Archive for December, 2011


Check out the upcoming tournament!

December 30, 2011

Interested to see how the entries for the Pi Kappa Delta Frank Church Tournament at Boise State are looking? Visit HERE!

Select the links for schools, debate or IEs (Individual Events aka. speech) to see how many entries there are in the different events!


December 14 Instructions to Debaters

December 14, 2011

Review your case and all of your files and materials. Remember your last tournament and recall the arguments that you did not feel you had enough evidence to fully address. Begin looking for more recent cards to any outdated evidence in your 1AC, 2AC blocks, and Disadvantages.

In addition to seeing what Open Evidence has to offer, do some in-depth research of your own. You can search for scholarly articles and check out science news websites and NASA to make sure you are fully prepared for upcoming arguments. You don’t want to have missed any breaking science news that might affect your case.

For example, if you are running mars on the affirmative you better have an inherency answer that post-dates and/or incorporates the launch of the Curiosity rover.

Lets start to get back in serious debate mode Рwe have limited  computer lab time so please take this opportunity seriously in order to succeed!


Case Outlines for LD & PF

December 14, 2011

Lincoln Douglas Affirmative Case Outline

Lincoln Douglas Negative Case Outline

Public Forum Debate Case Outline


January Debate Topics!! Let the Research Begin!

December 5, 2011

Policy debaters go here for instructions.

Public Forum & Lincoln Douglas:

Learn EVERYTHING you can today about your new topic and begin building your cases (need outlines?) and block arguments when you come across great evidence.

Make sure you go to My Student Resourcesask a classmate if you can’t remember the debatepassword

January/February 2012 LD Topic

Resolved: It is morally permissible for victims to use deadly force as a deliberate response to repeated domestic violence.

A few resources:

Whitman Brief

Facts About Domestic Violence

January 2012 Public Forum Topic

Resolved: The costs of a college education outweigh the benefits.

A few resources:

 Is a college degree worthless?

Rising costs make climb to higher education steeper?

Surging college costs price out middle class