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PUBLIC FORUM DOES NEED TO CHANGE: A RESEARCH-BASED EVALUATION BY RICH KAWOLICS

Public Forum Does Need to Change: A Research-Based Evaluation An Open Letter to the Leadership and Membership of the National Speech and Debate Association We were intrigued to open our November / December issue of The Rostrum and find an article titled Public Forum After 15 Years: An Evaluation. The notion of a published evaluation…

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TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Gold Division: Maggie Mills, Sasha Haines, Neha Seshadri, Ilana Cuello-Wolffe, Ashley Cai, and Emma Kwan made runoffs. Jackie Henley (3rd speaker), Izzy Wu, Francesca Lupi (9th speaker), and Avalon Dalesandro octafinaled. Susanna Mkhitaryan was 13th speaker, Jacqueline Wei was 7th speaker, and Roshni Varma was 4th speaker. 10/54 debaters in outrounds were female presenting. 5/20…

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St. James: Kayla Caldwell, Savannah Dorsey, Darpha Carson (7th speaker), and Aimee Howard (10th speaker) quarterfinaled. Sophie Verska (1st speaker) and Maggie Nahas (2nd speaker) closed out. 6/16 debaters in outrounds were female presenting. 4/10 top speakers were female presenting. Lakeland: Samantha Richter and Shyla Singh doubleoctafinaled. Sara Abbasi, Maryam Abbasi, Yukiho Semimoto (Round Robin…

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