Paloma O'Connor Paradigm

Last changed 11 February 2021 3:09 PM EDT

I did LD for 3 years at Cambridge Rindge and Latin (MA), graduating in 2016. I almost exclusively competed on the national circuit, and qualled to TOC senior year.

HARVARD 2021 UPDATE: I will not be judging probably any prelims, but I will be in the elim pool. I haven't judged on this topic, so please explain any topic-specific references. I also truly cannot flow anymore, so pref accordingly.

I used to have a fair number of preferences & thoughts about this activity, but I'm far enough out that most of those preferences have faded. I will listen to anything that is not horribly messed up and try to intervene as little as possible. Please be nice to each other!

Extraneous things that may/may not be relevant to you:

  • My flowing ability has significantly regressed over time, which means I'm probably not the judge for a very fast tricks debate (though a slow one is fine). Similarly, you should significantly slow down for theory interps and other important analytics.
  • I won’t call for cards unless 1) there’s a genuine dispute over what the card says or 2) I fell asleep/experienced a comparable loss of consciousness and missed it
  • I read a fair number of Ks back in the day, but you should not take that to mean (a) I know what you're talking about or (b) you do not need to explain your arguments
  • The fastest way to lose my ballot is to concede a bunch of preempts in favor of reading a few cards that "implicitly answer" those preempts. Please just make implicit comparisons explicit, so I don't have to drop you on a silly argument because you didn't pay lip service to it. This is particularly relevant to topicality debates.
  • I was fairly flex as a debater, and appreciate well-designed neg strategies that capitalize on a variety of styles.
  • If you say "game over" in your speech, it's "game over" for your speaks! :)

