Jace Hunter ParadigmLast changed 10/27 6:58A CDT
About me: I debated for three years in high school for Phoenix Military Academy. I was a junior varsity debater my freshman year and a varsity debater my junior through senior year. My junior year, I was a quarter-finalist at CDL T1, and my senior year, I was a semi-finalist at CDL T4 and a quarter-finalist at CDL T5. My senior year, I also debated at the University of Michigan, the Glenbrooks, and Harvard. With this being said, I have faced and heard a variety of arguments, and I am used to hearing the craziest of arguments. As a judge, I am willing to vote on practically any argument as long as it can be proven that it is something that should be voted on and is thoroughly discussed and flushed out. As a judge, the most important aspect of the round for me thoroughly explaining your arguments and telling me how I should weigh those specific arguments within the context of others.
I will admit that I do have a strong preference for policy-aligned arguments within the policy debate sphere, although I do understand the need and use of critical/theory arguments within a round. I believe that these arguments (T, theory, K) should not simply be used as another argument for the simplicity of winning the round, but instead as a starting point and discussion of the round and/or debate sphere.
A note specifically for UMICH2018 debate: this is my first debate tournament of the year. You should assume that I have no previous experience with the topic and it's literature. Prior years, I usually have experience with the topic at the local level.
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