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    Marc Voorhees
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  1. starting a program from scrathc is somethign that alot of schools dont' seem willing to do. when i was at rice, i worked for a few months to expand our program back to marian highschool. the administration wanted to put 0$ into it and they wanted results. there woudl be veyr little support how dose michigan debate survive the poor economy?
  2. what ever happened to the perennial powerhouses in michigan on the national circuit? Groves DCD Brother Rice EGR Lansing any others that i cannot remember But these teams used to be more than just 'instate powerhouses' they used to be constantly in TOC bid rounds, and winning national tournaments... all due respect to warsh at Groves... what the hell happened to everyone in the past few years? my freshman year, my 2 senior teams went to more national tournaments that year than i did the next 2 years combined. what happend to michigan debate?
  3. when i re-did the foucalut file for the team i coached, i focused on the educational aspect as well as the military. i know i am chiming in a bit late, but education is a perfect panopticon. i think it might work well for next year
  4. of grammatology is the beginning. however, i found that prosthesis of origin.monolingualism of the other was a much easier read. and much more interesting
  5. computer games age of empires, command and conquer
  6. just lfew to novice nats on northwest. traveling with tubs was no problem. 2 checked for free
  7. i am currently writing a paper about treatment of animals that i am applying animal rights backfiles and agamben back files to. backfiles = easiest research available
  8. thanks for the thoughts everyone. it makes me feel better. that woman really madfe me upset that i somehow screwed up really badly. i dont' think coaches should be in the back of the room, or that they should argue with judges. it reflects poorly on them as a school/person
  9. i was judging a 2-2 round at novice nats at woodward. the coach for the negative team was sitting and watching the entire round (something that pisses me off on its own) but anyways, this is how the round broke down 1AC Wire Tapping with Prez Powers bad 1NC plan flaw (there was a typo in the plan text of the 1ac), XO CP (Prez powers good, AND the typo was eliminated), Midterms, and Hollow hope 2AC does an excellent jobn of answering everything. EXCEPT hollow hope. she didn'ty know it was there or something. Said that the CP didn't solve the case and read 3 more turns to the CP on the CP flow 2NC gets up and says "2 reasons we win, 1. the CP solves the case and 2. they DROP HOLLOW HOPE". she procedes to answer the CP and Plan Flaw arguments, Never getting back to the hollow hope flow 1NR reads the midterm stuff. goes to hollow hope. extends the tags of all the cards she read in the 1NC, EXCEPT the 'Impact' (it really only worked as a case turn AT BEST) 1AR reads 3 new turns on hollow hope, answers tghe rest of the flows quite well, continues to harp that the CP doesn't solve case and gives excellent (compared to other novice debaters) impact analysis on the prez power bad stuff. 2NR gets up, goes for everything. never says that new in the 1AR is bad, never explains why them dropping the holow hope DA is bad, (or even explains the impacts in the round of it). does a not so good of job explaining the impacts on prez power 2AR gets up, answers everything, great analysis on the prez power flow i vote affirmative on the CP not solving case and that prez power is bad theiur coach reads me the riot act becaus ei voted for a case with external turns that o unanswered, and that new 1AR arguments are bad. thoughts and comments? did i make the right decision?
  10. date and debate not the best. however, it can work if you really want it to
  11. The End off the American Era by charles kupchan has some good ones ikn i think the 3rd chapter
  12. that is a very abstract concept. when i debated, i read what i had to to make sense of the argument i wanted to run. you may want to ask the team wht they want to run, and create a list from there. but a general list in my mind is not all that feasible Marc
  13. Foucault's Discipline By John Ransom 30 plus cards easy
  14. My sophmore year in High school (the Mental health topic) i went to NCFLs and i dropped three ballots in the third round to the 'Consult the National Council of Churches CP' i almost killed myself. seein this again brings the thought of suicide to mind
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