Alyssa Hoover Paradigm

Last changed 11/7 9:00P EDT

Third year debater at the University of Georgia (2020), previously debated at Milton High School (2013-2016)

Email: alyssahoover98@gmail.com

Truly, you do you. I am just here to adjudicate the debate & ensure this is an educational and fun space. Do what you care about and what you're good at.

The things you came here for:

Framework: Generally, not the best judge for planless affs. I think affirmatives should defend the USFG, or have a relation to the topic and defend a change from the status quo. I won't bog you down with my thoughts on what an "ideal" model of debate should be, but the TLDR is -- debatability is important, fairness is an impact, the TVA doesn't need to solve, labeling things as "DA's" and grandstanding when the neg drops them doesn't auto-win you the round, and I won't evaluate things that happened outside of the debate.

Kritiks: A better judge for this than you think, really. Links in context of the aff are important, as well as a robust explanation of the alternative and a framework for how I should evaluate it / what voting for the alternative means for me as a judge. A good framework press will get you a long way (both for the aff and the neg).

The rest: I don't think I'm really that ideological about most policy things. Competing interpretations over reasonability, conditionality is probably good, agent CPs/consult CPs/international fiat/50 state fiat are bad but PICs aren't (as long as they have a solvency advocate), and the Nate Cohn card really needs to die.

I find myself frustrated in many high school topicality debates, as I think they often lack nuance and appropriate impact calculus, and thus I find myself having a higher threshold to vote for T, so take that as you will.

