Jacinda Rivas Paradigm

Last changed 2/29 10:58A CDT

Jacinda Rivas

Whitney Young ‘15

University of Kentucky ‘19

Currently working as a paralegal at a civil rights law firm and coaching Whitney Young

Top Level

Add me to the email chain- Jacindarivas@gmail.com

I will reward smart teams that can effectively and efficiently communicate their arguments to me. Engaging with your opponent, having a well-thought out strategy, and demonstrating that you’re doing consistent, hard work is what this activity is about.

I'm pretty expressive when I'm judging so I would look up every once in a while to know how I feel about particular arguments.

Clash debates

First things first- Everyone is always so angry and doesn’t want to be in these debates. No one ENJOYS clash debates. Please be nicer. Substance wise, I really do believe that affs should have a tie to the topic and should be in the direction of the topic. I am not the judge for an aff that has a couple cards that say a theory and then pretend to say something about the topic. I also believe that debate is an inherently good activity so indicting the entirety of the activity we participate in is not great for me. I think this matters a lot for the way some teams answer framework so be cognizant of this. The only thing that my ballot decides is the winner.

Ks

Links should be causal, specific and about the plan. They NEED to be contextualized to what the aff actually did. I have too often judged debates where a team presents a theory of the world but have not explained what the aff has done to implicate that. Explanation is key. That applies to all Ks cause if you are just spitting jargon at me and the other team, you aren’t gonna have a good time. I am not persuaded by arguments that the aff just doesn’t get fiat

I didn't think I had to add this to my paradigm but recent events means I do. In order for me to vote for you, you have to speak.

Counterplans

I default to judge kick unless expressly informed not to

I am a little nicer for the aff in terms of CP theory questions- I just think that some counterplans are egregious but that might be the 2a in me. I think this can be dealt with a lot more easily if you have a substantive competition push from the neg.

Conditionality is good.

Disads

There can be zero risk of a DA

Politics DA is dead and we should all let it die

Framing Pages

I don’t like them. Read impacts. Spend more time developing the actual advantage instead of preempting the random disad that the 1nc might read.

Random Policy Things

You can insert a re-highlighting of a card- you shouldn’t have to waste time re-reading a card if they suck at research

Impact turn debates are some of my favorite

Ethics violations (ex. Clipping, a card being cut in the middle of the paragraph, etc.) should just have the debate staked on it. It is a bad form of education and should be rejected. No point in drawing it out.

