Tag Archives: Topics

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 topic may be used for novice debates. The novice topic, …

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TOC Announces Bid Levels for 2014-2015

Lexington , KY- The TOC has announced the bid levels for tournaments for the 2014-2015 season. This was found at https://ci.uky.edu/toc/ldqualifiers20142015. AUTOMATIC QUALIFIER- Octafinals at the 2014 TOC The following LD debate tournaments are OCTAFINAL qualifiers for 2014-2015: Apple Valley (MN) Berkeley (CA) Bronx Science (NY) Glenbrooks (IL) Greenhill (TX) Harvard …

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NSDA seeks LD topics

May 9 – The deadline for LD topic submissions to the National Speech and Debate Association is rapidly approaching. The NSDA will accept topic and resolution wording submissions until May 15. These topics will serve as the basis for the work of the LD topic wording committee at this summer’s …

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At-Larges Announced 2014- 8 Confirmed So Far

Lexington, KY- The TOC will be releasing at-larges today. The coaches of those who have received at-larges will receive an email.       UPDATE: At-larges confirmed so far (unofficially). Taylor Amey- Bettendorf Rebecca Gelfer- Clements Ryan Teehan- Delbarton Julie Engel- Harvard Westlake Ariel Shin- Immaculate Heart Azam Baig- Kempner …

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NSD 2013 Camp Resolution

The NSD camp topic will be Resolved: The United States ought to prioritize the pursuit of national security objectives above the digital privacy of its citizens. A note: Cases are not required before camp, but you may want to work on them prior to camp in order to maximize the …

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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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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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NSD Camp Topic

The NSD camp topic will be Resolved: Oppressive government is more desirable than no government. A note: Cases are not required before camp, but you may want to work on them prior to camp in order to maximize the time you can spend working with instructors.

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