Alysa Aralis Paradigm

Last changed 10/20 8:40A CDT

About Me - I have debated policy at Glenbrook South for three years.

**Please put me on the email chain - aaralis27@gmail.com

Top Level - If you don't flow, I will dock speaker points. Be nice to your opponents; debate should be an inclusive activity where everyone feels welcome. I will not vote on any offensive arguments.

Topicality - I think topicality can be a really convincing negative argument if done properly. You need to extend your impacts throughout the debate and explain why the world of debate under your interpretation is better than the aff's counterinterpretation. I think that the best aff arguments are based off aff ground and overlimiting, but I can be convinced otherwise.

Counterplans - I am fine with any type of counterplan as long as there is some sort of solvency advocate. The more specific to the aff the better. I think solvency deficits can be the weakest part of counterplans, especially ones that aren't specific to the aff, so be sure to address them thoroughly.

Theory - Theory debates are not my favorite, but if the negative team is being abusive, then you should go for theory. It is important to extend your impacts throughout the debate and explain how they ruined topic education and decimated ground. I think the limit for condo is three, but I can be convinced three is abusive.

Disadvantages - I'm a big fan of disadvantages. I prefer there to be specific links. I think the aff team should extend some type of offense on the disadvantage because its hard to win there is a low risk of a disadvantage with defense only. That being said, impact calculus is the most important part for both the aff and neg.

Kritiks - These are not the type of debates I like to judge. Other than the Capitalism K, I am not familiar with kritiks. This means if you go for a kritik, you really need to explain to me which part of the aff you disagree with and why that is bad. Specific links are a must and a link of omission is not a link. I tend to lean aff on framework, but I can be persuaded otherwise.

Final Thoughts - With all this being said, you should run whatever you feel comfortable with and whatever your style is. The most important thing is to have fun!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship 3/8/2019 NCX R4 Jones AM NewTri DA Aff
Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship 3/8/2019 NCX R3 LanTec BL WalPay JI Neg Neg on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship 3/8/2019 NCX R2 Jones MR LanTec HP Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 NCX Quarte Barstow PK Oak Park and River Forest BM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 NCX R5 Glenbrook North GK Oak Park and River Forest RR Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 NCX R4 Maine East HS Glenbrook North TS Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 NCX R3 Barstow FG Glenbrook North DG Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 NCX R1 Glenbrook North AD Barstow CA Neg
The Regatta 2/8/2019 NCX R4 Northside ST Niles West SN Neg
The Regatta 2/8/2019 NCX R3 Niles West DC Univ Of Chicago Lab BH Aff
The Regatta 2/8/2019 NCX R2 Oak Park and River Forest RN Northside GB Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 NCX Octas Glenbrook North DG Lane Tech OP Neg Neg on a 3-0
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 NCX R3 Niles West AK Glenbrook North PA Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 NCX R2 Northside KW Niles West SC Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/1/2019 NCX R1 Jones ML Oak Park and River Forest MR Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 NCX R7 Glenbrook North KG New Trier WW Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 NCX R6 New Trier WW SF Roosevelt NS Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 NCX R4 Iowa City AS Glenbrook North KG Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 NCX R3 Glenbrook North DG Niles West AT Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 NCX R1 Glenbrook North BM Sioux Falls OW Aff
Badgerland 11/9/2018 NCX R5 Madison East WN Ronald Reagan CP RA Neg
Badgerland 11/9/2018 NCX R3 Madison East CK Rufus King WC Neg
Badgerland 11/9/2018 NCX R2 Glenbrook North AB Neg
Badgerland 11/9/2018 NCX R1 Glenbrook North KM Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX Quarte Casady WH New Trier WW Aff Aff on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX R7 Niles West RM New Trier FC Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX R6 Little Rock Central CR New Trier DX Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX R5 Univ Of Chicago Lab HO Traverse City Central OA Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX R4 Maine East GM Niles West HW Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX R3 Glenbrook North GP Univ Of Chicago Lab HN Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX R2 Glenbrook North DG Casady WH Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX R1 Niles West BD Little Rock Central LA Neg
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/20/2018 JV R4 Niles North KH Northside College Prep KH Neg
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/20/2018 JV R2 Niles West BB Glenbrook North FL Aff
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/20/2018 JV R1 Northside College Prep KH Niles North CH Neg
Novice and JV Opener at Glenbrook South 9/29/2018 NCX 4 GleNor Fatehali & Rubinstein NilWes Rahman & Holleran Neg
Novice and JV Opener at Glenbrook South 9/29/2018 NCX 2 NilWes De Vera & Saba GleNor Bellam & Lee Aff
Novice and JV Opener at Glenbrook South 9/29/2018 NCX 1 NewTri Rabindran & Slone GleNor Karle & Reynolds Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 NCX R2 Solori BH NilWes PW Neg Neg on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 NCX R1 NilNor CH LanTec TW Aff Aff on a 2-0
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/21/2017 NOV R2 Maine East SM Glenbrook North BK Neg
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/21/2017 NOV R1 Solorio YL Niles West KS Neg
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 NCX R4 FreSta Scott & Edwards Solori Rodriguez & Perez Aff
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 NCX R3 Solori Patino & Luna GleNor Karteczka & Kastory Neg
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 NCX 1 Solori Navarro & Ortiz GleNor Nichols & Mullins Neg