Sierra Romero Paradigm

Last changed 3 July 2021 5:25 AM MST

Hi! My name is Sierra, my pronouns are she/her/hers, and my email is sierraromero002 @ gmail.com for the email chain.

Bio: I've done 3 types of debate (ld, cx, pf), but most of my judging has been in LD. In high school, I competed at Albuquerque Academy and I got an at-large to the TOC in LD senior year. I'm a sophmore at Columbia, and I've done parli once.

Basics:

1. truth > tech. I have no tolerance for racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic/ableist etc. and I will comfortably vote you down if these arguments are made. I also think that you should be mindful of the impacts you are talking about if you do not belong to that group of people. Debate has material impacts for the people in it, and winning tech arguments will not change that.

2. Layering sets up my ballot. The top of the 2NR/2AR should start with a sentence about how I layer my impacts. Framing/ROTB is one of the best ways to do this because it tells me how to evaluate each impact/why I should prioritize certain impacts. Tell me specifically which pieces of offense you win and why that's a reason you win the round. (impact calc is also very important with layering!)

3. Speed- Please don't spread through analytics if you aren't flashing them (please flash your interps too!!). I think that it's strategic to go a little bit slower than your top speed especially in online debate to make it easier for everyone to follow. Otherwise, just go with the speed your most comfortable with.

General: (these are somewhat in the order of what I prefer to evaluate)

Ks

I am most persuaded by links to the specific action that the aff takes. If the neg proves that the action the aff takes links to the K, then it makes it much harder for me to grant the aff a permutation. I'm fine with Ks that don't have alts as long as you are winning that aff is bad (link debate is rlly important for me). If you do want to read an alt, I need a clear explanation for how it solves for the impacts of the K. Winning your theory of power/having a clear explanation of your lit is really important.

For K/performance affs, tell me why your interpretation/rejection/framing of the topic comes first. I also need to know what the world/methodology of the 1AC is for me to vote for it which entails a clear explanation of your lit. For T/FW vs K affs, it's most strategic to go for education as your impact in front of me. I don't recommend going for procedural fairness bc I will be very hesitant to vote on it. Also, engage with the substance of the aff meaning negs need to win whatever layer of offense they want me to vote on comes first.

For affs hitting Ks, I need a brief explanation for what the world of the permutation looks like starting in the 1AR. If you end up going for the permutation, make sure there is a very warranted explanation for 1) why the perm is possible (win the link debate), and 2) what the world of the permutation looks like (impact calc). I am hesitant to grant perms on performances/methodology. The other route to go would be disproving the K's theory of power. If you are going this route, I would expect that you are very familiar with the lit in order to understand its specific problems.

Policy/LARP

I feel pretty comfortable with anything in the policy spectrum except theory debates (I am not the best judge to go for theory in front of). If you are going to read more than 4 off, don't do it for the time suck. I enjoy policy debates that are built with good strategy, where any off case position could be in the 2NR. Good DAs/CPs are some of my favorite arguments to hear. DAs should have a clear link to the aff and internal link story in the 1NC and good impact calc/weighing throughout the round.

T/FW

I am most persuaded by arguments that tell me why your model of debate is better for education. I love, love, love, impact turns on T, and I think that that is one of the most strategic answers to T. BUT you have to be winning the fairness debate for me to evaluate the impact turn or tell me a reason why your impact turn layers before fairness does on my ballet.

For T vs LARP affs, I need a very clear/warranted explanation for why your interp produces better clash and why that's better for education. In T/FW vs K affs, I want to hear why your model of debate is better and doesn't exclude the aff's education. If you want to go for T in front of me, make sure to warrant all of your arguments really well/sequence how I should evaluate the round (i.e. tell me why T comes first or smt).

Phil

I am not too familiar with phil authors, but a clear explanation of your author and weighing will make the round much easier for me to evaluate. This means that you have to be winning your framing, but also contextualize it to the rest of the impacts in the round. Tell me how to weigh specific impacts through your framing or why specific impacts come first.

