Communication and Rhetoric

Introducing: Ethics Bowl

What do the Electoral College, “Fake News,” the Goldwater Rule, and 13 Reasons Why all have in common? Not much, except they were all cases in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl this season. In fact, they are just four of the 15 cases/topics that ethics bowl teams at...

Concede & Outweigh

In 2010, Domino’s Pizza company was unquestionably on the decline; beset by complaints that their pizza crusts tasted like cardboard, the company’s stock lowered to the same price as a pizza. Today, Domino’s is the second-largest pizza chain in the world, with more...

Crafting Common Ground

If you’ve ever been to an Ethos camp, you know how much we stress the importance of finding common ground in debate. Our passion is to foster healthy communication in all aspects of life and we’ve found that identifying common ground and shared assumptions...

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,...