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Does your speaking speed rival Gift Of Gab’s? Do you set rooms on fire with the speed of your flows? Think you’ve got what it takes to be the fastest MC in debate?
On the heels of “Learning From Hip-Hop: Lessons for Debaters from How To Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC,” we’re giving debaters the opportunity to show off their MCing abilities.
By popular request I am moving back the deadlines/timetable for the next issue of the last word. So the new timeline looks like this
Article Due Date- Friday Sept 9th- this is the last day submissions can be turned in.
Target Publication Date- Friday Sept 30th.
If you are thinking about submitting something, check below the fold for requested topics.
Today the 3NR recorded its one millionth view!
There hasn’t been the lead in discussion of the disclosure award this year that there was last year, which to me is ironic because I believe the graduating class last year did a much more thorough job of updating their wikis than several schools this year. Part of that may be that I found this year’s wiki to be more cluttered/disorganized than last years which was more bare bones imo.
So this year for the disclosure award I will be throwing in a twist. This year the award will go to a team who shows not only that they were committed to disclosure by putting up their arguments but also to the team who best comes up with a way to organize their wiki to make it easy to use.
In addition to the recently-released Special Guest Podcast, we will be recording a pre-Barkley Forum episode tomorrow night. What do you want us to discuss? As always, we’d love to hear your suggestions.
To help preserve debate’s institutional memory, The 3NR has begun curating an archive of results from (mostly “national circuit”) high school policy debate tournaments. While we are still in the process of organizing and uploading all of the results that we have compiled over the years (including an extensive collection from Tim Alderete), we wanted to let our readers know about this new resource now. Our goal is to provide as many results packets and elimination round results as possible from previous seasons. With due credit to Phil Kerpen’s old High School Debate Archive site, the archive is extremely bare-bones and simple to navigate. If you have results packets to contribute, please email Bill Batterman.