Andres Rosero Paradigm

Last changed 15 September 2021 5:37 AM EDT

Prior Affiliations: Harrison High School, North Crowley High School

I debated LD at North Crowley for 4 years, primarily competing on the national circuit my last two years. I participated in vastly different levels of debate, from local lay debate to circuit debate. I graduated in 2015 and did one year of college Policy debate at NYU. Currently wrapping up law school.

Short: In high school I never defined one type of argument I liked, instead I tried out a wide variety of positions and that's what I found to be really rewarding. The debate round is most definitely yours, not mine, I'm only here to observe and make the best decision possible. Whatever argument you go for, I need an articulation of how I evaluate it in the round- I need a basic articulation of the different layers of the debate round and how they interact or what mechanism I use to weigh between the layers.

Theory: I was never a theory debater, but I admire those that can pull it off. I think that theory as a strategic tool has partly been a detriment to the community. I love seeing the innovative arguments debaters are making both to back theory and refute theory, but they have to be clear. I don't default to any paradigmatic issue on theory, that is what the debate round is for.

Framework: I was always a big fan of framework debate and how cool it can be. Regardless of the structure, the framework needs to generate a weighing mechanism and then have offense that impacts back to that mechanism/standard. If you go for framework, I need interaction with your opponent's argument. Saying you preclude or your framework is a prerequisite doesn't do much for me unless there is a warrant being contextualized.

Policy: The LARP/Policy style arguments can be so rewarding if debaters just weighed (compared) between their evidence. One thing, I find this debate can also be rather boring, so keep it lively for me. If you are going for a more nuanced policy position, I need an explanation of what it is you're doing.

Kritik: This was the argument I usually went for and I think it's a really inclusive/fun way to approach the round. Don't run a K in front of me unless that is what you are used to. Alternatives need to construct a world other than "reject the AC"... If you're going to run a K, invest the most work on the link story- I like Ks but I don't like recycled Ks, make them topical and if you don't, explain to me why they don't need to be topical. Kritiks also need some sort of framework, whether it is a ROB, whether it is the 1AC fw, your impacts need to be impacting back to a weighing standard.

Micropolitics/ROB/ROJ: I think there are good justifications for why the debate space is unique in an educational sense. If you are reading a ROB or ROJ argument, I need two components, what is the end goal of the activity? and what is unique about the round/judge that helps reach that aim? If you are reading a narrative, I ask that you receive consent from everyone in the room and label any trigger if necessary. I think that micropolitical positions help us understand what counts as offense in the round, or more generally how I approach the evaluation of the layers in the round. If you read a ROB/ROJ but don't use it to constrain or filter impacts later in the round, I will be very sad.


Speed/Speaks: Speed is fine, I ask that you start at slightly less than your fastest speed and build up. I have been out of the activity for a few years, but I still judge on the circuit a few times a year. I can flow, but be aware of Zoom lag/audio/internet issues. If you have charisma, dynamism, or any strong personality, I ask that you use it in your favor and bring that to the round. Speaks are not only a measure of presentation, but of strategy. If you make a hella strategic argument than you'll get rewarded with higher speaks. Speaker points also indicate your interaction with your opponent, I won't condone any racist, sexist, homophobic, classist, or oppressive arguments or interactions. If you're acting like an awful person, you'll get awful speaks. I will try to average 27.5 for speaker points, (hopefully) Also, if you're going to read a section of spikes, or an argument that is going to be pivotal for your strategy in the later speeches, I would slow down and be clear. If I don't flow it, I won't be able to vote on it. This is true for any type of advocacy text, (plan text, standards, theory/T interps), weighing text, or end-game strat.

In round ethics: I think we can all agree that the debate round is a place for education and that debate is an academic activity. As such, I think it is very important to adhere to standards of ethics in academia. Any misrepresentation of evidence, (shadily cut cards, rewording of articles, etc.) will cause an automatic loss. Further, I think that debate requires a reciprocal sharing of evidence, if one of you flashes or shares case, the other has to do the same.

