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    oisheeshemontee

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    Spring Debate Shadow

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:55 am

    Speech and Debate Article (Shadow)
    If you could have any skill in the world, what would you pick? The superpower of being able to argue fantastically well, perhaps? To be able to stun your enemies, your friends, your parents into an amazed silence while you show them exactly how they are wrong and you are right – now who wouldn’t want that? Well, some of the more fortunate people at AHS already have that power – the kids of Speech and Debate! These are the people who have a witty retort for every little remark you make, and they showcased their stupendous speaking ability at Spring Debate on Jan. 8-9 at Arroyo High.
    As the name implies, Spring Debate is comprised of only debating events, the second of two competitions throughout the year to do so. The competition offers Speech and Debate members a refreshing change from the usual Individual Events of regular tournaments before Spring Varsity later this month. At Spring Debate, speakers had a choice ranging from the more casual Parliamentary Debate, to the complicated moral battles of Lincoln-Douglas Debate and everything in between. Parliamentary Debates were by far the most popular, with ___ teams of two speakers each from AHS alone. “Quote about how fun parli is”, said Someone Whodidparli.
    The tournament was divided into two days, Friday and Saturday, with the novices competing on Friday, and the varsity members as well as Congress debaters taking their turn on Saturday. In the hopes of speeding things up on Friday, the novices received their debating topics at least a day beforehand, even for Parliamentary Debate, where speakers are supposed to only have 20 minutes to prepare before their speech. Although this did shorten the competition somewhat, our dedicated debaters were still at Arroyo until well after nightfall, reaching home at about __. The varsity members, however, began early Saturday morning at 7:30 p.m. and finished at about __ after watching the awards ceremony (and if we have dinner, I’ll add it in)
    __ speakers from AHS won trophies at Spring Debate, in __ different events. Congratulations to everyone who went, and remember – use your debating powers for good, not evil!

    ashleychi

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    Re: Spring Debate Shadow

    Post  ashleychi on Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:14 am

    EDIT 1

    Speech and Debate Article (Shadow)
    If you could have any skill in the world, what would you pick? The superpower of being able to argue fantastically well, perhaps? To be able to stun your enemies, your friends, your parents into an amazed silence while you show them exactly how they are wrong and you are right – now who wouldn’t want that? Well, some of the more fortunate people at AHS already have that power – the kids of Speech and Debate! These are the people who have a witty retort for every little remark you make, and they showcased their stupendous speaking ability at Spring Debate on Jan. 8-9 at Arroyo High.
    As the name implies, Spring Debate is comprised of only debating events, the second of two competitions throughout the year to do so. The competition offers Speech and Debate members a refreshing change from the usual Individual Events [capitalized or lowercase?] of regular tournaments before Spring Varsity later this month. At Spring Debate, speakers had a choice ranging from the more casual Parliamentary Debate, to the complicated moral battles of [insert 'the'] Lincoln-Douglas Debate and everything in between. Parliamentary Debates were by far the most popular, with ___ teams of two speakers each from AHS alone. “Quote about how fun parli is”, said Someone Whodidparli.
    The tournament was divided into two days, Friday and Saturday, with the novices competing on Friday, and the varsity members as well as Congress debaters taking their turn [turns] on Saturday. In the hopes of speeding things up on Friday, the novices received their debating topics at least a day beforehand, even for Parliamentary Debate, where speakers are supposed to only have 20 minutes to prepare before their speech. Although this did shorten the competition somewhat, our dedicated debaters were still at Arroyo until well after nightfall, reaching home at about __. The varsity members, however, began early Saturday morning at 7:30 p.m. [or a.m.?] and finished at about __ after watching the awards ceremony (and if we have dinner, I’ll add it in)
    __ speakers from AHS won trophies at Spring Debate, in __ different events. Congratulations to everyone who went, and remember – use your debating powers for good, not evil!

    oisheeshemontee

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    Revision #1

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:18 pm

    Hopefully, I'll have quotes and results by tomorrow, when I stop by C3 before school.

    Speech and Debate Article (Shadow)
    If you could have any skill in the world, what would you pick? The superpower of being able to argue fantastically well, perhaps? To be able to stun your enemies, your friends, your parents into an amazed silence while you show them exactly how they are wrong and you are right – now who wouldn’t want that? Well, some of the more fortunate people at AHS already have that power – the kids of Speech and Debate! These are the people who have a witty retort for every little remark you make, and they showcased their stupendous speaking ability at Spring Debate on Jan. 8-9 at Arroyo High.
    As the name implies, Spring Debate is comprised of only debating events, the second of two competitions throughout the year to do so. The competition offers Speech and Debate members a refreshing change from the usual individual events of regular tournaments before Spring Varsity later this month. At Spring Debate, speakers had a choice ranging from the more casual Parliamentary Debate, to the complicated moral battles of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate and everything in between. Parliamentary Debates were by far the most popular, with ___ teams of two speakers each from AHS alone. “Quote about how fun parli is”, said Someone Whodidparli.
    The tournament was divided into two days, Friday and Saturday, with the novices competing on Friday, and the varsity members as well as Congress debaters taking their turns on Saturday. In the hopes of speeding things up on Friday, the novices received their debating topics at least a day beforehand, even for Parliamentary Debate, where speakers are supposed to only have 20 minutes to prepare before their speech. Although this did shorten the competition somewhat, our dedicated debaters were still at Arroyo until well after nightfall, reaching home at about __. The varsity members, however, began early Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. and finished at about 5 p.m. after the awards ceremony.
    __ speakers from AHS won trophies at Spring Debate, in __ different events. Congratulations to everyone who went, and remember – use your debating powers for good, not evil!

