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by Sylvia Pankhurst
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: High School Quizbowl and You
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

High School Quizbowl and You

Once upon a time I was a high school senior who went to a Chicago practice. While I was there, I made a really dumb neg and was immediately yelled at for acting like a moron. Now, while this was said in what was, in retrospect, a friendly tone, I was completely intimidated, decided to never buzz aga...
by Sylvia Pankhurst
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 17
Views: 9209

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

One thing that I would love NAQT to consider for future years is how the late announcement of SCT sites can affect schools. For example, Kenyon's budget for next semester was due this past weekend. I have to include the expected travel distance and location of the competition when requesting funds, ...
by Sylvia Pankhurst
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 7257

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

In addition to everything that Jakob brought up, the inclusion of the “women’s final” mentioned above really needs to be addressed. While I understand that the intentions of the TD were likely to recognize the skill of female players, women are not the JV of quizbowl and should not be treated as suc...
by Sylvia Pankhurst
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 4235

Re: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)

Overall this tournament was really fun and ran smoothly. The decision to have teams stick with the same reader all day ended up working out well for us, as Asher was great. It was the first tournament for about half of the players Kenyon brought, and all seemed to enjoy the experience. Unfortunately...
by Sylvia Pankhurst
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to be Better at Being an Ally
Replies: 11
Views: 6905

How to be Better at Being an Ally

Dear Men of Quizbowl, Let’s discuss how we, as a community, discuss issues pertaining to women. First of all, this is not a post meant to accuse anyone. It’s understood that everything you’re doing is out of a genuine place to create change and move the community forward. However, when your allyship...
by Sylvia Pankhurst
Wed May 30, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59500

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

One question that I think the community has for NAQT, however, is why exactly we should trust the organization going forward. It's great that you are now looking into everything--I don't mean that to come off as sarcastic. But why did it fall to members of the community to find these abhorrent blog ...
by Sylvia Pankhurst
Wed May 30, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59500

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

All those who read his blog and said nothing, revel in your complicity.

If Matt Bruce is so essential that NAQT cannot function without him, burn it the hell down. It's built on rot.
by Sylvia Pankhurst
Tue May 15, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 14668

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

The idea of resigning this to a whisper network makes me sick to my stomach. I understand why doing anything more when something might just be 'this person is creepy and did x that isn't a crime but was bad" is also not the best way to approach things, but if we leave this to a whisper network someo...
by Sylvia Pankhurst
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 8743

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

One thing that no one has discussed is that Quizbowl is already quite insular by the time you get to college. Most of my earliest memories of quizbowl are standing outside of the circle of "elite" Illinois players while they talked to my better teammates and I and whatever other 4th scorer we'd brou...
by Sylvia Pankhurst
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 11071

Re: IHSA 2016

The stradian bonus comes to mind, although I'm not a math player so I don't know if that's notable. Quinterest has no entries. I also think the lead-in to the Set tossup could have been better. I totally agree about the Set tossup. That and the Atalanta question reminded me of Brancusi lead in of "...
by Sylvia Pankhurst
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 11071

Re: IHSA 2016

That horse bonus was a fantastic way to start the day
by Sylvia Pankhurst
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSSBCA Kickoff at Homewood-Flossmoor, Saturday, 11-21-15
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

Re: IHSSBCA Kickoff at Homewood-Flossmoor, Saturday, 11-21-1

Any update on when stats are likely to be posted?
by Sylvia Pankhurst
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 29869

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

You should be able to. That's how we qualified sophomore year.