Tag Archives: Resources

25 New Videos Posted- Includes 13 Rounds from TOC

Go to NSD Videos to check out the 25 new videos posted! Thanks to Drew Burd, Michael Harris, and the Harrison Debate Team for the videos. Greenhill Round Robin Prelim: Harrison DD vs. PV Peninsula AT   Greenhill Finals: Harrison DD vs. Northland Christian SH   Glenbrooks Octas: WDM Valley …

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Andrew O’Donohue Wins the 2014 Lexington Tournament

Lexington, MA- Congratulations to Collegiate’s Andrew O’Donohue for defeating Harrison’s Danny DeBois (final round at Columbia) to win the 2014 Lexington Tournament. Andrew is coached by Aracelis Biel and Mark Gorthey. Danny is coached by Chetan Hertzig and Henry Zhang. Full panel decisions will be posted once released   Doubles …

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NSD 2013 Topic Analysis

This year, the National Symposium for Debate jettisoned the traditional, lecture-based, resolutional analysis lecture and replaced it with an online discussion. In this video, five NSD staffers-Alex Smith, Jeff Liu, Larry Liu, Elana Leone, and Ari Parker-discuss their thoughts on the 2013 institute topic: Resolved: The United States ought to …

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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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TOC Time Machine: View packets from 2001 – 2013

UPDATE: The packets for 2009 – 2013 are available online, but for the convenience of the readers of the Update (and the users of the Time Machine) I’ve posted them here for quicker access. – ed. Since about 2009, most tournament results packets have been posted online in some electronic …

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Buy a T-Shirt and Support the Voices Foundation

We are now in the final day to purchase a TOC 2013 t-shirt. After tomorrow evening, there will be none available for order. You can buy or check the time remaining at any point at http://teespring.com/tocparttwo. All proceeds go to the Voices Foundation, which supports debaters who otherwise could not …

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NSD Update ‘State of Debate’ Round Table

Ari: This is the first installment of a National Symposium for Debate round-table discussion that aims to treat several issues that have recently received considerable attention in conversations about the state of Lincoln-Douglas debate. The organizing theme of our round table is, broadly, the question of whether LD, as it …

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NSD Video Chat: Jan/Feb Topic Discussion

Bethesda, MD/Birmingham, AL/Chicago, IL–Emily Massey, assistant coach at Walt Whitman and 2009 Bronx Champion, and 2011 TOC co-champions Jeff & Larry Liu chat with Ari Parker on the new January/February Lincoln-Douglas Resolution:  Rehabilitation ought to be valued above retribution in the United States criminal justice system. Topic Analysis: 00:26-15:06 Grant’s Question …

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How Competing Interpretations Has Ruined Theory Debate

Why I Miss the “NC, AC” Roadmap: How Competing Interpretations Has Ruined Theory Debate by Daniel Imas Over the past few years, debate appears to have become esoteric to an unprecedented level. The increasingly common use of dense philosophy and the preponderance of theory debate have certainly contributed to this …

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