In Defense of Entourage Rules by Katherine Fennell

In Defense of Entourage Rules It is a significant and obvious problem that at tournaments, many of the most preferred judges are on site to coach students but are not in the judge pool. Many of these coaches...

Expanded Methodology and Accuracy of NSD PF Rankings

This article was written by Inko Bovenzi, who maintains our PF rankings NSD’s PF rankings are at core an Elo system of ranking teams. In Elo systems, after every game/round occurs, the winning teams takes a...

NSD Public Forum April Topic Analysis: Part 2

This article is the 2nd and final part of our April topic analysis. For part 1, click here 2. Substance There are three main types of arguments on this topic. The direction of the link and/or impact for each...

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New Poll! 2/5

Head over to Facebook and vote on our newest poll! Do you like the new 2019 March/April topic? Comment why/why not! Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal...

New Poll! 1/22

This week’s poll is centered around stuff animals brought by staff throughout NSD Summer 2018. Which is the cuter camp stuffed animal? Puff v. Wally Answer on Facebook and comment why!   Caillou Hug GIF from...

NSD 2018 Registration Now Open!

NSD 2018 registration is now open at www.nationalsymposiumfordebate.com NSD Flagship at the University of Minnesota: June 24-July 14 Executive Director: Tom Evnen Associate Director: Becca Traber NSD Philadelphia at...

Announcing NSD Briefs!

Check out NSD Briefs by clicking here! NSD is pleased to announce an exciting new debate briefs project. NSD’s briefs are a bit different than the ones with which you are probably familiar. Unlike other briefs, NSD’s...