Evidence the Right Way

Evidence the Right Way

In early 2003, the US was convinced it had to do something about the Iraqi nuclear threat. Secretary of State Colin Powell stood in front of the United Nations Security Council, outlined the proof of Iraq’s supposed nuclear program, and urged the world leaders...

How to Survive as an Alumni

I’m so carefree. As I walk jauntily into the tournament, there is absolutely nothing to fear. I have no speeches to remember; no rounds to stress about. I have no debate boxes to haul around, no judges to impress, and no high heels to worry about. I’m absolutely...
Partnership Primer

Partnership Primer

Friendship. Drama. Romance. Losing. Horror. Fun. Winning. Enemies. Yeah. There are a lot of things a TP partnership can turn into. If you’ve been debating since you were ten, or just started yesterday, one thing you need to know is this: your partner is your greatest...
Manners Maketh the Man

Manners Maketh the Man

This post shouldn’t exist. Or at least, it shouldn’t have to. It’s about something every debater should know. Each round should exemplify it. It should be as natural as breathing. But it’s not. Although the point of debate is to communicate and persuade winsomely,...