Contextualizing Debate

Contextualizing Debate

Editor’s note: This is the first of many forthcoming posts by our new coach Chris Ostertag! With a ton of experience coaching and debating, Chris has made a phenomenal addition to our team. Like what you read? Schedule a session of private coaching with Chris....
The Power of Ethos

The Power of Ethos

It was the National Tournament of 2017, my final and most important high school tournament. I sat outside room E217, waiting for the first Lincoln-Douglas flight to finish for round five. My opponent still hadn’t arrived, but when the first flight let out, I was...
Dear Regret

Dear Regret

After competing recently at NCFCA Nationals, I am filled with regret about all the mistakes I made and all the things I “could have” done better.  Life is filled with regret. We constantly make decisions that we later wish we didn’t make. With a mixture of nostalgia...
To The Disappointed

To The Disappointed

I watched as you came to Regionals, practically vibrating with anticipation. You had to make every round count because you didn’t know if this chance would be your last: your last chance to speak; your last chance to debate. It was your last chance to qualify for...