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...
Stop Wasting Time

Stop Wasting Time

Ever met one of those debaters that just seem to get it? You know, the ones that come in at twelve years old and within a year are winning tournaments along with the hearts and minds of their audiences? Well, believe it or not, it’s not always talent that sets these...
Lessons learned from XL 2.0

Lessons learned from XL 2.0

A second-year team went from never advancing to qualifying to NITOC. A second-year LD student qualified to NCFCA Nationals and received second at a National Open. A third-year debater consistently placed first at their tournament. A novice LD debater became second in...
Nasty, No-Good Nationalism

Nasty, No-Good Nationalism

In most value resolutions, the things we compare tend to be both very positive.  Liberal arts vs Practical skills.  National security vs freedom of the press.  Needs of the public and private property rights.  But this year’s NCFCA resolution is a bit different, As I...