Impacting: Not Just For Debate

Impacting: Not Just For Debate

If you have been around forensics for any substantial length of time, you have likely, at some point, watched a truly fascinating speech, only to be left asking a single question. “Why?”  Whenever this happens, the speech’s entertainment value is typically off the...
Why I Believe in Sub-points

Why I Believe in Sub-points

Every region has “that one team.”  That one team that, when you see their name on postings next to yours, makes your heart sink a bit.  No, we’re not talking about the team that goes 6-0 and wins the tournament every time, we’re talking about the one that,...
Over-Practice: A Real Threat

Over-Practice: A Real Threat

In my novice year of Speech & Debate, I had an After-Dinner speech in NCFCA. After-Dinner was a comedic platform event that was sadly removed the year after I competed in it. I loved that speech. Well, at the beginning at least. When I first gave it, it was clear...