Meg Kandarpa Paradigm

Last changed 27 September 2021 7:29 AM EDT

G'Day!

My name is Meg Kandarpa, and I am a Cornell ILR student in the Class of '23. I currently debate for Cornell in British Parliamentary/Worlds debate. (It seems counterintuitive to list BP qualifications on a site that is not used for BP but if you truly want to know ask me).

In high school I primarily partook in APDA/parliamentary debate, but also competed in world schools, congress, public forum, and MUN/speech.

Judging Paradigm

My judging paradigm is relatively simple - If the round doesn't say it, then I don't judge in it (this is 100% based off the flow - not my intuition). This includes not pointing out contradictions, missing links, and other case failures. I'm not one who believes in "punishment judging" - eg if a first speech fails to provide a needed definition, I don't take "away" points.

Refutation is also a good practice - direct responses to teams and telling me why you win also does help!

Also - please weigh/impact. I always see myself questioning "so what" at the end of most cases. Don't let that be your case.

If there's any way I can make the round more accessible for you in any way please don't hesitate to let me know before (or even during) the round.


Specificities to Online Debate (Credit to a University of Rochester buddy - Ali Abdullah who wrote this)

Please please slow down a bit; online debate certainly isn't conducive to blazing fast speeds (especially when most of y'all aren't even enunciating properly in person). This doesn't mean you can't speak fast, just be sure to slow down enough that I can make out every word you're saying. I'll try to tell you if I can't comprehend you but chances are by the time I do I've already missed something important.

Please try avoiding speaking over each other during CX; I love heated CX but 2+ people with their microphones on proves incomprehensible in an online setting.

On video, you certainly don't have to have it turned on when I'm judging you. There are a multitude of reasons for this from privacy reasons to personal comfort, etc. Basically, you do you. I may also ask you to turn your video off if my internet is being slow, but I'll never ask you to turn it on. I find myself paying infinitely more attention to what you say and the tone/form in which you say it than your facial expressions anyway.

On that note, my video will most likely be on as it makes me stay connected and focused - and for debaters to feel comforted knowing that I am not watching Netflix in round. I never make facial expressions when I'm judging anyway so it wouldn't really be useful to y'all in that sense.

Debate Etiquette

I make it effort when doing introductions to offer a space for pronoun preferences. This is by no means required, but helpful if needed. If someone discloses pronouns or doesn't - always best to defer to the speaking position over assumptions.

I'm all for heated debates, but behavior that can frankly be determined as just jerkish is not something I stand for. This includes aggressively cutting debaters off, excessive facial expressions (if it's that ludicrous, 99% sure I caught it as well) and any generalizations/insinuations towards an entire group of people.

Again - generalizations of groups of people - bad and unpersuasive. That goes for debate, and just life advice while we are at it.

Cheers, and thanks to all who have read this far (good luck if I'm judging you!)

