Ronak Ahuja Paradigm

Last changed 8/24 2:47P PDT

Email - rahuja1@binghamton.edu

Futures Academy 19 (Previously Chaminade) / Binghamton 23

Respect people's pronouns. Similarly - do not be racist, sexist, transphobic, etc.

I competed on the LD/Policy national circuit for most of my time in high school, and will be debating in college. I qualified to the TOC my junior and senior year, and have experience debating in deep elims in both events.

For what it's worth, towards the end of my career almost all of my speeches contained some sort of post-structuralist philosophy.

Yes, I will vote for framework. I went for it a bunch my senior year.

K - be interesting!! a lack of enthusiasm or obvious disregard for the theory you are reading from is always really upsetting. I prefer if you have links to the plan action, but don't let that deter you from doing what you do best. Using the same language the other team uses to make link arguments is crucial in these debates.

DA's and CP's - The more specific, the better. Well researched pics and advantage counter-plans are some of the best debates. Im open to cheaty counterplans, just be good at the theory debate.

T - I like these debates. I think about it similarly to a cp/da debate. Win that the da's to their model of debate, outweighs the benefit. I've seen a lot of teams treat reasonability and competing interpretations like a forced choice. There's no reason that has to be true and would be pretty persuaded by an argument about evaluating competing interpretations through the lens of reasonability .

Unwarranted arguments even if dropped, are still not arguments. Tech>Truth but I'll likely be tired and if the debate is irresolvable, i'm more likely to do work for the team making more logical arguments.

I was one of the only TOC octofinalists last year who did not open source, as a result I have realized my mistakes and will bump your speaks if you show me your wiki before the round and you have open sourced. [Carolyn made me do this]

I'm very susceptible to good humor and will probably give you high speaks if you make laugh.

*extra thoughts*

Absent a judge kick arg, I will stick the neg with their advocacy.

1nc contradictions are usually okay, double turns are not.

The side advocating for less change gets presumption.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
PDI Camp Tournament 7/5/2019 LD R6 UoP TK Thunder Sharks JA Aff
PDI Camp Tournament 7/5/2019 LD R5 UoP DB SSFL AB Neg
PDI Camp Tournament 7/5/2019 LD R4 Thunder Sharks JA SSFL AB Neg
PDI Camp Tournament 7/5/2019 LD R3 Thunder Sharks SB SSFL AP Neg
PDI Camp Tournament 7/5/2019 LD R2 UoP TK SSFL BM Neg
PDI Camp Tournament 7/5/2019 LD R1 SSFL JH UoP SS Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/11/2019 LD Octafi Harker KM HuaXia Chinese CW Neg Aff on a 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/11/2019 LD R4 Kudos JL Harker SC Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/11/2019 LD R3 Harker KB Gayle SR Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/11/2019 LD R2 ModernBrain DL American Heritage Plantation ZW Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/11/2019 LD R1 Harker KM American Heritage Plantation MC Aff
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 LD R7 GrouchoMarxist West Linn DT Neg Neg on a 6-1
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 LD R6 thedeleuzer GrouchoMarxist Neg Neg on a 2-1
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 LD R5 Circon anG Neg
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 LD R5 Chadismus KM Cypress Falls RK Aff
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 LD R4 Chadismus KM LARPbad Aff
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 LD R4 thedeleuzer Big Chungus Aff
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 LD R3 Sreyaash thedeleuzer Neg
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 LD R2 BBallerKim anG Neg
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 LD R2 Big Chungus Circon Aff
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 LD R1 Circon Aff
Debating the Discord Part 1 12/28/2018 LD R1 GrouchoMarxist Chadismus KM Aff
DDI 8/2/2016 cx Qua MS Lee & Valdez CT Zhang & Krishnan Aff Aff on a 2-1
DDI 8/2/2016 cx Oct MS Klage & Dresdner CT Jun & Gupta Aff Aff on a 3-0