PF Debate

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Public Forum Debate Information

November 2009 PFD Topic

The November 2009 PFD Topic is: Resolved: Failed nations are a greater threat to the United States than stable nations.

October 2009 PFD Topic release

And the October topic is:

Resolved: When in conflict, the United Nations should prioritize global poverty reduction over environmental protection.

Start your engines, we've got lots of time to put together some really quality cases. Some of the research the Policy debaters will be doing may be of use to you as well, so be sure to talk with them.

Some good study advice

As should be clear to you all by now, there's a lot of research and reading that goes on as a necessary part of this activity. One of the great things about this endeavor is that you get an opportunity to engage your research in ways that aren't typical in standard course curricula.

To that end, I feel that it's important to pass on a few crucial study skills that I recommend you take on as part of your preparation for tournaments. The more time you put in developing these skills and habits the better off you'll be both in competition and in your academic life.

September 2009 PFD Topic

The NFL September 2009 PFD Topic is:

Resolved: United States policy on illegal immigration should focus on attrition through enforcement rather than amnesty.

A vast and complex question indeed. And a particularly relevant debate for this region. Let's hit the books and see what we can come up with.

MHS Debaters Make Octafinal round of the TOC

McClintock High Debaters Justin Bever and Veekas Shrivastava made the Octafinal round at the 2009 Tournament of Champions in Lexington Kentucky last weekend, before dropping on a 2-1 decision to the top-seeded Durham Academy. The TOC is a difficult tournament to qualify for, requiring that teams perform particularly well at select tournaments throughout the season. Simply being a participant is an honor that many aspire to, and fail to achieve. Being among the top 16 teams at the tournament is extraordinary.

Mesa Carry-On Classic PFD Results - LIVE

PFD Teams Justin Bever and Veekas Shrivastava and David Callahan and Sean Kenyon are quarterfinalists in Varsity Public Forum Debate. Good luck in Quarters fellas! We'll update with results as we go along!

Justin and Veekas Advance to Semis. They drop to Dobson DF. Congratulations and good job.

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