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    oisheeshemontee

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    Speech and Debate Shadow

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:54 am

    A new school year inevitably means new adjustments in just about every possible aspect of life. For the members of Speech and Debate in particular, many major changes are in motion, perhaps the most notable of which is the substitution in advisors.
    Last year, Speech and Debate members bid a tearful adieu to beloved assistant coach Ms Cari Barbour, who left AHS for a boarding school in London. Ms. Ashley Novak, their head coach, is also temporarily absent, due to the fact that she is expecting twins in December. Although she will be observing and advising from afar, the main reins will be shared between the team officers and Ms. Casey, a new addition to the AHS staff.
    “Insert quote from Ms. Casey about how wonderful S&D is”, comments Ms. Casey enthusiastically. “Continue quote here”. Her interest is shared by most of Speech and Debate, eager for the excitement of competition after the long summer months.
    New members especially looked forward to Icebreaker, a getting-to-know-you tournament held at Gabrielino High School on Sept. 19. Although not a particularly competitive event, Icebreaker gave newcomers a chance to practice their orating skills against actual opponents, while familiarizing themselves with basic tournament etiquette. Participants compete in pairs – one novice and one experienced member – and have a choice of four events: Impromptu Duo, Spontaneous Argument (SPAR), Radio Interview, and Character Debate.
    “Quote about how fun it is”, recounts sophomore Farihah Chowdhury, a recent addition to the team. Arcadia did indeed perform well, with ___ duos placing within the top __.
    The next tournament on the agenda is Package Deal, a debating event exclusively for novices. Unlike Icebreaker, this event requires individual entries, setting many beginners out on their own for the first time. The future of Arcadia’s Speech and Debate team shines bright as ___ first-time competitors place within the top __.
    Speech and Debate had fun breaking the ice and training all their new members. Hopefully they help lead the team to even higher achievements, both this year and the next.

    nancyxiao

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    Re: Speech and Debate Shadow

    Post  nancyxiao on Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:37 am

    A new school year inevitably means new adjustments in just about every possible aspect of life. For the members of Speech and Debate in particular, many major changes are in motion, perhaps the most notable of which is the substitution in advisors [awkward phrasing].
    Last year, Speech and Debate members bid a tearful adieu to beloved assistant coach Ms[.] Cari Barbour, who left AHS for a boarding school in London. Ms. Ashley Novak, their head coach, is also temporarily absent, due to the fact that she is expecting twins in December. Although she will be observing and advising from afar, the main reins will be shared between the team officers and Ms. [insert first name] Casey, a new addition to the AHS staff.
    “Insert quote from Ms. Casey about how wonderful S&D is”, comments[ed] Ms. Casey enthusiastically. “Continue quote here”. Her interest is shared by most of Speech and Debate, eager for the excitement of competition after the long summer months.
    New members especially looked forward to Icebreaker, a getting-to-know-you tournament held at Gabrielino High School on Sept. 19. Although not a particularly competitive event, Icebreaker gave newcomers a chance to practice their orating skills against actual opponents, while familiarizing themselves with basic tournament etiquette. Participants compete in pairs – one novice and one experienced member – and have a choice of four events: Impromptu Duo, Spontaneous Argument (SPAR), Radio Interview, and Character Debate.
    “Quote about how fun it is”, recounts sophomore Farihah Chowdhury, a recent addition to the team. Arcadia did indeed perform well, with ___ duos placing within the top __.
    The next tournament on the agenda is Package Deal, a debating event exclusively for novices. Unlike Icebreaker, this event requires individual entries, setting many beginners out on their own for the first time. The future of Arcadia’s Speech and Debate team shines bright[ly] as ___ first-time competitors place within the top __.
    Speech and Debate had fun breaking the ice and training all their new members. Hopefully they help lead the team to even higher achievements, both this year and the next.

    Joanna Shen

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    Re: Speech and Debate Shadow

    Post  Joanna Shen on Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:36 am

    Ooops, sorry Nancy. I accidentally used your account because you forgot to log off. =D



    - Joanna Shen

    oisheeshemontee

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    Post  oisheeshemontee on Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:01 pm

    A new school year inevitably means new adjustments in just about every possible aspect of life. For the members of Speech and Debate in particular, many major changes are in motion, perhaps the most notable of which is the addition of Ms. Josipa Casey as their head coach.
    Last year, Speech and Debate members bid a tearful adieu to beloved assistant coach Ms. Cari Barbour, who left AHS for a boarding school in London. Ms. Ashley Novak, their head coach, is also temporarily absent, due to the fact that she is expecting twins in December. Although she is still working behind-the-scenes to smoothen the team’s transition into full-on competition mode, the main reins will be shared between the team officers and Ms. Casey, whose former experience as a Speech Dynamics teacher made her a prime candidate for the position.
    “It's going to be difficult to try to pull the team together as a whole due to the absence of Mrs. Novak…But it's not going to affect our team competition-wise as we have great officers”, observes senior John Paul Karas optimistically.
    “Insert quote from Ms. Casey about how wonderful S&D is”, commented Ms. Casey enthusiastically. “Continue quote here”. Her interest is shared by most of Speech and Debate, eager for the excitement of competition after the long summer months.
    New members especially looked forward to Icebreaker, a getting-to-know-you tournament held at Gabrielino High School on Sept. 19. Although not a particularly competitive event, Icebreaker gave newcomers a chance to practice their orating skills against actual opponents, while familiarizing themselves with basic tournament etiquette. Participants compete in pairs – one novice and one experienced member – and have a choice of four events: Impromptu Duo, Spontaneous Argument (SPAR), Radio Interview, and Character Debate.
    “Quote about how fun it is”, recounts sophomore Farihah Chowdhury, a recent addition to the team. Arcadia did indeed perform well, with ___ duos placing within the top __.
    The next tournament on the agenda is Package Deal, a debating event exclusively for novices. Unlike Icebreaker, this event requires individual entries, setting many beginners out on their own for the first time. The future of Arcadia’s Speech and Debate team shines brightly as ___ first-time competitors place within the top __.
    Speech and Debate had fun breaking the ice and training all their new members. Hopefully they help lead the team to even higher achievements, both this year and the next.

