Scarsdale’s Michael Bogaty wins 2014 Minneapple

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Apple Valley, MN – Congratulations for Michael Bogaty of Scarsdale High School for his 2-1 victory over Greenhill’s Bennett Eckert in the final round at the 2014 Minneapple Tournament. The Minneapple is an octafinals bid qualifier to the 2015 Tournament of … Continued

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Varun Bhave Wins the 2014 Meadows Invitational

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Las Vegas, NV – Varun Bhave of Torrey Pines defeated Greenhill’s Bennett Eckert on a 2-1 decision to win the 2014 Meadows Invitational. Congratulations to both finalists, as well as their coaches. Varun is coached by Marshall Thompson, while Bennett is … Continued

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In Defense of Topical Switch-Side Debate

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Requiring debaters to debate the resolution isn’t unfairly exclusionary, nor does it preclude critical advocacies by Dave McGinnis Lincoln-Douglas debaters should be required to defend the truth of the resolution when they affirm, and to argue the falsity of the … Continued

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The New Impact-Justified Standards

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by Emily Massey When I debated five years ago, it was common to hear frameworks like this: “The standard is minimizing terrorism. Terrorism kills [#] people every year, making it the largest threat to civilians worldwide. Terrorism destabilizes the international community, … Continued

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Trent Gilbert wins Iowa Caucus

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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

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