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by halle
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Summer Wrangling
Replies: 14
Views: 2947

Re: Side Event Summer Wrangling

The most recent iteration of Eyes That Do Not See has been available for mirrors for a few months now, but I don't think it's been mirrored all that many times. Does anyone know if there are any upcoming mirrors? I'd personally really like to play it, and I know I'm not alone in this, so if there ar...
by halle
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)
Replies: 13
Views: 3835

Re: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)

It appears that Chicago will not be sending a team to this mirror after all (although I do not speak for the club and this should not necessarily be taken as an official announcement that Chicago won't be there; presumably someone will reach out and cancel the team's registration sometime soon). On ...
by halle
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 7395

Re: When do questions "belong" to a set?

Leaving aside the specifics of this instance, I’d like to address the original question of this thread. It seems worthwhile to reiterate the norms surrounding participation in the production of a set, since these norms are, for the most part, unspoken. In my opinion (which matches up pretty closely ...
by halle
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: University of Chicago Summer Practices
Replies: 3
Views: 1894

Re: University of Chicago Summer Practices

There will likely be practice tonight, though due to the Reg's hours it once again will not be held there. Instead, it will be at my house. Please send me a Facebook message, email, or forums PM if you'd like to attend and I'll let you know the address. Practice will run approximately 7:00-10:00, al...
by halle
Wed May 30, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 54490

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Lots of people seem to be assuming that the first hypothesis is correct. It could be the second. I don't personally know which hypothesis is true, but I'd wait at least a few days before simply assuming the first hypothesis is correct. We have waited a few days. If NAQT has a timeframe for how they...
by halle
Wed May 30, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 54490

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

I had considered not posting in this thread because what I have to say seems obvious: Matt Bruce should lose his NAQT membership and should never be allowed near a tournament again. For my own sanity I have avoided exploring his blog particularly deeply, but just from the excerpts shared here and in...
by halle
Tue May 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 13546

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

I feel as though my words are being misconstrued, so I just want to jump in here again to clarify a bit. I would never advocate "resigning" the whole issue to a whisper network. I made it clear (or at least I tried to make it clear) that these sorts of individual communications to pass on informatio...
by halle
Tue May 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 13546

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

I don't claim to have all the answers, but I have some thoughts on some concrete things we can do to make the community better about not tolerating abusive men (or women, I suppose). My thoughts are mostly regarding the problem Olivia highlighted--the fact that many of us have heard things about mem...
by halle
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On talking about high schoolers
Replies: 14
Views: 7615

Re: On talking about high schoolers

Shortly after the 2017 HSNCT, we became aware that some of the comments on the Periscope video of the finals were completely unacceptable. (This is why we have deleted the Periscope video This seems like an odd and potentially harmful line of reasoning to me. An organization's first response to wro...
by halle
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 9524

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

I thought the lit in this set was hard, but don't agree that it was, like, impossible, at least for the most part. One tossup I'd like to see the text of is the 9/11 in lit one. I buzzed in power (iirc) from thinking I recognized some clues and then realizing that the name in the character-mishearin...
by halle
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Collegiate Writers
Replies: 9
Views: 3632

Re: New Collegiate Writers

It seems as though a full-scale PADAWAN-style tournament is problematic in several ways, and will not be taking place in the near future, but that doesn't necessarily mean that there aren't people willing to fill padawan/mentor roles on a more individual basis. This could be facilitated by creating ...
by halle
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 3849

Re: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices

Practice will be occurring from 7-10 on Monday 8/14 in Room 503 of the Regenstein Library. If you're not a student, just message me on Facebook where I'm most likely to see it and you can be let in. Since Alston won't be at practice, it's probably best if you message me (Halle Friedman) directly, a...
by halle
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Case for Short Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 9820

Re: The Case for Short Questions

I'm probably one of the newest people to quizbowl that's even reading this thread, having started playing less than a year ago, and my experience has been pretty different from Conor's/the perceived average new player's. That is to say that I like long questions. While I can understand the attitude ...
by halle
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 22233

Re: It's Lit

if there's anyone looking for a partner and doesn't care about winning and/or is confident they can pretty much carry a team, hmu. i've read relatively widely but not particularly closely to the canon, so i'll probably take awhile to pick up on some easy stuff but might get some dank early buzzes wh...