Josh Johnwell Paradigm

Last changed 4/27 1:30A EDT

Joshua F. Johnwell (they/them/queer/whatever you want)
NYU Debate - open (Junior)
Houston, TX / Nat HS Circuit (4 Years)
GDI (Gonzaga) Alum - 4WK, 5WK Scholars, 2WK

Email questions to debatejosh@gmail.com
or just ask before round, preferably. oh & YAS, EMAIL CHAIN ME

**Updated 4/27/19 for ToC: I expect so much from y'all -- please slow down on theory and your shells for me -- or at least spread through card and go slow for tag. Please read a TVA if you're going for T/FW; just do you -- please don't authenticity check me or make me relive trauma, thanks.

**Updated 10/10/18 for Bronx: hi so idk much about the LD topic whatsoever this semester, so please default to fleshing out the warrants for me, etc. also, please be wholesome; there's a lot going on in my life lately. For those who have me in policy, cool, I debated on the Latinx America topic so I'm sort of familiar, but still you be you.

**Updated 3/3/18 for Lakeland LD/CX: My paradigm was written with policy debate in mind. I'm not too huge on "theory" hacks (just, no, please), I don't like RVIs, I don't like huge underviews, IF THEY READ A CASE WITH A PLAN/ADVOCACY/WHATEVER -- ANSWER IT (Idk why I have to say this). I like T more now than my paradigm suggests (idk why). Also my lit base on the multitudes of LD frameworks are limited af -- i'm a policy debater. Make reference to Beyoncé and queer stuff and I MIGHT boost speakers if you're funny.

Idk why I have to say this either but: yes, I am Black.

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If you are not Black (white and non black poc) do not read anti-blackness/Afrofuturism/pessimism/optimism arguments in front of me (aff/neg) if the other team calls you out at ALL you will lose the debate.... same for other PoC arguments that the authors say are for PoC. If it is not your position you don't get to use other peoples bodies to get a ballot.
******* - Jalisa Jackson

Most of this wiki is just a copy-and-paste of sarah lundeen's

This is basically just a TL;DR:

I'm reliant on my flow to dictate where the direction of our debate is going and i'm voting for the team that does the better debating. i desire the community aspect of debate and the friendliness that comes along with that. i dig rounds, and a community, where everyone is comfortable and getting what they want out of the activity, and i will try to accomodate that however means necessary. i live for the sass and clash in a debate, but there's a line to be drawn. also, i'm pigeonholed as asian a majority of the time, even though i'm black, and that annoys me and my psyche, so please don't assume anything -- also feel free to come up and conversate / have a discussion with me; i'm a southerner who loves branching out. i hate stealing prep.

If it's not in my job description, i ain't doing it. Now, i will listen to whatever type of debate you want to have (K, policy, performance, other), just do you boo. i'm not here to make a changes or to impose rules on this sphere. if you're good, great; just stick to what you're good at (i'm a very blank slate judge). i will not call for cards/ev after a round unless there's a fact check claim or just a large issue about the ev. with that being said tho, i'm not calling for ev if the debater is simply like "this evidence is on fire" or "call for this card after the round" - explain the warrants and flesh it out for me as a judge. I will not do the work for y'all, and i reward those who make my life easier.

Timing/Paperless - Speed: fine (idk why people go slow af on tags and an unclear sprint through the cite/card tho...?). Your prep time runs until you are finished prepping your speech - i.e. it is ready to email, saved to the jumpdrive, viewing computer, in the dropbox, whatever your method is. if you do not know how to functionally do these things or how to work your laptop, we're all going to have a bad time. Specifically, I hate people who steal prep (this can be in a multiude of fashions) and will call out against it - i.e. when the prep timer stops, you stop, all parties stop; just chill.

