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Jan Feb 2014 Topic Announced

The new jan/fen topic is out! 2014 January/February Topic Resolved: Developing countries should prioritize environmental protection over resource extraction when the two are in conflict. Love it? Hate it? Let us know in the comments below!

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Danny DeBois Wins the 2013 Glenbrooks

Northbrook, IL- Congratulations to Harrison’s Danny Debois for defeating La Jolla’s Ram Prasad on a 2-1 decision (Weisberg, Alston, *Star) to win the 2013 Glenbrooks.  Danny is coached by Chetan Hertzig and Henry Zhang. Ram is coached by Jeff Liu, Tom Evnen, and Zack Parker. Doubles (1) La Jolla RP def. (32) …

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What Would I Say?: Debate Edition

The website What Would I Say? has become an Internet craze, and we want to know your funniest debate-related pseudo-statuses. Any crazy jargon thrown together? Any unusual pairings of opponents or situations? Share in the comments below! For now, here are some more highlights of NSD Update’s own feed:  

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Head to Head: Theoretically Justified Frameworks

This is Head to Head!  Two people will argue back and forth on a controversial debate topic. They are presented with word restrictions and limits on time for when they must submit their responses. The winner will be declared upon the posting of the next “Head to Head.” Vote and …

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JP Stuckert Wins the 2013 Spring Woods (Houston-Memorial) Tournament

Congratulations to Strake Jesuit’s JP Stuckert for defeating Christ Episcopal’s Matthew Koshak the 2013 Spring Woods Tournament. The bid from Houston-Memorial was moved to this tournament. JP is coached by Jerry Crist, Chris Castillo, Daniel Imas, and Murvin Auzenne. Matthew is coached by Jacob Koshak and Skip Koshak.   Full …

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Sarah McDonagh Wins the 2013 Whitman Tournament

Walla, Walla, WA- Congratulations to Centennial’s Sarah McDonagh for defeating Annie Wright’s Anisha Vora to win the 2013 Whitman Tournament! Sarah is coached by Paul Montreuil and Joe Allen.   Doubles Centennial SM Advances w/out debating Annie Wright AV Advances w/out debating Ferris AC Advances w/out debating Wood River WC Advances w/out debating Sprague …

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Lucas Smith Wins the 2013 Vassar Classic

                                              Poughkeepsie, NY- Congratulations to Monticello’s Lucas Smith for defeating Bronx Science’s Isis Davis- Marks on a 2-1 decision (Koh, Curtis, *Opperman) to win the 2013 Vassar Classic. …

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#nsdvintage Facebook Cover Photo Contest!

  Want to see your photo as the NSD Update Facebook Cover Photo? Instagram a picture of you, your team, or something in a debate related context with #nsdvintage or the NSD sticker somewhere in the picture.  Then upload the photo using #nsdvintage– and in one month you may see your picture …

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Announcing the Launch of debatematters.org

                            This weekend is the official launch of debatematters.org, an organization currently dedicated to encouraging and enforcing tournament safety procedures. We have developed a list of safety guidelines that we believe to be crucial in the effort …

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Akhil Jalan Wins the 2013 Damus Hollywood Invitational

Los Angeles, CA- Congratulations to PV Peninsula’s Akhil Jalan for defeating Immaculate Heart’s Katie Hughes to win the 203 Damus Hollywood Invitational. Akhil is coached by Scott Wheeler, Akash Gogate, and Chris Theis. Katie is coached by Nameah Morris and Michelle Jiang.   Full results will be posted once released.  …

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