menick provided an explanation of the computer problem that resulted in both a delay and an adjustment in records for a handful of students. Via Mr. Menick: “Odd situations require explanations. The procedure for pairing rounds is to insure that, first, ...

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Capitol Beltway Fall Classic Open for Registration


Registration for the Capitol Beltway Fall Classic is now open on tabroom.com. Capitol Classic Debate and the Walt Whitman High School Speech & Debate team cordially invite you to the Capitol Beltway Fall Classic at Walt Whitman. This year’s tournament will be held October 24-26, 2014, at Walt Whitman High School in ...

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Coaching Inquiries and Student Evaluations

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  Faculty members from NSD 2014 are available for hire as coaches for the forthcoming season. Please contact us at nationalsymposium@gmail.com if you would like to be put in touch with them. Students who attended NSD 2014 should have received a copy of their student evaluation, authored by their lab ...

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A New Framework File Resource: Introducing The Value Criterion

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Check out The Value Criterion (www.valuecriterion.com), a new educational resource for the Lincoln-Douglas community!  What is this site? The Value Criterion is a project that provides debaters with free access to high-quality framework evidence and arguments, including framework justifications and blocks. Why does this site exist? The Value Criterion was ...

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