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10-19-2004, 06:11 PM
Does anyone else on here actually compete in college?
I do- for NYU
10-19-2004, 06:30 PM
haha i havent yet. still thinking about it. i think its just me and you though man!!
10-19-2004, 06:46 PM
Ask again in a year, I totally will...
10-20-2004, 06:27 AM
I've been so tempted to join here at my school...
right now i'm in the musical, and i'm thinking after this is done here i'm gonna judge on weekends for some money and call that my job. I think i'll just put off college forensics till next year...
I compete in college forensics at western kentucky university. ..its lots of fun...i think that if you've got the time you should join a team...college forensics is a more laid back environment with(in myopinion) better competition.
10-20-2004, 06:59 PM
I compete here at Bradley University. College forensics is a blast! The enviornment is a lot friendlier, everyone actually watches everyone else. the tournaments are more effeciant (awards that don't last two hours long) And almost everyone is an excellent competitor. So definatly you all should join up. In response to the previous post were is western traveling this weekend?
i will totally compete next year at wku!!
10-21-2004, 03:12 PM
I don;t know why but my last post it had me as guest, so yeah I just wanted to clarify. THose of you who are competing what events are you doing?
10-21-2004, 05:05 PM
So far I'm doing impromptu, prose, and poetry (but I've only been to one tournament). I'm planning to add at least one duo, a DI, and possibly an ADS before this year is out.
also- Sharpstick5: do you know Kerrie Thompson? She was the captain of my HS team when I was a frosh and I think she competes for Bradley.
10-21-2004, 07:04 PM
Yeah I do know Kerry Thompson she's the president of the student body here at Bradley and while she did at one time compete here she no longer goes out to tournaments.
10-21-2004, 08:54 PM
Yeah I do know Kerry Thompson she's the president of the student body here at Bradley
Why does that not suprise me? :D
10-29-2004, 03:06 PM
I'm competing for my school (Lipscomb) via a former debate coach who happens to be a Communications professor. He gives me money and I go by myself. It kinda sucks if I don't win cause I have no team, but other teams are really nice to me.
I disagree with the remark that college is laid-back. I almost transferred to Alabama because of the scholarship they offered me after I met a few kids at a tournament, but the competition seems way more "driven" than in high school. It's less about fun and more about... winning maybe?Especially at top 10 schools. There is no ONE national tournament, and everything is Invitational, so everybody from everywhere shows up and you usually get whipped really bad repeatedly by kids who know their the bomb.
okay. maybe thats just me. I'll stop ranting about it. After having a great run as a high school kid and college novice, I think my time has come. I'm currently coaching a high school team on the side. I now find it more rewarding.
But, again, no diss on the schools who whipped me repeatedly. I'm just not down with that kinda mindset.
11-30-2004, 05:36 PM
I do that college forensication
11-30-2004, 09:37 PM
I do Parli at The University of Chicago, but our league is totally seperate from forensics.
12-02-2004, 08:34 AM
hey, i compete on bama's team. i'll just echo and agree with what chad and sharpstick said. while college forensics is bumped up to another level as far as competition, it's still a great experience and environment, especially if you're on a cool team. it feels great having a new environment to grow and develop in. i dunno, everyone's experiences are different. all i can say is that general, college forensics is awesome. there's more innovation, liberty, imagination, and TALENT. my God, i'm competing against national champions and finalists nearly every tournament. but the one thing that i love most is just the overall sense of community. i mean i'm building some wonderful friendships with people all over the nation, and in general people are supportive. most people have gotten past stupid insecurities and just want to have fun. it just does it for me.
high school people, i know this just sounds like a big bucket-o-crap, but you have to find out for yourself just how much the college circuit has to offer. and for those who are insecure about "stiff competition," don't even worry. as long as you love what you are doing and you're giving all you can give, where are you going wrong? i mean every single one of us competing in college are still learning new things at every single tournament. and for most of us, it's not all about winning a getting events qualified. it's about doing your thing; getting up in front of your friends and saying hey guys here's my turn to have some fun.
okay, i'm done... :shock:
12-02-2004, 10:14 AM
what he said ^^^^
12-03-2004, 01:28 PM
Whatever. It still really pisses me off.
If anyone needs me, I'll be hiding in the black hole of college forensics. AKA, christian collegiate tourns, and locals.
12-03-2004, 02:20 PM
uh oh...some one needs a hug!!! :D *HUG* Grrrr!! see, don't you just feel so much better? :D
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