Quantifying Skill in Lincoln-Douglas Debate by Sachin Shah

Note: this article was written about a month prior to the 2021 Tournament of Champions. A difficult question for the LD debate community is how a debater’s skill can be measured effectively. This article will...

Rethinking Phil Debate: How to reinvent 2011 arguments and make them strategic in 2021 by Animesh Joshi

In the last section of my two-part article, I discussed the decline of the “phil” style of debate in the LD meta. The previous article also explained some of the best parts of phil debate and why I think it’s...

Rethinking Phil debate: why it’s declining and why you should care by Animesh Joshi

This article will analyze a recent trend in the debate meta: the decline of “phil” debate. In part 1, we’ll examine what “phil” debate roughly is and why debaters are employing it less often. To conclude the...

Category - Lincoln Douglas

Summer 2021 Staff List!

NSD is pleased to announce our first round of faculty hires for summer 2021 sessions, and you can expect to see additional hiring rounds this month. We are excited to work with you this summer! If you haven’t...

Lake Highland Announces Round Robin Field

The competitors for the 2020 Lake Highland Preparatory Round Robin have been released. The tournament will take place January 3rd and 4th in Orlando, Florida. Joanne Park – Archbishop Mitty (CA)Tej Gedela – Enloe HS...