Fort Lauderdale, FL — The LD wording committee has released an initial list of draft topic areas and is seeking constructive public input. This is list consists of initial drafts of topics advanced through Monday Afternoon. These topics are extremely preliminary and largely based on the wordings submitted to the committee by NSDA members. These topics should be seen as starting points […]
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Analysis of the September/October LD topic presented by SunHee Simon, Marshall Thompson, and Jacob Nails at the 2016 Victory Briefs Institute Los Angeles Session II.
Congratulations to Bennett Eckert of The Greenhill School (TX) and his coach Aaron Timmons for winning the 2016 NSDA National Tournament in LD. Bennett defeated Millard North’s Priya Kukreja on an 8-7 decision. Congratulations to both debaters and their coaches on an excellent tournament! Bennet is a former VBI camper and will be teaching at […]
Salt Lake City, UT — The LD wording committee has released the final list of topics for 2016-2017. Voting will take place over the summer. Discuss your favorites (or least favorites) below. LD Topic List 2016 – 2017 Resolved: The United States ought to become party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal […]
Salt Lake City, UT — The LD wording committee has released the final 17 topics being considered for the 2016-2017 list. The final list will be narrowed to 10. The committee is seeking input from students and coaches on a.) which of these 17 topics should make the final list and b.) and wording […]
Author’s note: This post is based is based on a longer research paper that can be accessed here. Ariel Shin approached the same problem in this recent post. This analysis uses a different methodology and examines some other issues to continue to shed light on performance disparities in competitive debate. Thank you to Chris Palmer for providing Tabroom.com data and […]
Introduction My name is Ariel Shin and I am a Computer Science Major at UC Davis. I have been analyzing trends in debate rounds from the national high school debate circuit in R, a programming language utilized by data analysts and statisticians, with a computer science professor, Norm Matloff. I debated four years for Immaculate […]
Lexington, KY — The University of Kentucky has announced the first wave of accepted at-large bids for Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum. Congratulations to the recipients! Lincoln Douglas at Larges Accepted—TOC 2016 Apple Valley Prince Hyeamang Brentwood Jacob Reiter Byram Hills Alex Wurm Hawken Nicole Kastelic Interlake Alisa Liu Lake Highland Prep Muhammad Khattak […]