rema bhat Paradigm

Last changed 18 January 2021 3:51 AM CDT

upenn '24, reagan '20

rema bhat

email: remadebate@gmail.com

she/her

i debated for 4 yrs at reagan hs, qual to the toc, attended ddi and mich k lab.

for prefs:

1 - k debaters 2 - flex debaters 3 - "soft left" policy debaters 4 - policy throwdowns

tldr: ik everyone says this, but really u do u. i think debate is one of the best spaces to express urself in the way that u want and with the args u want to. most of my experience is with k's so i prolly wouldn't be the best for policy throwdowns but i can adjudicate pretty much all debates. what i will say abt some debate "rules": disclosure is good and should be reciprocated. don't clip cards, and don't cheat. if you clip, i'll let u know after ur speech ends to be more careful and clear, and if u continue, it's an L. spreading is cool but also if ur opponents require speed accommodation bc they're hard of hearing, u should slow down. be aware of how ur identity affects others in this space and check ur privilege. respect pronouns. i will call out microaggressions and i am comfy voting down teams that don't apologize or clearly don't respect who they're debating.

fw vs. k affs:

this was the majority of my debates and i'm pretty experienced with both sides. procedural fairness isn't an impact unless you explain why it is. for fw debaters, what can the ballot resolve and for the aff what does the aff resolve that o/w the impacts of fw?

i am sympathetic to fw when the aff team is unable to explain what their aff does or if the aff explanation changes significantly throughout the debate

i do not auto vote k affs and don't auto vote against fw. u gotta explain ur stuff w nuance.

pls don't copy paste fw blocks from old topics

clash debates are good and i enjoy them but do NOT say that k's don't belong in the debate space bc that won't end well for u lmao

t vs. policy affs:

i love t against policy affs. default to competing interps

went for T in p much every 2nr my junior year

topical and untopical caselists <3

k's:

most of my experience is with k's. i'm familiar with afropessimism, settler colonialism, baudrillard, and some others

love em and read em well

no links of omission

invest time in the fw part of these debates pls

major props to going for k's vs k affs <3

policy things:

wasn't in many of these debates, but i can evaluate tech and the flow

i will auto judge kick but if the aff is like don't do that, i'll need yall to debate it out

theory has to be not wild, condo is good, i'm not that good at cp theory doe like if u go for textual v functional competition pls slow down and really explain why the cp doesn't meet ur interp

post-round:

debate is a learning space for judges and debaters so post-rounding is valuable imo but just don't post up and then get wilded out after i post up back

other thoughts:

do not graphically describe violence or suffering of any kind

be aware of ur identity when reading structural k's like afropessimism and settler colonialism if you are not black or not indigenous

do not pornotrope black suffering if u are a nonblack debater

don't speak over ur opponents and be wary of gendered interactions (i will call those out and lower speaker points)

sassy debaters r hilarious and i love u

debate is competitive but be kind to your opponents. this doesn't mean don't bring the heat, but instead do not personally attack ur opponents or insult them bc 0 for speaks ok

for online debate, pls keep ur camera on when u speak bc like i wanna see ur face and also debate is communicative ya know

have fun, kill it, byeeeeeeeeee :)

