Raja Archie Paradigm

Last changed 12/18 9:04A CDT

Hi! I'm Raja Archie (my preferred pronouns: she/her/hers)

My email is rrarchie98@gmail.com and I’d love to be added to the email chain

Full Disclosure: This judge is black, disabled, and queer (be mindful of what you say around her and in her rounds)

My rounds are a safe places. Which means you are required to respect preferred pronouns. I encourage you to ask before the round starts and if you don’t get the chance to ask before the round avoid the use of gendered language. Homophobia, discrimination, racism, xenophobia, ableism, transphobia, sexism, and all other awful prejudices in any form is not tolerated in my rounds and I won’t hesitate to vote you down and end the round early if an unsafe environment is created. Just be a nice human :)

My Background: Former Policy and Congressional debate coach for ETHS. Former NatCirc + local circuit congress (1yr) and policy debater (5yrs) for 4yrs at ETHS (c/o 2016). Judging since 2015 and have experience in judging Congress, Policy, and LD.

My Philosophy: I don’t believe in telling debaters how they should debate, or what arguments they should read. As a judge I just decide who did the better debating at the end of the round.

A note for Congressional Debaters: Remember it's Congressional Debate, key word 'debate' that's the one really important aspect that separates this type of debate from a speech event so please please please remember to debate, clash really is critical. Also, try not to obsessively rehash which can be avoided by remembering to review your flow and trying to refute line by line. Lastly, the speakers who stick out to me the most aren't just the ones who sound good or present well they're the ones who can structure a speech and debate well on top of those things.

Important FYI! Please refrain from using gendered language in session, especially if everyone hasn't gone around and introduced themselves along with their preferred pronouns. Fortunately in Congress everyone has a title of either 'Rep. [insert last name]' or 'Sen. [insert last name]' which makes avoiding gendered language like 'she'/'he'/'her'/'miss'/etc. even easier :)

For Policy Debaters

  • Read arguments that YOU think are rad. Just do you. If you have a plan text that’s cool..but like also no plan text no problem because framework makes the game work. I'm not going to evaluate problematic or offensive arguments (i.e. ‘racism good’, ‘heteronormativity good’, ‘patriarchy good’, etc.) because that not only requires my brain power as a judge but also emotional labor that I won't be compensated for so just no. Note that problematic or offensive arguments does not mean problematic or offensive execution of an argument. Everyone is ignorant about some thing at some point and I am willing to educate if you’re willing to take an L, respectfully listen to what I have to say, and learn.
  • Speaking - When it comes to speaking speed is not an issue I can flow by ear exceptionally well but clarity is a must especially if you want high speaker points from me
  • Debaters love to ask me before round, ‘What types of arguments do you like judge?’ So to answer that simply, I like good arguments. What I'm not going to do is list which arguments I read as a debater because I don’t want you to read my paradigm then poorly execute an argument in front of me as a desperate attempt to secure a W. I do understand the importance of prefs though so full disclosure I’m probably not the preferred judge for you if your neg strat doesn’t contain a K
  • No matter what types of arguments you read, if I’ve judged you in the past, if I’m cool with your school or coach, what types of teams I’ve coached, what kind of debater I was or what lit I’ve read..I won’t do any of the work for you. That means don’t debate lazily. That means even if it’s the 6th prelim round give it your all still. That means clear breakdowns of arguments (i.e. solid overviews, answering those direct CX questions about your argument’s content, etc.). That also means crystal clear breakdowns of how your side has won the debate within rebuttal speeches is a necessity.