Theory

I definitely have the least experience with theory/tricks. If you go for either of these in front of me, you need to tell me why procedural arguments come first (i.e. why does it come before fiat, pre-fiat, etc.). Please explain what the impact of your shell is and weighing it against the model of debate that your interpretation excludes (impacts are very important for me if you want me to vote on the shell). Lastly, if you're going for theory make sure to extend the entirety of your shell, meaning that you should extend your interpretation and violation, otherwise I won't feel comfortable voting on it.

Do whatever you are comfortable with, and I'll do my best to evaluate.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ISD Session Two Tournament 2021-07-21 LD R2 Maya Barmecha Zeeshan Mehmood Neg
ISD Session Two Tournament 2021-07-21 LD R2 Jay Bhatt Andrew Jiang Aff
ISD Session One Tournament HS 2021-07-06 PF Qrtrs PM Lab Vidra & Odenthal Rusk Lab Zhou & Branigan Pro Pro 2-1
ISD Session One Tournament HS 2021-07-06 PF Qrtrs Rusk Lab Jain & Ge Rusk Lab Balle & Turk Pro Pro 2-1
ISD Session One Tournament 2021-07-06 LD Qrtrs Allen Huang Gil Altman Neg Neg 3-0
ISD Session One Tournament HS 2021-07-06 PF R5 PM Lab Chiang & Mohring PM Lab Hu & Posner Pro
ISD Session One Tournament HS 2021-07-06 PF R5 Rusk Lab Demchak & Go Rusk Lab Naidu & Petrousky Pro
ISD Session One Tournament 2021-07-06 MSPF R3 Zhang & Ge Quan & Zhang & Cai Con
ISD Session One Tournament 2021-07-06 MSPF R2 Xiao & Yu Krauss & Zhou Con
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 LD R3 Cardinal Gibbons AD Mission San Jose AB Neg
New Mexico State Speech and Debate Championships HS 2021-02-24 VLD Semis C 106 A 114 Aff Aff 3-0
New Mexico State Speech and Debate Championships HS 2021-02-24 CX R4 100 101 Aff
New Mexico State Speech and Debate Championships HS 2021-02-24 CX R2 L 106 C 112 Aff
New Mexico State Speech and Debate Championships HS 2021-02-24 NLD R1 N 110 B 103 Neg
NM Chile Bowl NMSDF HS 2021-02-03 NLD R7 110 104 Aff Aff 2-1
NM Chile Bowl NMSDF HS 2021-02-03 PF R5 147 140 Neg Neg 3-0
NM Chile Bowl NMSDF HS 2021-02-03 NLD R3 122 103 Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2021-01-29 LD R6 Westlake FD Dublin YC Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2021-01-29 LD R5 Pennsbury GB Lake Highland Prep AV Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2021-01-29 LD R4 Harker AR Legacy Christian BP Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2021-01-29 LD R3 Northview YS Plano Independent NGe Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2021-01-29 LD R2 Flintridge Prep TV Brophy SA Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2021-01-29 LD R1 Ft Lauderdale FE Roeper RL Aff
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VLD Double Henry W Grady KT Cary HS JM Neg Neg 3-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VLD R6 Cape Fear KM Colonial Forge SR Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VLD R4 Providence AK Sequoyah CA Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VLD R3 University AP Vestavia Hills RB Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VLD R2 Carolina Day CK Pembroke Pines Charter AV Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VLD R1 Vestavia Hills GJ Charlotte Latin LH Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD QF Advanced Technologies JG Presentation NR Neg Neg 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD OF McClintock ML Dougherty Valley SK Neg Neg 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD OF Dougherty Valley DC Advanced Technologies JG Neg Neg 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD 2x Idaho Independent TJ BASIS Phoenix GV Aff Aff 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD R6 Arizona ZS Hamilton NB Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD R3 Dougherty Valley SK BASIS Ahwatukee DK Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD R3 Hill CC Peninsula SM Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD R2 Lake Oswego Senior LZ McMinnville ED Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD R2 Flintridge Prep TV Presentation NR Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD R1 Honor VD McClintock JM Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VLD R1 Harker DV Hunter MD Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 LD-V Quarte Strake Jesuit KS Greenhill VG Neg Neg 2-1
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 LD-V Octas Westwood PM Greenhill KD Aff Aff 2-1
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 LD-N Octas Bentonville West IM Cabot JB Aff Aff 2-1
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 LD-N R6 Gulf Breeze AF John Paul the Great SW Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 LD-V R5 James Logan CL Loveless Academic Magnet RR Aff
