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Ridge Forensics Team places at national competition

Ridge Forensics Team places at national competition

July 24, 2017 The Ridge High School Forensics Team, an interscholastic speech and debate team, was named a 2017 Debate School of Excellence at the National Speech & Debate Tournament held June 18 to 23 in Birmingham, Ala. The award is presented each year to the top 20 schools in total debate points at the national championship. This year, the team, led by coach David Yastremski, competed in the Lincoln-Douglas

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Why Teachers Should Add Debate to Their Curriculum

Mr. Jake Miller teaches 7th grade American history teacher near Harrisburg, PA. When bringing debate to the classroom, make sure that you teach students the following: Disagree with ideas and not people. Decorum is a crucial component of debate. Far too many TV talking heads needs this lesson. Have students state the positives of their argument first. Then have students attack one position at a time. It’ll be easier for

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Marie Dzuris — Reflections on My Coaching Carreer

Marie Dzuris [A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Marie Dzuris has been involved in speech and debate for over 40 years, both as a competitor and a coach.  She debated and participated in individual speech events in both high school and college. Marie spent most of my career teaching and coaching in high school at Centerville High School in Ohio, where she coached both Policy and Public Forum debate,

Dave Arnett — 10 Tips on How to Win a Tournament

Dave Arnett is the Director of Debate at the University of Kentucky. Before arriving at Kentucky, Dave was the Director of Debate at UC Berkeley for twelve years. On 14 occasions, his teams have been ranked in the top 16 (US), including 10 top five teams, and 3 overall number one rankings. His teams have won almost every major college tournament in the US including Dartmouth, Harvard, Northwestern, and Wake

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Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers.

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Qatar Debate’s 2nd International Schools Arabic Debating Championship

QatarDebate’s 2nd International Schools Arabic Debating Championship brings together students from around the world in a cultural exchange. By Dana Abu Nahl and Nelly Al Fayed, Communication juniors at Northwestern University in Qatar. In a world of continual and mostly silent social media interaction, being able to make your real voice heard is becoming a lost art. Yet it remains an important skill, particularly for young people who might not yet

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Social Change and Academic Gain: Debate in the Neighborhood and Competitive Debate

I recently (May 9-10, 2014) had the opportunity to attend the Debate in the Neighborhood exchange conference in Amsterdam that was sponsored by IDEA Netherlands. The conference was attended by more than 100 people from throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. It was a great opportunity to meet people who are interested in debate and using it for the purpose of accomplishing social change. Lessons from the