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by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3701

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

I also have issues with the 1960s question- there was a very notable Stolen Generation in Australia, and that occurred from the 1930's-70's I believe. It was not a unique clue at all. I also negged the Calatrava with "museum" :'( but that was more on me for not remembering which building's facade wa...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Mandatory reporting and misconduct
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: Mandatory reporting and misconduct

I had a similar question regarding my status as a pharmacist while I was also the president of PACE a couple of years ago. I approached a lawyer who specializes in pharmacy law & asked him what would be my duty as a pharmacist if I were to receive a report as PACE's president. He informed me that i...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Mandatory reporting and misconduct
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: Mandatory reporting and misconduct

Thank you so much for posting this, Olivia! One thing to note is that Title IX has recently undergone some major changes. These were mandated by Devos and co. on May 6 of this year, and colleges were supposed to become compliant by yesterday (8/14/2020). Inside Higher Ed has an article about it all,...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Recruiting during COVID
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Re: Recruiting during COVID

I'm not sure how this would work especially at a college level, but I love Em Gunter's practice (detailed in the thread about hs recruitment) of doing personalized invitation letters. Perhaps instead of having teachers give your team names of nerds, you could have some sort of publicity email to giv...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5430

Re: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)

Everyone is focused on people with a past history of misconduct. What about people with future potential for misconduct. Suppose, for example, that you, a player, are having a conversation with a friend, and it becomes clear to you that your friend is suffering from some kind of severe mental illne...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: It can happen to anyone (TW: Assault)
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

Re: It can happen to anyone (TW: Assault)

Thank you for sharing your story. I’m so sorry this happened to you. I hope that the community as a whole reads it and really considers how misconduct, abuse, and assault can be perpetrated against people of any gender by people of any gender. And I also want to add (I am 100% NOT trying to say this...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Intersectional Progress or None at All
Replies: 0
Views: 1041

Intersectional Progress or None at All

The events and discourse of the last few days have been incredibly stressing and disheartening, and they have also made me appreciate the mass of women and gender-nonconforming (GNC) people who are working to improve quizbowl and care for one another. With this wave of rage, I hope that we actually ...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Men of Quizbowl, We Should Talk.
Replies: 14
Views: 4482

Re: Men of Quizbowl, We Should Talk.

I am definitely not trying to undermine this moment. We do need to tackle misogyny, which is a huge force that is actively hurting many of us women and trans + gender-nonconforming people every day and keeping us from enjoying quizbowl. We (every single one of us we) also need to think about how we ...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community
Replies: 51
Views: 18849

Re: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community

Matt, thank you for that concrete, actionable suggestion. Colleges do indeed have a lot of resources. I wonder how many of us have reached out to student offices for additional cultural humility training, harassment prevention training, etc (of course, is a college administration the best source of ...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community
Replies: 51
Views: 18849

Re: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community

I agree so much with everything Lauren and Clare said. Older dudes, why the fuck do you even want to sleep with or have relationships with young undergrads? As I get even slightly older- I am only 24- I am struck by how babyish all of the undergrads look. Why are you wanting to get involved with som...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community
Replies: 51
Views: 18849

Re: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community

I agree with you all that it is sad and horrible that cheating on tournaments gets far more attention than interpersonal misconduct and violence in our community. People like Alex D and Marianna Zhang (others forgive me if I left you out; Marianna and Alex are simply closest to my social circles) ha...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Fri May 08, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 5952

Re: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)

I will only watch this showdown if it is written entirely by Isaac Hirsch (sorry, less-hilarious Isaac)
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Thu May 07, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1637

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern

Will, I'm not an ACF member but I'd hazard the "reasons behind the cancellation" would be "a frakking global pandemic that will nearly certainly get worse as states relax restrictions without real medical progress being made." I am definitely deeply disappointed that all our tournaments are cancelle...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5641

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Just wanted to say that I didn't assume bad faith on the part of the editors re: the Native American bonus, and I apologize if my tone seemed brusque!
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5641

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I was reading some rounds since the site was short-staffed, and I felt very, very uncomfortable saying the word "coon" in the vaudeville bonus. I don't think this word should be used in questions at all, much like I wouldn't use the n-word. If I remember correctly, the Native American lit bonus was ...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: 2019 David Riley Players and Coaches Conference - LOCATION CHANGE
Replies: 9
Views: 11123

