Monthly Archives: February 2014

Third Time’s the Charm

After losing in finals two years in a row, Carleton has finally managed to take home a state championship. Cal/Graham governed on the topic Resolved: This house believes that higher education is a matter of national security. We ran forgive … Continue reading

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The Hobbesian/Lockean SocioGlobal Contract

Like basically every parli tournament, we had a drones round (also known as a smartphone round by Ben “Line-By-Liner” Strauss). Resolved: The US’s use of drones is justified.  We were gov and once again channeled LD debate circa 2007 and … Continue reading

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Everybody Poops

Turns out we are hitting Olaf’s team with Alex on it. He and Kevin are no longer partners, which makes this a 50% rematch of finals from two years ago and a 75% rematch from quarters/round 1 last year. Quarterfinals: … Continue reading

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And Now Our Wait Begins

After arriving at the tournament at 10:15am, we are still waiting to debate at 1:45. The rest of the Olaf debate was pretty good. The debate basically played out like any minimum wage debate does, aff says people need a … Continue reading

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Day Two: The Final Countdown

Cal/Graham cleared through the partial octofinals without having to debate. We don’t think we were 4-0, so maybe three and a half hours of sleep and no belt is the optimal pre-tournament preparation. Unfortunately, despite remembering a belt and shaving … Continue reading

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Its Called Hazing, Look It Up

Round 3: This house would redefine hazing aka you will always be topical. Basically every gov figured since they get to redefine the term, they will never be not topical. Cal/Graham, BenW/Josh, and Sam/BenS decided to go with that theory, … Continue reading

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The Internet is a series of NCLB bills and solar panels

Round 2 was: This house would reestablish “net neutrality.”  Chris/Miles (Opp): Their opponents interpreted “net neutrality” to mean net neutral energy emissions and funded new solar panels in New Mexico. The pair decided to continue their moonlighting as policy debaters … Continue reading

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