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A reflection on working for DEBATE-Kansas City by Director Gabe Cook I am both proud and fortunate to be entering my ninth year at DEBATE-Kansas City. Over the years I have done everything from tournament clean-up (unpleasant) to budgeting (even more unpleasant) to teaching debate as I visit classes and practices across the league. These visits [...]
May 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment
Two DEBATE-Kansas City (DKC) graduates will be honored at the annual DKC Awards Night Celebration May 9th for their achievements while debating together for Emporia State University. Ryan Wash (Central) and LaToya Williams-Green (Lincoln Prep) have become the most successful college debaters in this history of DKC program graduates. They will be the night’s keynote [...]
The Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) recognized Gabe Cook for 2012 Public Advocate of the Year. Gabe Cook is the Director of DEBATE-Kansas City (DKC), a non-profit housed at UMKC that promotes debate in Kansas City. Read more at the UMKC Debate website.
DEBATE-Kansas City held the high school policy debate portion of its annual City Championship December 3th, 2011 on the campus of UMKC. Teams from across the city gathered to debate about the United States space policy. This is the second year DKC has broken the Championship into two parts. The first wave is held exclusively [...]
October 26, 2011 | 1 Comment
Urban experiences give debaters unique insight By James S. TyreeThe Norman Transcript Oct. 26, 2011 NORMAN — Dominique Baker attended a high school in his native Kansas City that didn’t have much to brag about, save for one glimmering exception — a case with trophies won by the school’s debate team. Baker said his first thought [...]
DEBATE-Kansas City’s Director, Gabe Cook, and Director of Debate at UMKC Matt Vega appeared with Tim Sheaff (Board member National Forensics League) on The Walt Bodine Show Wednesday to discuss debate in general and the National Forensics League’s (NFL) National Tournament being held in Kansas City. More than 5,000 students, coaches, and parents are in town [...]
Here is a link to a New York Times Article about paperless debate. It goes in depth on the subject and should be an interesting read for all policy debaters. What do you think should debate go paperless? Lets explore the issue in the comment section!
DEBATE-Kansas City students continue to make waves in college debate. Ryan Wash (formerly of Kansas City Central) and LaToya Green-Williams (formerly of Lincoln Prep) placed second representing Emporia State in the open division at UMKC’s Baby Jo Memorial tournament. Mr. Wash was the second place speaker at the tournament while Ms. Williams-Green was sixth. You can see [...]
The videos posted below are from a 1992 series about debate. The panelist rank among the most successful coaches in college debate history. The three videos are rather long and a little dry at times but they are also thoughtful and aggressively fascinating at points. If you watch these videos you are guaranteed to learn [...]
DEBATE-Kansas City staff, students and former students are on the campus of UMKC for District Three’s National Debate Tournament (NDT) qualifier. One former student, Aaron Thomas, is debating for Kansas City, Kansas Community college and a chance to compete at the NDT. Others are helping UMKC run the tournament or doing research for teammates competing [...]