2014 Sept/Oct Topic Analysis


NSD staff members Carlton Bone and Marshall Thompson discuss the 2014 September-October resolution: “A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased.” Click through for the video.


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 … Continued


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 … Continued


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 … Continued


WDM Valley announces Round Robin and Throw-Down participants


West Des Moines Valley Debate is happy to announce the line-ups for this year’s Sophomore Throw-Down and Valley Round Robin. We are awaiting one more verification for the Throw-Down, and the Valley Round Robin is fully subscribed. Participants: Please review … Continued


September-October Topic Announced: Organ Procurement


The National Speech and Debate Association has announced the September-October LD debate topic. It is: Resolved: A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased. Bear in mind, however, that in many states, the NSDA’s introductory novice … Continued