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Central Texas District Tournament HS 2021-04-22 LD R4 147 238 Aff
Central Texas District Tournament HS 2021-04-22 CX R3 216 160 Aff
Central Texas District Tournament HS 2021-04-22 PF R2 211 184 Aff
Central Texas District Tournament HS 2021-04-22 CX R1 145 Neg
6A District 29 Spring Meet HS 2021-03-26 LD sem JohPau Juliet Sencion SanDay Charis Key Neg Neg 3-0
6A District 29 Spring Meet HS 2021-03-26 LD R1 JohMar Christine Olivarez JohPau Xavier Rangel Neg
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 CX Quarte Lexington KW Newark Tech ND Aff Neg 2-1
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 VCX Final Washburn Rural PW Blue Valley Northwest RY Neg Neg 2-1
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 VCX Qrtrs Westwood YN Blue Valley Northwest RY Neg Neg 3-0
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 VCX Octo Westwood YN Plano East PD Aff Aff 2-1
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 VCX R5 TASCOSA DC Devine DF Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 VCX R3 Westwood MS Chisholm Trail MS Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2021-02-05 VCX R1 USN CK Jesuit BJ Aff
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 NCX Quarte SMSOT AP Barsto LS Aff Neg 2-1
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol Octos Barsto BM Shark JB Aff Aff 3-0
The Cougar Classic at the University of Houston HS 2021-01-14 Pol Double ColHer CZ Shark HL Neg Neg 2-1
ASAP PHILADELPHIA SCHOLASTIC DEBATE LEAGUE MATCH 4 HS 2021-01-13 JVPF Match Central Keefe & Jerin JR Masterman Tsisin & Bamidele PRO
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 CX Quart Parker Tang & Robertson LAAS Kwan & Miller Neg Neg 3-0
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 NCX R5 LC Hamilton & Margo WinChu Varela & Moore Neg
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 CX R4 EdcEls Alaniz & Rivera Westwo Tripathi & Thiagarajan Neg
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 CX R3 Westwo Martha & Schwarzenbach Parker Ji & Saito Neg
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 CX R2 Westwo Sathaye & Kota LAAS Gu & Poe Neg
The 46th Winston Churchill Classic TOC and NIETOC Qualifier HS 2021-01-06 CX R1 Bander Sarazua & Koonce LAAS Barrett & Ruttala Neg
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 NCX Quarte Hebron Saeed & Nguyen Casady Gulati & Janknecht Neg Neg 2-1
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 CCX R4 Northview Salah & Shariff Dripping Springs Kaiser & Mihaly Neg
The Longhorn Classic Online HS 2020-12-04 NCX R1 Hendrickson Buwule & Brunner Westwood Thiagarajan & Polavaram Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VCX R6 Bronx HS Of Science HZ Sonoma JS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VCX R2 Interlake CO Sonoma PK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VCX R1 Oak Hall GZ Little Rock Central GR Neg
La Vernia UIL Speech and Debate Meet HS 2020-11-14 CX R4 207 206 Neg
La Vernia UIL Speech and Debate Meet HS 2020-11-14 CX R3 137 104 Aff
La Vernia UIL Speech and Debate Meet HS 2020-11-14 CX R2 205 102 Aff
La Vernia UIL Speech and Debate Meet HS 2020-11-14 CX R1 171 214 Neg
Medina Valley TFA IQT HS 2020-10-24 CX R3 Kelly Columbia & Gunnar Winkler Vivian Bivens & Camryn Carey Aff
Medina Valley TFA IQT HS 2020-10-24 CX R2 Jackson Delhagen & Rex Kidd Patrick Garza & Magdalena Delafuente Aff
The Delores Taylor Arthur School Virtual Tournament HS 2020-10-01 NPOL Semis St Mark's School of Texas MP Okemos LH Aff Aff 3-0
The Delores Taylor Arthur School Virtual Tournament HS 2020-10-01 VPOL Quarte James Logan BM Gunn AS Neg Neg 3-0
The Delores Taylor Arthur School Virtual Tournament HS 2020-10-01 VPOL R6 Berkeley Prep BH Bronx Science CZ Neg
The Delores Taylor Arthur School Virtual Tournament HS 2020-10-01 NPOL R5 St Mark's School of Texas MP Liberal Arts and Science BM Aff
The Delores Taylor Arthur School Virtual Tournament HS 2020-10-01 NPOL R4 St Mark's School of Texas MY Oak Hall SV Neg
The Delores Taylor Arthur School Virtual Tournament HS 2020-10-01 NPOL R3 Greenhill KD St Mark's School of Texas LW Neg
The Delores Taylor Arthur School Virtual Tournament HS 2020-10-01 NPOL R2 Liberal Arts and Science LX St Mark's School of Texas JP Neg
The Delores Taylor Arthur School Virtual Tournament HS 2020-10-01 NPOL R1 Liberal Arts and Science BaMa Greenhill AI Aff
Five Star Invitational MacArthur HS HS 2020-09-26 CX R4 Gordie O'Rorke & Brooklyn King Jackson Kaiser & Katherine Mihaly Neg
Five Star Invitational MacArthur HS HS 2020-09-26 CX R2 Riley Edens & Edgar Delgado Enrico Valdez & Lucy Brill Aff
Grapevine Classic HS 2020-09-11 VCX R5 Lindale JS Boerne Champion CP Aff
Grapevine Classic HS 2020-09-11 VCX R4 Westwood NY West HS SLC SW Neg
Grapevine Classic HS 2020-09-11 VCX R3 St George's DR Rowland Hall LA Neg
Grapevine Classic HS 2020-09-11 VCX R2 Hebron DS Bronx Science XZ Aff
Grapevine Classic HS 2020-09-11 VCX R1 Lindale AH Colleyville Heritage CZ Neg
South Texas Season Opener TFA vIQT hosted by Tuloso Midway and HS 2020-08-28 CX R4 Bruni Pena & Garza Winston Churchill Huerta & Blanton Neg
South Texas Season Opener TFA vIQT hosted by Tuloso Midway and HS 2020-08-28 CX R1 Westwood Li & Xiao Hebron Yalamanchili & Sikder Aff
Central Texas NSDA Novice Tournament HS 2019-11-16 CX R4 WinChu HH Reagan MU Aff Aff 2-0
Central Texas NSDA Novice Tournament HS 2019-11-16 CX R3 Reagan HL WinChu DK Aff Aff 2-0
Central Texas NSDA Novice Tournament HS 2019-11-16 CX R2 Brandeis TW BoeChmp HA Aff Aff 2-0
Central Texas NSDA Novice Tournament HS 2019-11-16 CX R1 Brandeis AR WinChu CH Neg Neg 2-0