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Orts of note

  • Barlow debater founds league in China Debating in China not an oxymoron anymore. Alums of a certain age might remember Gavin Newton-Tanzer, a student who debated for Barlow in 9th and 10th grade from 2003-05. He then went on to become a state champion debater at Newtown High School in '07- and lots else since. Turns out that lately he's been making Mao's fabled Hundred Flowers bloom, opening a marketplace of ideas in the land of the rising sun. Read more about it here... http://www.economist.com/news/china/21586319-some-schools-are-teaching-children-how-think-themselves-house-believes If back then somebody had told me that all those afternoons I spent arguing with one particularly perspicacious sophomore would lead ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2014, 4:54 PM by Randall Smith
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Recent Announcements

  • Turnitin.com signups are live... Go to www.turnitin.comClick on new users on the homepage and follow the on screen instructions. When prompted to enroll in a class... Debate 1:Class ID: 10406053 ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2015, 11:15 AM by Randall Smith
  • Barlow mock election data... Having taught at Barlow for a while, I've collected an interesting data set for three presidential elections. Enjoy! September 28, 2004   Students:   Kerry-Edwards: Bush-Cheney: Total cast ...
    Posted Nov 11, 2012, 12:29 PM by Randall Smith
  • eBoard to gBoard Welcome to my new website! Barlow's going to shut down the eBoard soon and move to a service called Edline. Sure, the eBoard was quaint, like Netscape in 1998 ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2012, 11:13 AM by Randall Smith
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Debate & Euro News

  • Barlow has a World Champion!!! Nicolò Marzaro is the 2013 World Champion in Impromptu Speaking!! Click here for the full story.
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 7:34 AM by Randall Smith
  • Barlow takes states for 5th time Congratulations to trophy winners Nicolò, Brendan, Cooper, and the huge roster of Barlow students who qualified and came out to cheer on their teammates. Click here for the full story
    Posted Aug 9, 2013, 12:57 PM by Randall Smith
  • 2013 Barlow Debate Team Election Speeches Polls close Wed., 5/29 at the beginning of practice. Dutifully scribed (and ever-so-slightly paraphrased) by Nics <3 & Evan Hunter -       Wasn't qualified last year -       Barlow wins a ...
    Posted May 22, 2013, 1:18 PM by Randall Smith
  • Barlow Faces Barlow at Barlow Final The question of fracking has divided our nation just as surely as it splits the earth. And this past Saturday, it also threatened to open a fissure within Barlow as ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2013, 6:53 AM by Randall Smith
  • Nicolò headed to worlds!! For the first time ever, Joel Barlow's four-time state championship debate team will be sending a student to the world championships. In two consecutive weekends, students from Barlow ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2013, 5:51 AM by Randall Smith
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