Molly Martin Paradigm

Last changed 7/22 2:53P PDT

Molly Martin - they/them - July 20

Online Debate Notes - Subject to change and additions as we all learn the ropes, subject to override by tournament policies:

- Please do not use Zoom to send files. Keep the email chain alive (mollyam22@gmail.com)

- Recording requires consent from all parties and judges. If someone else does not consent, I will withdraw mine as well.

- I think it is wrong for me to assume that every debater is in a situation where they can have their webcams on for the entire debate. I will not mandate that you always have your camera on - I would encourage you to do so if you can, at the very least for your speeches and CX - visual communication is so important for online debates. At the very least, please check in with a webcam on.

- I want to assume that you will not use that ^ to cheat or steal prep. Please don't let me down.

- Utilize Zoom reactions (Thumbs up) to let everyone know you're ready if you do not use your webcam.

- Flash analytics in constructives. Zoom inevitably cuts out. This should not be a reason someone loses a debate.

- Talking over people in CX is horrid to listen to in an online setting. Avoid it as much as you can.

Proper:

Hi! I’m Molly. I debated for C.K. McClatchy, I now debate for Gonzaga University, I coach for Lewis and Clark High School.

Email Chain: Yes, mollyam22@gmail.com

Short:

- Life is hectic lately. Practice goodwill and generosity to your opponents, your partner, and with yourself. We are people before we are debaters. If someone asks for accommodations, try your best to meet them.

- Do what you’re best at and I’ll listen. If you’re attempting to decide where to put me on your pref sheet, here are my predispositions:

- I’m not well versed in high theory. I’ll happily listen to it, but you’ll need more explanation here.

- I have more experience with policy arguments than K arguments, but I find that I vote for both equally.

I have accessibility issues with processing sound - this is made worse for me in online debates - you can go as fast as you want so long as you're clear. Slightly slow down for analytics, signpost, and speak loud.

Write my ballot - frame the round, impact things out, do evidence comparison

Don’t steal prep.

Don’t clip.

Don’t be a bad community member (racist/sexist/transphobic/homophobic/ableist). If you do, I will almost certainly talk to your coaches. Most people know this, but if I hadn’t seen it in debates, it would not have to be here.

Inserting re-highlighting? Extra points for doing this effectively but you have to read what you highlighted. Same with charts. I’m not doing that work of interpreting it for you.

Long:

Kritiks:

- Line by line > your 4 minute long overview

- You need to extend and win an alternative unless you really impact out an independent DA to the aff

- Contextualize your links; I know the state is bad, but if that's all you got, it probably won't go well for you.

- Extra points if you can garner links from CX/their pieces of evidence.

Topicality:

- I default to competing interpretations.

- T is about what debates on this topic should look like. That means you don’t have to win in-round abuse with me, so long as you explain what your model of debate looks like under your interp.

- That ^ also means that 2AC arguments like “it was on the wiki” or “you read 5 off, you have ground” don’t fly with me.

- No RVIs.

Case:

- I feel like this doesn’t need its own section, you should do it.

- Impact turn debates need qualified ev - I won't be happy listening to a warming good debate if your author is from 4Chan and thinks the earth is flat

DAs:

- Good link stories are key. This means your links should be contextual, or you just need to do the work in terms of spin.

- Make sure you’re making and engaging with turns case arguments.

- I'll vote on low risk if you win it (Is this an unpopular opinion?)

CPs:

- Specific net benefits are preferred; Affs should have specific solvency deficits.
- Judge kick needs a justification.

K Affs:

Do your thing! I won't automatically vote against you if you're not in the direction of the topic, but I think being in the direction of the topic is a good thing.

Identity affs: this space is what you make it. I understand debate as a survival strategy and I respect that, but you need to tell me why that’s a reason i should vote for your strategy.

Framework:

- I think my only preference here is I prefer debates over portable skills/deliberation over fairness/limits/ground. Better judge for the former than the latter, but will need extra extrapolation on fairness being an impact.

Theory:

- Never my favorite decisions to make, but if it’s a dropped violation that you impact out, all power to you.

- Unless things get real weird and there is nothing else to vote on, I will not vote on theory if it is not the entirety of the 2NR or the 2AR. If you choose to go for theory, you have to go all in.

- You need an interpretation and a substantive impact. How do you better access the internal link to insert impact here

- There’s certain theory violations that I don't feel like voting on ever (Vague alts, no neg fiat).

Other/Random:

Satirical arguments – Fine by me, still needs to be impacted out. Don’t be cringey or rude.

My debates always run late because of people leaving the room. Obviously I'm not gonna tell you what to do, because you are an autonomous human being, but be cognizant that there is a decision countdown clock that I see on Tabroom that makes me very nervous.

