STASH Set Available for Early Spring 2020 Mirrors (NATS level)

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STASH Set Available for Early Spring 2020 Mirrors (NATS level)

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Hello everyone, the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, VA) is pleased to announce the Spring TJ Advanced Scholastic Housewrite (STASH), a high school housewrite for the 2019-2020 season. This set is intended to be NATIONALS level difficulty. As both STASH's distribution and difficulty are meant to emulate PACE NSC, we recommend that mirrors are run using the PACE rule set. The questions will be 6-7 lines long in size 10 Times New Roman. The set will consist of 14 packets of 20 powermarked tossups and 20 bonuses plus a tiebreaker packet.


Writers and Editors

Writing for this set are Stefan Calin, Justin Chen, Sathya Gnanakumar, Pratyush Jaishankar, Elliot Lee, Anuraag Kaashyap, Vishal Kanigicherla, Vance Kreider, Joshua Lian, Prithvi Nathan, Sohom Paul, Karthik Prasad, William Wang, Ryan Xu, and Kevin Zhang, all on the current TJ Quizbowl team.

Our head editor for this set is Will Alston (Columbia), who will also be editing Modern World. Our current subject editors are: Michael Yue (Harvard, editing Auditory and Other Fine Arts), James Kuang (UPenn, editing Literature), Grant Li (UChicago, editing Visual Fine Arts and Literature), James Malouf (Berkeley, editing History), Hanson Hao (Stanford, editing Science), Dan Ni (Cornell, also editing Science), and Ankit Aggarwal.

Distribution

4/4 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 British, 1/1 European, 1/1 World)
4/4 History (1/1 American, 1/1 European/British, 1/1 World, 0.5/0.5 Ancient, 0.5/0.5 Miscellaneous)
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Other)
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 Visual, 1/1 Auditory, 1/1 Other)
2/2 Beliefs (1/1 Religion, 1/1 Mythology)
1.5/1.5 Thought (.75/.75 Social Science, .75/.75 Philosophy)
1.5/1.5 Modern World (0.5/0.5 Geo, 0.5/0.5 Current Events, 0.5/0.5 Mixed Academic)

Mirroring
We have written about 80% of the set. We expect the set to be complete and ready for mirroring by February 1st. At the current pace of writing, this set will probably be finished earlier than February 1st, so please contact us if you would like to mirror STASH earlier than that date. The mirror fee is $25/team attending (including house teams).
If you are interested in mirroring the set, or have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected].
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TJHSST '2020

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Re: STASH Set Available for Early Spring 2020 Mirrors (NATS level)

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List of Planned Mirrors:

TJIAT (Alexandria, Virginia): April 18th
Keystone Invitational (State College, Pennsylvania): March 29th
Columbia University (March 7th)
California Cup #4 (Date TBD)
Online Mirror (Date TBD)
Georgia Tech (March 28th)
Texas Invitational (March 29th)
Karthik Prasad
TJHSST '2020

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