Hall of Fame: (people I respect in terms of debate style and judging)- Travis Fife, Bekah Boyer, Terrence Lonam, Mark Gorthey, Pranav Reddy, Varad Agarwala, Danny Debois, Ram Prasad, and Jim Huang

Any questions about how I evaluated a round, any help I can offer, or any concerns in general can be directed to my email at andresbrosero@gmail.com

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2021-09-16 LD Octafi Strake Jesuit ZD Peninsula RM Aff Aff 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2021-09-16 LD R6 Holy Cross ND Peninsula SM Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2021-09-16 LD R5 Westlake AK Bronx Science RP Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2021-09-16 LD R4 McNeil AR Loyola IB Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2021-09-16 LD R2 Strake Jesuit ZD Peninsula BD Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2021-09-16 LD R1 Westlake AC Dougherty Valley AR Aff
Strake Jesuit LD Tournament HS 2020-12-18 VLD Double Marcus JR Cardinal Gibbons Independent RS Neg Neg 3-0
Strake Jesuit LD Tournament HS 2020-12-18 VLD R6 Holy Family MD American Heritage Broward JA Neg
Strake Jesuit LD Tournament HS 2020-12-18 VLD R5 Bergen County Academies AK Clear Lake BB Aff
Strake Jesuit LD Tournament HS 2020-12-18 VLD R4 Marcus JR Cardinal Gibbons HS Independent AD Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 LD R7 Lake Highland Prep HK North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics BH Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 LD R7 Ridge AL Westford AS Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 LD R6 Walt Whitman DH Montville ASu Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 LD R6 Lexington OR Oak Hall KZ Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 LD R5 Interlake MW Walt Whitman XRo Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 LD R5 Oakwood School AM Millburn TG Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 LD R4 Newark Science BA Stuyvesant KF Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 LD R3 Walt Whitman CC Del Mar/Torrey Pines HS Independent FK Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 LD R3 Manchester Essex MI Oakwood School AW Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 LD R2 University RH Lake Highland Prep JW Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 LD R2 Scarsdale SB Lexington KBa Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2016-10-14 LD R1 Newark Science BG Walt Whitman IXu Neg
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin HS 2016-10-13 LD R6 Lake Highland Prep AA Cambridge Rindge and Latin OS Neg Neg 2-0
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin HS 2016-10-13 LD R4 Holy Cross RS West Des Moines Valley TF Aff Aff 2-0
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2016-09-09 VLD Semis Success Academy SC Newark Science BA Aff Aff 3-0
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2016-09-09 VLD R7 Bronx HS Of Science GM Scarsdale NI Aff Aff 3-0
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2016-09-09 VLD Run-of Newark Science OA Bronx HS Of Science JJ Neg Neg 3-0
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2016-09-09 VLD R5 Newark Science OA Bronx HS Of Science AM Aff
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2016-09-09 VLD R5 Scarsdale SB Lexington AA Aff
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2016-09-09 VLD R4 Lexington CB Newark Science OF Aff
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2016-09-09 VLD R3 Lexington SA Newark Science OS Aff
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2016-09-09 VLD R1 Newark Science BG Bronx HS Of Science JJ Neg
Byram Hills Round Robin HS 2016-09-09 LD R3 Syosse JW Byram JB Aff
King Round Robin HS 2016-04-01 LDRR R4 Episcopal AB Dulles NBu Neg
King Round Robin HS 2016-04-01 LDRR R3 Strake Jesuit CP RC Clements FT Neg Neg 2-0
King Round Robin HS 2016-04-01 LDRR R2 Plano East AK Cambridge Rindge and Latin OS Neg Neg 2-0
King Round Robin HS 2016-04-01 LDRR R1 Loyola JO Harvard-Westlake CC Neg Neg 2-0
2016 Newark Invitational HS 2016-01-07 VLD Octafi Ridge SK Hendrick Hudson MG Aff Aff 3-0
2016 Newark Invitational HS 2016-01-07 VLD Double Hendrick Hudson MG Cambridge Rindge and Latin SS Aff Aff 3-0
2016 Newark Invitational HS 2016-01-07 VLD R6 Byram Hills SC Millburn CS Neg
2016 Newark Invitational HS 2016-01-07 VLD R5 Hendrick Hudson MG Randolph HK Aff
2016 Newark Invitational HS 2016-01-07 VLD R3 Lexington AQ Byram Hills JBi Aff