CP – I love a good CP neagative strategy and will give the neg more leverage on theory, but i will still evaluate aff theory (it just needs to be developed) and the neg still needs to defend their world. Conditional planks and multiple cp's is where things are gross for me, however. your cp should have a net benefit and you need to impact it out for me buy it especially if it's in the 2nr. i like "shady cp's" (Richard Min™) if done right– i.e. consult, process, delay, courts lol, but with that said they're probably bad for debate and i will most likely err aff theory. if you can explain the competitiveness in a topic-specific way, textually or functionally, i would live for this. Perms: do them, love them; they are a test of competition. PICS: i'm a fan, personally, but needs to be super specific and not a "throw-away" cp; embed that ish into your strat.

K – slay. me. i love the K; debate the k; live the k. I'm not familiar with the whole lot of dead french guys. Alternatives need to articulate what their world looks like, how it resolves the links, etc. i hold a high threshold for a k debate. my 2nrs in HS were baudrillard (i know, i'm sorry), cap, queer theory, etc. so i'm familiar with some literature, just not super specific. K affs need to be able to explain their framework/warrant to vote aff in a way which provides negative ground and debatability. I love k debate/performance and i think it has a lot of value to bring to the debate community –i prefer judging methodology debates too. pls don't just read blocks done by coaches/backfiles if you're reading these args, i love to see clash with links, da's to different methods/alts, etc.

Topicality – I'm not the biggest T fan, but i will vote on it! i say i'm not the biggest fan because i largely look at plans in a vaccum and reasonability sits well with me. that being said, this usually pertains to topics i'm debating on, and i have no knowledge of china besides helping out former HS teammates this year. a good t debate gives me a case list of examples under their interpretation. i evaluate t debates in a defense-offense type of way especially in competing interpretations debate. give me impact analysis, please.

DA – yaaas. you really can't go wrong with this. i love a good politics debate. give me a link story please for any type of scenario. i love the "traditional" craft and things you can do with a simple disad (turns, outweighs, etc.). most disads now-a-days have become let me just read the weirdest scenario and hope they don't have cards on it-- that's fine, i just want specifics and more specific links/story/argument will buy me more. do the werk.

Theory/Framework – i'm not a big fan of huge theoritical debates, but i can dig framework. FW has been read a bunch of times to my cases and i enjoy the substantive part of these debates. your framework needs to rise above the influence of "we could've done more" or "you need to be [XYZ]" because i feel like those debates are shallow and don't really engage with one another. if it's "impossible for you to debate" at this point, c'mon... if you have some good arguments about why they make debater better/worse in that it makes us better informes/more ignorant, better or worse people, etc I am all ears. Also, condo is okay until it becomes a mess i.e. condtradicting advocacies, taking it all into the block and not specificying your strat, always going for it in the 2ar, etc.

Underview – I would rather vote on how y'all debated, instead of intervening in anyway so i don't get post-rounded. Impact assessment and evaluation of the debate in the last rebuttals are important. a helpful tip is to write the ballot for me in the rebuttals, and most of the time mine will reflect that if you're winning. Speaks are a thing.