Meg Kandarpa

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R6 Thomas Jefferson HSST ZL Milpitas CC Con
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R6 Thomas S. Wootton DS Los Altos TP Pro
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R5 St Mary's Hall TC Brentwood SN Pro
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R5 Los Altos MH Quarry Lane NG Con
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R4 Lynbrook BK National Cathedral School (NCS) AB Pro
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R4 Brookfield East PO Mission San Jose BW Con
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R3 Leander BM Leland MS Pro
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R3 Notre Dame San Jose CB Archbishop Mitty CL Pro
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R2 Mission San Jose GB Lynbrook GY Con
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R2 Dougherty Valley DS Leland MT Pro
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R1 Lynbrook RG Westridge CL Pro
Nano Nagle Classic and Nano Nagle RR HS 2021-10-08 PF R1 Mission San Jose VP Del Norte Independent AH Pro
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 World R3 USA D-Team Red Miami Beach YPSM Prop
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 World R2 Hockaday SLPS Miami Beach LCBC Opp
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 World R1 Southlake Carroll SKBKB Hockaday ECCCA Prop
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 PF Semis Illinois Independent Entry Vaidyanathan & Seidman Walt Whitman Polley-Fisanich & Dwyer Con Con 2-1
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 PF Quarte St Thomas Aquinas Chaturvedi & Abrams Brentwood Hong & Mrkva Con Con 2-1
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 PF Octos Summit Au-Yeung & Cheung Lake Highland Prep Kunta & Hasan Pro Con 2-1
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 PF R4 Centennial Chedda & Aneesh Eden Prairie Agarwal & Perla Con
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 PF R4 Walt Whitman Kevorkian & Randall Rowland Hall Fukushima & Hernandez Pro
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 PF R3 Walt Whitman Weerakoon & Hillman Brentwood Crouch & Mize Con
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 PF R3 Iowa City West Dong & Kleiman Delbarton Moldoveanu & Sebastian Con
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 PF R2 Walt Whitman Akinyoyenu & Meheswaran Lake Highland Prep Yong & Kasi Pro
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 PF R1 Marist Escayg & Lauterbach Lake Highland Prep Demchak & Go Pro
Mid America Cup HS 2021-09-24 PF R1 Iowa City West Doresca & Yang Duchesne Academy Of The Sacred Heart Blanton & Bhalla Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 PF V Quarte Del Norte Independent AH University CT Pro Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 PF V Octos Flintridge Prep VZ Durham WS Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 PF MS R5 Potomac DG Lower Mainland JY Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 PF V R4 Oakton ZH Brentwood SV Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 PF V R3 Oakton GS Montgomery Blair WC Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 PF V R2 BASIS Chandler PP BC Academy KY Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 PF V R1 Lambert KS St Francis BC Pro
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2021-06-07 WS Final Rocky Mountain-South Silver Space City Violet Opp Opp 7-6
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 PF Octos Carmel Valley LM BergenTech GK Pro Pro 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 WSD R6 Sage Hill ROL Polytechnic DGGD Prop
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 PF R6 Lake Highland Prep CP Dougherty Valley DC Pro
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 PF R5 Lambert SE College Prep BB Pro
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 PF R3 College Prep HO Mission San Jose KW Pro
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 PF R2 Durham BK Quarry Lane NG Pro
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 PF R1 BASIS Peoria SP Westwood QN Pro
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2021 HS 2021-02-25 PF-V R3 Bard HS Early College Queens MN Walt Whitman YB Pro
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2021 HS 2021-02-25 PF-V R2 West Windsor Plainsboro South GZ BASIS Scottsdale SS Pro
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2021 HS 2021-02-25 PF-V R1 Foothill DM Bronx Science GL Pro
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF-V Semis Fort Lee PK Winston Churchill DM Pro Pro 2-1
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF-V Quarte Winston Churchill DM Lambert SM Pro Pro 2-1
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF-V Double Fort Lee PK Lake Highland Prep GK Pro Pro 2-1
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF-V Runoff Bronx HS Of Science SL Bergen County Academies CK Con Con 3-0
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF-V R6 Riverdale Country KB BC Academy OT Pro
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF-V R3 BC Academy FS McDowell LF Pro
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF-V R2 Lake Highland Prep GK Boston Latin YM Pro
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-N Finals Westmount Charter YGSCD FDT Academy (HS) GLLKG Opp Opp 2-1
35th Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2021-02-06 WSD-N Semifi FDT Academy (HS) GLLKG Welearn LWLXL Prop Prop 3-0
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-N Quarte Branksome Hall GHMM FDT Academy (HS) GLLKG Opp Opp 3-0
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-N Octafi Branksome Hall DML FDT Academy (HS) RSSY Opp Opp 2-1
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-V R6 Greenhill SHLSY World Schools Singapore LLM Opp
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-N R5 GE-Elite ZGSG Westmount Charter KZWYZ Prop
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-V R4 Anglican Church Grammar RZRSW AM International MBSV Prop
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-V R3 SPEECHCRAFT SH SPZC Humanitree RGA Prop
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-V R2 SPEECHCRAFT SH CPC FDT Academy (HS) WKZTL Opp
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-V R1 SpeechCraft Taiwan WWW Linked Key Education LWZ Opp
2021 Sunvite HS 2021-01-08 VPF Double Charlotte Latin IS Bellaire RS Neg Aff 2-1
2021 Sunvite HS 2021-01-08 VPF R5 Pine View KG Exeter TR Neg
2021 Sunvite HS 2021-01-08 VPF R4 Cardinal Gibbons MC Acton-Boxborough LM Aff
2021 Sunvite HS 2021-01-08 VPF R3 Exeter CU Dougherty Valley PG Aff
2021 Sunvite HS 2021-01-08 VPF R2 Western PK Brooklyn Technical OS Aff
2021 Sunvite HS 2021-01-08 VPF R1 American Heritage Broward FD Winston Churchill HW Aff
CDA December Tournament HS 2020-12-12 ANov AN3 Farm Ganta & Marimekala Guil Scott & Vasiliou Aff
CDA December Tournament HS 2020-12-12 ANov AN2 Warde Chtinis & Brant Farm Kurkute & Someshwar Neg
CDA December Tournament HS 2020-12-12 BNov BN1 Seym Thompson & Bruder AITE Anandraman & Iacovacci Neg
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 VPF R2 Ridge SK Seven Lakes ZS Con
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 VPF R1 Half Hollow Hills HS East SK St Paul Academy and Summit SL Con
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF Octas Hackley KY Strake Jesuit AD Con Con 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R5 Sharon BC Montgomery Blair FL Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R4 Hunter WK Northview BW Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R3 Westlake GB Lambert DD Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R2 Plano East NK Hunter GF Pro
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 WSD Rd3 Sage Hill SSGGR Har-Ber BGR Opp
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 WSD Rd1 Sage Hill JJZM Notre Dame AYTS Prop
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF N R3 Nueva CZ Taipei American CB Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF N R2 Northview PG Taipei American CZ Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF N R1 John Marshall SY SF Roosevelt PW Pro
East Ridge Raptor Invitational Palooza HS 2020-10-31 VPF R5 East Ridge YS Wayzata CM Neg
East Ridge Raptor Invitational Palooza HS 2020-10-31 VPF R4 Eagan TY Eastview AA Aff
East Ridge Raptor Invitational Palooza HS 2020-10-31 VPF R2 Blaine SA Eastview AR Aff
East Ridge Raptor Invitational Palooza HS 2020-10-31 JVPF R1 Eastview HT St Paul Academy and Summit BB Neg