2016 Newark Invitational HS 2016-01-07 VLD R2 Millburn PH Scarsdale LS Neg
2016 Newark Invitational HS 2016-01-07 VLD R1 Cambridge Rindge and Latin PO Monticello KC Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 LD R7 Marlborough AG James Bowie WG Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 LD R7 Apple Valley JB Nova High JK Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 LD R5 NSU University JR Mountain View DZ Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 LD R5 Ft. Lauderdale RB NSU University KC Neg
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 LD R4 Oakwood AM Strake Jesuit College SM Neg
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 LD R4 duPont Manual DY George Washington KB Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 LD R3 Oakwood AB Strake Jesuit College KF Neg
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 LD R3 Episcopal AB Lake Highland Prepara MK Neg
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 LD R2 Mountain View KX West MT Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 LD R2 Eagan NM Los Altos JN Neg
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 LD R1 Los Altos SN Colleyville Heritage AS Neg
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 LD R1 Hockaday ED Oakwood JS Neg
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational HS 2015-11-13 VLD Runoff Newark Science BA Byram Hills PE Neg Neg 3-0
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational HS 2015-11-13 VLD R6 Byram Hills AS Lexington DW Aff
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational HS 2015-11-13 VLD R5 Collegiate JP Bronx Science SR Aff
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational HS 2015-11-13 VLD R4 Stuyvesant TC Millburn WH Neg
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational HS 2015-11-13 VLD R3 Newtown AH Lake Highland Prep AA Neg
The 12th Scarsdale Invitational HS 2015-11-13 VLD R1 Timothy Christian RJ Bronx Science DR Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R7 West Des Moines Valley DR Pembroke Pines Charter JF Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R7 Lake Highland Prep SP Newark Science AK Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R6 Westford AS Harvard-Westlake VC Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R6 Oakwood Secondary AM Newark Science DA Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake JD Lake Highland Prep OT Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R5 Walt Whitman LK Ridge VK Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R4 Walt Whitman CC Lake Highland Prep MC Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R4 Harvard-Westlake MG Newtown AH Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R3 Montville AH Harvard-Westlake NP Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R3 Montville AS Harvard-Westlake EZ Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R2 DuPont Manual XH Princeton EO Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R2 Cambridge Rindge and Latin OS Bettendorf RN Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R1 University JR Ridge NP Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2015-10-16 LD R1 Walt Whitman JB Pembroke Pines Charter WW Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 VLD Double Ridge NP Lake Highland Prep NK Neg Neg 3-0
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 VLD Runoff Millburn PH Lake Highland Prep SP Neg Neg 3-0
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 VLD Rd 6 McQuaid Jesuit FG Randolph EW Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 VLD Rd 6 Walt Whitman XR Monticello DA Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 VLD R4 Ridge VK Scarsdale ZG Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 VLD R3 North Allegheny Senior JZ Walt Whitman CC Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 VLD R2 Cambridge Rindge and Latin SS Harvard-Westlake KK Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 VLD R2 Scarsdale ZE Newtown AH Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 VLD R1 Byram Hills SC Wilson MF Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 VLD R1 Scarsdale LS Millburn PH Aff
Byram Hills Round Robin HS 2015-09-11 LD R5 ScsDle SJ CamRin OS Neg
Byram Hills Round Robin HS 2015-09-11 LD R4 Stuyve SL CamRin PO Neg Neg 2-0
Byram Hills Round Robin HS 2015-09-11 LD R3 U HM Colleg EW Aff
Byram Hills Round Robin HS 2015-09-11 LD R2 Stuyve KF ScsDle SJ Neg Neg 2-0
Byram Hills Round Robin HS 2015-09-11 LD R1 ScsDle DW Stuyve SL Aff