    ashleychi

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    Re: Spring Debate Shadow

    Post  ashleychi on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:57 pm

    EDIT 2

    Speech and Debate Article (Shadow)
    If you could have any skill in the world, what would you pick? The superpower of being able to argue fantastically well, perhaps? To be able to stun your enemies, your friends, your parents into an amazed silence while you show them exactly how they are wrong and you are right – now who wouldn’t want that? Well, some of the more fortunate people at AHS already have that power – the kids of Speech and Debate! These are the people who have a witty retort for every little remark you make, and they showcased their stupendous speaking ability [abilities] at Spring Debate on Jan. 8-9 at Arroyo High [Arroyo High School].
    As the name implies, Spring Debate is comprised of only debating events, the second of two competitions throughout the year to do so. [awk. reword] The competition offers Speech and Debate members a refreshing change from the usual individual events of regular tournaments before Spring Varsity later this month. At Spring Debate, speakers had a choice ranging from the more casual Parliamentary Debate, to the complicated moral battles of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate and everything in between. Parliamentary Debates were by far the most popular, with ___ teams of two speakers each from AHS alone. “Quote about how fun parli is”, said Someone Whodidparli.
    The tournament was divided into two days, Friday and Saturday, with the novices competing on Friday, and the varsity members as well as Congress debaters taking their turns on Saturday. In the hopes of speeding things up on Friday, the novices received their debating topics at least a day beforehand, even for Parliamentary Debate, where speakers are supposed to only have 20 minutes to prepare before their speech. Although this did shorten the competition somewhat, our dedicated debaters were still at Arroyo until well after nightfall, reaching home at about __. The varsity members, however, began early Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. and finished at about 5 p.m. after the awards ceremony.
    __ speakers from AHS won trophies at Spring Debate, in __ different events. Congratulations to everyone who went, and remember – use your debating powers for good, not evil!

    oisheeshemontee

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    Edit #2

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:38 pm

    Speech and Debate Article (Shadow)

    If you could have any skill in the world, what would you pick? The superpower of being able to argue fantastically well, perhaps? To be able to stun your enemies, your friends, your parents into an amazed silence while you show them exactly how they are wrong and you are right – now who wouldn’t want that? Well, some of the more fortunate people at AHS already have that power – the kids of Speech and Debate! These are the people who have a witty retort for every little remark you make, and they showcased their stupendous speaking abilities at Spring Debate on Jan. 8-9 at Arroyo High School.

    As the name implies, Spring Debate is comprised of only debating events, just like Fall Debate that The competition offers Speech and Debate members a refreshing change from the usual individual events of regular tournaments before Spring Varsity later this month. At Spring Debate, speakers had a choice ranging from the more casual Parliamentary Debate, to the complicated moral battles of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate and everything in between. Parliamentary Debates were by far the most popular, with ___ teams of two speakers each from AHS alone. “It was a really great experience, and I enjoyed it very much", said novice sophomore Jeanne Kuang, about her first time competing in Parliamentary Debate.

    The tournament was divided into two days, Friday and Saturday, with the novices competing on Friday and the varsity members as well as Congress debaters taking their turns on Saturday. In the hopes of speeding things up on Friday, the novices received their debating topics at least a day beforehand, even for Parliamentary Debate, where speakers are supposed to only have 20 minutes to prepare before their speech. Although this did shorten the competition somewhat, our dedicated debaters were still at Arroyo until well after nightfall, reaching home at about 10:00 p.m.

    The varsity members, however, began early Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. and finished at about 5:00 p.m. after the awards ceremony. Unlike the novices, who competed in four rounds, all varsity members competed in five rounds. This was an unfamiliar change for most members, who were used to the old format of three regular rounds, followed by two more rounds for those who broke into finals. Although it was an exhausting day for many, they still managed to pull in numerous awards!

    9 speakers from AHS won trophies at Spring Debate, in three different events: Novice Congress, Varsity Lincoln-Douglas and Varsity Parliamentary Debate. AHS did especially well in Varsity Parliamentary Debate, winning the bronze and the silver as well as the gold. Congratulations to everyone who went, and remember – use your debating powers for good, not evil!.

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