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 LD-V R4 Catonsville NF Ramsay DF Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 LD-V R2 Bronx Science TW Lexington AK Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD Double San Mateo YR Marlborough JH Aff Aff 3-0
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD Double Lincoln North Star ZS Ridgevue TJ Aff Aff 3-0
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD R6 Presentation RD Marlborough JH Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD R6 Park City CM Peninsula SC Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD R3 Marlborough ER Davis EM Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD R3 Exeter Independent AT Cardinal Gibbons HS Independent AD Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD R2 Marlborough MS Highland MC Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD R2 Eastside Independent ML Marlborough WR Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD R1 Claremont GK Marlborough ED Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD R1 San Mateo YR Corner Canyon ES Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VLD R6 Vestavia Hills RB Little Rock Central DS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VLD R5 Harrison EM La Salle MQ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VLD R3 BASIS Phoenix GV West HS SLC HZ Neg
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VLD Octos Pembroke Pines Charter JDa Strake Jesuit ZD Neg Neg 3-0
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VLD R6 Harker PG American Heritage Plantation MA Neg
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VLD R5 Charlotte Latin SP Ft Lauderdale FE Neg
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VLD R4 American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Evanston Twp GK Aff
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VLD R3 Iowa City West JS Cooper City NR Neg
Florida Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-10-30 VLD R2 Southlake Carroll EP Pembroke Pines Charter JDa Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LD Sextos Garland LY Unionville DJ Aff Aff 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LD R7 Harrison RA Coppell AM Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LD R6 American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Westwood BJ Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LD R3 Mission San Jose AA Plano West JG Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LD R2 Montville NP Harrison AA Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 LD R1 James Logan AS Isidore Newman AH Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2020-09-19 TOCLD R5 Torrey Pines JS Dougherty Valley SK Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2020-09-19 TOCLD R4 Harker NA Irvington VN Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2020-09-19 TOCLD R4 Dougherty Valley SKu Brentwood MM Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2020-09-19 TOCLD R2 Harker RM Clockbell SS Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD V Double Milpitas DY Lincoln AW Neg Neg 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD V R6 Durham VW Edina MK Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD RS R5 Bergen County RZ OES CM Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD V R4 Northern Valley HS Independent JS La Salle MQ Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD V R4 Little Rock Central DS Unionville IQ Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 LD RS R1 Acton-Boxborough SP Fox Chapel Area SO Aff
Socially Distant Dog Days of Summer Tournament HS 2020-08-21 CX Finals Leon Goldstein Sheima Ben Abdallah & Anastasi Agafonov 1offASPEC Archan Sen & Eric Li Neg Neg 3-0
Socially Distant Dog Days of Summer Tournament HS 2020-08-21 LD R6 William Tennent Evan Miller United Andrew Rao Aff
Socially Distant Dog Days of Summer Tournament HS 2020-08-21 LD R5 Sequoyah Independent Joey Antonelli Harrison Giovanni Cutri Neg
Socially Distant Dog Days of Summer Tournament HS 2020-08-21 CX R5 Broome County Debate Alliance Imogen Kurtz & Seralena Leeson-sh Leon Goldstein Sheima Ben Abdallah & Anastasi Agafonov Neg
Socially Distant Dog Days of Summer Tournament HS 2020-08-21 PF R4 PaloAltoIndependent Rohan Suvarna & Jeffrey Tu CR North Kristen Bedard & Sophia Chan Aff
Socially Distant Dog Days of Summer Tournament HS 2020-08-21 LD R3 D S Darsh Gupta CR North Maya Muravlev Aff
Socially Distant Dog Days of Summer Tournament HS 2020-08-21 LD R1 Ridgevue Taylor Jepson Harrison Annie Chen Neg
Beyond Resolved National Classic HS 2020-06-10 OPF Prelim BASIS Scottsdale SR SCOTTS RS Aff Aff 2-0
Beyond Resolved National Classic HS 2020-06-10 OPF Prelim Burbank HM F*ck TERFS and SWERFS AS Neg Neg 2-0
MVLA Shutdown Showdown HS 2020-05-23 LDN R2 Golden State AL Golden State SE Neg
MVLA Shutdown Showdown HS 2020-05-23 LDN R1 Palo Alto MN Golden State RD Neg