Manasi Singh

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 26 September 2021 5:37 PM EDT

About me:

- Pronouns are she/her

- I debated for WDM Valley for 4 years - policy for 3 years and LD for 1 year. Graduated in 2017.

- Currently in my first year of law school at the University of Richmond.

- Primarily a k debater, faves were fem rage, Nietzsche, and Deleuze.

- I've been out of the activity for a hot min, so I'm not as up to date on the literature anymore. Just be clear and weigh your offense plsssss. I like cool strats and I like sass (don't be snarky or rude tho pls, especially if there's an obvious skill differential between you and your opponent. No one likes a jerk).

- Add me to the email chain: manasisingh2017@gmail.com

In general, I think debate should be whatever you want it to be. As I see it, it’s up to the debaters to tell me what is or isn’t important in deciding the round, and I think it’s important that you use the debate space as a way to hone new skills and learn how to think creatively. Here is a list of my random thoughts about debate:

1. I don’t care what you read in the round; I will reward smart strategies/punish messy work

2. Fairness is harder to prove than education/skills.

3. There’s no such thing as a bad argument – just bad debating

4. Speed is good, but clarity is better. I have a high threshold for speed, so I'll say slow or clear a reasonable amount of times, but don't make me work hard to understand you.

5. I love kritiks, but that doesn’t mean that’s what you should read in front of me. Debate what you like debating, and do it well

6. Phil debates are hard for me to flow, so slow down a little. I was never a phil debater, so don't assume I know the exact implications of your args, otherwise you might not like the conclusions/decisions I come to.

7. Crossex is a valuable tool that not enough people take advantage of. That said, arguments made in cx are way more persuasive if they’re grounded in your speeches

8. I’m a sucker for creative strategies, and I LOVE creative cross-applications

***Everything above does not include blatantly offensive statements. Be mindful of what you say and be respectful.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD Double Cardinal Gibbons Roberto Sosa Princeton Independent Junkai Gong Aff Aff 3-0
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD Double Perry Joey Antonelli Strake Jesuit Jet Sun Aff Aff 3-0
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD Triple Strake Jesuit Evan Proctor Princeton Independent Junkai Gong Neg Neg 2-1
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD R6 Rosemount Cierra Phillips Westlake Miller Roberts Neg
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD R6 Sidwell Independent Sean Wallace American Heritage Broward Jordan Antevy Aff
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD R5 Harrison Jessie Pein American Heritage Broward Prateek Gupta Aff
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD R4 Eagan Aerin Engelstad American Heritage Broward Spencer Swickle Aff
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD R4 American Heritage Broward Mason Cheng Lake Highland Prep Arjun Verma Aff
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD R3 Strake Jesuit Evan Proctor Iowa City West Jayden Shin Neg
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD R3 American Heritage Broward Jessica Wong Iowa City West Nathan Weimar Neg
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 VLD R1 American Heritage Broward Emilin Mathew Strake Jesuit Karan Shah Aff
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 LD OCTOS Iowa City West NW Millard North RL Aff Aff 3-0
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 LD R6 Edina JS Iowa City West NW Neg
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 LD R5 Lincoln Southwest KP Evanston Twp JP Neg
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 LD R4 Millard North RL Appleton North MU Neg
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 LD R1 Iowa City West JS Parkview DL Aff
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2018-02-16 CX Q University LS Edina DA Neg Neg 3-0
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2018-02-16 CX R5 Lincoln RK Millard West MF Aff
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2018-02-16 CX R4 Edina DA University LS Aff
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2018-02-16 CX R3 Millard West KG Millard North SM Aff
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2018-02-16 LD R2 Lincoln Southeast AT Millard West KC Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX R7 Rosemount HS Eagan LS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2017-12-15 CX R3 South Eugene SL Lane Tech MC Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic HS 2017-12-08 VLD Runoff Edina SC Millard North TQ Neg Neg 3-0
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic HS 2017-12-08 VLD R6 Sioux Falls Lincoln ZS Edina SC Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic HS 2017-12-08 VLD R5 East Ridge AR Evanston Twp CM Aff
Valley Mid America Cup HS 2017-09-23 Pol R1 Millard North KJ St. Ignatius CP RD Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 NLD Semifi Rosemount TS Edina JS Neg Neg 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 NLD Octafi Edina JS Lakeville MH Aff Aff 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 NLD Round Bettendorf LQ Eagan CL Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 NLD Round Lake Highland Prep SS Eagan PS Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 NLD Round Lake Highland Prep AB Lakeville RT Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 NLD Round Apple Valley RF St Thomas Academy DO Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2015-11-06 NLD Round Apple Valley DH St Thomas Academy CC Aff