Further questions- email me at jacindarivas@gmail.com

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/7/2020 CX R4 106 200 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/7/2020 CX R3 104 108 Aff
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/7/2020 CX R1 109 201 Aff
Chicago Debates Mayer Brown Invitational 2/29/2020 RCC R3 Payton McDermott & Weese Lane Tech Grey & Puerto Neg
Chicago Debates Mayer Brown Invitational 2/29/2020 RCC R2 Northside Wang & Katz Jones Boyd & Chin Aff
D5 NDT Qualifying Tournament at Northwestern 2/22/2020 D5 R4 Indiana Holland & Gupta Wayne State Brown & Reynolds Neg Neg on a 2-1
D5 NDT Qualifying Tournament at Northwestern 2/22/2020 D5 R3 Michigan State Farber & Serrins Michigan Harrington & Vance Neg Aff on a 2-1
D5 NDT Qualifying Tournament at Northwestern 2/22/2020 D5 R2 Michigan Jacobs & Stras Indiana Holland & Gupta Aff Aff on a 3-0
D5 NDT Qualifying Tournament at Northwestern 2/22/2020 D5 R1 Michigan Harrington & Vance Purdue Sidhu & Joseph Aff Neg on a 2-1
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 CX Octafi Oak Park and River Forest EM Walter Payton MW Neg Neg on a 2-1
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 CX R5 Walter Payton RS New Trier DW Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 CX R4 Walter Payton WH Northside CS Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 CX R3 Northside KW New Trier SV Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX Sextos Oak Park and River Forest GS Walter Payton RV Aff Aff on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R7 Kinkaid ZF Dowling Catholic WH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R5 Homestead MW Northside CS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R4 Minneapolis South CC New Trier HM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R3 Chesterton HH Harker HL Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R2 Oakland Catholic AS Peninsula LP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R1 Minneapolis South KN Interlake CF Neg
RCC Tournament 2 11/8/2019 VCX VRQ LanTec GP NorCol HM Aff Aff on a 3-0
RCC Tournament 2 11/8/2019 VCX VR5 Solori JR LanTec OD Neg
RCC Tournament 2 11/8/2019 VCX VR4 WalPay WM LanTec GP Aff
RCC Tournament 2 11/8/2019 VCX VR3 LanTec HP Solori BF Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open Double Westminster PM Barstow MT Aff Aff on a 3-0
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R6 Barstow KP Glenbrook South DA Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R4 Homestead MW Wylie E. Groves GL Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R3 Northside CR Washburn Rural DS Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R2 Northside CS Glenbrook South MJ Aff
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 VCX VRQ Oak Park and River Forest EM Maine East VB Aff Neg on a 2-1
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 VCX VR3 Walter Payton G Univ Of Chicago Lab CN Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open FYS Michigan SM Emory CZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open Double Harvard BH Michigan FH Aff Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R8 Wichita State BH Navy GL Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R7 UC Berkeley MO Northwestern GU Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R6 Dartmouth HS Harvard LZ Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R5 Michigan SM George Mason BG Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R4 Concordia SB Emory JP Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 JV R3 Wichita State FB Emory/Samford BB Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX Octafi Meadows NY Edgemont SS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX Double New Trier HM Little Rock Central GL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R6 Niles West TP St. Mark's School of Texas TA Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R5 Strath Haven LR Montgomery Bell CM Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R4 Casady BH Winston Churchill BM Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R3 Montgomery Bell PS Niles West BB Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R2 Lovejoy CL Winston Churchill RG Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R1 Little Rock Central DF Greenhill SR Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX Octas Iowa City CW Maine East SS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX Dbls Walter Payton VR Glenbrook South KB Aff Aff on a 2-1
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX R6 Maine East BS Glenbrook South KG Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX R5 Glenbrook South RZ Solorio FB Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX R4 Glenbrook South JM Homestead MW Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD Semis Chattahoochee AA Westminster RB Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD Octas North Broward Prep AB Chattahoochee AA Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VLD Partia Broward (Independent) AC DuPont Manual JX Neg Neg on a 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX BO-F Lincoln WR Montgomery Bell YH Aff Aff on a 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 PF Octas Ivy Bridge DX Golden State SD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 LD R5 Hua Xia Chinese School - Katy EW Harker RM Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 LD R4 Elite Leadership Institute IC Harker KK Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 LD R3 Elite Leadership Institute AC Harker RS Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 LD R2 Nova 42 NS Harker RT Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 LD R1 Harker KM Kudos CF Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/8/2017 VPD Octas Montgomery Bell DR Edgemont SM Aff Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/8/2017 VPD Double North Star Academy CPHS YD Chattahoochee AP Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/8/2017 VPD R6 Whitney Young JT North Star Academy CPHS BF Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/8/2017 VPD R4 Cathedral Prep BC Westminster MK Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/8/2017 VLD R3 West Des Moines Valley GJ Poly Prep Country Day KF Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 Semis AABGLW Eckert & Rascoe DKB Jacob & Rahaman Aff Aff on a 3-0
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 BO Qtr BTWJ Bhandarkar & Li BTWJ Heo & Khan Aff Aff on a 2-1
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 Octas DKB Czerwinski & Sparks AABGLW Eckert & Rascoe Neg Neg on a 3-0
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 R6 BTWJ Kondapi & Lin NTR Perez & Zhang Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 R5 Scholars Ballersteros & Leon BTWJ Heo & Khan Neg
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 R4 AABGLW Unni & Wegener DKB Jacob & Rahaman Neg
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 R2 BTWJ Bhandarkar & Li DKB Czerwinski & Sparks Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 R1 DKB Liu & Niederman AABGLW Candelario & Levin Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2017 CX Semis Kudos GZ Harker LL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2017 CX Quarte Harker LL Kudos LS Neg Aff on a 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2017 CX R4 North Broward Preparatory DB Harker SB Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2017 CX R3 Lincoln Elementary WM Harker LL Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2017 CX R2 Kudos NT Harker JA Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2017 CX R1 Harker MT Lincoln Elementary RW Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX Quarte Portage Northern PD Montgomery Bell JR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX Double New Trier KS Portage Northern PD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX R6 Calhoun KB New Trier KS Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX R5 New Trier NK Montgomery Bell KK Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX R4 Niles West RR New Trier BW Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX R3 Niles North GM Portage Northern PD Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX R2 Henry W. Grady NW Montgomery Bell HB Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX R1 Niles North MT Westlake TS Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/2/2016 CX Quarte 6WInt AI 6WAdv SW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/2/2016 CX Octos 6WAdv MS 4WAdv VZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/2/2016 CX R6 6WInt ES 4WCS CR Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/2/2016 CX R5 4WAdv ZZ 6WInt BU Neg
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/2/2016 CX R4 4WBeg CM 6WInt DX Neg
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/2/2016 CX R3 6WAdv MV 4WBeg CK Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/2/2016 CX R2 6WInt CM 6WAdv MR Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 NCX Quarte Niles West BF Westminster Schools RK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 NCX Octos Niles North GF Chattahoochee LJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 NCX R6 Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet AS Niles North MM Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 NCX R5 Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet AB USN SL Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R4 Niles North LW Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet DR Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R3 Niles North BM New Trier BK Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R2 Montgomery Bell KR Wylie E. Groves LW Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R1 Iowa City KH USN KW Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/4/2015 CX Semis FLA HK FLA CC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/4/2015 CX Quarte FLA HK FLA CD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/4/2015 CX Octos FLA HK 4WJr WM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/4/2015 CX R6 4WCS CT FLA FR Neg
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/4/2015 CX R5 ALGG BT BRRC BK Neg
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/4/2015 CX R3 FLA CP ALGG BS Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/4/2015 CX R2 4WJr ZM FLA JM Neg
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/4/2015 CX R1 BRRC HML FLA BK Neg
Evanston Township HS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/30/2015 NCX Rd2 Niles North WU Glenbrook North GW Aff