Impact out the arguments you're going for and why they matter -- give me a framework to evaluate the debate, and explain the big picture.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/1/2019 OCX Sems Wayzata Independent HR Westminster SB Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/1/2019 NCX Semis Alpharetta HS GN Henry W Grady LS Neg Neg on a 3-0
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/1/2019 NCX Quar Alpharetta HS GN Montgomery Bell AG Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/1/2019 OCX R6 Westminster SB Montgomery Bell HP Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/1/2019 OCX R5 Wayzata Independent HR Westminster AL Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/1/2019 NCX R4 USN CW Chattahoochee IW Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/1/2019 OCX R3 Montgomery Bell KK Galloway OS Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/1/2019 OCX R1 Montgomery Bell JK Calhoun HS - Calhoun, GA GG Aff
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships 2/8/2019 JVCX Semis Alpharetta HS Hargunn Sandhu & Thomas Tokos Riverwood Noel Crenshaw & Ysabella Lopez Aff Aff on a 2-1
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships 2/8/2019 NCX R5 Woodward Ria Thakur & Elizabeth Li Decatur Maddock Thomas & Kit Sanders Neg
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships 2/8/2019 JVCX R3 Westminster Thej Khanna & Charlotte Baugher Woodward Akbar Chranya & Matthew O'Stricker Aff
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships 2/8/2019 JVCX R1 Northview Khushi Afre Woodward Sonali Dade & Ashna Ghanate Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX Octofi Woodward GW Montgomery Bell PH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX R5 Alpharetta HS GN Woodward LH Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R4 Montgomery Bell FM Woodward RG Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R3 Montgomery Bell FK Westminster YL Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R2 Isidore Newman QD Alpharetta HS CP Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX Double Glenbrook South GS Cypress Bay BL Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R6 Cypress Bay BL Kent Denver JL Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R2 Mount Carmel Independent RN Cypress Bay BG Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R1 New Trier RT Eagan AM Aff
Emory National Debate Institute Tournament 6/21/2018 Open R4 Alpha-Dawgs Elizabeth Kolln & Joana Arvantis Braz-Gemony Math-wells Jacky Gomez & Cheryl Quartey Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL DO New Trier KE Blue Valley Southwest HH Aff Neg on a 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R6 Montgomery Bell HG St. Mark's School of Texas WS Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R5 Niles North KS Henry W. Grady NW Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R4 Peninsula LL Crossings Christian HC Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R3 Pace HN Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart FP Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R2 Chattahoochee VM Westminster YS Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R1 Chattahoochee AA Washburn Rural KePe Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/9/2018 OCX Sems Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BG Montgomery Bell BG Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/9/2018 NCX Sems Alpharetta HS JS USN CF Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/9/2018 OCX Octa Henry W. Grady WN Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BG Neg Neg on a 3-0
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/9/2018 OCX R6 Alpharetta HS MB Gulliver Prep GB Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/9/2018 OCX R4 Montgomery Bell HR Weyzeta HR Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/9/2018 OCX R3 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BG Chattahoochee MV Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/9/2018 OCX R2 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BD Northview GY Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/9/2018 OCX R1 Montgomery Bell BG Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart GC Neg
Westminster 11/18/2017 OPEN Octafi Chattahoochee JN Montgomery Bell HR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Westminster 11/18/2017 OPEN R6 Henry W. Grady WN Montgomery Bell MS Aff
Westminster 11/18/2017 OPEN R5 Northview RJ Westminster SB Neg
Westminster 11/18/2017 OPEN R4 Chattahoochee AA Montgomery Bell FK Aff
Westminster 11/18/2017 OPEN R3 Northview PY Chattahoochee AM Neg
Westminster 11/18/2017 OPEN R2 Woodward GS Chattahoochee AP Neg
Westminster 11/18/2017 OPEN R1 Chattahoochee JN Montgomery Bell KZ Aff
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/4/2017 VCX R4 Chattahoochee AA Henry W. Grady WN Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/4/2017 VCX R3 Chattahoochee AdAd Mount Vernon Presbyterian JS Aff
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/4/2017 NCX R2 Woodward RK Johns Creek KH Aff
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/4/2017 VCX R1 Johns Creek SS Alpharetta HS SM Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/10/2017 OCX Fin Cypress Bay MF Marist AV Aff Aff on a 2-1
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/10/2017 OCX Octs USN WK Cypress Bay KK Neg Neg on a 2-1
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/10/2017 OCX Round Montgomery Bell KK Johns Creek KL Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/10/2017 OCX Round Montgomery Bell HB Westminster DG Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/10/2017 OCX Round Northview MB Montgomery Bell HL Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/10/2017 OCX Round Montgomery Bell FR Marist AV Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 CX JV Fin Chattahoochee JN Woodward MR Neg Neg on a 3-0
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 CX Semifi Woodward AH Marist VA Aff Aff on a 3-0
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 CX Quarte Marist VA Woodward MR Aff Aff on a 2-1
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 CX R6 Henry W. Grady WN Woodward AH Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 CX R5 Chattahoochee DX Pace HN Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 CX R4 Marist EA Chattahoochee TR Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 CX R3 Woodward PS Calhoun BF Aff
GFCA Varsity State Championships 3/3/2017 CX R1 Chattahoochee AM Alpharetta ML Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL ADW St. Mark's School of Texas VW Montgomery Bell GJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL R5 Bishop Guertin KV Mountain Brook WM Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL R4 Alpharetta HS Debate DD Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet AS Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL R3 St. Mark's School of Texas VW Riverwood AD Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL R2 Newark Science MM Peninsula SL Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL R1 Woodward SP Montgomery Bell GJ Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX Semifi Riverwood AD Woodward RH Neg Neg on a 2-1
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX Quarte Riverwood AD Marist AV Neg Aff on a 2-1
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX Octofi Alpharetta MS Woodward RH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX R6 Chattahoochee RT Marist AV Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 NCX R5 Johns Creek DS Alpharetta BM Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX R4 Alpharetta DD Riverwood AD Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 NCX R3 University School CD Isidore Newman HD Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX R2 Johns Creek LW Gulliver Prep MP Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX Octos Niles West SS Niles North BL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX Double Henry W. Grady NW Niles West GB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX R6 Woodward RM New Trier BW Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX R5 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart DR Alpharetta DD Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX R4 Niles West CB Chattahoochee VK Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX R3 Johns Creek LK Niles North FL Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX R2 Woodward PS Westminster RM Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 VCX R1 Westminster DG Chattahoochee JN Aff
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN Finals Woodward AH St. Mark's School of Texas VW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN Quarte Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BG Woodward AH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN Octafi St. Mark's School of Texas VW Marist AV Aff Aff on a 2-1
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN R6 Alpharetta US Ogden International School of Chicago MR Neg
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN R5 Montgomery Bell FR Chattahoochee AN Aff
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN R4 Alpharetta ML Westminster Schools-Atlanta RM Neg
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN R3 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart PP Westlake ST Neg
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN R2 Alpharetta GM Chattahoochee XR Neg
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN R1 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart DP USN WH Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/30/2016 VCX Quarte Woodward AS Marist VE Aff Aff on a 3-0
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/30/2016 VCX Octas Calhoun KF Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet DR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/30/2016 VCX 6 Woodward KK USN DG Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/30/2016 VCX 5 Johns Creek WD Marist SZ Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/30/2016 VCX 4 Marist VE Johns Creek KL Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/30/2016 VCX 3 USN FL Woodward AS Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/2/2016 PD R6 GMRS Polyakov & Shao BBHT Abney & Pearson Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/2/2016 PD R5 RRSW McGraw & Li RRSW Wittenmyer & Miller Aff
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/2/2016 PD R4 RRSW Danave & Li Dombrowski BBHT Wang & Kim Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/2/2016 PD R3 RRSW Goldberg & Roberts BGMP Wilson & Scullion Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/2/2016 PD R2 RRSW Ahmad & Wegener ORS Jeong & Gu Aff
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/2/2016 PD R1 RRSW Kuppahally & Huynh ORS Padiyar & Berman Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/18/2016 CX1 Octafi Fullerton Union Gray & Koh Mountain Brook Harris & Kinderman Aff Aff on a 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/18/2016 CX1 Round Caddo Middle Magnet Hardel & Kiihnl Greenhill Tathgir & Charnes Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/18/2016 CX1 Round Westminster Schools-Atlanta Rascoe & Kottke Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart De la Guardia & Touret Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/18/2016 CX1 Round Montgomery Bell Bradford & Koli Alpharetta Sachdeva & Danave Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/18/2016 CX1 Round Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Bond & Darden Chicago Lab Schools Padhi & Liao Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/18/2016 CX1 Round Alpharetta Gajula & Lederer Georgetown Day Bhagat & Cuneo Aff