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by jinah
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: How to be Better at Being an Ally
Replies: 11
Views: 6675

Re: How to be Better at Being an Ally

I don't know if this would count as "allyship," exactly, but I want to extend a thanks to Auroni for inviting myself, Alex, and Athena to edit this year's ACF nationals. If QBwiki is correct, this is the first time (ACF) nats has had even one female editor in seven years , aka since Susan Ferrari ed...
by jinah
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 16429

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

First, there was a pattern in several tossups of dropping (very good, but hence very recognizable) descriptions of giveaway-level material around the middle third, which made these tossups tough to buzz on (because it feels just a bit too early for such material). The following is not an exhaustive...
by jinah
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 16429

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

I was responsible for the british/euro literature and the philosophy. Particularly for the latter, I tried very hard to clue things that were interesting / rewarded deeper engagement with the subject but also spent a lot of time agonizing over subdistributional balance in terms of time period, branc...
by jinah
Tue May 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 17993

Re: Your Favorite Question

I absolutely loved this tossup from ACF Nationals, which I've since learned was by Andrew Hart: This conceptual framework is criticized because “no baby has ever vomited” on it, and because it “doesn’t have leaking breasts or hormones,” in a 2016 book by Katrine Marçal. A 2001 paper by Joseph Henric...
by jinah
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 27257

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

I wanted to clarify something about Eric's specific comments about the gender imbalance in quizbowl: this came out of a specific discussion among members of our team, and is not just some dude going off about what women want. The quote "girl comes to one tournament/practice, sees a bunch of unkempt/...
by jinah
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2689

Re: 2017 Division I SCT: specific question discussion

I thought several of the philosophy tossups had trouble with nonspecific clues. Most notably: In the Kant tossup (R2), "belief in God is necessary to... reach a union of virtue and happiness called the summum bonum " is pretty vague and not really the most unique clue, given that summum bonum is a w...
by jinah
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10793

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

Can someone please post the hydrogen cation tossup in round 10? It was the source of an unresolved protest in our room. This species is transferred intramolecularly in ESIPT chromophores. 1,8 bis-dimethy-amino-napthalene serves as a “sponge” for this species. The transfer of this species is the fas...
by jinah
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 29431

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

I'd like to posit what seems to me an obvious possibility and which Sean himself can confirm or deny. When he said "Penn-ance is in order," maybe he was talking about, you know a pun that would suggest there is something to apologize for, instead of him meaning "you need to write another Penn-ance ...
by jinah
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 29431

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

To piggy back off of Vasa but having run a 21 team Penn Bowl mirror with prelim brackets I can say with perfect confidence that if it takes you an hour to set up for playoffs, you're doing it wrong. But then again I've never had to write the set as it was being run before so there is that. Penn-anc...
by jinah
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT QuAC VII (2/13/2016) @ Penn
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

ANNOUNCEMENT QuAC VII (2/13/2016) @ Penn

This is the announcement for the 7th iteration of the Quaker Academic Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. The tournament will take place on February 13, 2016. Questions / Tournament Format: We will be using Yale BHSAT for this tournament. We will endeavor to maximize the number of guarant...
by jinah
Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 27
Views: 4399

Re: General Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

I think a few of the problems distributionally were that a lot of the topics people pointed out felt like were missing - someone mentioned American drama earlier and this was also an issue with Greco-Roman myth - were nearer the back end of the tournament, so people might not have heard them. User w...