Tag Archives: Announcements

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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Ram Prasad Wins The Greenhill Round Robin

Addison, TX–Congratulations to La Jolla’s Ram Prasad, who defeated Harrison’s Danny DeBois on a 2-1 decision (*Jared Woods, Jenn Melin, Chad Henson) to win this year’s edition of the Greenhill Round Robin! Ram is coached by Jeff Liu and Tom Evnen. Danny is coached by Chetan Hertzig and Henry Zhang. …

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Valley Announces Sophomore Throw-Down Field

September 6, 2013 – The West Des Moines Valley High School Debate Team has released the field for the 3rd annual Sophomore Throw-Down. The Throw-Down will be held on Friday, September 27 at the West Des Moines Marriott. The 18 invitees will be divided into 3 pods of 6 debaters …

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Valley Announces Varsity Round Robin Field

The students, coaches and parents of the WDM Valley debate team are pleased to announce the field for the first annual Valley Varsity Round Robin, which will be co-hosted by the Valley debate team and the West Des Moines Public Library. The Varsity Round Robin will feature twelve of the …

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1st Annual Loyola Invitational Opens For Registration

The Loyola Invitational is open for registration at https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=2209 The tournament will be held September 13-15th at Loyola High School and has been designated a finals-bid qualifier to the Tournament of Champions. Following the tournament, we will host a three-round novice and JV opener on Sunday afternoon for both policy and …

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Valley Mid-America Cup opens for registration

The Valley Mid-America Cup is now open and accepting registration at www.joyoftournaments.com/ia/mac The Mid-America Cup is an octofinals bid to the TOC in LD debate, and a semifinals bid in policy and PF debate. It also features a Congress division. New this year: – In addition to our third annual …

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Where Do We Go From Here? By Ty Joplin

Give a quick glance at the debate community, and you’ll see frenetic brains hissing at each other at high-speeds, kids dressing like mid-career freelance journalists, feverish yet for the most part respectful rivalries, and passion. A whole lot of spitting, heated passion. Amongst our toils, differing opinions, and snarky comments, …

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2013/2014 Potential LD Topics Released

2013-2014 LD Topic List 1. A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased. 2. A progressive income tax is more just than a flat income tax. 3. Compulsory inclusion of non-felons’ DNA in any government database is just. 4. Hypersexualized representations by the media are …

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WDM Valley Announces Varsity Round Robin

West Des Moines Valley High School, its students and coaching staff, are pleased to announce the First Annual Valley Varsity Round Robin, a round robin that will feature 12 of the top varsity LD debaters in the country. The Valley Varsity Round Robin will take place on the same day …

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National Symposium for Debate 2013 Pre-Institute Updates

6/18: Email questions before and during camp to nationalsymposium@gmail.com. 5/28: Travel plans were due May 22. Anyone who hasn’t submitted yet needs to do so ASAP. 5/20: Reminder! Accepted students and staff should submit a travel plan by going to nsdebate.org, clicking travel, and scrolling to the bottom of the …

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