Remember, education comes first always, be kind to one another, spread positive vibes among your fellow debaters, and good luck!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 PF Semis Dexter LR John F. Kennedy MR Neg Aff on a 2-1
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 CX R5 Lane Tech GW Glenbrook South RM Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 CX R4 Lane Tech AB Glenbrook South WK Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 1/31/2020 CX R3 Walter Payton MW Maine East TS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 LD R5 Success Academy Manhattan TR Newark Science SB Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX VCX Qu Whitney Young TM Glenbrook North BuCh Aff Aff on a 2-1
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R6 Jones NC Kenwood PL Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R5 Glenbrook South JM Walter Payton WR Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R3 Maine East PP West SD Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R2 Blue Valley Southwest HP Solorio MU Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 CX R1 Glenbrook North JK Walter Payton RY Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R5 Rosemount NS Millard North GC Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R4 Lane Tech CG South SC Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R3 Homewood-Flossmoor BM Northside College Prep CW Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R2 Maine East SS Minneapolis Washburn KS Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R1 Solorio MU Lane Tech RT Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R3 Bradley Tech JH St Francis KN Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R3 New Trier CS Meadows NS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R1 Success Academy Manhattan AH Bettendorf NR Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JVLD R1 Ardrey Kell GS Marlborough IW Neg
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R5 Northside College Prep KS New Trier AK Aff
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R4 U Chicago Laboratory PK Eric Solorio MeUr Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R3 Glenbrook North KP Maine East MR Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R2 New Trier GL Niles West GS Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R1 Niles West BC Homewood-Flossmoor KW Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX R5 NilWes BB Solori UG Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX R4 GleNor OS NilWes SK Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX R3 NilWes DQ GleNor JN Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD Double North Star BY Hebron LK Aff Aff on a 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R7 Brooklyn Technical RW North Lamar HR Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R6 Dr Izquierdo Health and Science Charter PR Brooklyn Technical AN Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R4 Brooklyn Technical RL Hunter AJ Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R3 Little Rock Central GL Brooklyn Technical MW Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R2 Whitney Young MM Airline AB Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R1 Stuyvesant WF Alpharetta HS DS Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R4 Lincoln Park IM Lane Tech LZ Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R3 Jones CP EN Lane Tech SP Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R2 Jones CP CR Lane Tech MC Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R6 Harvard-Westlake DP Grapevine MW Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R3 Newark Science SA Riverwood AD Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/12/2018 VCX VR6 Thomas Kelly CL Phoenix Military TC Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/12/2018 VCX VR3 Solorio VG Lane Tech GP Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/12/2018 VCX VR2 Walter Payton CP SZ Niles West BS Aff
RCC Tournament 2 11/10/2017 VCX OR5 LanTec KS NorCP KK Aff
RCC Tournament 2 11/10/2017 VCX OR4 OakPar MM LanTec LT Neg
RCC Tournament 2 11/10/2017 VCX OR2 Solori VU LanTec GP Neg
RCC Tournament 2 11/10/2017 VCX OR1 LanTec MK MaiEas LS Aff
The 12th Annual Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/28/2017 JVLD R4 College Preparatory School of America (CPSA) FA Palatine LS Neg
The 12th Annual Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/28/2017 JVLD R2 Barrington JZ William Fremd KZ Neg
The 12th Annual Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/28/2017 JVLD R1 Amos Alonzo Stagg JF Carl Sandburg PW Neg
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol Double Millard North KJ Derby GH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R6 Rosemount Se Niles West NY Aff
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R5 Derby SD Iowa City HW Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R5 NilWes Ch GleNor JB Aff
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R4 WalPay RC Homewo BY Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R3 MaiEas MN WalPay AD Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R2 GleSou WB LinPar MC Aff
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX R1 LinPar Ch WalPay KL Neg Neg on a 2-0
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 NCX QUR Walter Payton Prep VB Glenbrook North BS Aff Aff on a 3-0
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 NCX OCT Glenbrook North BS Dowling Catholic SH Aff Aff on a 3-0
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R6 St. Ignatius Prep SM Dowling Catholic MC Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R5 Lane Tech MG Solorio Academy RG Aff
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R3 Solorio Academy GM Lane Tech GC Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R2 Niles West RR Glenbrook South BK Aff
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R1 Niles West NS Lane Tech MT Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VR3 St. Ignatius CG Bogan TM Aff
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VR2 Kennedy JS King LP Neg
Roberto Bustamante Classic 1/13/2017 VCX VR1 Maine East MP Niles West FL Neg
RCC T3 12/2/2016 NCX NRS Walter Payton RA Homewood-Flossmoor KB Neg Neg on a 3-0
RCC T3 12/2/2016 VCX VR5 Lincoln Park KG Von Steuben SS Aff
RCC T3 12/2/2016 VCX VR4 Whitney M. Young Magnet CJ Niles West SN Aff
RCC T3 12/2/2016 VCX VR3 TAFT SS Niles West SM Neg
New Trier Season Opener 10/8/2016 Open Rd 1 Lexington WT Traverse City Central CM Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/9/2016 POL Rd 6 Northside CP HV Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart RC Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/9/2016 POL Rd 5 Glenbrook North JL Solorio Academy TD Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/9/2016 POL Rd 3 Lane Tech College Prep H.S. CG Chicago Lab Schools LU Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/9/2016 POL Rd 2 Walter Payton CP SW Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart FP Aff
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV and Novice State 3/11/2016 NCX Rd 5 NilWes SM SolAca RG Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV and Novice State 3/11/2016 NCX Rd 4 GleSou MN LanTec MT Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV and Novice State 3/11/2016 NCX Rd 3 WalPay WW GleSou RF Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV and Novice State 3/11/2016 NCX Rd 2 GleSou SA NilWes BF Neg Neg on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV and Novice State 3/11/2016 NCX Rd 1 NewTri GH GleNor FL Neg
Maine East Regatta 2/5/2016 NOV Semis Glenbrook North CN Northside CP LR Aff Neg on a 2-1
Maine East Regatta 2/5/2016 NOV rd 5 Thomas Kelly CL Glenbrook South AA Aff
Maine East Regatta 2/5/2016 NOV rd 4 Niles West SF Niles North MM Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 NCX SEM Niles North IF Niles West CK Aff Aff on a 3-0
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 NCX QUR New Trier KN Glenbrook North KY Aff Aff on a 3-0
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 NCX OCT Glenbrook North CN Northside CP OP Neg Neg on a 3-0
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 NCX R5 Niles North tMrM Glenbrook South PA Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 NCX R4 Whitney Young VC Lane Tech AD Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 NCX R3 Niles West AK Niles North PS Aff
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 NCX R2 Thomas Kelly GL Glenbrook South NP Aff
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 NCX R1 Niles North GG Glenbrook South CR Neg
Evanston Township HS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/30/2015 NCX Rd6 Maine East LJ Niles West NM Neg
Evanston Township HS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/30/2015 NCX Rd5 RTC Medical Prep GI Glenbrook South OB Neg
Evanston Township HS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/30/2015 NCX Rd4 Thomas Kelly AD Whitney M Young Magnet MB Aff
Evanston Township HS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/30/2015 NCX Rd2 Glenbrook North FZ Emiliano Zapata Acade GB Aff
Evanston Township HS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/30/2015 NCX Rd1 Niles West YR Glenbrook North LJ Neg