Category: REFLECTION

SUCCESS BY SARA ABBASI

As debaters, we are taught to reject an argument unless it has a clear and quantifiable impact. While this may be a useful unit of measure in a round, real life often isn’t as cut and dry. That’s why it’s essential that we redefine the idea of “success” in the debate community- because it isn’t…

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LET’S CHAT BY DORI SCHURR

I am an unabashed supporter of this website.  Everyone who is a part of it, big or small, holds a very special place in my heart.  This is why it is extremely troubling for me to hear comments from rando males on the internet who decide that ‘Beyond Resolved is sexist’.  But it really hurts…

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REWRITING OUR NARRATIVE BY ALEXIS HUANG

Five seconds on the clock. “Thus, we proudly negate.” “Ready for crossfire?” “Yes. You can have the first question.” “How do debaters measure the success of other debaters/teams?” Well, there’s not really a success-o-meter in debate. Every debater has the same goal in mind at tournaments: win. While having this determination isn’t necessarily a bad…

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