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...
Fun Tournament: A Case Study

Fun Tournament: A Case Study

On April 8-9 I will be hosting the first annual Fun Tournament, here in Virginia. We have over 30 students registered from four states in attendance and are running TP, LD, and Parli (open to anyone). We are using the flexibility provided by Stoa qualifying rules to...