Have fun! Regardless of if you win or lose, there is something to be taken away from every debate; always strive to learn from debates, because your skills leave the round with you. As an ex-high school debater who got a total of no bids, I can tell you now with full certainty - bids don't actually matter, and your bids or lack thereof do not determine your value and worth - debate is about what you bring to the debate community and what you can get out of it. Make sure it's positive, both for yourself and for other people.

If you have any questions about college debate or are interested in debating for Gonzaga (Go Zags!), please hit me up! I would love to talk to you about CPD.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Gonzaga Debate Institute Policy Tournament 7/22/2020 Open Quarte GDI MandMs Williams & Garcia GDI International Hsu & Su Aff Neg on a 2-1
Gonzaga Debate Institute Policy Tournament 7/22/2020 Stars Semifi GDI International Liu & Hsu GDI Novice Kirkpatrick & King Neg Neg on a 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Policy Tournament 7/22/2020 Open R6 GDI MandMs Ganesh & Agrawal GDI MandMs Jain & Prieb Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Policy Tournament 7/22/2020 Schol R4 GDI KandL IML Curry & Wellman GDI Sophomores Liao & Jewell Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Policy Tournament 7/22/2020 Schol R3 GDI Scholars Stennis & Kuffner GDI Sophomores Poe & Qian Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Policy Tournament 7/22/2020 Open R2 GDI MandMs Heaton & Dawson GDI KandL IML Iyoriobhe & Li Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Policy Tournament 7/22/2020 Open R1 GDI KandL IML Dawar & Joshi GDI MandMs Gibard & Suek Neg
Wyoming Speech Debate State Championship 4/22/2020 CX R5 BA 207 BE 211 Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R6 University Independent LL Oak Park and River Forest GS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R5 McQueen LR Harvard-Westlake NW Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R4 Northwood FF Sonoma BS Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R3 Little Rock Central AR Homestead MW Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R2 Cypress Bay RL Silver Creek TV Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R1 Harker JA Anderson KL Neg
Southside Invitational 1/24/2020 OCX Sems Ferris MC St George's CR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Southside Invitational 1/24/2020 OCX R5 Gonzaga Prep PB Ferris TL Aff
Southside Invitational 1/24/2020 OLD R4 NorCen Colton Schons Ferris Tricia Reum Neg
Southside Invitational 1/24/2020 OLD R4 StGeo John Field Ferris Anna Armstrong Neg
Southside Invitational 1/24/2020 OCX R3 Ferris MC Coeur D'Alene SL Aff
Southside Invitational 1/24/2020 OCX R2 Ferris OS University HD Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/10/2020 OpeCX Final OES TW Dowling Catholic WH Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/10/2020 OpeCX Octo Oak Hill CH St George's RC Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/10/2020 OpeCX Double Kamiak LL OES CT Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/10/2020 OpeCX R6 Garfield TL Oak Hill AC Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/10/2020 OpeCX R5 Glacier RH OES CT Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/10/2020 OpeCX R4 Garfield WP Eagle KW Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/10/2020 OpeCX R3 Ferris MC Gulliver Prep VL Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/10/2020 OpeCX R2 Dowling Catholic WH Interlake NP Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/10/2020 OpeCX R1 Eagle LW Ferris OS Neg
Saint Georges Invitational 12/13/2019 OPol Quarte St George's CR Interlake NP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Saint Georges Invitational 12/13/2019 OPol R5 Interlake PT Kamiak KL Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/13/2019 OPol R4 Oak Hill CH Interlake NP Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/13/2019 OPol R3 Kamiak HX St George's DD Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/13/2019 OPol R2 Garfield FB Silver Creek TV Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/13/2019 OPol R1 Kamiak KE Ferris OS Neg
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol Quarte Green Valley SL Greenhill HL Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol Octos Heritage Hall SR McQueen LR Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 NOV 6 Meadows UR Notre Dame GD Aff
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol R5 Palo Verde BB Gulliver Prep GV Neg
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol R4 Ferris CM St Francis KN Neg
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol R3 Ferris SO Desert Vista LW Aff
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol R2 Heritage Hall LP Niles West PT Neg
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol R1 Northwood HS Independent FF University Independent LL Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 SCHLRS F Scholars Emory Apodaca & Vincent Xiao Scholars Jared Adam & Nick Clancy Aff Aff on a 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN Q Liberal Brew Kate Nozal & Grace Ward a SLacK in the face Charlie Huang & Aarin Jain Aff Neg on a 2-1
