Salihah Gray Paradigm

Last changed 10/15 1:01P EDT

Affiliations: Granada Hills Charter HS

I debated at Granada for 3 years. Granada is probably as traditional as it gets, however, I am one of the few that is not. With that being said, everything I learned is from sources outside of school so I might not be able to follow the most outlandish arguments (this has yet to happen, and it’s likely that I’ll pick up on the newest of trends if its explained in round and warranted)

I currently attend USC and am majoring in politics, philosophy & law (that’s all one). Don’t assume that you can run dense philosophical framework without explanation and I’ll pick up on it. Do assume that this means I like philosophy.

 

In General: I will vote on almost any argument that is warranted. Before I wrote a paradigm, I used to say, “Whoever has the most offense under the winning framework wins” but then I realized that has too many nuances and exceptions, so use your discretion and stay tuned for the rest of the paradigm. (I thought I could sum it up, but no)

                                                                                                                     

Speed: I’m fine with speed. Slow down for tags/ authors. If you want higher speaks slow down for important analyses, impact weighing, and things you find important to the ballot. I like when debaters slow down for 30 seconds or so at the end of their last speech to crystallize, but that’s just a stylistic preference. I will say clear twice, if you ignore it then I’ll start docking speaks.

 

Thinks I like (subject to change all the time):

Evidence weighing is my jam, and I feel like it’s an underused strategy, so utilize it.

Impact weighing is also my jam and it’s a big mistake if you don’t do it.

I like those rare unique arguments that view the resolution from a different perspective, but I also like when debaters run stock arguments but put a lot of research into it and have a deep comprehension of it

Philosophy/ethics: IF you can understand it and put it into your own words, then explain it in round. (seriously, don’t run anything you can’t understand)

 

Args that are generally considered tricky: I probably won’t give weight to triggers/ a prioris, but I’m flexible. You’re taking a risk though.

I’m not too fond of skep and you probably shouldn’t run it in front of me, but I am flexible on this if it is necessary.

I will give weight to CERTAIN spikes/blippy arguments, but I will not vote on them unless there is literally no offense in the round (please don’t do this to me). The way I evaluate if a spike gets weight in the round is really arbitrary (I try my hardest not to be, but I’m just being honest) so again, it’s a risk.

Theory: Frivious theory is probably one of my biggest pet peeves (especially if multiple theory shells are used as a neg time advantage). HI don’t default on competing interps/ reasonability. I do default to drop the argument and theory is not an RVI. However, my defaults don’t matter if you’re making these args in round. (You don’t have to win competing interps if you win I meets.

Policy stuff: I’m cool with it. Nothing else to see here.

Kritiks: I like Ks even though I’m not familiar with too much K lit. Even though I’m not too familiar with K lit, my threshold for Ks is rapidly increasing because the abundance of crappy Ks are increasing.

Extensions: make full extensions, not blippy one-liners

Comparative worlds/ truth testing: I default to comparative worlds, but again, my default doesn’t, matter if you make this argument in round.

 WARNINGS, things I dislike, things you will get dropped for: -I’ll probably be really sensitive to args based in race, racism, racial justice, or anything in that category (self-explanatory). I’m not saying don’t run it, because I like the arguments, I’m saying be mindful of how you’re refuting it, and don’t be insensitive/offensive.

-Don’t be the devil’s advocate and say things that we all know are morally reprehensible are good (that’s an automatic drop)

-Try not to say silence is consent. I know that’s not how you mean it, but the statement is inherently harmful.

-Don’t make a hostile environment (this is not in the sense of just being generally rude, and you will get dropped for it)

Speaks: I average around 27. The easier you make it for me to write the ballot, the more speaks you’ll get.

