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Apr 19 , 2017

Grady High School Speech and Debate Coach Featured in National Publication

Our AUDL friend, Mario Herrera, was recently honored as the feature coach in the Winter 2016 edition of the National Speech and Debate Association official publication, The Rostrum.   A former debater himself, Mario Herrera has been coaching speech and debate at Henry W. Grady

Apr 07 , 2017

2017-2018 Topic is Here!

Good-bye TPP...hello U.S. Education Reform! We are back to a domestic topic for next year, and we are 100% sure that this topic is relevant to everyone who is involved with debate. Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or

Mar 05 , 2017

Volunteer Spotlight-Emily Fan

Emily is a first year student at Emory University. She is currently majoring in Anthropology and Human Biology. Her favorite debate areas are topicality and impact calculus. "I’m from small town in Western Kansas. I started doing debate my freshman year of high school,

Feb 21 , 2017

Humans of the AUDL

Inspired by the photoblog series Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton, we have been inspired to share the stories of the humans of the Atlanta Urban Debate League. Outside of debate I like to read and play basketball. My favorite book is

Jan 16 , 2017

What is a College Looking For?

What Schools Look at in Order of Importance: Transcript: Classes taken AND their rigor (letter grade > GPA number) Test Scores (AP’s, ACT, SAT, Subject tests, etc.) Community Service (where did you volunteer AND for how long)   Teacher and Counselor Recommendations (usually teachers

Jan 16 , 2017

Finding Your Best Fit

The most efficient way to ensure you apply to college, especially the college that is your “best-fit”, is to come up with your college list. Below is a template that if you fill out will give you most, if not, all of the necessary