Benjamin Koh

The 2017-2018 Bid List

Congratulations to everyone who bid this weekend at Bronx, St. James, and St. Marks! 4 Bids Danielle Dosch- Immaculate Heart (Loyola, Greenhill, Presentation, St. Marks)   3 Bids Ishan Bhatt- St. Andrew’s Episcopal (Greenhill, Valley, Holy Cross) Eric Deng- San Marino (Loyola, CSU, Presentation) Lindsey Perlman- Byram Hills (Yale, Valley, …

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Announcing NSD Briefs!

Check out NSD Briefs by clicking here! NSD is pleased to announce an exciting new debate briefs project. NSD’s briefs are a bit different than the ones with which you are probably familiar. Unlike other briefs, NSD’s briefs aim to give you resources and knowledge to help you win debates …

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The 2016-2017 Bid List (USC, SWDI)

82 have qualified to the TOC. 52 have 1 bid. Congratulations to Alexandra for qualifying to the TOC! This concludes the regular season. Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero and Peninsula’s Jonas Le Barillec for being the individual bid leaders for the 2016-2017!   Congratulations as well to Harvard-Westlake for being the Team Bid …

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Sekou Cisse Wins the 2016 Newark Round Robin

Congratulations to Dulles’ Ashish Wadhwani and Success Academy’s Sekou Cisse for making it to the final round of the 2016 Newark Round Robin. On a 5-0 decision, Sekou was declared the champion. Congratulations again to both! Congratulations as well to Newark Science’s Brianna Aaron, who was the top speaker.   …

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Harrison’s Lauren Cole Wins the 2016 Ridge Debates

Congratulations to Harrison’s Lauren Cole and Newark Science’s David Asafu-Adjaye for making it to the final round of the 2016 Ridge Debates. In a delayed final round, Lauren was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Lauren is coached by Chetan Hertzig and Bennett Eckert. Stuyvesant’s Pacy Yan was the top …

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A Pessimistic View of Norms in LD by Salim Damerdji

Many LDers believe that the activity improves with time. The conventional wisdom goes something like this: All else equal, a true argument beats out a false argument in round. Debaters copy and comply with good norms since it’s easier to win theory and K debates when you’re on the right …

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