Michael Hellie Paradigm

Last changed 10/7 1:27P CDT

About me:

I debated for the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools from 2014-2018. For what it's worth, my senior year, I cleared at every major national tournament I attended and earned 7 bids to the TOC.

I would like to be on the email chain: michaelhellie@gmail.com

Top Level:

Debate is fundamentally a communicative activity. If, by the end of the debate, you have convinced me to vote on an argument, I will certainly do so, regardless of how I personally feel about the argument.

I don't believe that it is my prerogative as a judge to determine or influence the content of the debate. As such, I will do my best to fairly evaluate any and all arguments based solely on the flow of that particular round.

That said, please don't say anything offensive.

Thoughts on form:

The strongest final rebuttals will begin by writing my ballot and instructing me how to resolve the central question of the debate.

While I would certainly say that I am a tech over truth judge, it will be far easier for you to win my ballot with strong meta-level framing of the round than by assuming that I'll know that the block's concession of 2AC #12 is game over.

Thoughts on content:

I'll mostly discuss my thoughts on the Kritik because that's what I think most people are interested in:

If you believe in characterizing debaters by their argument preference, I would fall decidedly in the "k debater" camp. I spent my last two summers in the Michigan 7-week k lab and have not read a "policy aff" since my novice year.

However, this does not mean that I am any more likely to vote for kritiks or kritik affs. If anything, I will probably have a higher standard for these arguments to be executed properly.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX Sextos Berkeley Prep ZK Coppell DR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R7 Blue Valley Northwest BS Lane Tech GP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R6 Little Rock Central GL Kinkaid PP Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R3 Cypress Bay GB Edina SA Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R2 Archbishop Mitty PA Edina AB Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R1 Barstow LW Niles North BK Aff
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/19/2019 JV R4 Niles North AH Niles West KR Neg
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/19/2019 JV R3 Glenbrook South RZ Glenbrook North KS Aff
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/19/2019 JV R2 New Trier DT Glenbrook South LC Aff
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/19/2019 JV R1 Glenbrook North AM Maine East TS Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R6 Head Royce GS Glenbrook North DS Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R4 Glenbrook South MJ Georgetown Day BL Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R3 Okemos KZ Head Royce SA Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R2 Glenbrook North GK Barstow MT Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R1 Edina AB Glenbrook North CK Aff
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 VCX VRS Maine East VB Whitney Young HO Neg Neg on a 3-0
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 VCX VRQ Walter Payton WM Von Steuben GB Neg Aff on a 2-1
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 VCX VR5 Northside CK Maine East ST Neg
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 VCX VR4 Whitney Young LG Okemos SN Aff
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 VCX VR3 Northside BW Oak Park and River Forest BR Neg
Windy City Classic 10/4/2019 VCX VR1 Okemos YL Jones AM Neg
Novice JV Opener at Niles West 9/28/2019 JVCX R4 MaiEas Valiji & Bodiwala GleNor Andreou & Mushinskiy Neg
Novice JV Opener at Niles West 9/28/2019 JVCX R3 GleSou Lawler & Chronopoulos NilWes Kontos & De Vera Neg
Novice JV Opener at Niles West 9/28/2019 JVCX R1 GleNor Daker & Miklovis GleSou Goldberg & Sullivan Neg
The Regatta 2/8/2019 VCX R3 Glenbrook South BD Ronald Reagan RE Neg
The Regatta 2/8/2019 VCX R2 Solorio RG New Trier BA Aff
The Regatta 2/8/2019 VCX R1 Thomas Kelly CS Glenbrook South JM Neg
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VRS Northside CP CW Lindblom Math and Science DS Neg Neg on a 2-1
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VRQ Northside CP CS Jones DC Neg Neg on a 2-1
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VR5 Solorio MU Jones DN Aff
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VR4 Lane Tech BM Solorio MV Neg
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VR3 Lindblom Math and Science DS Lincoln Park JW Aff
RCC T3 12/14/2018 VCX VR2 Northside CP KM Kennedy SP Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX Double Montgomery Bell BG Glenbrook North JK Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Montgomery Bell KS Lane Tech TR Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 Glenbrook North BaCh Walter Payton LA Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 Glenbrook North NR Northside OP Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Niles North SK Paideia HT Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R3 Niles North LI Montgomery Bell BH Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Glenbrook North KO Lane Tech PB Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 University RV Glenbrook North DF Neg
The Iowa Caucus 10/19/2018 VCX R6 Mill Valley MO West Des Moines Valley DS Neg
The Iowa Caucus 10/19/2018 NCX R2 Washington GH Blue Valley West SW Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R5 Georgetown Day BS Glenbrook North JR Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R2 Glenbrook North DL Head Royce RS Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R1 Niles North HC Jones CP BR Neg
Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships 3/23/2018 NCX Semis Dowling Catholic MP Glenbrook South RL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships 3/23/2018 NCX Quarte Dowling Catholic MP Barstow CL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships 3/23/2018 JVCX 5 Iowa City WH Barstow LM Neg
Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships 3/23/2018 JVCX 4 Glenbrook North KN Glenbrook South KH Aff