Angel Toro Paradigm

Last changed 11/16 1:31P CDT

For Glenbrooks:

Background: I debated LD for 4 years; Senior and Junior year in the national circuit. I'm currently a freshman at the University of Chicago studying Computer Science and debating Parliamentary style debate. I mostly read K args towards the end of high school.

Let me know before round if you have any questions, or would like me to say "slower" "clear" or anything else that will make you more comfortable. Wear whatever you want in front of me, I literally wore a hoodie to all my rounds senior year.

You don't have to use prep to flash, but if you take more than a minute doing it or I see you compiling the file I will be annoyed and speaks will go down.

Email: angeltoro@uchicago.edu. This won't be super specific so email me with any specific questions if you have any. Oh and put me in the email chain because my hearing is less than ideal.

K debate: I love K debate that is specific to the topic. This does not mean that I will not evaluate other non-t K's. I just have a low-threshold for TVAs and other arguments towards why it's not fair. This is specifically true if you don't disclose...Please disclose if you're reading a non-T aff; It seems pretty clear that it is just a Strat to win a round (like most things in debate) otherwise and it will just make me sad. Also, if you're negating and your opponent does this I will be pretty lenient with case-proper responses.

Please have an alternative for K's that means something. It doesn't have to be concrete, It can be a mindset shift if that's the solution to the problem but please explain it right. And don't just simply rely on repeating tag lines from your author that mean nothing without hours of analysis and reading.

Larp: I honestly love clean larp debate. It can get so messy though so be ready to weigh. If by the end of the round I just have conceded DA's and conceded advantages I will have to weigh by myself. And that will lead to an arbitrary decision that one of you will be unhappy with.

Theory/T:

I lean to believing T gets an RVI as well. But I get both sides of this so just debate it.

I am open to listening to any theory debate. Just a PSA again, my hearing is not amazing and I might miss technical things if you're just flying through it while you extempt a shell and I'll be sorry but I simply can't vote for things I didn't hear, so I'll get over it.

Phil:

I was never big on Phil debate. Yet, I really like philosophy and love reading it, watching videos on it, talking about it. I feel my issue usually was that people are so sketchy when explaining Phil positions, I get that sometimes you need to use dense vocabulary to explain it, but I need to be able to comprehend all the pages that you read to decide on this case in a matter of 6 minutes; so your explanations must be very good.

Overall, read whatever you want. As long as it's not exclusionary to any group or person I'm here for it.

Speaks: First time judging so we'll see, I think my average will be around a 28.

I am down to talk after rounds about decisions. But if you are just trying to find a reason why I'm wrong, instead of actually learning I will just leave after a while. Not because I think it's not possible for me to have made a mistake, but because even if I did there's nothing that, that will do.

I'm probably missing a lot of stuff, so just email me or facebook message me, it's just my name. (Add me if you do message me, since I usually don't see the requested messages page.)

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 Success Academy Manhattan LD Oakwood School - North Hollywood MC Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 St. Andrew's Episcopal DF Thomas Jefferson HSST PR Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Roseville Area DT Greenhill AZ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Mountain Brook BH William G. Enloe KH Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Brookfield East NT Trinity MH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Strake Jesuit College Prep AMe Perry NF Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Harker AM Anderson SJ Neg