Re: 2019 David Riley Players and Coaches Conference - LOCATION CHANGE

Riley Players and Coaches Conference- Transcript Part 2 Aaron Rosenberg: Alright, welcome back to the second hour of the coaches' conference. Before we get started, panelists, would you like to quickly reintroduce yourselves? Jackie Wu: Hi, I’m Jackie, I’m the president of Carnegie Mellon quizbowl, ...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to be Better at Being an Ally
Replies: 11
Views: 11546

Re: How to be Better at Being an Ally

I second JinAh's statement, and think that we did a pretty dang good job :) I'm very pleased that my religion stuff was at least decently received, especially since I spent months worrying that I'd just been affirmative-actioned into something that I was not qualified for. But guess what, I was qual...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 37
Views: 21477

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I am going to WUStL's Brown School of Social Work to get a 2-year MSW degree. Their program will allow me to reach a years-long dream of being a Professional Person Who Talks About Sex All the Time. I'm not sure if my program will allow me time to play, study, or travel but I expect that I'll at lea...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 34988

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

Popping in with religion stuffs. The subdistro I came up with was based on the percentage of the world that practices each given religion. So it was roughly planned to be: Christianity 6/6 Islam 5/5 Hinduism 3/3 Buddhism 2/2 All others 6/6 "All others" included a proportion of Judaism questions that...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 34372

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

I'm definitely guilty of the answering-bonuses-if-other-teams-don't-know, as well as many other types of "oh I should've known that/did know that but didn't buzz" behaviors. Within games, it's also very demoralizing when one teammate yells at another in the middle of the match or gives feedback like...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 14622

Re: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum

IMO, as a 16 y/o cis white girl whose takes should be considered with a grain of salt Maybe I'm misinterpreting, but I hope you're not telling us to take your ideas with a grain of salt bc of your age! You are a member of the community too, and I'm so glad that someone from the younger generation i...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 14622

Re: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum

any thoughts that don't involve placing the entire onus of a change on the group who'd like a change might be nice. Thank you Olivia for all your thoughtful comments, and especially this one. In response to Charlie's post, I personally think that making more non-men do more of the work is not an id...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 14622

We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum

1) It is a shame that in 2018 we have a forum named for "women." Representation, bias, and exclusion in quizbowl occur based on gender, race, disability, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation as well as the myriad intersections of these things (and of categories that I am most likely leaving ...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 38483

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

In response to JinAh's post- that's very good to hear that was a report of real opinions, thank you. Different women have different worldviews (gasp!), and I personally have been pretty oblivious to hygiene as a signaling device, probably because it wasn't one of my stronger points in the past. And ...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 38483

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Based on my observations of human social behavior and gender relations, women are more likely to be disinclined to sticking around a space full of smelly, unkempt men than men are. Speculating as to what those reasons are is beyond my scope. Dude, we are calling you sexist because you are making es...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The Dark History of UChicago Quizbowl
Replies: 5
Views: 9831

Re: The Dark History of UChicago Quizbowl

From what I've heard, she's considered a medievalist (source: medieval lit professor and medieval art history grad student). There is a movement within medievalism to push back against all of that, though. It's not all white supremacists. The field does attract them like no other, though.
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl and Mental Health
Replies: 30
Views: 20525

Re: Quizbowl and Mental Health

Perhaps a new subforum with very explicit rules could be made so anyone who wishes to could share their experiences and ask for help could do so in an welcoming environment...... If possible, maybe the new subforum would be anonymous? I think that might help people ask for the support they need wit...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl and Mental Health
Replies: 30
Views: 20525

Re: Quizbowl and Mental Health

Thank you, Auroni, for such a thoughtful start to this discussion. While I have discussed mental health issues with a lot of individuals (I presume I was one of the people you were referring to), I haven't seen wider discussions about it. I'm going to present my experience as one of Auroni's "specif...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATHENA at Lexington (MA) HS (4/1/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 9194

Re: ATHENA at Lexington (MA) HS (4/1/17)

As a woman in quizbowl who is named Athena, I am very very pleased and impressed that you all are putting this together.
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2017 Team Formation
Replies: 23
Views: 13406

