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by Fakespeare
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Big Vision: [10] Looking Outside Quizbowl for Ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 5402

Re: The Big Vision: [10] Looking Outside Quizbowl for Ideas?

I'm fairly certain that at one point, our neighbors Seven Lakes HS offered a quizbowl class as a study hall. My school currently has a honors/pre-AP leveled class (5.0 GPA) for Academic Decathlon, which is a holdover from the late 1990s/early 2000s when Taylor was a dominant decath squad at the nati...
by Fakespeare
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Big Vision: [10] Looking Outside Quizbowl for Ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 4664

Re: The Big Vision: [10] Looking Outside Quizbowl for Ideas?

I'm fairly certain that at one point, our neighbors Seven Lakes HS offered a quizbowl class as a study hall. My school currently has a honors/pre-AP leveled class (5.0 GPA) for Academic Decathlon, which is a holdover from the late 1990s/early 2000s when Taylor was a dominant decath squad at the nati...
by Fakespeare
Thu May 01, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Japanese Literature
Replies: 18
Views: 7419

Re: Japanese Literature

One of the most common titles, especially in lower difficulties, is Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki. Other common authors that are talked about include but are not limited to: Yukio Mishima--famous for committing seppuku on live television after a failed coup d'etat Yasunari Kawabata--author of Snow ...
by Fakespeare
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 132621

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Thanks, Mr. Hoppes! It's unfortunately very true Celtic myth doesn't come up too often (especially at the high school level). I've been to some college tournaments lately (MFT and ACF Fall) and missed a certain myth tossup to an early buzz from LASA. So yeah, I've been seeking to widen my mythologic...
by Fakespeare
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 132621

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

A bit of a thread resurrection, but I found Great military leaders and their campaigns , edited by Jeremy Black, to be an immensely helpful and enjoyable read, complete with lots of 3D campaign maps to help with those lead-ins that describe tactical maneuvers. What is a good clue source for some of ...