Things that will give you higher speaks:

Organization

 Evidence weighing

GOOD impact weighing

GREAT crystallization (threshold getting higher)

Honestly, just make it easy for me

Things that will lower your speaks:

Being rude

Lying

Stealing prep

Disorganization (unintentional)

Intentional disorganization to confuse your opponent will get you even lower speaks

 

  •      I will call for evidence if need be
  •      Email me at salihahgray28@gmail.com if you have questions about anything 

 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JLD Octafi University NC Young Genius JSi Neg Neg on a 3-0
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD Triple University HS, Irvine JC West Ranch JW Neg Neg on a 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R6 La Costa Canyon KL Rancho Bernardo AL Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R5 Monta Vista RB Gig Harbor EA Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R4 Polytechnic JL Nueva AK Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R3 John Paul II JO Loyola JN Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R3 Crystal Springs Uplands AT Layton AN Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R2 Ashland NL La Costa Canyon OKa Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R1 Del Mar/Torrey Pines HS Independent JC Oak Park MF Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R1 Milpitas AD Del Mar/Torrey Pines HS Independent FK Neg
CSU Fullerton Middle and High School Invitational 10/14/2016 O LD Semi La Costa Canyon OK La Reina ES Neg Neg on a 2-1
CSU Fullerton Middle and High School Invitational 10/14/2016 O LD Quar Del Mar Independent SH Oak Park HS Speech and Debate MF Aff Neg on a 2-1
CSU Fullerton Middle and High School Invitational 10/14/2016 N LD R4 Yucaipa DC La Costa Canyon SN Aff
CSU Fullerton Middle and High School Invitational 10/14/2016 N LD R4 Beckman RC Los Osos HA Neg
CSU Fullerton Middle and High School Invitational 10/14/2016 N LD R3 University HS, Irvine CM Harvard-Westlake AG Neg
CSU Fullerton Middle and High School Invitational 10/14/2016 N LD R3 Loyola OK East Bakersfield KR Aff
CSU Fullerton Middle and High School Invitational 10/14/2016 N LD R2 Foothill Technology AS Redlands BB Neg
CSU Fullerton Middle and High School Invitational 10/14/2016 N LD R2 Harvard-Westlake LP Los Osos AO Neg
CSU Fullerton Middle and High School Invitational 10/14/2016 N LD R1 San Marino LL Redlands RP Neg
CSU Fullerton Middle and High School Invitational 10/14/2016 N LD R1 Oxford ML Oak Park HS Speech and Debate CH Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Finals Sprague LW Monte Vista RF Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Quarte Mission San Jose KG Sprague LW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Octas Sprague LW Sunset AB Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Double Dougherty Valley PT Sunset AB Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Double Dougherty Valley KK Cypress Bay LJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R6 Harker CZ Oakwood AS Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R6 Marlborough GN Mountain View CC Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R5 College Prep AO Loyola LA Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R5 Harker AC Loyola TN Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R4 Elite of Irvine SS Mission San Jose PC Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R4 Mira Loma SN Kudos AS Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R3 La Costa Canyon VA Harker RJ Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R3 Elite of Irvine CLe Loyola RB Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R2 Cypress Bay LJ Mira Loma MR Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R2 Elite of Irvine DS Leland IS Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R1 Cypress Bay RB Cherry Creek SM Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R1 Cypress Bay LE Harker AM Neg
CLU Invitational 1/2/2016 VLDND Quar Cajon IC Kudos AF Neg Neg on a 2-1
CLU Invitational 1/2/2016 VLDND Quar Valencia ST Cleveland BN Aff Neg on a 2-1
CLU Invitational 1/2/2016 VLDND R5 Cleveland CG Valencia ST Neg
CLU Invitational 1/2/2016 NLDJF R4 Oak Park NL Chaminade JB Neg
CLU Invitational 1/2/2016 NLDJF R4 Oak Park HB Valencia SJ Neg
CLU Invitational 1/2/2016 VLDJF R1 Oak Park MF West Ranch LK Aff
CLU Invitational 1/2/2016 VLDJF R1 Oak Park JF Cajon SL Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 MLD Final Harvard-Westlake JG Magnet BX Aff Aff on a 2-1
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD Octo La Costa Canyon RL Oxford KA Aff Neg on a 2-1
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD R6 Loyola ES Oxford SP Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD R6 Oxford KA Carlsbad PW Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD R5 La Costa Canyon CY Carlsbad AZ Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD R5 AofHL GL Citrus Valley MT Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD R4 San Dieguito OH Ad infinitum KN Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD R4 AofHL JF Oxford MW Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD R3 Citrus Valley RL Salem Hills KV Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD R3 Spanish Fork TC Elite of Irvine DC Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD R2 Chaminade CP BS La Reina EA Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD R2 AofHL AS La Costa Canyon JT Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD R1 La Costa Canyon RL Harvard-Westlake AO Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 OLD R1 Carlsbad JR La Costa Canyon BC Aff