Millard South Squashfestival
2016 — Omaha, NE/US
Keenan Allen Paradigm
Kassidi Blume Paradigm
Paul Callahan Paradigm
Matt Casas Paradigm
Jacob DenBeste Paradigm
Salman Djingueinabaye Paradigm
- Did high school debate (PF) for 4 years
- Doing College Debate (NFA-LD) at UNL
- I like helping debaters get better. Don't hesitate to come ask questions whenever you see me even if I didn't judge you.
- Warrant debates are the best debate. Don't do your own math or compare percentages. Debate math is sketch.
- I make faces when I don't understand an argument or think it doesn't make sense. This is to help you. It isn't personal.
- Don't get memed
- I'M NOT EXTENDING WARRANTS FOR YOU.IF YOU WANT ME TO EVALUATE SOMETHING SAY IT IN SUMMARY AND FINAL FOCUS. Don't just extend vague impacts and non contextualized numbers. Collapse on something and sell me a narrative.
- Just cause your argument isn't responded to doesn't mean you win it or that it is a good argument. Both Truth and Tech matter.
- Speed is fine but proportional clarity is expected
- Attack arguments in the order they were made or explicitly tell me your order
- 2nd Rebuttal is expected to attack and defend.
- Some sort of general framing/impact framing is expected
- Impact calculus is mandatory
- Dropped arguments DON'T count against you unless they are turned.
- DON'T go for everything unless you actually think you won everything. I will usually vote on the most persuasive narrative, it is advantageous to spend your time developing that story instead of shouting numbers at me. Again, I will not extend warrants or analysis for you.
- If you want me to time speeches or prep just ask.
- I will disclose unless asked not to by the tournament.
- "Even if" argumentation is fine
How I write my ballot:
1. Look for most logical and well argued Framework. This is how I will decide what the most important impact(s) in the round is/are.
2. Look for arguments/analysis extended in summary and final focus.
3. Decision is based on whose narrative/"world" is better. "Better" is solely based on the impact framing in round.
4. If neither team gives framing or calculus I will vote using my own opinion.
Feel free to ask for clarifications before round or anytime after. Post-rounding won't affect speaker points
David Fager Paradigm
I did public forum for 3 years in high school and was the 2nd speaker. I expect all teams speaking 2nd to defend in the rebuttal or will consider the points dropped. I am generally okay with speed, as long as you don't mumble. Negative teams cannot run counter plans or they will be dropped. More of a line by line then a summative flow. An argument should be brought up in every speech if it is to be weighed at the end of the round. A new argument must be brought up early in first summary or any speeches before that. Anytime after that, the value and credibility to me weakens.
Sam Harris Paradigm
Toni Heimes Paradigm
Nathan Hittle Paradigm
Nathan Johnson Paradigm
Alexander Keck Paradigm
Akshay Nathan Paradigm
Chris Powell Paradigm
I was a first speaker in Public Forum from 2014-2017 and competed Nebraska Circuit/Nat Circuit. I expect 2nd team to defend in their Rebuttal. I can handle speed as long as you enunciate but if I can't understand you, the argument cant be weighed. Don't run a counter plan on NEG. Self-explanatory but SUMMARIZE the round for me in the Summary/FF by weighing your arguments in the round.