I don't enjoy listening to debates in which gendered/racist/ableist/homophobic/exclusionary language is used. At the very least your speaker points will be effected.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/10/2020 Pol R5 LibArt BU LRock RA Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/10/2020 Pol R4 Prosp RW Bush AT Aff
University of Houston Cougar Classic 1/10/2020 Pol R1 Heights JP LibArt GP Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 LD Sextod Thomas Jefferson HSST AD Lexington SG Neg Neg on a 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 LD R6 Harrison AK American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 LD R5 Bronx Science LM Quarry Lane ZD Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 LD R4 North Allegheny ED La Salle TW Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 LD R4 Harrison EM Bronx Science SA Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 1 9/28/2019 OpenP R3 Success Academy Bed-Stuy FA SA Harlem West ST Neg
SADL Middle School Tournament 1 9/28/2019 OpenP R2 SA Harlem North Central DT SA Harlem West AR Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 1 9/28/2019 OpenP R1 SA Bronx KB SA Harlem East DD Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD R4 Harrison AZ Needham ZL Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD R4 Oak Hall KZ Harrison EL Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 LD R3 Newark Science OS Quarry Lane SK Neg
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD S Osmane Sanogo Evan Li Neg Neg on a 2-1
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R5 Osmane Sanogo Nate Kruger Aff Aff on a 2-0
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R4 Sanaa Ward-rodriguez Andrew Goldberg Neg Neg on a 2-0
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R3 Evan Li Scott Klein Aff
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R2 Brandon Lee Evan Li Neg
NYCUDL High School State Championship 4/6/2019 NPOL Octas Stuyvesant CG Brooklyn Tech DV Aff Neg on a 2-1
SADL Middle School Tournament 5 2/2/2019 NOV R5 SA Hudson Yards HR SA Bronx 3 IM Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 5 2/2/2019 JV R4 SA Midtown West FS SA Hudson Yards SF Neg
SADL Middle School Tournament 5 2/2/2019 Open R2 SA Ditmas Park PT SA Midtown West OS Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 5 2/2/2019 Open R1 SA Hudson Yards AM SA Harlem North Central BD Neg
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD Semifi Quarry Lane SK Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD Quarte Harrison AZ Lexington EL Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD Octafi Roslyn BL Lexington EL Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD Partia Harrison AK Stuyvesant CL Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD R6 Scarsdale ZS Lexington RE Aff
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD R5 Lexington AF Quarry Lane ZD Neg
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD R4 Bronx HS Of Science JB Harrison EL Neg
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD R3 Lexington LE Harrison RA Neg
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD R2 Hunter MNi Harrison AK Aff
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD R1 Lexington MP Harrison MR Neg
SADL Middle School Tournament 4 12/8/2018 Open R5 SA Harlem East SE SA Ditmas Park WD Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 4 12/8/2018 Open R4 SA Midtown West OS SA Ditmas Park LJ Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 4 12/8/2018 Open R3 SA Midtown West TC SA Harlem West SL Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 4 12/8/2018 Open R2 SA Bed-Stuy FP SA Harlem East FL Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 4 12/8/2018 Open R1 SA Harlem East JH SA East Flatbush LF Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD Octos Harvard-Westlake SP Newark Science OS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD Sextos Harvard-Westlake JN Strake Jesuit College Prep JH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 Chanhassen GL Lakeville South LS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R7 Cabot LH Quarry Lane ZD Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Hattiesburg OS Harrison AZ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Quarry Lane VG Mountain Brook DC Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Brookfield East RL Evanston Twp LT Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Quarry Lane SK Apple Valley BS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Archbishop Mitty LK Chatfield Senior KM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Little Rock Central AR Needham ZL Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Evanston Twp HE Newark Science OS Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD Double Halstrom RA Needham ZL Neg Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R6 Lakeville North ST Lexington