Christian Huggins Paradigm

Last changed 12 March 2021 8:46 AM EDT

I'm fine with most debate styles and strategies. I am however deaf in one ear, which hinders my ability to understand extremely fast talking - spreading. My qualifications are 2 years of LD in high school, occasional other types of debate, and I'm currently on the debate team at Arkansas State University for IPDA and Parli.

I do however have a couple of problems with certain arguments when it comes to LD:

If you read theory, it should be for actual reasons rather than just to steal time. If you run argumentation purely as a time suck and it's addressed by the opponent, just know that your chances for winning the round are pretty slim. Debate should be an educational event used to increase communication. Thus, argumentation should be made to serve that purpose, not to deter it.

In regards to anything else, just sign post and be clear. I can't flow argumentation if I can't hear it, so as long as I can hear the tags, we should be good.

Any other forms of debate:

IPDA - Just run what you think is good. You know what arguments fly and what don't. This debate format seems to really not dictate many rules from judges.

Policy - You probably don't want me as a CX judge because of my hearing ability.

PF - My old paradigm used to be (is this still a thing???) but after getting set as a judge for many PF rounds, I feel like I need a more educational paradigm. When it comes to numbers, tell me why it's important. If all I hear is number after number, there's 0 indication on how I should evaluate them, as well as what they even mean. Ultimately, I feel like a PF paradigm doesn't go much further than that. If you feel as though there has been abuse within the round, feel free to call it out and I'll weigh it how I feel it should be weighed.

In conclusion, I want the round to be both fun and educating.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 VIPDA R3 5 Kyle English 15 Kirsten Milam Aff
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 NPF Semis 10 Behar & Hartwig 11 Storer & Sammons Con Con 2-1
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 VIPDA Semis 10 Philip Ryan 5 Connor Lindstrand Aff Aff 3-0
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 VIPDA R3 10 Jennifer Garcia 5 Alex Van Horn Neg
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 NIPDA R2 10 Luke Lightner 17 Kylie Waeltz Neg
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 NPF R1 4 Adineh-Kharat & Morden 6 Dennis & Ramsey Con
The Tradition HS 2020-11-14 LD R2 Flintridge Prep TV American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Neg
The Tradition HS 2020-11-14 LD R1 Westwood WY Stoneman Douglas GP Neg
ACTAA High School October Regional HS 2020-10-17 NLD Semis 3 Ethan Schneider 3 Jace Owens Aff Aff 2-1
ACTAA High School October Regional HS 2020-10-17 VPF Semis 6 English & Finkenbinder 1 Beck & Brumbelow Pro Pro 3-0
ACTAA High School October Regional HS 2020-10-17 NPF Semis 9 Ale Avila 17 Pineda & Rackley Pro Con 2-1
ACTAA High School October Regional HS 2020-10-17 VLD R3 5 Autumn Flynn 17 Malachi Terry Neg
ACTAA High School October Regional HS 2020-10-17 VLD R2 7 Ariel Couch 5 Ella Boudrie Aff
A State Throwdown in J Town 4 HS 2020-03-06 LD Final 5 Sara Hardin 5 Lexie Burns Neg Neg 2-1
A State Throwdown in J Town 4 HS 2020-03-06 PARLI Final 6 Brokaw & Childs 6 Merrick & Saddler Neg Neg 3-0
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 NLD R5 Grapevine Faith Christian GW Trinity KT Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2020-01-31 NLD R5 Coppell 9th VN Waxahachie Prep CB Aff