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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Eseosa Olumhense (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Harley Norton (Binghamton University)

Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)

Resolution: RESOLVED: Sugary drinks should not be sold in primary and secondary schools.

  • Eseosa Olumhense
    Eseosa Olumhense
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    Harley Norton
    Harley Norton
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    Posted at February 19, 2014 11:52:37PM EST by Eseosa Olumhense

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    Anderson, Robert N., and Betty L. Smith. Deaths: Leading Causes of 2001. Rep. no. 9. Vol. 52. N.p.: Center for Disease Control, n.d. Print.

    Finkelstein, D. M., E. L. Hill, and R. C. Whitaker. "School Food Environments and Policies in US Public Schools." Pediatrics 122.1 (2008): E251-259. Print.

    Reporter, Daily Mail. "Perhaps Bloomberg's Right after All: Sugary Drinks ARE the Biggest Cause of America's Obesity Epidemic." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 22 Sept. 2012. Web. 19 Feb. 2014.

    Solnick, S. J., and D. Hemenway. "The 'Twinkie Defense': The Relationship between Carbonated Non-diet Soft Drinks and Violence Perpetration among Boston High School Students." Injury Prevention 18.4 (2012): 259-63. Print.

    Posted at February 20, 2014 11:42:17PM EST by Harley Norton

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    Stewart, Rebecca F. "Copycat Kids: Teach Kids to Imitate Your Good Qualities." Parents. Parents Magazine, 2012. Web. 20 Feb. 2014. <http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/behavioral/teach-kids-imitate-your-good-qualities/>.

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    Posted at February 21, 2014 03:59:58PM EST by Eseosa Olumhense

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    Posted at February 22, 2014 09:43:09PM EST by Harley Norton

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    Reporter, Daily Mail. "Perhaps Bloomberg's Right after All: Sugary Drinks ARE the Biggest Cause of America's Obesity Epidemic." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 22 Sept. 2012. Web. 19 Feb. 2014.

    Posted at February 23, 2014 09:43:34PM EST by Eseosa Olumhense

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    Reporter, Daily Mail. "Perhaps Bloomberg's Right after All: Sugary Drinks ARE the Biggest Cause of America's Obesity Epidemic." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 22 Sept. 2012. Web. 19 Feb. 2014.

    http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2011/10/14/injuryprev-2011-040117.abstract

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    Submitted at February 26, 2014 11:10:13AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    Category Eseosa Olumhense Harley Norton
    Use of evidence: 4 4
    Delivery skill: 5 4.5
    Coherence of arguments: 4.9 5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5 5
    Identification of key points: 4.7 4.7
    Comments: Good job impacting out the harms of your argument. You could probably talk less monotone at points. Get excited about certain points you're making versus just having it at the same emotional state throughout. I like your behavioral issue argument. You could use it as answer to corporations pay for access to schools since that money doesn't matter if behavioral issues prevent learning.

    Give additional evidence to back up contested points. Also explain why your evidence is better than their evidence. Be clearer about your answer to their CP and why the ban + education option is best; and have a disadvantage to education alone. Good answer to freedom of choice argument.

    The final proposition speech is only 2:00. You go for almost double that amount of time. You should also concede the obesity argument and go for your other harm (school behavior, which also answers the CP since education won't work if behavior prevents learning). You make those arguments after the 2:30 mark so I can't evaluate them since they beyond even the grace period.
    You should speak a little louder. Also, you need to lead with more offense versus defense. So what if sugary drinks aren't the main/primary cause of obesity? Even if it's a fourth leading cause why not try the proposition's plan? Have a disadvantage to voting for the proposition. Good CP as a way going about to respond. Make sure to explain why your CP and the proposition's plan couldn't be done at the same time. Do more with your freedom of choice argument.

    Good analysis of the proposition's arguments. However, make sure you answer the substance of her arguments as well. You get caught up on the obesity argument when there are several other harms the proposition is looking to solve. You need to use all your time in your second opposition speech. It's the only way you can make up for the proposition having three speeches to your two. She does respond to your education CP by saying they could be done together.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Eseosa Olumhense

    Reason for Decision:

    Overall this was a very good debate. The times of the last two speeches hurt both sides. One of you is 2 minutes under and the other 2 miutes over.I vote for the proposition because the opposition doesn't have a clear answer to why the ban couldn't happen along with education initiatives. The opposition should make arguments as to why having the free choice is what makes the education meaningful and that if there's no choice then the education won't be internalized. It would have been easier to vote for the proposition if she went for the education/behavior argument earlier in the last speech.


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