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Weekly Quiz: October 19th – October 25th

How much have you kept up with this past week’s news? Take this short, 10-question quiz to find out! Answers, as well as corresponding news articles, are provided at the very bottom of this article. The questions may take a few seconds to load!

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6 Tips and Tricks for Online Tournaments

With most tournaments through February already online, it’s clear this extemp season will be different than the past. Accordingly, your speaking strategy might have to change. Below are a list of different tips & tricks for navigating online tournaments to maximize your speaking appeal.

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Weekly Quiz: October 6th – October 11th

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2020-21 National Points Race, September Update: Paltzik Claims Yale Championship, Dharmapurikar Wins Season Opener, Tjan Takes Duke

Welcome to the first of nine monthly updates on the standings and tournament results for the 2020-21 National Points Race! This edition features the results from the UK Season Opener, the Duke Invitational, and the Yale Invitational.

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Weekly Quiz: September 29th – October 5th

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Fighting Impostor Syndrome in Extemp

Walking into my first Varsity final round sophomore year, I had no idea what to expect. After a year and a half of watching finals with older, more “distinguished” speakers, I was still shocked to see myself in the midst of such talented individuals. Although I was extremely nervous, I was still committed to trying […]

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Weekly Quiz: September 14th – September 20th

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Weekly Quiz: September 7th – 13th

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Interview with the MBA & NSDA Impromptu Champion Mo Marks

Mo Marks competed for Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated in 2020. Throughout her extemper career, Mo has finaled at Glenbrooks, Blue Key, Yale, and Harvard. She’s also won Sunvite, her state tournament, the prestigious MBA Round Robin, and nationals in impromptu. Marks is currently a rising freshman at Simpson College, and […]