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN O a SLacK in the face Zach Clough & Chris Martin (Conflicted Copy) Riley Reichel & Athena Muhammad Neg Neg on a 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R6 a SLacK in the face Lucas Lobo & Eugene Bressler (Conflicted Copy) Caroline Gong & Preston Shaw Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R5 (Conflicted Copy) Alex Puga & Glen Scully (Conflicted Copy) Alli Dixon & Schylar Smith Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 STARS R4 My Little Friends Muriel Moon & Brandon Zuo My Little Friends Calvin Chao & Sean Johnson Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R4 Da Sauce Nicholas Dawson & Serena Li Liberal Brew Caelin Smith & Matt Kelley Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R3 a SLacK in the face Joe Suek & Francesca Gilbard a SLacK in the face Cole Sauter & Halton Stancil Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R2 Da Sauce Seth Garwood & Ausha Macias-Curry Liberal Brew Tess Gardner & Nell Cox Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 7/24/2019 OPEN R1 (Conflicted Copy) Blake Dee & Ibrahim Sufi a SLacK in the face Blake Quiroz & Jackson Roberts Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Public Forum Tournament 7/12/2019 PF Final We Who Shall Not Be Named Perpetual Ignorance Aff Aff on a 3-2
Gonzaga Debate Institute Public Forum Tournament 7/12/2019 PF R2 Perpetual Ignorance Entropy Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Public Forum Tournament 7/12/2019 PF R1 We Who Shall Not Be Named Block It Like It's Hot Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX Quarte OES OW Ferris OS Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX Octo OES OW Garfield LD Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX Double Ingraham ST Heritage Hall SN Neg Aff on a 2-1
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R6 Garfield PW Ferris OS Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R5 Interlake LS Emery CS Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R4 Eagle LC Timberline HT Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R3 OES OW Asian Debate League EC Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R2 Garfield PB St George's CR Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R1 Interlake PW Head Royce WM Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol Quarte OES OW Damien BG Aff Aff on a 3-0
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R6 Silver Creek RV St George's CR Neg
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R4 Damien BH St George's CS Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R3 St George's DG Damien BG Neg
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R2 Garfield DL St George's DN Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R1 Kamiak DB Ingraham ST Aff
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 OCX Semifi Lewis and Clark PC St George's GD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 OCX R5 Ferris BC St George's CR Neg
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 OCX R4 Gonzaga Prep LK St George's ND Neg
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 NCX R3 CDA Charter ME St George's MB Neg
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 OCX R1 University KD Lewis and Clark PC Neg
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 OCX Finals Ferris OS Lewis and Clark CP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 OCX Semifi Gonzaga Prep CA Ferris OS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 NCX R5 St George's MT Coeur D'Alene SK Neg
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 OCX R4 Gonzaga Prep BR Ferris OS Neg
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 NCX R3 Mead RL Coeur D'Alene SS Aff
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 NCX R2 St George's CP Coeur D'Alene IW Aff
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 OCX R1 Ferris BC St George's CR Neg
CNDI Round Robin 8/1/2018 CX RR R3 Luo & Torres Ortiz & Hefley Aff
CNDI Round Robin 8/1/2018 CX RR R2 Goyal & Ayala Bato & Hickman Neg
CNDI Round Robin 8/1/2018 CX RR R1 Gopal & Gopal Baugh & Peng Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 STARS S Ice ICE Baby CC Taiwan Independence PT Neg Neg on a 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN O Campers w/o Borders AC G.Pointer and the Ks DS Aff Neg on a 2-1
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 STARS Q Ice ICE Baby RC Ice ICE Baby KK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R6 FC POSTAL! SF FC POSTAL! BM Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 STARS R5 Taiwan Independence SW Ice ICE Baby RQ Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R5 #KWLD NN Taiwan Independence MX Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R4 G.Pointer and the Ks HT FC POSTAL! KL Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R3 G.Pointer and the Ks DS Campers w/o Borders AC Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R2 #KWLD CA Campers w/o Borders ShSo Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 SCHLRS R2 Scholars CH Scholars ES Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2018 7/25/2018 OPEN R1 FC POSTAL! BuMa Campers w/o Borders OL Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/10/2018 JCX Quarte Damien BT Harker YS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/10/2018 JCX R3 Harker AM Damien BT Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/10/2018 JCX R2 West Campus ST Harker YS Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 POLN Octo Oakland Tech RA Saratoga SR Neg Neg on a 3-0
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 POLN R4 June Jordan WP Oakland Tech RA Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 POLN R3 Rosemont MN Mission AC Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 POLN R2 West Campus SH Skyline SH Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 POLN R1 Oakland WP Saratoga KC Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 NCX Finals Dougherty Valley KB Notre Dame HS - Sherman Oaks DK Aff Aff on a 2-1
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 NCX Quarte Sonoma CP Notre Dame HS - Sherman Oaks DK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 NCX Octas College Prep BT Sonoma GK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 JCX R5 Notre Dame HS - Sherman Oaks MP College Prep PB Neg