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Rock On! Debate: Three Quick Thoughts About the 2022 Jan/Feb LD Topic w/ Coach Lawrence Zhou

Hey, debaters! University of Wyoming Debate assistant coach, Team Wyoming coach, and 2014 NSDA National Champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Lawrence Zhou is the guest host for this episode of Rock On! Debate. In this quick episode, Lawrence reflects on the January/February 2022 Lincoln-Douglas debate topic (Resolved: The appropriation of outer space by private entities is unjust.) as it was debated at some recent tournaments. Lawrence offers three observations about how this topic has played out so far including some thoughts about the importance of the word “unjust” and how to think through what “appropriation” means.


Thank you to Lawrence for sharing these helpful thoughts with Lincoln-Douglas Debaters out there preparing for the new 2022 topic!


Resources/Links from Lawrence:

Appropriation Doesn’t Include Resources:


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Our One Clap and Wyoming Speech and Debate community mourns with the Kramer family and the many others who loved and appreciated Mack Kramer - a Rock Springs and University of Wyoming debater who was tragically taken away from us too soon. Mack was a kind, hard-working, hilarious, brilliant soul, and they will be deeply missed. Rest in peace, Mack.


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