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Two teams of debaters stand across from each other, preparing arguments and possible counter-arguments for their opponents’ position. A judge presides close by with sheets of paper in front of him, waiting to take notes on each team’s performance. One team offers their position on a controversial topic, citing evidence and presenting conclusions based on facts. The other team...
You quickly write down the opponent's points down on paper, getting ready to stand up and respectfully correct two of their speeches and support your own within 8 minutes. You spent weeks preparing for this moment. You grab your papers, stand up and say “Roadmap will be solvency, advantage, disad, a counter plan. Is anybody not ready?” Recently, the Jesuit debate...
Maybe it's the thrill of victory. Maybe it's the love of rapid note-taking. Whatever the reason, one thing is clear: Jesuit debaters continue to succeed week after week. This statement held true January 28th and February 4th as the Rangers qualified an impressive sixth team to state and secured a top ten finish against national competition. The action began in late...
You don't need to attend a debate tournament to see that it's one of the most difficult activities at Jesuit. It requires hours of preparation, a quick mind, and some serious note-taking skills. That is what makes Jesuit Debate's continued success so impressive. The debate team welcomed 2017 by traveling first to Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, and later...
Over 800 miles. Over 200 of the best debate teams in the entire country. This was the biggest competition of the entire fall semester. On the weekend of November 19th, three pairs of Rangers traveled to the cold city of Chicago for the Glenbrooks Invitational, Jesuit's largest debate tournament of the semester, and all three came away with winning records. The pair of Seniors...
As the saying goes, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Jesuit debate is no exception. With cunning counterplans and ready rebuttals, the Rangers have been dominating in the month of November. Jesuit students debated as far away as Los Angeles and as close as Hockaday this month, and their efforts yielded win after win. Two senior teams...
In an unfamiliar environment, under the pressure to win, many might shy away from the challenge, but debaters face these challenges every time they compete, traveling to meets and going up against the best of the best. Jesuit's debaters in particular performed under pressure in October, finishing strong in meets at St. Marks School of Texas and the University of...
Returning the favor of society can be challenging to many, but not to the Jesuit Debate team. They decided to pay it forward recently with their middle school workshop event on Saturday, October 8th. Dozens of underprivileged students from Dallas Independent School District schools attended the workshop to develop their rhetorical skill and prowess, an area in which our debaters...

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