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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Eriko Kumagai (Shorin Global) vs. Opposition: Melissa Pawlak (Binghamton University)

Judge: Randal Horobik (Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama)

Resolution: This house believes that prisons should be abolished

  • Eriko Kumagai
    Eriko Kumagai

    Melissa Pawlak
    Melissa Pawlak
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    Posted at April 13, 2015 04:43:56AM EST by Eriko Kumagai



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 14, 2015 08:20:51PM EST by Melissa Pawlak



    Posted at April 16, 2015 02:26:33AM EST by Eriko Kumagai



    None available for this speech.


    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at April 17, 2015 11:39:57PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    The decision is for the Proposition: Eriko Kumagai

    Reason for Decision:

    The opposition failed to post their closing speech in time, resulting in a forfeit.

    1 Comment

    Aloha from Hawai'i Eriko!! Even though your debate was ruled as a victory for you since your opponent failed to respond, I thought I would send a quick note thanking you for entering and giving you some feedback in the event you advance to Round 2. Your two main points provide a good set-up, but I'm not sure I heard a clear evidence under the quality of life point that would have withstood significant challenge. You might want to bulk up your evidence there or be prepared with extra information, just in case. In the rebuttal, the answers to the reform point were very good. The systemic argument was also good and could possibly be developed more, either through evidence or analysis.

    I hope you find the rest of the competition fun and exciting. Best of luck!!

    --Randal Horobik - Randal Horobik on April 18, 2015 at 03:33AM EST

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