Have fun, be nice to each other, and feel free to ask me any extra questions before round.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 2021 HS 2021-03-17 WSD Full T USA Gold IvyPlu Wu & Fu & Zou & Feng & Ha Prop Prop 3-0
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVLD Finals Brookline YL Ardrey Kell RG Neg Aff 3-2
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2020-03-06 WSD Semifi TeaCan Anzarouth & Rosen & Farrell & Li & Yan IvyPlu Liu & Ma & Xu Prop Prop 5-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 LDRR R5 Hunter SK Harrison AZ Neg Neg 2-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD Quarte William G. Enloe TG Charlotte Catholic DE Neg Neg 3-0
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2019-10-11 R5 Northe FC BroDeb GH Opp
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2019-10-11 R4 UChicago NZ Yale/Prince AA Opp
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2019-10-11 R3 BroDeb/Northe GaSu UChicago BH Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2019-10-11 R2 Penn BR BosUni CY Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2019-10-11 R1 Penn VW UChicago RK Gov
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD Octafi American Heritage Plantation RG Acton-Boxborough ML Aff Aff 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD Double Scarsdale CC American Heritage Plantation RG Neg Neg 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD Double Walt Whitman DH Lake Highland Prep SS Aff Aff 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD Triple Strake Jesuit AM Acton-Boxborough ML Neg Neg 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD Triple Hunter MN Strake Jesuit College Prep BE Aff Aff 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R6 Hill JM Thomas Jefferson HSST TB Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R6 Westview Independent RS Lexington JG Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R5 Lake Highland Prep JW Strake Jesuit College Prep JH Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R5 William G. Enloe TG Millburn AJ Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R4 Thomas Jefferson HSST AD Lake Highland Prep PA Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R4 American Heritage Plantation RG Walt Whitman DH Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R3 Strake Jesuit College Prep AMe Lexington PS Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R3 Chantilly Independent TM American Heritage Plantation BG Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R2 Roslyn DG Syosset JL Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R2 Scarsdale ZS Lake Highland Prep MS Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R1 Lexington LE McClintock EB Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R1 Lake Highland Prep AM American Heritage Plantation AD Aff
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 NF Columb WR Welles RZ Opp Opp 3-0
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 O Stanfo CH Chicag HG Opp Opp 3-0
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R5 Brandeis/Penn FT Chicag HS Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R2 Brown GL Welles RZ Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R1 Smith GY Swarth DP Opp
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2018-03-23 WSD R7 LinKey Xu & Ge & Yang & Zheng Stuyve Rose-Berman & Karshner & Ilyanok Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2018-03-23 WSD R6 Team Vietnam A FDT Wang & Shen & Sun & Sheng & Wong Opp
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2018-03-23 WSD R3 FDT Feng & Liu & Chen & Lee & Wu Peru Green Prop
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD Quarte Byram Hills LP Lake Highland Prep AA Neg Neg 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD Octafi Lovejoy CM Lake Highland Prep AA Neg Neg 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD Double Stuyvesant KL Westview RS Neg Neg 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD Double Walton JA Lake Highland Prep AA Neg Neg 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD Triple Strake Jesuit College Prep CL Lexington VR Neg Neg 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD Triple Cape Fear MA Lexington EL Neg Aff 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R6 Scarsdale SB Byram Hills LP Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R6 Roslyn BL Lake Highland Prep SS Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R5 Newsome QF Houston Memorial AO Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R5 Carroll HS - Southlake GI Lake Highland Prep JW Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R4 Edgemont ML Walton JA Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R4 Evanston Township HE Lake Highland Prep HK Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R3 Edgemont RG Hamilton AM Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R3 Lake Highland Prep JN American Heritage Plantation RG Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R2 Nova RJ Westlake HS (Austin) AC Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R1 Enloe Independent TG Hunter NG Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R1 Byram Hills LG Lake Highland Prep AA Neg
Harvard Round Robin HS 2018-02-15 LD RR R7 Lake Highland Prep AA Phillips Academy Andover TC Aff
Harvard Round Robin HS 2018-02-15 LD RR R5 Lake Highland Prep MK Lexington EL Neg Neg 2-0
Harvard Round Robin HS 2018-02-15 LD RR R4 West Des Moines Valley CT Lexington EL Neg Neg 2-0
Harvard Round Robin HS 2018-02-15 LD RR R3 Lake Highland Prep MK Walt Whitman CC Aff Aff 2-0
Harvard Round Robin HS 2018-02-15 LD RR R1 JBS Law Magnet MG Stuyvesant KL Neg Neg 2-0
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VLD Octos Lake Highland Prep JN Hunter MN Neg Neg 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VLD Double Hunter NK Phillips Academy Andover TC Neg Neg 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VLD R5 Lexington EL Stuyvesant PY Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VLD R5 Princeton NE Lexington MP Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VLD R4 Strake Jesuit CL Newark Science OS Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VLD R2 Oakwood School - North Hollywood AW Ridge DD Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VLD R1 Isidore Newman MK Strake Jesuit JH Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2018-01-13 VLD R1 Ridge AL Oakwood School - North Hollywood SM Aff
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2017-10-06 PAR R5 William and Mary/Virginia DD NYU KC Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2017-10-06 PAR R4 Smith MS Tufts HM Opp
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2017-10-06 PAR R1 Princeton Debate Panel KF Peaslee AS Opp
9th University of Pennsylvania Lincoln Douglas Round Robin HS 2017-04-01 LD RR R5 Lake HighlandPrep MK Scarsdale GZ Neg
2017 Harvard Round Robin HS 2017-02-16 LD RR R4 American Heritage Plantation DM Scarsdale LS Aff Aff 2-0
2017 Harvard Round Robin HS 2017-02-16 LD RR R3 Hunter College NP Oakwood School - North Hollywood JW Neg Neg 2-0
2017 Harvard Round Robin HS 2017-02-16 LD RR R2 Strake Jesuit Prep RC Woodlands College Park JZ Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD Semis Success Academy SC Hunter NP Neg Neg 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD Quarte West Des Moines Valley TG Success Academy SC Neg Neg 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD Octos Success Academy SC West Des Moines Valley TF Aff Aff 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD Double Hunter ML Byram Hills JB Neg Neg 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD Double Scarsdale ML Ridge VK Aff Aff 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD R5 Harrison BS Collegiate DM Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD R4 Success Academy AB Millburn CS Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD R4 Harrison CS Byram Hills MA Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD R3 Hunter ML Lake Highland Prep AA Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD R3 Acton Boxborough JHu Harrison JW Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD R2 Walpole RA Stuyvesant PY Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD R2 Hunter NP Acton Boxborough AW Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD R1 West Des Moines Valley SC Hunter MS Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2017-01-14 VLD R1 Byram Hills JBi Harrison LC Neg
MSDL State Debate Final HS 2016-04-02 LD-N Semis Lexington OR Acton Boxborough JW Neg Neg 3-0
MSDL State Debate Final HS 2016-04-02 LD-N Quarte Acton Boxborough DL Lexington VR Neg Neg 2-1
MSDL State Debate Final HS 2016-04-02 LD-N R4 Walpole DG Lexington CB Neg
MSDL State Debate Final HS 2016-04-02 LD-N R3 Acton Boxborough AH Lexington JM Neg
MSDL State Debate Final HS 2016-04-02 LD-N R2 Needham CD Lexington IJ Aff
MSDL State Debate Final HS 2016-04-02 LD-N R1 Needham RS Lexington OR Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2016-03-18 LD1 Semifi Greenhill Brian Zhou Harvard-Westlake Alexandra Mork Neg Neg 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2016-03-18 LD1 Quarte Marquette University William Deverey Harvard-Westlake Jaya Nayar Neg Neg 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2016-03-18 LD2 Round Cabot Zane Ashcraft Lake Highland Prep Julia Wu Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2016-03-18 LD2 Round Greenhill Shruthi Krishnan Lake Highland Prep Steve Goldware Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2016-03-18 LD1 Round Lake Highland Prep Abby Morris Harvard-Westlake Jaya Nayar Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2016-03-18 LD1 Round Lake Highland Prep Meghana Srinivasa Northland Christian Edward Li Aff