Karnessia Georgetown Paradigm

Last changed 7 December 2020 5:51 PM EDT

Hi! I'm Karnessia (pronounced car-nee-see-uh). If you're reading this, you're most likely frantically prepping before a debate round, trying to figure out if you can run that K or if I'm ok with spreading. The answer to both questions is likely yes, but my favorite phrase is "make it make sense."

My background: I was a circuit CX debater and later transitioned to LD. I have a bit of experience with PF as well. I later coached parliamentary debate in college.

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"How I pull the trigger" --> I likely won't pull the trigger (so to speak) on technicalities unless it's an egregious violation. I'm also not a one drop and you're out type judge. For me, the big picture and the implications of actions in the "real world" are of paramount importance. Again, make it make sense. Paint the world for me that you're asking me to vote for. Show me a world that's genuinely less oppressive, more efficient, than this current one and you're doing well.

If you're going to read a card, be ready to engage it. It's a red flag for me when a debater is asked about a claim made in their card and they stumble through it. As a debater, I was never with the jargon and the posturing that so often comes with debate. Communication is a two-way street. It involves a nuanced understanding of the needs of the speaker and listener. So, break it down for me. Weigh things! Impact it out. And if you're doing LD, please do some value/value criterion weighing/analysis. You don't have to spend a bunch of time with it, but LD is about the values so I want you to engage that too.

I try to be as open-minded as possible, meaning I will most certainly vote for an argument, even if I don't personally agree with the said argument. HOWEVER, I just can't behind arguments that are blatantly racist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic. Hateful ideas like that don't deserve your breath.

Re: speaker points: Again, clarity is everything! Please be clear on your taglines. And please don't cut your opponent off during cross-examination. I mean, sometimes the ends really don't justify the means. It makes me extremely uncomfortable when people get rude to their opponents out of the blue. To clarify, it's definitely ok to press your opponent to wrap up if they're being long-winded.

Extra: Much of my debate philosophy is informed by my former coaches, Darin Maier and Jharick Shields. I studied under Maier and Shields for 6 years. As a result, I realize my paradigms will sound eerily similar to theirs. They go into many specifics re specific arguments and I generally agree with most of their assessments. I endorse almost 100% of each of their paradigms. I hope I've been clear here, but if you'd like a bit more perspective, viewing theirs may also shed a bit more light on mine.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 VLD Semis Southlake Carroll PK Vestavia Hills GJ Aff Aff 2-1
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 VLD Quarte Southlake Carroll PK Hamilton Independent AL Aff Aff 3-0
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 VLD Octos Isidore Newman EE Hamilton Independent GB Neg Aff 2-1
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 VLD R6 St Mary's Dominican SR Hamilton Independent GB Neg
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 VLD R5 Holy Cross ND Southlake Carroll CC Neg
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 VLD R4 Hamilton Independent AL Southlake Carroll PK Aff
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 VLD R3 St Thomas More ND Vestavia Hills GJ Neg
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 VLD R2 Christopher Columbus NG Roeper RL Neg
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 VLD R1 Hamilton Independent LR Barbe AG Aff
Jackson Catholic Forensic League NCFL Qualifier HS 2021-02-12 LD R4 AG Andrew Smith AP Samuel Harvey Aff
Jackson Catholic Forensic League NCFL Qualifier HS 2021-02-12 LD R1 AL Benjamin Nordstrom AD Ben Futvoye Aff
Madison Central Mid State Invitational HS 2020-12-17 NLD R3 AS Hart Jefferson AY Caroline Berry Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 PF-N Semis BASIS Scottsdale AN Lincoln East XB Con Con 3-0
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 PF-V R5 Kamehameha CK BASIS Scottsdale DS Con
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 PF-V R3 AandM Consolidated DS Bob Jones JG Pro
LHSSL December Classic HS 2020-12-03 NLD Semis Teurlings Catholic DW Baton Rouge BW Neg Aff 2-1
LHSSL December Classic HS 2020-12-03 ALD Semis Southside MK Holy Cross TJ Aff Neg 2-1
LHSSL December Classic HS 2020-12-03 NLD R4 JPG SW Bolton GQ Neg
LHSSL December Classic HS 2020-12-03 NLD R4 JPG CA JPG JF Aff
LHSSL December Classic HS 2020-12-03 ACX R3 Baton Rouge JW Caddo Magnet BV Aff
LHSSL December Classic HS 2020-12-03 NLD R2 Teurlings Catholic AE JPG GF Aff
LHSSL December Classic HS 2020-12-03 NLD R2 JPG MG JPG SL Aff
William Tennent Invitational HS 2020-11-06 XDB Final CR North RP Strath Haven JW Neg Aff 2-1
William Tennent Invitational HS 2020-11-06 BQ Quarte Strath Haven JS CR North MS Neg Neg 3-0
William Tennent Invitational HS 2020-11-06 XDB R2 Pennsbury RL CR North JF Neg
William Tennent Invitational HS 2020-11-06 BQ R1 Don Tyson School Of Innovation NB Pennsbury VP Neg
LHSSL October Classic HS 2020-10-15 ALD R1 Bolton AK Holy Cross ND Neg
LHSSL October Classic HS 2020-10-15 ALD R1 Parkway TM Jackson Prep EW Neg
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2020-09-25 VPOL R4 Altamont SD Isidore Newman EP Aff
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2020-09-25 VPOL R2 Airline BR Caddo Magnet SW Aff
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2020-09-25 VPOL R1 Altamont YA Madison Central FG Neg
Saints Classic 2019 HS 2019-10-18 PF Semifi Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart BD Brentwood TM Aff Aff 3-0
Saints Classic 2019 HS 2019-10-18 VLD Quarte Jackson Prep EW Oak Grove LL Neg Neg 3-0
Saints Classic 2019 HS 2019-10-18 VLD R2 Desoto Central BA Madison Central KM Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 JVLD R2 Ridge ST Pennsbury KK Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 JVLD R2 Roslyn AL Princeton VL Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 JVLD R1 Princeton JVa Harrison LC Neg
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 JVLD R1 Acton Boxborough JH Princeton DC Neg