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Walking up to his portable podium with his meticulous notes in hand, the high schooler delivers a speech analyzing education policy at a rate incomprehensible to many. He weaves complex jargon into his arguments and makes strategic choices that ultimately win him another award to add to the already decorated trophy case. What may seem like an eccentric activity...
Picking up where they right left off from their dominating victories in October, Jesuit Debate continued its competitive streak in November, attending the Notre Dame High School Invitational in California and the Hockaday Invitational in Texas.  In the two weekends, Jesuit novice and varsity debaters competed in over 90 debates against top schools from California, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Tennessee,...
Perennially considered one the top programs in the state, Jesuit Debate picked up the 2017-2018 debate season right where it left off last year, showing the state that it is not playing around with a young squad but one teeming with talent and potential. The beginning of the season poses so many questions for any sports team, and debate is...
The first week of August indicates the beginning of school for many on the Jesuit Dallas campus, but for Jesuit's Debate team it also marks the beginning of a yearlong debate season that ends in May with the culmination of a state wide tournament; however, many on the team have been preparing all summer long. Jesuit's Varsity Debate squad had...
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...

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