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Honors Policy Debate team argue merits of fracking – The Daily Cougar

Posted on October 2nd, by Sarah Spring in College Debate, Debate Pedagogy, Team Information. Comments Off on Honors Policy Debate team argue merits of fracking – The Daily Cougar

Jenny Reiss

Fracking is neither sustainable nor will it bridge the way towards renewable energy

Any environmental risk is reason enough to calm enthusiasm for natural gas, especially the process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Fracking requires pumping toxic fluid into the ground at a pressure high enough to fracture shale rocks and release the natural gas inside. This process can cause water pollution, earthquakes, the destruction of aquifers and the elimination of natural landscapes.

Eric Lanning –

Hydraulic fracking will promote sustainability by bridging fossil fuels and alternative energy

One of the dilemmas of the debates about energy in the United States is the reality that no solution is perfect. There are upsides and downsides to any decision, and both traditional — fossil fuels — and alternative — renewable fuels — involve tradeoffs between cost and impact. With this in mind, … Read More »


High School Debate Cases

Posted on September 7th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Pedagogy, High School Debate. Comments Off on High School Debate Cases

Stay up to date with the latest in high school debate! 

 


The Best Web Tools for Debate Work — Policy Debate — Medium

Posted on August 20th, by Sarah Spring in College Debate, Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, General, Research, Team Information. Comments Off on The Best Web Tools for Debate Work — Policy Debate — Medium

The Best Web Tools for Debate Work — Policy Debate — Medium.

I love the internet and I love the ways it can make debate work more efficient and easier. Thus, I am constantly experimenting with different web tools to make debate work better.

Read more over at Medium!



Latin America Affs – Visualized

Posted on August 14th, by Sarah Spring in General, High School Debate, Research. Comments Off on Latin America Affs – Visualized

H/T – the new #HSdebate blog HSimpact

Data seems to be from the Michigan Debate Workshops – the authors seem to be “marc” and “danny” – check it out here. 

 

 

 


Known Unknowns – Preseason Anxiety and Debate

Posted on August 12th, by Sarah Spring in College Debate, Debate Pedagogy, Debate Topics, High School Debate, Research. Comments Off on Known Unknowns – Preseason Anxiety and Debate

This post is brought to you in collaboration with the good peeps over at DebateCentral! 

Also posted at Medium.com

PreSeason Anxiety? 

Preseason Anxiety can strike at any time. This sufferer has not yet recovered.

August is a tough time for debaters, in both high school and college. Debate camp is over. “Real” school is about to start again. But what causes us to lose the most sleep, more than even what to wear on the first day of class, is the total uncertainty of predicting what this season’s debate topic will bring.



Dr. English Returns to Houston

Posted on August 7th, by Sarah Spring in Alumni, HUDL, UH Debate History. Comments Off on Dr. English Returns to Houston

 



HISD Feature on HUDL and UH Debate

Posted on August 7th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, High School Debate, HUDL. Comments Off on HISD Feature on HUDL and UH Debate

Very cool video & write up from the HISD about last week’s HUDL institute featuring a cameo from UH Senior policy debater Eric Lanning

“I’m passionate about debate, and I’m just really happy about the knowledge and skills I got from some of the best mentors in the country,” said Rachelle Spann, 12th grade camp participant. “HUDL is a phenomenal program. I would recommend it to anyone.”

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via HISD, Houston Urban Debate League Host Summer Debate Camp | News Blog.



12 new photos on Houston Debate Flickr!

Posted on August 7th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Pedagogy. Comments Off on 12 new photos on Houston Debate Flickr!

Take a look http://www.flickr.com/photos/84082254@N05/



Coming Attractions

Posted on August 7th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, High School Debate. Comments Off on Coming Attractions

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Policy Debate @ the HUDL!

Posted on August 7th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, High School Debate, HUDL. Comments Off on Policy Debate @ the HUDL!






UH Policy Debate Blog

Honors Policy Debate team argue merits of fracking – The Daily Cougar
Jenny Reiss Fracking is neither sustainable nor will it bridge the way towards renewable energy

Any environmental risk is reason enough to calm enthusiasm for...

And we’re off!

The team has departed, with Nader, for GSU. #GoCoogs

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