Democracy 101

Democracy 101 Voting and Popular Will What do you first think of when you hear the word democracy? Do you think of freedom or of liberty? What about the constitution? Or America? Maybe you think of the right to vote. Regardless of what you think of, or what you’ve...
ABCs of Debate Attire

ABCs of Debate Attire

I still remember those awful words creeping into my ears on my first day of speech camp: “Competitors must dress professionally.” I remember looking down at my dog hair-coated black capris and pink Paris t-shirt and wondering exactly what that meant. Would I have to...
What is a NITOC?

What is a NITOC?

Yes, this is a trick question of sorts. The correct answer for the purposes of this article is not “National Invitational Tournament of Champions”. The question refers to “NITOC” not as an acronym, but as a word…“Nitoc.” At Ethos one or two of the staffers were...