Re: CO 2017 Team Formation

High holy heck it's early, so I don't even know if I'll be in the country next summer at this point. But if I am in the US/ can cheaply get to Chicago I sure will. I do lit, vis arts, and now, post-CO-2016, religion (plus a new, improved grasp of architecture and photography).
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Apologies and General Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2763

Re: Apologies and General Discussion

Stephen, I think we've reached a pretty good place of understanding right now (and thanks for discussing this with me- I've greatly enjoyed trying to get my thoughts in order about this). As for the "female vs male" thing, some of my language has been unclear with that. As I've kept thinking about t...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Apologies and General Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2763

Re: Apologies and General Discussion

Sorry if I wasn't being clear, but I think you're misunderstanding me. I accept that each pair of artists are "equally gifted" (I know that's a vague proposition but for the purposes of this discussion I think it serves is purpose) No, I didn't think that you were saying one was less-gifted than th...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 4250

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

Here's the "nudes" tossup: This artistic subject is explored in a discussion of Matrix by Jenny Saville in a critical work by Linda Nochlin. The episode of Ways of Seeing that discusses this artistic subject begins by describing some people who have been raised to constantly think of seeing themselv...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 4250

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

In the general discussion thread, Andrew said that some questions were "straight out of an EFT-like event, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but is perhaps more perfunctory than you'd like to see at an event like this." In the future, what is the best way to ask about easier/ more well-known arti...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Apologies and General Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2763

Re: Apologies and General Discussion

Thank you, Andrew and Stephen, for the specific suggestions about other ways to ask things and feedback about the evocativity/ playability of questions. Writing evocatively, especially for architecture, is something that I know I can improve (and I did ask for feedback from Will when I started writi...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Apologies and General Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2763

Re: Apologies and General Discussion

I want to thank Will for giving me the opportunity to write, and I'd like to apologize for the weakness of some of my tossups and other actions that led to this set being less-than-optimal. Like Will said, I should have also done a better job of writing my questions by the initial deadline. Besides ...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 54113

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

In response to Saul's post, I've gotten enough taxis for 17 people from Ann Arbor Cab the morning of a tournament before, and there's plenty of other companies and Uber, too.
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)
Replies: 19
Views: 11871

Re: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)

Also, thank you, Cody, for your advice. This is my first time running a college tournament and dealing with my school's room reservation system, and I've had some difficulties with the latter. I apologize to all tournament attendees if this results in a smaller or lesser field.
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)
Replies: 19
Views: 11871

Re: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)

Trash will definitely be Sunday, and Xmas Present will be Saturday night since we've had a request to run it then. We can either run Eyes concurrently with Xmas Present, right afterwards on Saturday night, or first thing Sunday morning before trash- I'll poll people and figure that out.
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)
Replies: 19
Views: 11871

Re: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)

Registration for the main tournament will be closed by Wednesday, February 17th. Side events are more negotiable.
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)
Replies: 19
Views: 11871

Re: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)

I would definitely love to run Eyes and would be happy to also run trash. Let me look into that. I'll update shortly.
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)
Replies: 19
Views: 11871

"stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)

I am happy to announce that we will be hosting the Midwest mirror of the "stanford housewrite" on March 5th, 2016. For information about the set, please see: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17929 Please email me at [email protected].edu if you want to register- there has been a slight ...
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 59153

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

Charles Hang and Seth have very kindly let me join their team, if that's ok. Sorry for causing so much scheduling uproar!
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 59153

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

I know it's ridiculously late, but I'd really like to play or even just staff if possible.
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 22882

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Max emerges from the bathroom with a complete presentation in mind. "It's where I do my best work." Congrats, Max.
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 22882

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

SOS- I need someone to follow Max starting at 2:00ish in the [redacted] room. I'm going sightseeing. Very sorry to be slacking on the job.
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 22882

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Matt Jackson catches on to the fact that Max is being a lazy shit and summons Max to the [redacted] room. Max isn't moving.
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 22882

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

"Have you ever hotboxed a sukkah?"
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 22882

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Max realizes that, as a staffer, he should probably be helping out instead of trying to find people to hang out with.
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 22882

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Max's burrito is "too big to fail." Just like his ego.