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In my second year of speech and debate, I had a favorite phrase: "My opponent dropped my argument." Whenever my opponent ignored the slightest bit of my analysis, I harped on it and even made it a voting issue. I wrote an elaborate script that I'd give every time my...
"I wish I could come back just one more year." After Covid-19 cancelled the debate season, I heard that phrase countless times from my senior high school friends. "If only I had one more year." I've come to realize that the years you have in speech & debate are...
"No way I should've lost that round; I won every argument on the flow." "How did I lose? The judge ignored my most important argument!" "It's not my fault I lost; my logic was perfect." You've likely heard people justify their losses in these ways. Thoughts along...
[I recently received a request by a friend in Stoa to talk about my experience with running clubs virtually. Below is my response.] Gone are the days of lugging storage boxes brimming with evidence, spare practice rooms in the church basement, and sitting with speech...
Debate manager Jadon Buzzard (left) and PHC professor Christian Fernandez (right) will be assuming leadership of Ethos Debate. This summer, Ethos Debate is undergoing some change! I (Thaddeus) have led Ethos for the past 3 years, and just became a father recently....
In times like this - I am quick to remind my coaches and students - that debate is really just the practice of real world communication in a competitive format. We only utilize tactics and persuasion in debate, because those same tactics generally mirror their...
Note from the editor: As noted in our previous guest post/announcement from Isaac Sommers, we at Ethos understand the frustration of not being able to compete in normal/physical nationals. Thus, I and others at Ethos want to help make debaters more aware of some of...
“Online debate.” I am not going to lie, when I hear that phrase, I cringe. Or at least, I used to. After partaking in an online debate tournament, I have found that online debate provides a viable, beneficial, and even fun alternative to debate tournaments during...
Note from the editor: Like Isaac Sommers notes in this guest post, I also understand the frustration that you/debaters may be feeling or have felt over the tournament cancellations—especially since I have a younger brother in Stoa who for the first time was nationally...
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