EL Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R5 Needham ZL Newark Science SB Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R4 Greenhill BZ Newark Science OS Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R3 Harrison GC Northland Christian JQ Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R2 Harrison AK Evanston Twp HE Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R1 Harrison AZ Evanston Twp QH Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 2 10/20/2018 OpenP R3 SA Harlem East ES SA Bed-Stuy WB Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 2 10/20/2018 JVP R2 SA Bronx 2 DB SA Harlem East KP Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 2 10/20/2018 JVP R1 SA Harlem North Central VD SA Hudson Yards AM Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R6 Lake Travis BL Pennsbury CZ Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R5 Stanford OHS Independent AT New Trier WT Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R5 Davis Senior ET New Trier EM Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R4 Strath Haven WL New Trier PT Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R3 La Salle TW Oak Hall KZ Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R3 Quarry Lane ZD La Salle JM Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R2 Cypress Bay GB Montville AS Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R2 Quarry Lane SK Strath Haven AR Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 1 9/29/2018 OpenP R3 SA Harlem West ST SA Harlem North Central DD Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 1 9/29/2018 JVP R2 SA Harlem North Central WJ SA Bronx 2 PR Aff
SADL Middle School Tournament 1 9/29/2018 NovPo R1 SA Bronx 2 OD
SADL Policy Debate Final Invitational 2017 6/2/2018 OP R4 SA Harlem North Central DT SA Midtown West AH Neg
SADL Policy Debate Final Invitational 2017 6/2/2018 JV R3 SA Harlem West BB SA Harlem North Central SL Aff
SADL Policy Debate Final Invitational 2017 6/2/2018 OP R2 SA Harlem West BT SA Midtown West LL Aff
SADL Policy Debate Final Invitational 2017 6/2/2018 NP R1 SA Hudson Yards MB SA Harlem East AF Aff
SADL Policy Debate Invitational New School University 4/21/2018 OP Semi SA Harlem North Central DD SA Midtown West DP Neg Neg on a 3-0
SADL Policy Debate Invitational New School University 4/21/2018 OP R6 SA Harlem West FT SA Midtown West LL Neg
SADL Policy Debate Invitational New School University 4/21/2018 OP R5 SA Harlem West TB SA Bed-Stuy VB Aff
SADL Policy Debate Invitational New School University 4/21/2018 NP R4 SA Hudson Yards IN SA Harlem West BS Neg
SADL Policy Debate Invitational New School University 4/21/2018 OP R3 SA Bronx 2 LO SA Harlem East NQ Neg
SADL Policy Debate Invitational New School University 4/21/2018 JV R1 SA Harlem North Central VG SA Harlem West PC Neg
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VLD Semis Harrison DD Lexington YZ Aff Neg on a 2-1
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VLD R5 Kugnus ACTS EL Hunter NK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VLD R4 Hunter SK Lexington YZ Aff
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VLD R3 Hunter NK Edgemont HL Aff
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VLD R3 Kugnus ACTS EL Harrison DD Neg
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VLD R1 Lexington PS Hunter SK Neg
SADL 4th Middle School Debate Tournament 12/9/2017 OpenP R4 SA Midtown West DP SA Bed-Stuy BD Aff
SADL 4th Middle School Debate Tournament 12/9/2017 OpenP R3 SA Harlem North Central DD SA Midtown West AM Neg
SADL 4th Middle School Debate Tournament 12/9/2017 OpenP R2 SA Harlem North Central PT SA Midtown West WZ Neg
SADL 4th Middle School Debate Tournament 12/9/2017 NovPo R1 SA Ditmas Park RH SA Bronx 2 WM Neg
SADL 1st Middle School Debate Tournament Workshop 9/30/2017 OpenP R3 SA Bed-Stuy JW SA Harlem East QS Neg
SADL 1st Middle School Debate Tournament Workshop 9/30/2017 OpenP R2 SA Bronx 2 OL SA Harlem West BT Neg
SADL 1st Middle School Debate Tournament Workshop 9/30/2017 NovPo R1 SA Ditmas Park AA SA Harlem East DK Aff
Success Spring Championship 2017 6/3/2017 NPF R3 SA Harlem North West VJ SA Harlem North Central CD Neg Neg on a 2-0
Success Spring Championship 2017 6/3/2017 OPF R2 SA Harlem North West SU SA East Harlem PG Neg Neg on a 2-0
Success Spring Championship 2017 6/3/2017 BPF R1 SA Harlem North West MO Success Academy Bronx I FT Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX Semis North Broward Preparatory MR College Prep HR Neg Neg on a 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX Octos College Prep HR Stuyvesant YW Aff Aff on a 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX Runoff S. Eugene H. S. LS North Star Academy CP BS Aff Aff on a 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX R6 Georgetown Day BF Cypress Bay VK Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX R1 Stuyvesant FW S. Eugene H. S. LS Neg