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Kentucky Finals Turn Into Forum on Policy Debate

In a very unique Final Round of the Kentucky 2011 college tournament, undefeated Loyola EM allowed their opponents Georgetown AM to have all of the judges ballots in exchange for allowing some guests of theirs to speak to the community.   This evolved into an open forum discussion about the nature of contemporary policy debate and what types of roles debaters should have in the community and society at large.   All debaters should watch this critical discussion. The video is streaming on d

DebateVision

DebateVision

 

Example 1AC and neg brief for NFL's rez? I debate for a different rez.

Hey guys,   I'm helping instruct a debate team for a local school in a few weeks. This is their first year offering a TP debate team [in years past, they've only offered LD.] I myself actually compete with a different league since I don't attend that specific school. Their debate coach however, asked me, my debate partner and another team to come and have an example debate just to show the kids the idea of TP debate.   Since I'm in a different league however, we have a different resolution a

NerdByChoice

NerdByChoice

 

Space Exploration

Well, I've been working on the research for this year's high school debate topic Resolved: the USFG should substantially increase its exploration and/or development of space beyond the Earth's mesosphere. Personally, I do not believe that this resolution will work well. First of all, there is no inherent barrier, because this isn't the era of the space race; we have a space program in place. It's called NASA. Granted, we are discontinuing parts of it because of funding. Well, where are we going

Nikki19

Nikki19

 

Heidegger Briefing

"The hydroelectric plant is set into the current of the Rhine... The Rhine itself appears to be something at our command.. The word expresses here something more, and something more essential, than mere "stock." The word "standing-reserve" assumes the rank of an inclusive rubric... Whatever stands by in the sense of standing-reserve no longer stands over against us as an object... The words "setting--upon," "ordering," "standing-reserve," obtrude and accumulate in a dry, monotonous, and therefor

Digger

Digger

 

Film Study for Debaters, Private Sharing

Bill Batterman's lecture at GDS this summer on how debaters should use film to their advantage is really a must see. In it, he discusses methods for recording your rounds, what you should be doing with them, recording etiquette, how to analyze the film and other useful tips. A link to the video is pasted below.   Additionally, Batterman discusses why you might want to keep some content private. At DebateVision.com, you can upload your videos to the cloud and share them with only those peop

DebateVision

DebateVision

 

Scholarship Committee Set

Because Debate Vision is using 100% of revenue to fund debate scholarships, the need arose to have a committee by which scholarships could be awarded fairly and (hopefully) objectively. We reached out to some of the most qualified coaches, and the committee has been finalized. It includes the following members, to whom DV is greatly indebted:   Gordon Stables Director of Debate, University of Sothern California Under Stables’s leadership, USC has continued its streak of qualifying a team

DebateVision

DebateVision

 

Georgetown Space Topic Lecture, NFL Nat's

Hello Everyone:   Thanks to one of our users, there is a great new lecture for this years Space topic on DebateVision.com You can check it out here:   http://debatevision.com/videos/78/georgetown-debate-seminar-expert-topic-lecture   Also, we are in the process of uploading videos from this year's NFL nationals. As always, we encourage you all to share your videos and audio recordings and pictures from debate rounds, camps, lectures and any other debate related content (documentaries, aw

DebateVision

DebateVision

 

New user, full of questions and discussion but beware, I am sassy.

Dear CXers, I am new to this website, and I am slowly learning the process of posting and blogging, so bear with me. My blog will be full of questions about evidence, the topic, tournaments, UIL, and other miscellaneous subjects. A myriad of discussion will occur here regarding these topics as well, and I hope this will be an easier, less crowded version of the forums-- which can be quite daunting due to the thousands of users posting! To start off my new blog, I'll reveal just a little i

Sally Bowen

Sally Bowen

 

About this blog

This is a blog for a project I have started. I have decided to read every paradigm on the judge philosophy wiki (http://judgephilosophies.wikispaces.com/). Many of the paradigms, from my experience, say very little that is constructive (honestly, most just say "I like debate, I vote on whatever, maybe I hate something, maybe I like something). Im not blogging about those paradigms. I am blogging about the paradigms that talk about factors in a decision which couldchange between judges, or biases

liampirate

liampirate

 

How to Get Your Freak Legs...

Given that this is my first blog post I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Dana Christensen. I am currently the head coach of debate at Millard South HS. I am starting this blog to give myself an outlet to write about some of the debate related stuff we have done and to hopefully lend some insight into the how and why I teach debate the way I do. If you have had a chance to debate against us then you probably have a good idea of what we do...if you haven't then I am sure the first p

djersen

djersen

 

Debate Vision: 10,000 views, Debate Documentaries, Scholarships

Debate Vision.com reached a milestone earlier this week as we surpassed 10,000 video views. Thank you to everyone who has been using the site, especially those who have been uploading their own videos. We encourage everyone to create a member account and comment on the videos you are watching (also, only our registered members will be eligable for debate scholarships in the Spring of next year).   I also wanted to note that, thanks to our users, a couple of documentaries (which some of you m

DebateVision

DebateVision

 

Free Freire File

this is a compilation of some of the different Freire files currently out there plus my home cut stuff. big thanks to all those who helped me get my hands on these cards. enjoy   http://www.mediafire.com/?22ifasexwfm62fg

TheStreet

TheStreet

 

emergency k file

These are some generic k's i have picked up and altered a bit along the way this year to help other teams find the "safe alternative to running generic framework arguments"   enjoy the free file   http://www.mediafire.com/?cnae6e6566e1enr

TheStreet

TheStreet

 

What is performance?

What is performance debate?   Just a little over a year ago I was called a "project debater", then since the summer of this season I've been called a performance debater? The questions that I have is what makes a performance debater different from a regular debater, and what makes a regular debater not a performance debater? Isn't all debate a performance?   Over the summer Ryan Wash from Emporia State told us during a lecture at the Nebraska Debate Institute that a Performance debater

TheStreet

TheStreet

 

Blog setup

So I'm not sure if it's just me, but the fact that the sidebar-thing shows all recent blog posts seems a little weird. Hopefully this feature will be more utilized and will grow, and should that happen the showing of all recent posts could get very confusing very quickly. Perhaps it would make more sense to show recently active blogs? Or the feature could be done away with entirely and that way you would just see all of the blogs, but the most recently active ones could be on the top like how th

The X Factor

The X Factor

 

Dubstep dancing.

Not exactly dubstep, but that's how the performers labeled it. Anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn90iyutb7I France is doin' it right. (Skip to about 30 seconds. I think the girl with the red hat is the best dancer, but the rest are really good too.)

The X Factor

The X Factor

 

Hey, we should probably change the default terms of use

2+2=5   That is against the rules for me to post here because it violates the (really, really stupid default) terms I agreed to when creating a blog on this site. Those terms include (emphasis added):     I know that 2+2+=5 is both false and inaccurate. I also don't own the copyright to the terms of use themselves, so I violated those terms again by copying them here (even though copying them does not violate copyright law).   So... yeah.

Dr. Fox On Socks

Dr. Fox On Socks

 

Debate Vision--the YouTube of Forensics, 2011 TOC

Hello Debate Community:   This month, DebateVision.com was launched and the response has been overwhelming. In 3 weeks, over 40 debate round videos have been posted with nearly 7000 views. The site allows its users to upload videos from debate rounds (even full length rounds) and allows all users to comment on videos and pictures. We especially want to thank the Cross-X administrators for allowing us to get the word out in the Cross-X forums.   This weekend, we are filming several of the

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