    Joanna Shen

    Posts : 87
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Speech and Debate Shadow

    Post  Joanna Shen on Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:27 am

    A new school year inevitably means new adjustments in just about every possible aspect of life. For the members of Speech and Debate in particular, many major changes are in motion, perhaps the most notable of which is the addition of Ms. Josipa Casey as their head coach.
    Last year, Speech and Debate members bid a tearful adieu to beloved assistant coach Ms. Cari Barbour, who left AHS for a boarding school in London. Ms. Ashley Novak, their head coach, is also temporarily absent, due to the fact that she is expecting twins in December. Although she is still working behind-the-scenes to smoothen [smooth out] the team’s transition into full-on competition mode, the main reins will be shared between the team officers and Ms. Casey, whose former experience as a Speech Dynamics teacher made her a prime candidate for the position.
    “It's going to be difficult to try to pull the team together as a whole due to the absence of Mrs. Novak…But it's not going to affect our team competition-wise as we have great officers”, [comma inside quotation marks] observes [observed] senior John Paul Karas optimistically.
    “Insert quote from Ms. Casey about how wonderful S&D is”, commented Ms. Casey enthusiastically. “Continue quote here”. Her interest is shared by most of Speech and Debate, eager for the excitement of competition after the long summer months. [It sounds like her interest is eager for the excitement. Rephrase to correct the misplaced modifier. =D
    New members especially looked forward to Icebreaker, a getting-to-know-you tournament held at Gabrielino High School on Sept. 19. Although not a particularly competitive event, Icebreaker gave newcomers a chance to practice their orating skills against actual opponents, while familiarizing themselves with basic tournament etiquette. Participants compete in pairs – [use commas] one novice and one experienced member – and have a choice of [one out of]four events: Impromptu Duo, Spontaneous Argument (SPAR), Radio Interview, and [or]Character Debate.
    “Quote about how fun it is”, recounts [recounted, always use past tense] sophomore Farihah Chowdhury, a recent addition to the team. Arcadia did indeed perform well, with ___ duos placing within the top __.
    The next tournament on the agenda is Package Deal, a debating event exclusively for novices. Unlike Icebreaker, this event requires individual entries, setting many beginners out on their own for the first time. The future of Arcadia’s Speech and Debate team shines brightly as ___ first-time competitors place within the top __.
    Speech and Debate had fun breaking the ice and training all their new members. Hopefully they help lead the team to even higher achievements, both this year and the next.

    oisheeshemontee

    Posts : 145
    Join date : 2009-09-01
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    Edit #2

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:06 am

    A new school year inevitably means new adjustments in just about every possible aspect of life. For the members of Speech and Debate in particular, many major changes are in motion, perhaps the most notable of which is the addition of Ms. Josipa Casey as their head coach.
    Last year, Speech and Debate members bid a tearful adieu to beloved assistant coach Ms. Cari Barbour, who left AHS for a boarding school in London. Ms. Ashley Novak, their head coach, is also temporarily absent, due to the fact that she is expecting twins in December. Although she is still working behind-the-scenes to smooth out the team’s transition into full-on competition mode, the main reins will be shared between the team officers and Ms. Casey, whose former experience as a Speech Dynamics teacher made her a prime candidate for the position.
    “It's going to be difficult to try to pull the team together as a whole due to the absence of Mrs. Novak…But it's not going to affect our team competition-wise as we have great officers," observed senior John Paul Karas optimistically.
    “It's all very exciting - a little overwhelming, but exciting", commented Ms. Casey enthusiastically. “It seems like a great team. I'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone in Speech and Debate”. Her interest is shared by a large number of Speech and Debate, eager for the excitement of competition after the long summer months.
    New members especially looked forward to Icebreaker, a getting-to-know-you tournament held at Gabrielino High School on Sept. 19. Although not a particularly competitive event, Icebreaker gave newcomers a chance to practice their orating skills against actual opponents, while familiarizing themselves with basic tournament etiquette. Pairs of participants, comprised of one novice and one experienced member, and competed in four events: Impromptu Duo, Spontaneous Argument (SPAR), Radio Interview, and Character Debate.
    Although each event has its merits, nearly all present that day could agree that the most memorable moment came after rounds were over - an Arcadia Speech and Debate tradition from years past. Gathering in a huge ring within the Gabrielino courtyard, the staid, respectable, formally-attired rhetoricians threw off their high heels and loosened their ties to join in rousing games of 'Ride the Pony', 'Jigalow', and end it all off in a massive group hug.
    “Quote about how fun it is”, recounted sophomore Farihah Chowdhury, a recent addition to the team who snagged first place at Icebreaker alongside her partner, senior Andrew Chang. Arcadia did indeed perform well, not only winning first, but also placing 4 duos within the top 15, outnumbered only by Gabrielino.
    The next tournament on the agenda was Package Deal on Sept. 26, a debating event exclusively for novices. Unlike Icebreaker, this event took away the safety buffer of an experienced partner and required individual entries, setting many beginners out on their own for the first time. The future of Arcadia’s Speech and Debate team continued to shine brightly as ___ first-time competitors place within the top __.
    As always, Speech and Debate had fun breaking the ice and training all their new members. Hopefully they help lead the team to even higher achievements, both this year and the next.

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