Category: REFLECTION

YOU’RE MY FAVORITE

TW: mentioned Eating Disorder I grew up in a family that closely tied personal value and worth to success, even if this was not always overtly said or aimed at me. My father made it clear that he felt all people who were not doctors, lawyers, engineers, or otherwise well-paid and well-educated, were worth very…

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OH HOW FAR SHE’LL GO

TW: This article is about sexual assault.  I have a secret.  I’ll admit, I’m not the best at keeping secrets (obviously), but this one in particular I’ve proudly managed to stay quiet about- mostly out of embarrassment. Now though, it’s time to come clean. With the corona virus and all, it seems like the only…

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RE: Racism in Debate Survey

Yesterday, we shared a survey from our founder Sara Catherine Cook. Said survey was for a sociology class on race, and the goal was for her to write a paper examining racial disparities in high school debate. Given the context of her classroom, she utilized the terminology from the 2010 census, which is the norm…

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WHERE ARE ALL THE POC? BY RHYEN HUNT

High school debate since its inception was meant to emulate American politics. Unfortunately, in an attempt to emulate to the positives of politics such as educational discourse, debate also takes on the negatives, like creating environments that are unwelcoming to gender and racial minorities. Although no policy change is implemented because of high school debate,…

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