The Update is at the Barkley Forum for High Schools


Atlanta, GA NSD Update is pleased to find itself in sunny Atlanta, Georgia for the Barkley Forum for High School Students at Emory University. Sadly, it has been raining pretty much constantly in sunny Atlanta, but that hasn’t slowed the … Continued


Bronx Science and Newark Science Co-Champ Bump


Contratulations to Isis Davis-Marks of Bronx Science and Adegoke Fakorede of Newark Science for their co-championship of the Malcolm A. Bump Memorial Tournament at Hendrick Hudson High School in New York. Isis is coached by Jon Cruz, Abhi Elisetty, Nathan Cha, and … Continued


Trent Gilbert wins Iowa Caucus

Iowa Caucus Champs

Cedar Rapids, IA Valley High School’s Trent Gilbert defeated Barrington High School’s Sienna Nordquist to win the 2014 Iowa Caucus tournament, hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington High School. Trent is coached by Christian Tarsney, Lucy Korsakov and Leah Shapiro. Sienna … Continued


David Branse Wins the 2014 Bronx Round Robin

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New York, New York-Congratulations to University’s David Branse on defeating Sacred Heart’s Adam Tomasi to win the 2014 Bronx Round Robin. David is coached by Zach Prax, Tom Evnen, and Grant Reiter. Adam is coached by Jacob Nails. The Levinson™ … Continued


6 Key Strategies Against Paragraph Theory


by Sam Natbony Today’s abuse is often caused by theory itself rather than traditionally abusive arguments such as a prioris and skepticism. Paragraph theory arguments have become prevalent in affirmative cases where debaters load cases with theoretical specifications that constrain … Continued