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Byram Hills 2016 Round Robin Pods Released


Armonk, NY- Peter Cancro, Zach Frieden, and Sam Azbel have released the pods for the 2016 Byram Hills Round Robin taking place Friday, September 9th. Check them out below! Congratulations to all invited and good luck to those competing!   The Azbel Pod Sekou Cisse- Success Academy Aram Moghhaddassi- Syosset …

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Scarsdale’s Zoe Ewing Wins the 2016 NSD Camp Tournament

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Congratulations to Lake Highlands Muhammad Khattak and Scarsdale’s Zoe Ewing on making it to finals of the camp tournament. The decision was a 2-1 for the negative, Zoe (Castillo, Caldera, Shapiro*).   Double-Octafinals (1) David Min def. (32) Manasi Singh (Corder, Singh, Traber) (2) Xavier Roberts-Gaal def. (31) Charles Li …

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NSD 2016 Flagship Week 2


Minneapolis, MN- The NSD 2016 Flagship session continues into its second week! Students have been working daily with their mentors in focused 1 staff to 3-4 student groups in addition to their lab work. Additionally, students and staff have been enjoying the NSD Snapchat nsdebate. Add us on snapchat for daily updates, …

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The NSD 2016 Flagship Session Begins!


Minneapolis, MN- The National Symposium for Debate began its 2016 Flagship session at the University of Minnesota on Sunday, July 18th. Check out some photos from the first two days below and make sure to check us out on Facebook for updates throughout the 3 weeks!

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Aysha Hafiz Wins the 1st NSD Northeast Camp Tournament!


Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania- Congratulations to Marie-Rose Sheinerman and Aysha Hafiz for reaching the final round of the NSD Northeast Camp Tournament! On a 5-0 decision, Aysha Hafiz was declared champion. Congratulations to all!   Quarterfinals (1) Aysha Hafiz def. (8) Stephen Alessandro (Thompson, Lee, *Wurm) (2) Marie-Rose Sheinerman def. (7) …

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Topic Analysis for NSD Flagship


Almost every member of the staff member at NSD flagship and NSD Texas contributed to this topic analysis either directly or indirectly. Special shoutouts to Alex Yoakum, Carolyn Lau, Sean McCormick, Sophia Caldera, and Mark Gorthey for direct contributions and helping to organize everyone’s ideas. Resolved: The United States ought …

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The NSD Flagship Topic is Housing!


We are pleased to announce that the topic that we are going to debate at the NSD Flagship Institute is: Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing. Students should feel free to begin doing research and casing on the topic if they wish, but should keep in …

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Official 2016-2017 LD Topic List


1. Resolved: The United States ought to become party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. 2. Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers. 3. Resolved: A just government ought to prioritize civil liberties over national security. 4. Resolved: The United States ought …

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Coaching for the 2016-2017 Season!


With the 2015-2016 debate season coming to a close there are many prospective coaches looking for students. If you wish to coach next year comment below with your name so students can be in touch and vice-versa.

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Late Registration is open for all sessions! New Policy Staff Hires!

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NSD has extended registration for all sessions until June 1st! Spots are filling up at all locations and individual sessions may close when we reach capacity! Information about each camp can be found at: Additionally, we are excited to announce that Alex Pappas, NDT policy debate finalist, to instruct students …

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New Videos from TOC on NSD Videos

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Check out these new videos posted on NSD Videos from TOC. The first is Lexington’s Achal Srinivasan affirming against University School’s Jacob Ronkin in the run-off round: The second is Oakwood’s Jack Wareham affirming against Cambridge’s Oliver Sussman:

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Harvard-Westlake’s Nick Steele Takes TOC!

TOC Finals 2016

Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Nick Steele for defeating Clements’ Felix Tan on a 2-1 decision (Castillo, Kymn*, M. Overing). Also congratulations to Oakwood’s Jack Wareham for making top speaker. Felix is coached by Akhil Jalan, Marshall Thompson, and Chris Theis. Full results of outrounds are posted below and a comprehensive spreadsheet covering …

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Live TOC Updates!


Congratulations to the following debaters for receiving speaker awards: Oakwood JW Lake Highland NK Millburn WH Hunter NP Greenhill VA Loyola AP Clements FT Strake Jesuit SM Mission San Jose SS Greehill BE Harvard Westlake NS Harvard Westlake CC Harrison KK Law Magnet DD Newark AK Heritage DM Millard North …

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