Chaos: Afghanistan’s Economy Under Taliban Rule

Arjun Raman, King’s College London Jennifer Wen, Cherry Creek High School Introduction: What happens when you take a country already suffering from a lack of industrialization, famine, droughts, and various other economic crises and then introduce a government that bans women from working, restricts NGOs from operating, and faces sanctions by the states that once […]

Empowering Extempers: Our Equity Initiative

I am thrilled to share our ambitious roadmap, aimed at bridging the gap in access to speech and debate resources, specifically for middle school students and underprivileged communities. But our initiative is not just about providing opportunities; it is about building a supportive speech community for everyone. Our Summer Camp, Mentorship and Training We are […]

Meet the Equity Team

Our team at the Extemper’s Bible has always believed that extemporaneous speaking is, and should be, a vehicle for growth in the students who participate in it.  Unfortunately, we’ve all witnessed a great amount of inequity in our event holding our fellow speakers back.  In the spirit of our convictions, we are thrilled to announce […]

Letter: On Success

Good luck at Emory Harvard and Berkeley this weekend! (As you can tell, I wrote this a while ago). As you start rounds, I want you to keep something in mind. Each day you compete, you get up early in the morning and put on a formal outfit to deliver speeches to an audience you’ve […]

Letter: On Failure

After a challenging tournament, an alumni and former captain penned this letter to his high school team. It addresses the most formidable challenge we face as speakers and as people: failure.  Hello team! It’s 4:45 in the morning (quarter to five for my fellow Brits) here in London, but there are more important things to […]

The Extemper’s Briefing: Israel and Palestine – Explained

As Israeli encroachments on the West Bank persevere despite international pressure, join us in exploring the complex narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, impending Israeli elections, and foreign influence in the region.

The Extemper’s Briefing: The 46th President’s Foreign Policy, Explained

With Joe Biden set to be the next president of the United States, questions over how he will conduct his foreign policy have emerged, especially given the current problems the global community faces. Written by Arjun Raman, the following article examines Biden’s potential foreign policy agenda and defines some key vocabulary along the way.