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by Ehtna
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Why Doesn't Quizbowl Use Citations?
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Why Doesn't Quizbowl Use Citations?

A recent conversation on the Discord inspired me to finally get this down in words. In every academic field and for any piece of nonfiction media that wants to be taken seriously, citations of external sources are essential. They give legitimacy to what's being reported. Because of this need for cit...
by Ehtna
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois 2020-21
Replies: 20
Views: 3036

Re: Illinois 2020-21

I can't really see personal mics being useful in this situation. I'll admit it has been a while since I've been in a high school setting, but in my experience using microphones or amplifiers in a cafeteria or gym/multi-purpose room would just cause even more echo, making the issue worse. And if you ...
by Ehtna
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best Way to learn PSS?
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: Best Way to learn PSS?

In my experience, philosophy and social science are two of the most finicky subjects to study for in quiz bowl, simply because they usually require a larger baseline understanding of the ideas that are talked about in questions than other categories. It's much easier to, say, read a Sparknotes summa...
by Ehtna
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5437

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll

Since me and my teammates have already been shilled for, I figured I'd take this opportunity to dote on two people that deserve it. Because a specific somebody won't do it themself :roll: If you keep up with Dylan's YouTube channel , you'll know that Govind Prabhakar is the best player in Illinois. ...
by Ehtna
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers
Replies: 15
Views: 1884

Re: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers

Speaking as a post-9/11 child, the 2010 cutoff for video games is concerning. Some of my fondest memories of video games are from what I played in early childhood and formative years growing up, which only partly coincides with games post-2010. Like, Club Penguin was unironically The Shit™ at school...
by Ehtna
Fri May 01, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2020)
Replies: 37
Views: 8468

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2020)

I'm heading to University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), hoping to keep up with qb as much as possible! :party:
by Ehtna
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 10769

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

While this thread is resurrected, I'll beat the horse a little bit more...There were just a few literature answer lines in the set that I personally found kind of...questionable. I feel like in general, a lot of the literature felt a little too extra-canonical. I'm fine with the difficulty skewing t...
by Ehtna
Fri May 31, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 41232

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the bonus from round 12 or so about Snow Crash and the bonus from round 16 that was something along the lines of "authors who wrote about girls named Emma"? The Snow Crash one just completely lost me, and I wanted to read the Emma bonus again to see what exactly merited Bon Iver being an a...